Friday, April 17, 2009

Dark Beers: Not Just for the Dark Day

The days are getting longer and cold days are becoming fewer and farther between. Does that mean it’s time to toss any dark beers you might still have in your refrigerator? Definitely not, say Anheuser-Busch brewmasters. Dark beers like Beck’s Dark and Michelob Dunkel Weisse can be surprisingly refreshing in the warm months of summer.

Beck’s Dark: A rich and smooth beer, Beck’s Dark features a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste. The deep copper color is the result of specially roasting the barley malt. Unlike dark ales, Beck’s Dark is a bottom fermented lager which creates a robust flavor and full body while retaining the refreshing properties of a lager beer.

Michelob Dunkel Weisse: This unfiltered dark wheat ale pours a deep bronze color and has a surprisingly bright and refreshing finish. The unmistakable clove and banana aromas result from the unique Bavarian yeast strain used.
Both beers would make a great edition to any spring or summer party or get-together. Explore how Michelob Dunkel Weisse’s toasted caramel malt complements smoked Gouda or contrasts the salty and milky flavors of feta. Save Beck’s Dark for dessert – on its own or as part of a vanilla ice cream float.

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