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Tavern Ale – Big Boss Brewing Co. – 96 Rating

Responses from co-founder and brewmaster Brad Wynn.
Brad Wynn, Co-Founder and Brewmaster | Photo Courtesy Big Boss Brewing Co.
Brad Wynn, Co-Founder and Brewmaster | Photo Courtesy Big Boss Brewing Co.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I came up with the recipe.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
I like the way the aroma says Bourbon but the flavor melds beer, Bourbon and biscuit flavors together really well.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
The name is derived from my take on what an American brewer would make to serve in an English Tavern.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
It makes for a great desert island beer because it straddles that perfect balance between bitter and sweet and is heavily hopped early in the boil so it ages very well. It also brings together beer and Bourbon seamlessly in one package.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
We recommend either a spicy pork sausage or nice, aged cheddar.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
This is the 1st beer I made in North Carolina and is an interpretation of a Christmas beer I made at my first brewing job at Wild Goose in Cambridge, Maryland. The first iteration did not have Bourbon but that addition has taken it to a new level, which includes greatly increased sales.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
This beer pairs particularly well with roasted meats, especially game.