Ale Industries Spring Fling
(Always drink responsibly. Seek help when alcohol affects your life and the lives of those around you. For readers of a legal drinking age.)
It’s the countdown for the last hours of spring before the summer solstice. This bottle from Ale Industries had been in my fridge stash for a while, and in selecting beers to discuss tonight I realized that I had to do Spring Fling before we spring into summer! The detailed description on the fanciful label reads that the 5.5% ABV/unknown IBU brew is inspired by the “enjoyment of sipping a perfectly brewed iced mocha,” and there’s no denying that. The label doesn’t lie. Into the mix goes ten pounds of coffee roasted in house at the brewery plus fifteen pounds of Rachel Dunn chocolate (who we’ve met before at the Chocolate Salon). As a brown ale it is very mild for a beer, so the iced mocha inspiration comes through strong. If you already dig iced coffees and beer, I think you’ll light up when you try this, as I did. Our cat Gilligan’s interest even was piqued.