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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Penn Brewery - Penn Dark Lager

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Penn Brewery - Penn Dark Lager

800 Vinial St
Pittsburgh, PA USA  
Est. 1986

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0  

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep brown color.
Roasted malt smell and hints of toffee; all aromas are subtle. 

Toffee and roasted malt in taste with small hops bite at end.
Minimal tan
head with some lacing.
Medium to light mouth feel with active carbonation.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This is an interesting brew that brings darkness bun not heft to a beer.  In that sense it makes a handy session beer, the next time you are looking for a change of pace.

The brewery has been 'resurrected' from near death, something that interests The Reaper in me, muahahahahaa.  The neck label boasts "Celebrating 20 years" and they have seen some changes in that time.  You can read about it on their one web page, that right, one page only.  See for yourself.

This company is a work in progress that appears will culminate in bringing brewing back to Pittsburgh now that Iron City has closed. Let's hope for a revival as this brew is a good indication of future success.

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