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Sunday, June 26, 2022
New Beer Thursday--New Glarus Road Slush

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New Beer Thursday--New Glarus Road Slush

So creamy you can dip Oreos in it, New Glarus' seasonal Road Slush Stout packs in the chocolate—chocolate malt, that is. The beer channels the best of the worst attribute of winter transportation—thick, dark sludge. Luckily, this brew is much more drinkable than its salty doppelgänger.

Poured into a pint glass, Road Slush displays a thick beige head and gives off the earthy aroma of a hunting cabin. Smoky malt aromas and a rich flavor do their best to hide the beer's relatively high alcohol content (6.2 A.B.V.), but failing to hide booziness is not necessarily a bad thing. The tang of the alcohol adds a complementary bitterness, and the following face-flush leave drinkers feeling warm.

Warmth is a running theme with Road Slush; the brewmasters recommend serving the beer slightly above room temperature. The result is a very potable brew, possibly a session beer, but definitely one to come back to. It is good in bottles, but a tap pour would maximize its creaminess.

No joke about the Oreos either; New Beer desk actually tried the unorthodox move, and astonishingly, we liked it.


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