I have seen many breweries that have changed their logos, word marks, colors, etc. in an effort to rebrand and stay fresh.
I’ve written plenty about Riptide Brewing doing this in Naples, at this point I think everybody’s seen the refresh Cigar City received a couple of years ago, and it’s come to other breweries like Due South, Big Storm, and so on. The name usually stays the same, which is why I am so intrigued by Pompano Beach Brewing Company.
It’s Bangin’ Banjo, it’s always been Bangin’ Banjo, but they are taking the first steps in the process of a major facelift that started with the name change. I promise I will get them on the Florida Beer Podcast to get the info on the two different names.
Since the brewery had its major facelift, I figure it is time to revisit one of my favorites of theirs, Moodoo Voodoo (Milk Stout, 5% ABV 34 IBU).
The Moo, as absolutely nobody calls it, is solid milk stout with a beautifully dark and rich color and an aroma with just the slightest hint of lactose coming give it a touch of sweetness.
With a flavor, it’s got wonderful notes of coffee, cocoa, and light touches of raisin, with a luxuriously velvety mouthfeel. This tends to be the lactose addition’s stronger contribution to the beer, more than any sweetness. It’s there, don’t get me wrong, but with this beer Pompano Beach tends to want the malt to be more of the star.
Add a nifty, sleek new 12 oz. can, and you have an interesting new life for a beer that’s been a solid player for years in South Florida. I am sure that there are going to be people to assume this Brewery is brand-new, and there are probably going to be many others who instantly know who this is from the name of the beers.
I’m just happy they’re still around, and I look forward to getting more information about the exciting new name change.
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