Dead Guy Ale on Día de los Muertos
Death such a strange concept. Does the party end in blackness or is the party just beginning? It is so easy to slip into a morass of self-pity and doubt. Today is Día de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. It is not some dreary day to mourn and weep, but rather an opportunity to remember your ancestors and loved ones with fondness and revelry. The personal message for me is that thinking about death and dying should not be a negative, rather a relieving exercise that can free from the irrational fear, and what do I grab when I am unshackled from that fear? I grab a Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Brewery, which created specifically for Día de los Muertos in the early 1990s.
Dead Guy Ale Particulars
Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts provide the sugars and backbone
Classic maibock Perle and Saaz hops
Dead Guy Ale Notes
Appearance: From the bottle, poured a hazy orangish-brown with an inviting, fluffy white head
Aroma: Full of honey, orange, and a hint of chocolate on the initial whiff.
Mouthfeel: Even though, it is a much heavier body than your average of maibock, Dead Guy Ale is crisp and clean on the mouthfeel.
Taste: Almost rye bread upfront followed by a pleasant citrus hoppiness. Very pleasing throughout the entire drink.
Overall: Dead Guy Ale is such a peculiar product, a maibock fermented with Rogue’s own Pacman yeast at ale temperatures. It truly presents a different experience, and well worth a try or three.
Rogue Brewery – Newport, OR