When first starting this blog, I figured it would be a cakewalk. As it turns out, I greatly underestimated the difficulty that I would have in writing. I am a creature of habit. As we all do from time to time, I settle into my ways, especially in the evening time. I am now challenging myself to review a beer a week. I hope to stick to majority Louisiana beers to start, but will definitely expand out.
To break my habit and start to writing, there was no better choice for me than Creature of Habit by Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport. First let me say that I love what these guys are doing. I have yet to be disappointed by one of their brews, but enough about the brewery, let’s get to the beer!
Creature of Habit is their seasonal brown ale. It’s a coffee aged ale. Coffee is the definitive characteristic, complimented by some nutty and biscuity malt qualities. I am not one for cold brewed coffee, but a cold brew combined with coffee, that is another story. Sipping on this beer takes me so many different places. With one sip I am with my buddies after a morning hunt, eating a hearty breakfast at a local diner, sipping on a piping hot mug of drip coffee. The next drink comes and I am sipping espresso whilst visiting with friends. Coffee aroma and flavors abound with this brew bringing together blue-collar and the upper-echelon alike.
That is what I love about beer as a whole, there’s a style for everybody out there. Everyone has different tastes, sometimes we have to break out of our comfort zones of taste, and sometimes it’s fine to fall back and be a creature of habit.
*Thanks for reading, all comments and critiques are much appreciated. I look forward to sharing the world of beer*