Brew Review – Volksmarsch and Walking Tree White by Walking Tree Brewery @WalkingTreeBrew

Walking Tree’s beers are a treat, all too rare for me unfortuantely. But on occasion,  I manage to find their beers. This time, it was at Cobb’s Landing, one of our favorite restaurants in Ft. Pierce (and literally a stone’s throw away from the new Sailfish Brewing facility, assuming you’re Joe Montana).

What’s remakable is Cobb’s usually has BOGO beer flights, awesome since they have a fairly good local selection. That’s how I was able to get not one, but two Walking Tree beers.

First was  Volksmarsch Oktoberfest (Marzen, 5.7% ABV, 23 IBU), a beer named for the rather interesting organized event of crowds doing long, organized walks. It’s worth a look on YouTube. As for the beer, it’s a crowd pleaser, to be sure. Lightly sweet and with a hint of traditional caramel goodness. A slight current of earthy hops brings the flavor together nicely. 

Then there was White Walking Tree (IPA, 7.1% ABV, 43 IBU), a white IPA that interestingly toes the line between your traditional IPA and a witbier. As to be expected with both of those styles, there’s a good dose of citrus goodness in the beer. It’s surprisingly not overpowering at all, just a good quality touch of orange and lemon along with a moderate and expertly controlled hoppy bite. 

And it’s beers like this that I hate, since I have no idea when I’m going to try anything from Walking Tree again. It’s a shame, because they’re just so good. 

Maybe I can get Joe Montana to throw me a crowler or two from them. 

Drink Florida Craft (and avoid a crowler falling from the sky since it’ll probably explode on impact),

Dave

@floridabeerblog

floridabeerblog@gmail.com

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