Oh happy day! Came home from work late after a long day of work and night of catching up with some friends to a familiar sized/shaped box. Upon opening it, I found two bottles of brew that I have been very, very interested in tasting… Redhook Mudslinger Spring Ale (which is a reincarnation of their past nut brown ale). In to the fridge they go and tomorrow will be the official tasting. Great to have a bottle for me and a bottle for Po, although the packaging wasn’t nearly as cool as some of the previous shipments (I swear I am not trying to be a beer diva or anything).
Tasting: Redhook Mudslinger Spring Ale
Previous Oh Happy Day posts:
- Oh Happy Day #1 – Pipeline Porter
- Oh Happy Day #2 – Fish Tale Organic Ales
- Oh Happy Day #3 – Bell’s Brewery
- Oh Happy Day #4 – Widmer Brothers Brrr
- Oh Happy Day #5 – Redhook Double Black Stout
- Oh Happy Day #6 – Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
- Oh Happy Day #7 – Redhook Tripel Belgian-style Ale
- Oh Happy Day #8 – Widmer Brothers Cherry Oak Doppelbock
- Oh Happy Day #9 – Redhook Treblehook
Official Press Release:
Nut Brown Ale Returns to Grocery Stores and Draught as Mudslinger Spring Ale
Woodinville, Wash., Jan. 11, 2010
This month, Mudslinger Spring Ale, previously known as Nut Brown Ale, from Redhook Ale Brewery (NASDAQ: HOOK), will return to grocery stores in 12 ounce bottles and on draught in the Western U.S.
“Mudslinger is one of my favorite beers. We brew it in a traditional American Brown Ale style, using six of the highest quality malts available. The malts, which include pale, chocolate, three different caramels and a touch of roasted barley, lend flavor, complexity and offer excellent drinkability.”
– Greg Deuhs, Redhook brewmaster
· Mudslinger Spring Ale has a medium body and features malty layers of dark chocolate and caramel along with subtle notes of brown sugar and vanilla.
· The seasonal ale was brewed with six barley malts and two hop varieties, creating a smooth, well balanced brown ale flavor.
Mudslinger Spring Ale Rundown:
· Brewed in a traditional American Brown Ale style
· Alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5.8 percent
· 30 international bittering units (IBUs)
· 185 calories per 12 ounces
· Available through April
· Grilled meats, fowl, stews and even smoked oysters or salmon.