Cody’s Beer of the Week 4/25/2012
Odell Brewing Company Shenanigans 9.1% A.B.V.
It has recently been brought to my attention that all of my beer shenanigans have been just a bit repetitive.. So, this week I will try to do my absolute best to bring my readers (if I have any, of course) something completely different. Here we go. Every so often, the brewing process doesn’t quite work out the way brewers want it to. From infections to temperature, brewing is difficult, and if you can produce the beer that you had originally created on paper every time, you win. I’m not here to tell you that the brewers at Odell Brewing Company don’t know what they’re doing, because they most certainly do. I’m here to tell you that accidents happen, and that sometimes these accidents are beautiful. From Odell’s Shenanigans, to my own, something amazing has happened. Odell has created a brilliant oak aged crimson ale, and I just so happen to be here to tell you about it. It truly is crimson in color, but the aroma is what sets it apart. The scent of rose petals is complimented beautifully by the aroma of cracked white pepper, dried orange peel, and lemon zest. The carbonation is vivid, bright, and prominent followed by a layer of acidity that dances its way to the back of the throat, and complete with a refreshing finish. I may be guilty of repeating the way I describe the brews I like to drink and the breweries I like to write about, but Odell Brewing Company has not repeated themselves with this one. Enjoy their Shenanigans from this Flanagan! Cheers!