The beer de jour just happens to be one of the most elusive beers on the web. While there are plenty of sites that have the Mississippi Brewing Company noted, none have current links. Their Mississippi Mud Black & Tan beer is also curiously absent. If you can find a real, legitimate, official web site for these folks, I will dedicate my next beer to you…
So… how was it? Well, not bad actually. I have always seen this quart sized jug in the stores and just never been around to buy it. So, now that we have this little blog thing going, I thought it was overdue. The beer itself has a good color. It is a mix between a porter and a pilsner and has a light brown look. It has a good, solid head on it that lasted some time, as well. The flavor was strong but not overpowering and it didn’t burn the throat as it went down. Not heavy at all, this one was super-easy to drink.
9/14/08 UPDATE: Thanks to one of our commentors, we now know a bit more. This beer is actually brewed by the same folks that make Arizona Tea brand products. Still no website, but we are closer! Good info here: http://www.answers.com/topic/ferolito-vultaggio-sons
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
Since I can’t find a website for this, here is the description on the back:
“Dating back to 18th century England, the custom of blending pale and dark beers has kept the “Black & Tan” a favorite of experienced beer drinkers for centuries. Our famous recipe combines a robust English Porter with a fine Continental Pilsner, preserving the character of each, while creating the classic taste of the legendary “Black & Tan”. In true American style, we bring you the best of both beers as they meet in Mississippi Mud.”