Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Old Tom Beer

It's one of my personal missions to share Old Tom with as many people as possible this year. It's in our portfolio at Virginia Eagle, and I love it. A lot of people don't know about it around here because I guess not enough people have been to England or care about big strong award-winning beers.

But it's got a cat on the bottle, it tastes great, and it's been awarded the "World's Best Ale" title so many times, it permanently adorns their label. What's not to like?

This month, I'll be doing tastings all over the Shenandoah Valley of Old Tom. I hope you'll be able to get to one. This week, I'll be at the Staunton Abbey handing out samples of Old Tom Original. I'd love to see you there.

I'll be posting them on Twitter.

You can find out more about Old Tom here. Pretty good website.
And you can follow them on Twitter here.

The very first drawing of Old Tom
Old Tom weighs in at 8.5%, so it's a big boy. It smells of toffee with a slight hint of licorice, cherry, and brandy. It's chocolatey, peppery, nutty, and is guaranteed to gobsmack ye. Most agree Old Tom is very food-friendly and a 10 out of 10.

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