The Beer of the Month Club from Clubs of America included 4 types of beer from 2 different microbreweries. The 2 beers from Geary’s Brewery were already discussed in this post. The other 2 beers – Oatmeal Stout and Paradise Ale, were from the Hub City Brewery in Stanley, Iowa.
Mmm…. a nice dark, rich-tasting beer. My favorite! This Oatmeal Stout with tastes of chocolate and coffee was my favorite of the 4 beers received.
They say to serve it between 50 – 55 degrees, bit I like it a little colder than that. Of course, by the time I reach the end, it probably falls into that temperature range.
I enjoy this beer either all by itself or with light snacks. It’s too heavy (for my taste) to be served with a meal. I just get too full. But some may enjoy it with burgers & sandwiches.
I’ll admit that I don’t ordinarily walk into the liquor store and buy a dark beer like this. So it’s a real treat when a dark stout is included as a selection in the Beer of the Month Club.
The most intriguing thing about this beer? The label… featuring scantily clad beach people.
The Paradise Ale is a tropical-style IPA with hints of grapefruit, orange, and mango. I thought it would be my favorite, but I was let down a bit. It had an after-bite that I just didn’t care for.
But it’s definitely a fun beer. Great for a sunny summer afternoon when you’re feeling festive!