Gifting Part of Your Heart

Marlowe Artisanal Ales
Eager To Share
American Pale Ale
Citra and Mosaic hops
5.4% ABV
New Haven, CT
Brewer: Zac Ross

Hazy yellow/light gold pour with a white head. Crack and bam there’s those hops, citrus, tangerine, orange zest, grapefruit, and good light funk. Sipping all that citrus…tangerine, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, and then also pineapple/pears which is a nice smooth combo. There’s also something like a slightly over baked croissant, and a little bitter end but that’s what makes it so good. This is an overall graceful pale ale, much like those seagulls haunting the label.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: Bleh ick no

Marlowe Artisanal Ales is affectionately named in honor of Zac’s grandfather. I wish I knew more about his family story. From what I’ve found, their logo is his grandfather’s signature from a musical piece he made especially for Zac’s parents’ wedding. What a beautiful intimate present, composing for loved ones, it’s like gifting a part of your heart that will last forever. Also want to point out Kat Manning’s beautiful label. I know a lot of you are not always enamored with seagulls, but these float and dance effortlessly along with bits of citrus. Kat’s hand on this design is so elegant. Love it so much I just picked up one of her shirts. You can also check her out on IG @katmanning Cheers!

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Cheers to Billie!

Fat Orange Cat
Collaboration with Twelve Percent Project
All The Kool Kats On The Back Of The Bus
New England Style India Pale Ale
8.4% ABV
Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and Nugget Hops
North Haven, CT

Hazy golden orange with a big frothy head. Inhaling all that NEIPA citrus goodness: grapefruit, tangerine, clementines, orange zest, and pine needles. Tasting all the same citrus fruit goodness again added with pineapple and apricots. Then bitter, pine, herbal (like singed sage) and something a little toasty and dark. A very smooth easy drinker that gives you that delightful tingly feeling on your tongue and lips.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: Makes it more herbal and floral…hmmm

I head over to Fat Orange Cat’s site to see how they’re doing and am greeted by a post that says their open air drive-thru is closed till April 2021, but you can still pick up their beers at your local purveyors and also Twelve Percent Project, who works with them on their large batch beers. Their small batches are made back at their brewery East Hampton, CT with great care to their land, their ingredients, local agriculture, and recycling as much as possible. This is a socially conscious brewery that was once overseen by their “brewmaster” and fat orange cat, Billie who is sadly no longer. There are pics of him on their site in case any of you other cat crazy people, like me, would like to see how cute he was. Join me in a little dance for him with G Love & Special Sauce – Back of the Bus.

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