If you’re looking for a full flavoured craft beer to accompany you to your next campfire, or sit with you on a warm summer night, then pick up a bottle of Tin Whistle Brewing Company’s Killer Bee Dark Honey Ale. Here’s an ale that might be difficult to track down, but well worth the hunt.
It’s dark brown in colour, and definitely loaded with flavour. This surprisingly smooth ale contains four specialty honeys and just a bit of spice; it’s more on the malty side, but well-balanced with hops. The aroma, like the flavour, is malt forward with a hoppy accent to back things up. Overall, it’s an ale that stands out in today’s craft beer world.
And while many breweries are putting out excellent IPA’s, strong Belgian style ales, and even some barrel aged ales, it’s refreshing to find a micro brewery doing something slightly different. This is a traditional English ale, great for a summer or fall evening. The full flavour and low carbonation make it a nice partner with dark meats, heavier meals, or simply on its own. Some people can’t get enough of this ale, and others recommend slowly savouring a bottle over the course of an hour.
So pick up a 650 mL bottle of this gem of an ale, put your feet up by the campfire, and enjoy Tin Whistle Brewing Company’s Killer Bee Dark Honey Ale.
Photo by Brianne Adams.