Saturday, June 26, 2010

16 Mile Blue's Golden Ale - Beer Review

The Better Beer Authority reviews a new and hard-to-find beer from 16 Mile Brewery, Blue's Golden Ale. This golden ale is the lightest of the three beers available from the brewery. Some might consider it's mild flavor to be a good gateway for those new to craft beer. We also dive a little deeper into their highly-touted, fancy metal bottle.

Partial Transcript: "On Tap -- Blue's Golden Ale.

Hi. I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority. Today we are talking about Blue's Golden Ale - one of three beers available from the 16 Mile Brewing Company. which bills itself as the smallest microbrewery in the state of Delaware.

The first thing you notice about this beer is the distinctive 22oz. aluminum can that it comes in. The company likes to point out that they've chosen this packaging for environmental reasons. The cans are 100% recyclable. They are thin and lightweight which helps cut down on transportation costs and pollution.

Blues Golden Ale is 6% ABV and has 14 IBUs. It is so new and unique that it only has one review on ratebeer.com and no reviews on beeradvocate.

The company describes the beer as a mellow, yet refreshing, golden ale with balanced layers of flavor and a crisp and clean finish.

Fun fact: Delaware is nicknamed "The First State" because it was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. And... The official state beverage is milk -- something I think that 16 Mile should work on changing.

Q&A "the outer layers of the bottle provide excellent insulation allowing the beer to chill faster"

Blue's Golden Ale scores a (???) on the BBA scale. I'd like to thank 16 Mile Brewery for providing this beer. That's our opinion, but you should try it for yourself. So, if you get a chance, Take Route 50 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to 404 East into Georgetown, Delaware. Tell Brett that Jimmy sent you. He'll probably say "Jimmy who?"

I'm Jimmy Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority!"

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