Tired of the same old hum-drum beers and ales? I have tried five different types of these drinks. They range from the lightest of ales to the darkest. Four of the five ales are brewed in Lawrence, Kansas.
All prices for the draw beers are from the Kansas Star Casino. Their pub prices per draw may be different per. Also, their pub sells long necks of each of they types of spring beers chosen below.
Free State Brewery
Ad Astra – $4.75
Ad Astra has a nice rich flavor, has a secondary flavor after swallowing that is left in your mouth, and has a strong bitterness from the hops.
Munich Malts – While there isn’t a list of the specific Munich malts on the website, these German based malts have a malty-sweet flavor and can either had a reddish amber or slight orange color. While I have seen this beer in a draft version, the Ad Astra I am accustomed to has a darker amber color to it with a slight orange tint.
O.G. – 13/1052
IBU – 30
Wheat State – $4.75
Wheat State is a light amber beer in the same color of the amber waves of grain associated with ripened wheat. It has a touch of wheat flavor that makes it a bit more grainy tasting over other beers that I have tasted. The hops used in this beer doesn’t leave a strong bitter taste.
CaraWheat – This is a medium caramel malt made from malted wheat. With it having been malted it gives the coloring of this wheat a slightly darker coloring to the grains over the regular non-malted grain.
O.G. – 11.75/1047
Oatmeal Stout $4.75
Oatmeal Stout is being toted for a chilly evening, but for those who camp in the spring near the lake, this dark ale can take that chill off any evening. It is a full-body stout with texture that is flavorful and silky.
Copperhead Pale Ale
Copperhead Pale Ale is a forward ale that Cascade hops that give a citrus aroma and rich flavor for those who like beer like Mike’s Hard Lemonade. However, this pale ale has a amber color moreover a lemonade color.
IBU – 52
O.G. – 14.3/1057
Angry Orchard Brewery
Angry Orchard Hard Cider -$4.75
Angry Orchard is a light amber beer. Take your favorite apple cider, add the makings of a beer and you have an angry orchard. It tastes like an apple cider with bitter bite at the end and punch of spice to help it along.
It is gluten free. For those who are watching your gluten intake for one reason or another, this is an ale that would suit your palette.