Cost: $3.50 (During happy hour)
Brief History (via wikipedia):
Speakeasy brands its beers with humorous reference to 1930s prohibition-era mobsters and organized crime. Prohibition is one of the more popular local beers in San Francisco, available in approximately 200 bars and restaurants and 1,000 stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, although bottled beer is available regionally in California, eleven other states and British Columbia as well. Its beers are flavorful and high in alcohol, ranging from approximately 5% to 10% alcohol content by volume. Unlike many others, it does not operate on-site sales, restaurants, or other retail operations except tours by appointment on Fridays, as well as a Friday happy hour that is open to the public.
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: Amber Ale
Appearance: Dark amber, off-white head, decent retention, minimal lacing
Scent/Smell: Floral, citrus/orange, sweet malt, and bread aromas
Taste: Above average amount of hops, a lot of citrus and pine; got some sweet malts combined with bread like taste
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a light body, quite easy to drink. Typical of this style of beer.
Drink with (food): Beef, chicken, fish
This was a solid beer which I enjoyed and plan on drinking again. Not my favorite beer, but it’s definitely in the upper half of beers.
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