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Happy Hipster Hippo Ale

Happy Hipster Hippo Ale

Continuing my obsession with Belgian beer, Katryn and I decided to brew a Belgian style golden ale.  Golden Ale’s tend to be highly complex flavored beers with fruity aromas, high carbonation, alcohol and ester tastes along with subtle malt flavors.  A compromise between a strong ale and a pilsner, the golden ale is perfect for lovers of light beers and heavier, complex beers alike.

 

Our Happy Hipster Hippo Ale is a round-about ode to St. Augustine of Hippo in continuation of our St. Augustine’s Ale that we brewed in 2010.  Now, you may be asking yourself what a Hippopotamus has to do with with St. Augustine of Hippo and the honest truth is: absolutely nothing.  We just drank a few of our own beers for inspiration while trying to think of a name and it made us giggle.

So, in honor of good ‘ol Saint Augie, we’ve brewed this exceptional Belgian style beer!  True to golden ales, Happy Hipster Hippo begins with aromas of grapefruit followed by a mix of mild ester, fruit, and subtle malt flavors.  This beer goes down smooth and easy and will really sneak up on you with an ABV of 7.75%.  I prefer to drink Happy Hipster Hippo after dinner as a tasty treat unto itself but it is equally as good with a number of different foods.  The acidity of the fruit flavors can cut through a rich meal with ease or the complex flavors can add life to a bland dish.

Pumpkin Spice Ale

Pumpkin Spice Ale

Just in time for Autumn, Rampant Brewing Company’s newest beer has been completed!  If you are like me, you have always wondered how to combine the flavors of beer and pumpkin pie into one tasty treat… well, wait no longer my friends! We have combined the best of both worlds: a light beer with caramelContinue Reading

Bomb Bock Beer

Bomb Bock Beer

Our latest beer was originally brewed as holiday presents to our families.  In order to ensure that our family members made it through the rest of the long, harsh winter we wanted to give them a hearty brew that would warm their souls on a cold winter’s night.  Brewed with chocolate malt grains, this beerContinue Reading

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

When we visited Blacksnake Meadery for our Virginia Winery Tour and found a mead infused with honey, butternut squash, and pumpkin pie spices we knew it could inspire a tasty fall menu.  We decided to extract one of the key ingredients from the mead, butternut squash, and use it to create a ravioli.  Used inContinue Reading

Hunter’s Moon Ale

Hunter’s Moon Ale

The creation of Hunter’s Moon Ale is a sad story with a happy ending.  Originally, Katryn and I set out to create an Oktoberfest to share with everyone.  However, just like the problem we had with the Finger Tip Ale, Oktoberfest beers are actually lagers.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the ability to brew a lagerContinue Reading