Just like any other craft beer lover, I’m always on the lookout for any brews that aren’t available here in Louisiana when I’m traveling. Making our way back from our NYC James Beard adventure in July, our team stopped off at West-O Bottle Shop & Bar in Ocean City, Maryland. I legit spent the most money there out of anywhere on the entire trip. It was there that I picked up two delicious beers from the DC Brau Brewing Company, the Public Pale Ale and Corruption IPA.
|DC Brau Brewing Company's The Public Pale Ale|
The Public Pale Ale is a delicious classic American Pale Ale with a nice malty backbone which gives it some hints of caramel in its flavor. The aroma gave off some lingering notes of grapefruit. It’s a very easy drinking pale ale that I’ve been enjoying lately and it shows with my 6-pack now dwindling down to a 2 pack.
|DC Brau Brewing Company's The Corruption IPA|
The Corruption IPA is just a little over the Public Pale Ale in the ABV category (Corruption is at 6.5% and the Public sits right under at 6%) but definitely packs a punch. This take on a Pacific Northwest IPA is exclusively brewed with 40lbs of Columbus hops per brew which brings it in at a whopping 80 IBU so if you’re into bitter beers this is a good one for you. It’s sitting right at the line between IPA and an Imperial IPA but that’s not really a bad thing. The malty backbone and killer hop presence shines through with that dank bitterness that true hop heads love.
If my stellar review hasn’t convinced you to try these awesome beers check out the Bite & Booze Podcast at the link below to hear myself, Jay and Jacob Talley, Craft Brand Manager of Mockler Beverage sing their praises.