Brew Review – Shopping Cart Cowboys by Green Bench Brewing

​Today, we’re going to be heading back in time again to visit Doc Webb and his magical Webb’s City department store, long since departed from St. Petersburg. 

We’ve taked about the bikini models, the dancing chicken, selling dollar bills for less than a dollar, and more. So, so much more. Enough that Green Bench Brewing is probably going to have a lot more to pull from for their Doc Webb Cellar Series. 

Today, we talk about the cowboys. 

But not just any cowboys. No, these were Shopping Cart Cowboys (Golden Sour Ale, 5.3% ABV).

So Doc Webb would routinely make the guys going out in the parking lot dress up as cowboys so they could, literally, rope  and lasso the shopping carts from customers. It’s quite showy, I guess, and sure beats those remote controlled cart pushers they have now. 

It’s quite colorful, which is par for the course when it comes to the Webb series that Green Bench is coming out. 

With rare exceptions, all of Green Bench’s brews tend to relish in an almost trademark funk that naturally comes with wild yeasts. This brew is no exception, with fermentation coming at the hands of two different strains of Brettanomyces and some Lactobacillus to boot. Then the entire thing was aged over grapefruit over white wine barrels. 

And as much as I like everything else about the beer, I am not the biggest fan of grapefruit. It’s got a meaty tartness that I’m just not particularly enthusiastic about. And yes, the white wine barrel aging does a lot for the flavor of the beer and has a great, mature feel. But I’m just not a great fan of grapefruit. 

I feel bad saying it. But, much like everything else Doc Webb came up with, I am sure something colorful and new will be just around the corner. 

Drink Florida Craft, 




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