And, somehow, this is what MIA Brewing Co. in Doral uses as inspiration for brown ales. Actually, I think the story behind naming My Li’l Brony (American Brown Ale, 4.9% ABV) is simply because it was a brown ale, and bronies are, um, what they are, and it was funny. At least that’s what I remember from brewer Piero.
My Li’l Brony is one of the two beers MIA had on tap in both regular and nitro. And, frankly put, when you are presented with a choice, there is no reason to choose regular. Beer on Nitro is truly a joy to behold.
And so is this one. The beer is aged on maple wood and vanilla for a month and a half, and those complex and sweet flavors blend beautifully with the dark malts of the beer. It has a great, almost cake-like nose, and the nitro brings a soft complexity to the beer that further enhances the flavors, especially the vanilla. Hop notes are small and light, standard for a brown ale.
This was a no-brainer for me to order, and it was a fantastic beer to boot. Easily one of the most approachable, gentle, and flavorful beers in MIA’s portfolio.
Even if bronies do scare me.
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