Recently, there have been quite a few changes happening within the craft beer industry that raise some concern about local breweries’ independence. No-Li Brewhouse decided to send their message loud and clear with its newest six-pack, Slacker: A Chimp Off The Ol’ Block.
“This beer is so good and so complex that we almost asked for help from a larger brewery,” said Brewery Operations Manager, Damon Scott, with a smirk. “We wanted to show our team and our supporters that we’re capable of going big … and we can do so independently.”
With a solid 6.1 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, Slacker brings a unique brew to independent and free-loving craft beer enthusiasts. Scott said, “This recipe highlights Madagascar Vanilla Beans post fermentation, giving the beer a creamy, slightly sweet, vanilla taste that melds seamlessly with the orange peel.”
Slacker delivers a smooth foundation from wheat, acidulated and caramel malts and the sweet orange peel tossed in during boil lets the juicy orange flavor and aroma shine. The strong citrus character, reinforced by Comet and Cascade hops, only confirms that the delicious orange does not fall too far from the Brass Monkey tree.