DuClaw – Dirty Little Freak

Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% abv brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word.


Breweries: DuClaw.
Flavor Elements: Vanilla.
Beer Types: Brown Ale.
ABV: 08%
UBUs: 30
Roasted: 4/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3.8/5
Sparkling: 2.5/5
Bitter taste: 2.8/5
Sweet taste: 2/5

Smuttynose – Old Brown Dog Ale

Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.

Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It has since been retired from competition but enjoys love and respect from people all over the world.

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  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate
  • Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena, Flavoring: Willamette
  • Yeast: American Ale
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate and toffee.
Beer Types: American Brown Ale and Brown Ale.
ABV: 6.5%
UBUs: 29.5
Lactic: 0.5/5
Roasted: 2.8/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 2.5/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 0.2/5
Sweet taste: 1.8/5

Abita – Turbodog

Turbodog® is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog® its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor. Turbodog® began as a specialty ale, but has gained a huge, loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.

This ale pairs well with most meats and is great served with hamburgers or sausages. It is a good match with smoked fish and can even stand up to wild-game dishes. Turbodog® is also great for marinating and braising meats and cooking such things as cabbage and greens. Colby, Gloucester, Cheddar and blue cheeses go nicely with Turbodog®. It’s perfect with spicy Louisiana jambalaya or Spanish paella. Some even like it paired with chocolate!

Suggested temperature: 44°
Suggested glassware:pint, goblet, stange or stein


Breweries: Abita.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate.
Beer Types: Brown Ale.
ABV: 5.6%
UBUs: 28
Roasted: 3/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 2.8/5
Sparkling: 2/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Sour taste: 1.5/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Sierra Nevada – Tumbler – Brown ale

Roasted, rich, and perfect for an autumn afternoon. Tumbler is our take on the classic brown ale – full of roasted malt flavor but delicate on the palate and perfect for crisp fall days. Layered with notes of chocolate and toasted bread and a hint of smoke, Tumbler is the ultimate autumn beer, so grab a seat and watch as the leaves come tumbling down.


  • YEAST: Ale yeast
  • BITTERING HOPS: Challenger
  • FINISHING HOPS: Challenger, Yakima Golding
  • MALTS: Two-row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Smoked
Breweries: Sierra Nevada.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate, roasted, and toffee.
Beer Types: Brown Ale.
ABV: 5.5%
UBUs: 37
Lactic: 0.5/5
Roasted: 3.5/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

Stone brewers Drew Neldon and Steve Via won this year’s annual in-house Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition with this hefty brown ale—an impressive result considering that one of them had never encountered a brown ale he liked before tasting this one. Given layers of flavor from Vienna, Victory and Chocolate Wheat Malts, and warming, refined sweetness from Honey Malt and turbinado sugar, it’s a rich and soothing beer brewed with respect to traditional English methods and New World innovation. The British-American bulldog of the craft beer world? Perhaps. Best in Show? Absolutely.


Breweries: Stone.
Beer Types: Brown Ale, Imperial, and imperial brown ale.
ABV: 9%
Lactic: 1.5/5
Roasted: 2.8/5
Astringent: 1/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3.5/5
Puckering: 1.5/5
Sparkling: 2/5
Alcohol taste: 1.3/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 1/5

Dogfish Head – Indian Brown Ale

Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid. A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown, Indian Brown Ale is well-hopped and malty at the same time (It’s magical!).

The beer has characteristics of each style that inspired it: the color of an American Brown, the caramel notes of a Scotch Ale, and the hopping regimen of an India Pale Ale. We dry-hop the Indian Brown Ale in a similar fashion to our 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA. This beer is brewed with Aromatic barley and organic brown sugar.


Tasting Notes: Molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate
Food Pairing Recommendations: Balsamic vinaigrette salads, smoked meats, duck confit, braised ribs, venison, prosciutto, stews
Glassware Recommendation: IPA glass
Wine Comparable: Shiraz

Breweries: Dogfish Head.
Flavor Elements: toffee.
Beer Types: Brown Ale and Indian Brown Ale.
ABV: 7.2%
UBUs: 50
Roasted: 3.5/5
Dry: 3.5/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 3.5/5
Sweet taste: 1/5