Greetings from the left coast and welcome to another installment of the Weekend Brews Report. It's "Week 39" and tonight I'd like to tell you about a local selection from Berkeley, California.
Nestled in the bustling college town lies a talented bunch of brewers that go by the name of the Bison Brewing Company. Using organic ingredients, they produce some mighty fine beers that are fantastic weekend starters.
Straight from the store after a hard day's work, I grabbed a tall 22 oz. bottle of their Belgian Ale.
I pop the top, and pour into the only goblet-like vessel I own ... a wine glass. Sorry, sorry. The beer sports a color combination of gold and orange and a thin foamy head sits proudly at the rim of the glass.
There's a spicy scent from the coriander used in this beer, as well as notes of figs and plums. Weird.
To the taste I say!
The Belgian Ale goes down smooth like a chapter of R. Kelly's, Trapped In the Closet.
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
If you enjoy the spiciness of good Belgian beer, this is a nice American version of the style. It's incredibly easy to drink, and an excellent Friday brew. Go to your local beer store and check it out. If they don't have it, ask them to stock it. Bison Brewing Company deserves a little love for their efforts.
Overall Score for the Bison Brewing Company's Belgian Ale: 3.25 out 5.0