Brew Review: Boston Cream Pale Ale
As most of you know, if you’ve read my bio, I migrated West from Boston just this past June, and now reside in beautiful Boulder. Well, during the holidays I made the trek back to frigid New England, and couldn’t be happier to be back in sunny Colorado!
Since I’ve returned to the Craft Brew Capital, I’ve made quite a few trips to Hazel’sBeverage World, but one beer in particular called out to me. It was a sort of Boston Calling (no pun intended), made by the brewers at Bull & BushBrewery. Their Boston Cream Pale Ale caught my eye, and no matter what other beers I perused, I felt drawn to the familiarity. So, I bought it, of course.
Now, I am typically not the biggest fan of Pale Ale’s, but this Boston Cream beckoned to me, and their was no turning back. I got home and immediately popped that cap right off. A rush of smooth milky vanilla ale collided with my taste buds, settling into a heartier grain flavor, laced with cocoa for a delightful finish. Could it be? This Boston Cream Pale Ale may have altered my feelings toward Pale Ale’s after all. As the Bull & Bush brothers claim, “this Cream Pale Ale is a fitting tribute to the official desert of Massachusetts.” As someone who loves pie and beer, trust me, they aren’t wrong about this Pale Ale.
After doing some research, I realized that the man, Joshua Bisk, who ignited this Pale Ale, has Massachusetts roots. No wonder that Boston Cream Pie flavor is so spot on. Bisk, along with the Peterson brothers, Dean and Dale, who created the Bull & Bush Brewery, really know their stuff when it comes to beer. And, not only do they have tasty beer, but the Bull & Bush Brewery in Glendale, CO charms you with it’s authentic pub vibes. After all, it is fashioned after The Old Bull & Bush Pub just outside of London. Go see for yourself, and feel as if you were enjoying a pint in a gastro pub along the English countryside.