The next beer in our All About that Beer series is our new Vince Neil Pale Ale. Stop in to the brewery to give it a try!
Where does the name Vince Neil Pale Ale come from?
Justin: We’re pretty sure we saw Vince Neil in Madison this summer on the eve of the Great Taste of the Midwest. Since then, we’ve wanted to honor the experience by naming a beer after him.
Brian: If you haven’t heard of Guns ‘N’ Roses, I don’t want to talk to you.
Describe this style of beer:
Justin: The original craft beer of the last few decades. Pale Ales are generally hops forward but with a strong or balanced malt profile. Usually, they aren’t as bitter or carry the hops presence as strongly as an India Pale Ale, but they have a distinctly greater hop presence than most American lagers.
Brian: My style comes back from hopping turnstiles.
Describe its unique flavor:
Justin: It has a noticeable grainy malt character from English malt. The hops we used are extremely flavorful, focused on tropical fruits and full flavor. It’s a juicy and malty masterpiece.
Brian: You ever take a bunch of hops and pour them into a bowl and then top it off with milk? Me either. That’s probably what it tastes like. I don’t know.
Was there anything memorable or funny that happened during production? Interesting quotes or “accidents”?
Justin: Well… this beer was supposed to be a batch of Beer Can Island Blonde, but… let’s just say the priors day grain from Ridiculous Idiots Imperial Stout may not have been fully cleaned out of the auger, and it ended up WAY too dark to be a blonde. Hence, dirty blonde, which leads us to tweak the recipe and hopping the shit out of it to make a pale ale.
Brian: Interesting quotes or “accidents”? Ha! You’ll have to stop by the brewery and talk to Ethan or Chad for that story…
If you could pair this beer with food from a place around town, what would it be?
Justin: Agave Burgers. Any of them, they’re all good. Seriously though, a full flavor pale works really well with any burger from any establishment you can get our beer at. We are very excited for this series to continue and cannot wait to see what they have in store for the future!
Brian: Panda Express Beijing Beef and the Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers Album.