New from Sawdust City, this one found its way to my door two days ago!
Le Chandail de Skokie — a play on Le Chandail de Hockey / the Hockey Sweater, but modified to pay homage to one of the three critters pictured below — pours mahogany with a generous, buttery white head (that’s a bit more citrine than Betty White’s head).
Aroma is pleasant, like maraschino-infused whiskey with whole wheat and honey bread.
It tastes like melba toast and cinnamon hearts. It’s spicy, bready and sharp, with a nice hit of booze.
I would drink this with Cinnabon, Sofia Vergara videos, or a big, fat veggie burger…. maybe all three if I was alone on Valentine’s Day.
Sawdust City Le Chandail de Skokie
Availability: The Brew Box Company (473 ml cans), at the brewery and in better beer bars.
Special Features: can-conditioned, so some yeast got packaged inside, like sea monkeys patiently waiting to be free.
Stats: 8.5% ABV, 22 IBUs