Friday, January 29, 2010
Day 29 Drink: Wells Banana Bread Beer
In 2006 Young & Co. Brewing of London merged with Charles Wells of Bedford, England. Young was known for its Ram Rod Bitter and Wells for its Bombardier Ale. The two brewers combined storied traditions, Wells going back to 1876 and Young going back to 1831.
Wells Banana Bread Beer is a 5.2 percent alcohol by volume British ale that opens with an immediate and lingering Banana pudding nose. Amber color with a thin off white head. Wells uses fair-trade bananas that combined with the other ingredients give off a slightly tangy flavor profile.