Royal City Malt n’ Peppa
Aged for 120 days in a second-use Cabernet Sauvignon barrel, this very dry Strong Brown Ale starts with a noticeable wine character of dark fruit and chocolate. This is followed by an alcohol-driven warmth that transitions into a lingering finish punctuated by the black pepper that was added to the boil.
Color ranges from reddish-brown to dark brown. Lower in alcohol than porter, medium to full body flavor. Appropriate foods are apple pie, pork with brown sauce, beef vegetable soup and cheddar.