Central Waters Peruvian Morning Barrel Stout, Amherst, Wisconsin from Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY
Date: October 21, 2018
The Story— This is another fine beer we found at Half Time in Poughkeepsie New York. The store is a couple of miles outside the city, but if you’re thinking of going there consider a night in Poughkeepsie. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel is a somewhat weathered, but fundamentally clean and sound huge relic of too new to be historic and to historic to be quite spiffy, it
The Beer–A nice blend of full chocolate and softer dark fruit, dark roast and some herbal hops. Chewy and creamy as it drinks. Barrel and coffee add to the depth. Nutty cocoa comes in later. Ellie observed that the very good milk chocolate might be Peruvian.
Value –Very good. You won’t regret the few bucks it take to bring this home.
This week we return to the US to highlight some great American craft beers, some of which we’ve found in researching out first US Beer publication: Brews and Snooze-– Breweries you can visit and walk back to a fine place to spend the night. Look for it in 2019.
Next week we stay in the US with a full week of Guinness beers — a few from Dublin, but most from “Guinness Open Gate Brewery” in Halethorp, near Baltimore, Maryland. We’ll talk more about the venue in our main post and highlight seven exceptional beers– most from the Baltimore Brewery, but a couple of can’t miss beers from Ireland you can only get here.
About these posts: We taste and evaluate over a thousand beers every year. The beers posted here rank in the top quarter of those tastings. Values: “fair” is a good beer at an above market price, “good” is worth the money, “very good” is a bargain, and “excellent” is a steal.