Hey Beer Leaguer, long time no see.
By now most of you have probably heard that Tyler the Captaineer has broken his right hand. It’s a good thing he’s not some sort of visual artist or graphic designer or has any sort of career that requires the use of his right hand exclusively, otherwise he might be a little bit upset. The good news is after little bit of surgery, four pins, and a mess of physical therapy – his hand is healing nicely. Next time you see him you should pat him on the back (NOT shake his hand!) and tell him that everything is going to be alright. Thankfully Sarah the Captaineer has done a bang up job of taking care of him.
But as usual you don’t care about how many wings the Captaineers have, you care about this week’s beer which is Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company. Having never quaffed this beer before, I’m really really intimidated by the descriptions on both the Two Brothers Brewing website and Beer Advocate / RateBeer. It’s brewed with Summit hops, and loaded up with Thai sugar as it brews. Lastly it’s dry hopped with Simcoe, and by all accounts it has a medium to high sweetness and the finish that’s complemented by the hops. Personally, I am intrigued by the combination of hops and sugar and what balance we will see in the flavors and aromas of this beer.
The Two Brothers website says it’s, “Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.”
I don’t think this is going to be a hop bomb, but I definitely think there will be more to this one than your average brau.
Beer Advocate brings this one in around 92% which is a respectable score for anything, what is a dang good rating for a beer on that website. RateBeer brings it in at an even more respectable 97%, but more than that it has a 99% for style.
So we’ll see you tomorrow for one of these strange, exciting beers.