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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 77 Drink: Rock Bottom Cask Conditioned Brown Ale

Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant hosted the ceremonial keg tapping tonight for the inaugural Charlotte Craft Beer Week, an 11-day, 34-event celebration of all things beer in the Queen City.

Dave Gonzalez offered up an interesting Keller Maibock as the launch brew that was fresh and inviting, but I found the brewery's Sweet Magnolia Brown Ale on the hand pump to be simply delightful.

The 5 percent alcohol by volume beer has a slightly sweet floral nose and a nice amber brown color. The body takes you directly to memories of real ales in the U.K. Nice fresh hop flavor notes that are not over powering. Nice session brew.

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