I was delighted to find that this month’s beer deliver contained a beer from the Black Creek Historic Brewery. I’ve written previously about my love for the fact that their beers are brewed based on archival recipes from the 1800s. I love the idea of using beer and food generally as a way to explore the past and connect present day people to history.
When I went back to read my recollections on the Black Creek Brewery I realized that I’d had their “Marzen” beer before, which is the one that was included in this month’s delivery. This particular selection is brewed in the style of something from 1860s and I enjoyed it the first time.
My opinion of the beer has stayed fairly similar – I loved the balanced hop and malt notes in this beer. It pours a dark amber that is almost brown, is unfiltered, and has minimal head. It’s a bit of a heavier beer which makes it a bit of an outlier for the traditional Marzen style, but despite that heaviness it is still smooth drinking. I would definitely recommend this and buy it again.