Sweetwater Browneyed Buckeye
Sweetwater Brewing Co., Atlanta
Limited edition, on draft at select metro beer bars
Profile: The Sweetwater Dank Tank series of one-off beers are designed to be available for a limited time. But the newest, Browneyed Buckeye Brown Double India Pale Ale, is even more rare than usual, and can only be found on draft at select beer bars, such as metro Taco Mac locations.
Created by brewers Mark Medlin and Nick Nock, the 8.5 percent-alcohol-by-volume mash-up of brown and IPA styles is loaded with Columbus hops, which not only impart a pungent floral and citrus punch, but inspired the name. Munich and Midnight Wheat malts provide the dark brown color and smooth roasted character, with mild coffee and chocolate notes.
Pair with: Try Browneyed Buckeye with bar food favorites such as cheeseburgers, burritos, nachos or fish and chips.
Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast: www.brewingnews.com /southernbrew