Beer of the Weekend #815: Bulltown

I took a trip to Kalona yesterday to filled my growler with Bulltown, brewed by the Kalona Brewing Company of Kalona, Iowa.

The color is deep mahogany. Though it dissipated before I could take a picture, a half-finger of light tan, dense, buttery head develops. The aroma is deep and toasty with inviting scents of caramel, chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. It is also nutty and has a burnt sugar scent. The flavor mostly mirrors the aroma with caramel, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit.

Fun facts about Bulltown:

• Style: Brown ale.

• Price: $14 for a 64-ounce growler fill at the Kalona Brewing Company in Kalona.

• Alcohol content: 6.2 percent ABV.

• Here is info about the beer’s name from the brewery’s website:

In the mid 1800's our town was called "Bulltown." In 1879 the name was changed to Kalona, the name of the prize sire bull belonging to Mr. John G Myer. We like to think of this brown ale as our prize bull.

• Bulltown is only available on tap in February.

The Quiet Man’s grade: B.

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