Origin: Detroit, MI
Style: American Blonde Ale
It’s rapidly approaching a decade since the bottling lines of Brew Detroit began rattling, glass topped up with tasty craft beer. BD combines the old school skill and care of the artisan beer maker, with the present day scientific precision of controlled food safety. The result is that all beer leaving their facility is not only consistent and controlled, but delicious to boot. This is especially important since Brew Detroit juggles its time as not only a brewer of craft beer under their own label, but as a contract brewer for smaller operations around Michigan. Brew Detroit sports a taproom with all their best ready to be pulled and a cool pint slapped on the lumber. The Campin’ Beer is a classic American Blonde Ale - round, smooth, easy drinking. A chill can around the campfire with quaffable quality. Serves well at 8°C and can cellar for up to a year.
Pours a pale straw colour with light carbonation and clear body. A thin ring of bubbly white foam out of the can but very little action in the head.
Very subtle aroma in this beer. Deep sniffing will tease out a toasted grain or even corn mash malt (tough to identify). Warm and slightly sweet, but very little else to go on.
The taste follows the nose, although it isn’t subtle. This beer tastes of the slightly sweet, toasted grain malt, a slight impression of citrus zest, and some leafy hop action in the back of your mouth. But the mouthfeel is interesting - lively, snappy feeling that wakes up the tongue and chops off, leaving a slightly dry finish and chalky taste.
Classic ale would go well in the pub with a burger or salt & pepper wings. Out in the woods, do up the hotdog over the fire with some zesty mustard.