According to Beer Wars, which I watched earlier this week by the way, tonight I’m stabbing the craft brew world in the back by drinking a craft-clone. I don’t recall the exact terminology they used, but the idea was that big breweries are creating beers that appear to be from micro-breweries but are really just intended to eat into the market share of craft brewers. In some cases you can’t even tell from the label that a beer is brewed by one of the large breweries. This wasn’t the case with this Michelob Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale. The label clearly states that this is an Anheuser Busch product.
The beer is pretty tasty. It is a winter ale that is aged in casks that were used for bourbon. It’s also brewed with vanilla beans. The combo of the bourbon and vanilla is excellent. The beer goes down smooth with sweet deliciousness. I have to admit that I’m not a bourbon guy, so I can’t comment a whole lot on the quality of the bourbon flavor in the beer. I can tell that the flavor is there.
I bought a six pack of this stuff. Drank two last night. Gonna have a few tonight too. It’s an excellent wintertime party kind of beer. I don’t feel bad saying that I am thoroughly enjoying this “clone”.