Welcome to a new segment we're going to try to complete weekly. In an amazing burst of creativity, we're calling it What We're Drinking, until we find something better. Anyway, every week, DCBeer staff members will tell you about the beer highlights they had from the previous week. Have a highlight from the last week? Let us know what it was via [email protected], and you might just find your post in another new segment, which is aptly named What You're Drinking.
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I'm not the biggest fan of beer styles on the far end of the malty-hoppy spectrum, but a good Wee Heavy in the right circumstance is a thing of beauty. A 10 oz pour in a thick-walled, stemless wine glass – the same kind holding my wife's riesling – was placed in front of me. Deep russet brown with minimal lacing, SoA is less dark fruit and more toffee/caramel, with just enough roast and alcohol warmth to keep the sweetness down. The beer and I slowly warmed up together, and by the time it was gone, I was feeling pretty cozy again.