Instant Beer Review: Don’t Make My Brown Eye Blue

WELL I’LL BE DAMNED IF THE NAME OF THE BEER YOU’RE DRINKING ISN’T A BUTT JOKE. “Don’t Make My Brown Eye Blue?” A butt joke? C’mon.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Yeah, it’s definitely a butt joke.

WHO MAKES IT? It’s a one-off Belgian brown rye pale ale from O’so Brewing out of Plover, WI.

IMG_2051-0.PNGHMM. I AM SKEPTICAL. HOW IS IT? There’s a lot going on in this beverage. Dark reddish-brown in color, the nose is elegantly yeasty, and the flavor is brightly malty with a nice hoppy background. Also, I’m getting an inexplicable bubble gummy flavor. But maybe that’s just me.

SOUNDS AS THOUGH YOU ARE IN FAVOR. I am. We carried this brew at my place of employment for a bit. It was not a huge hit with our clientele, but I think it’s a solid, adventurous beer.

WHERE MIGHT ONE OBTAIN THIS LIQUID FLAVOR COMBINATION? I’m sipping mine at Jac’s on Monroe St. in Madison.

PRICE TAG? $6.00/glass.

WORTH IT? Yes, indeed. I think so. But what do I know.

NOT MUCH, BRO. Alright.

ABV? Somewhere between 7-8%, if my pickled memory serves me.

DEEP THOUGHTS? Always. In my not-at-all-influential opinion, Plover’s little brewery produces some of the finest, most underrated beers in the state of Wisconsin. If you’re in the mood for something a little weird amidst all of these pumpkin beers that’re currently dominating the tap lines this time of year, give O’so Butt Joke a whirl.

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