Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Black & Tan

Yuengling's Black & Tan (half porter, half premium) is a deliciously unique beer, and an IPA or stout causes the mouth to instantly water like Pavlov's dog. Therefore, MNG has combined these intensely popular and vastly different flavors to create a Black IPA (half stout, half IPA).

Twisted Black IPA has whole leaf Cascade hops, coriander seed, and paprika added to it which should provide an nontraditional zing. This brew will be ready near the end of August with an alcohol content of roughly 6%.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Taste of the South

MNG Brew Brothers are at it again with yet another collaborative masterpiece. Inspired by a recent corporate retreat to the Uwharrie Mountains and the splendid discovery of sassafras, MNG North and South came together to make this stout that that will turn out to be a true "root" beer.

Being that the hot days of summer are nearly upon us, we are reminded of lazy times spent sipping on root beer floats. Southern Sassafras Stout was designed with these memories. It has an oatmeal stout base, with the main ingredient being sugary-sweet sassafras tea. And just like quality root beer is made with genuine ginger and sassafras root, Southern Sassafras Stout blends these natural ingredients with vanilla extract, honey, root beer liquor, and a kiss of chocolate.

This beer will be bottled in mid-July and ready for consumption toward the end of August. This truly inspired brew should have an alcohol content around 5.5%, and it should have a smooth dessert-like finish.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Carolina Caraway

Stop! Collaborate and Listen...

For the first time ever, MNG North and South have bridged the Mason-Dixon Line and created their first collaborative brew that should prove to be one of their most unique to date.

Carolina Caraway is an out of this world experience using Pluot Fruit (a hybrid of plum and apricot), Savory spice, molassess, brown sugar, and for namesake, Caraway Seed. First of all, Pluot is a bizzare blend of apple, cherry, and peach flavors on the palate; add in the pungent aroma of savory, and spice the blend with a flavor reminicent of rye found in the Caraway seed, and an instant classic is born. This beer should clock in above the 7% mark. This earthy brew will be due for consumption in mid-September.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

We Will Not Conform

Here at MNG Brewing we pride ourselves on outside-the-box innovative brews. Our latest offering is true to our form in that I guarantee you've never had anything like it before. Nonconformist is a mix of Canadian Draught and Red Ale malt extracts along with a hodge-podge of ingredients. Strawberry preserves and honey were added for a touch of sweetness. Cascade whole leaf hops are in there for a bit of bitterness to help finish off the taste. Juniper berries, cinnamon stick, dried elderflower, and Indian sarsaparilla round out the spice notes. Then the surprise additive of Srirachi hot chili sauce heats things up. This will be a unique beer for sure, coming in at an alcohol content of roughly 6.5%.