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Frightened Baby Chipmunk – Call To Arms Brewing Co. – 95 Rating

Responses from proprietor and head brewer Jon Cross.
Jon Cross, Proprietor & Head Brewer  |  Photo By Nathanael Roberts Photography
Jon Cross, Proprietor & Head Brewer | Photo By Nathanael Roberts Photography

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
One of the best things about Call to Arms is that we collectively brainstorm new beers and which direction to take. The final recipe writing is done by me, but only after numerous discussions amongst our owner/management team.  Some of our best ideas stem from creative chats accompanied by a round of pints.  

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer?
My favorite aspect of this beer is the delicate balance of flavors and aromas. The subtle funkiness and tropical fruit provided by the Brettanomyces clausenii pairs beautifully with the D'Anjou pears to create a dynamic drinking experience. As this beer warms slightly in the glass, you'll notice a serial transition between layers of fruity esters with a very gentle malt backbone throughout. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We often derive beer names from silly, sometimes ridiculous movie quotes.  This name came from "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".  I'll leave it up to you to find when and where that line was said.  Grab a beer while you are at it!

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
Throw a cocktail umbrella in the glass and this would definitely be my desert island beer. It's bursting with tropical refreshment and extremely easy to drink.  

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Deliciously fruity with notes of pineapple, pear and Brett funk.  

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Much like a crisp white wine, this beer pairs best with seafood and a light pasta dish.