It’s been a while since I’ve met with the guys at Lagerhead Brewing. They’re one of a number of up-and-coming Palm Beach County brewers that are brewing and sampling around South Florida while they get a permanent location worked on. So, while you can’t buy their beers on a regular basis yet, you can still find them and sample their beers.
And that’s exactly what I did at the recent Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. While they had an extensive tap list with them, I was only able to try two of the beers they brought with them. Here’s what I grabbed:
LBC Winter Ale (Winter Ale, 6.5% ABV) is a good deal lighter and a good deal more flavorful than many winter ales I’ve tried. Most tend to be big, brutal, syrupy Winter Warmers that are just too brutal for me in the South Florida sun. This winter ale was more like an amber ale in terms of alcohol and flavor, albeit with a good amount of spice added. It was nice to really taste a lot of the big wintery flavors they had in the beer, and it was layered on a very well-balanced and mellow beer as well.
French Vanilla Coffee Pot Porter (Porter, 7.9% ABV) was one of the best beers I had at the event. It was actually a Randall beer, made of their regular Coffee Pot Porter. Man, was this fantastic. Creamy and smooth, with the right amount of dark roasted malt and big coffee flavor with the addition of coffee from Boynton Beach Coffee Roasters, an independent coffee roaster that roasts beans to order. It’s fantastic, and I’m actually beating myself up a little for not trying the regular Coffee Pot Porter, which was there as well.
I may just have to find them again soon…
Drink Florida Craft,