#SippyTimeBeer Review – Wisconsin – @OsoBrewing & @PearlStreetBrew

Oso Brewing HopdingerI said I would cover one brewery at a time but I had to make an exception along the line since I only got one beer from O’so Brewing Company and two beers from Pearl Street Brewery. O’so is out of Plover, WI and Pearl Street emanates from Lacrosse. Let’s see how more cheese heads drink their craft beers.

O’so Brewing CompanyHopdinger – This beverage happens to be one of their year round choices and is a standard issue pale ale. The hops in this beverage have some floral note that helps to curb the pungent qualities of the same product. The beer in the picture looks darker than it really is but it has some malt in there that makes it darker than your average pale ale. The malt helps to curb the hops too which makes this beer go down very easy. The IBUs comes in at 49 so you can still taste the bitterness coming from the hops but it doesn’t envelope your head. It has an ABV of 5.4% so you can use this one for an all day drinking adventure. If it weren’t a nine hour drive to get there, I’d be more than happy to try more beers from this company.

Pearl Street DTBPearl Street BreweryD.T.B. Brown Ale – You may notice on my picture that this beer is called Downtown Brown but they have shortened the name for one reason or another. The label for this beer on their site is even different from what I received. No matter what it’s called, it’s an all malt brown ale with just a dash of hops to not make it a single note beer. They use seven different types of malt to come up with this nutty concoction. The beer felt a bit thin since most brown ales to me are the starting point for beers getting thicker. Though it employed a favored flavor, this beer wasn’t quite as well executed as the Hopdinger. It does have a similar ABV at 5.5% but they don’t give out IBUs on their site. I can tell you though that it’s very low. Pearl Street got a second crack at my palate unlike O’so.

Pearl Street Thats WhatPearl Street BreweryThat’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout – I’d love to know why the shortened the name of one beer then kept this name at a length that is completely unwieldy. I normally buy organic but I wouldn’t be able to tell you if these were actually organic rolled oats or not. What I can tell you is that organic or not, rolled oats make for a delicious beer. Unlike it’s predecessor, I think it was the appropriate thickness for a stout. This stout is also very dark because of the chocolate and black malts used. It doesn’t have a heavy coffee flavor so it’s a cleaner stout like Guinness. They do toss in some hops but it doesn’t make a dent in the overall flavor. This beverage comes in at 6.0% ABV so it packs the most punch of this group but it’s still fairly low on the alcohol content side. I’m not quite ready to drive to Lacrosse for this one, but it is a very good beer.

Have a good weekend and enjoy a #SippyTimeBeer or two over this weekend. – Kevin

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