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Morning Wood - you're doing it wrong

If you are going to make a beer and call it Morning Wood, make sure the name fits the brew. At the very least, a Morning Wood beer should be brewed with coffee, and aged on or with wood. Why?

In the morning, many of us require Java to start the day.If the name of the concoction includes the word wood, it should have been aged in barrels (or aged with wood).

Frequently, the brewers just want to use the fun and catchy name on their beer. This is how it is done wrong:

Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop (AK) - Morning Wood IPA: no coffee and no woodCool Springs Brewery (TN) - MorningWood Red Ale: no coffee and no woodMoonshine (IL) - Morning Wood (Mild Ale):  no coffee and no woodPug Ryan's Brewery (CO) - Morning Wood Wheat: no coffee and no woodSeabright Brewery (CA) - Morningwood E.S.B.: no coffee and no woodMorning Wood Beer - the Wood family and friends (home brewers): no update about a brew with coffee and wood

Occasionally, either coffee or wood is with the beer. These brewers are getti…

Last Cask of Red Hare Chocolate Porter

This final cask of Chocolate Porter from Red Hare (Marietta, GA) has been mellowing with oak and hickory cubes since all five casks were originally filled (11/29/11).
To sample some, here is what you need to know...
Where: Freight Kitchen & Tap 251 E. Main St. Woodstock, GA 30188 When: 5:00 pm Saturday, February 4th (after the Public tour at Red Hare Brewery)

Freight Kitchen & Tap earned the honor of pouring this cask by being the top draft server of Red Hare beers in the area.

Chocolate Porter Cask History:
tapped at Red Hare
with mint 12/17/11tapped at Red Hare
with oatmeal, cinnamon & raisins 12/17/11tapped at the Square Pub
with vanilla beans 12/30/11tapped at Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting (1st Place Specialty Beer)
with cocoa nibs & mint 1/28/12tapping at Freight Kitchen & Tap
with oak & hickory cubes 2/4/12 BEERgeekATL (ERIC)