If a stout and a pilsner had a lovechild, it would be Black Thunder. It would also be a miracle, because beer can’t “get it on.” This miniature powder keg starts with a roasted, bread-like complexity but finishes dry and clean like a pilsner. It’s dark, distinctive, and dry.
A dark lager with an exceptionally fine taste which is talked about with recognition and admiration. Staropramen Dark is exceptional for its calming, full-bodied, sweetish caramel taste with gentle, hopsy bitterness. It is a taste you will never forget.
Pairs best with hearty spicy foods such as barbeque, sausages and roasted meat.
A Full bodied dark lager with a balance of bitterness of straight forward aromas of pleasant sweetish roasted malt bouquets that extend to the palate. Pours with a creamy, frothy head showing excellent lacing.
Preferred by the discerning set who want to drink a dark lager with a distinct full-bodied flavor, creamy foam and caramel tones.
Brewed as a Munchen Dunkel, this style is considered the traditional beer of Munich and can be found in taverns throughout the city and region. Most beers brewed in this style can be described as having a toasted or chocolate flavor with low bitterness and little hop aroma. Each brewery, however, takes creative license in crafting their own beer by varying the color, malt, and hopping rate. The Harpoon Brewery is no exception.
Made in the German “Stein Bier” tradition, this smooth, robust dark lager is brewed with the addition of glowing hot granite to the kettle.
The addition of these Hot Rocks results in a vigorous “super boil” of sorts that caramelizes the sugars in the wort lending toffee, smoky caramel flavors to the beer that wouldn’t present themselves in a normal boil.
The color is a deep, ruby brown with streak of red and the aroma an incredibly inviting one of dark caramel, chocolate and toffee.
Taste and aroma:
Rich, dark and complex, Krombacher Dark has an outstanding depth of flavour using different high roasted malts combined with our famous “Felsquellwasser”. This full bodied beer, of moderate bitterness, lightly hopped and rich in malt for a well-balanced character leads to a full flavoured, intense finish. Expressing this distinctive, high quality premium specialty with rich malty and roasted, warm aromas it is naturally brewed according to the German Purity law of 1516.
It’s not often that a great swell coincides with a full moon. But when they collide, nature affords us a rare opportunity to paddle out long after everyone has called it a day.
These moments are a solitary pursuit with empty lineups. But those who carve graceful lines under a full moon understand how things can be dark, lonely and rewarding at the same time.
So next time you paddle in from an overcrowded beach break, remember that nothing tastes better than a cold beer after a session.