I have a pretty solid collection of glassware from local breweries. I have a glass from nearly every brewery that I visit on a regular basis, glasses from many places that I have visited and regularly buy their beer in distribution, plus a few other impulse buys and random additions to the collection. I know I am not the only beer geek with an extensive selection of beer glassware, ask the beer geeks on social media to share the best pieces from their collection and you will see the wide range of interesting drinkware. The more pieces I collect, the more I am convinced that it is crucial for breweries to sell some cool pieces of glassware, go beyond the standard shaker pints and tulips. When I have a great glass I am absolutely more likely to buy extra beer from that brewery as an excuse to use it. A great recent example is the awesome chalice I grabbed on a recent visit to Lost Shoe Brewing, the glass is amazing and I want to keep their beer on hand so I have an excuse to use it all the time. On a recent visit to the brewery I grabbed a variety of beers including their Dunkel, a traditional dark German lager. Lost Shoe Dunkel is available on a rotating basis on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Lost Shoe Dunkel pours deep brown with a solid off-white head. The aroma features some roasty malts. These malts lead the flavor too, notes of cocoa, coffee and toffee. Some mild hops add balance, hints of herbs and grass and a little bitter bite at the end. Lost Shoe Dunkel is medium-bodied, very smooth and not too boozy at 5.2% ABV. The finish is crisp and clean with some lingering roasted malt flavor. This is another excellent beer from Lost Shoe, I have been really impressed with their beers and love finding more reasons to use this awesome chalice! Hoppy Boston score: 4.5/5.
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