|"Mash" saying hello to our friend Mark|
Well, we like all kinds of beer at Sizzle Grove, and Cavalry's contributions are included. While we enjoyed trying the coffee-flavored Big Wally Porter, the pale, earthy Hatch Plug Ale, and the crisp golden Dog Soldier Ale, what we mostly went nuts for was their Irish-style Nomad Stout. The stout, which boasts a somewhat coffee-like, lightly smokey-spicy flavor, is made with very traditional ingredients, in order to keep it easily drinkable and nothing over-the-top complex. I still had to compliment him on making a beer that, while indeed very drinkable, boasted many distinct nuances with a simple recipe.
recipe for that? Actually, this beer would probably go great in a beer-based barbecue sauce. We'll have to come up with one of those for you guys soon...
We got the chance to discuss the quickly discovered success of Cavalry, which has only been a reality since January 2010. They already have a bottling line, they have casks at several Connecticut restaurants, and they're featured in local liquor stores.
If you're in the Connecticut area, you can try Cavalry's beers at My Place Restaurant (Newtown, CT), 121 Restaurant (Oxford, CT), GW Tavern (Depot, CT), and many other locations.