Next up on my local brewers tour….No Label Brewing’s 1st Street Ale! This is a light, information pills crisp/sharp blonde ale good for these Texas summers! It is available year round, order but the crisp refreshing taste just pairs well with warmer weather for me.
The bottle boasts an ode to Katy, order Texas and is brewed with rice. This was a first for me! (I also liked the bottle shaped bar code on their label!! Just a fun FYI : I also distribute the printers that do this! ) It even smelled crisp and clean. Like citrus and honey! It has a hazy orange appearance. There were no bitter, hop notes, it was very smooth and light bodied. I found it kind of “thin” for an ale, maybe more like a lager style.
There was a lot of carbonation, and while it had a malty smoothness, and a touch a fruit, I could have stood for a little more citrus flair.
All in all, I would drink it again, probably more so in the summer months as I mentioned. The amount of carbonation and light flavor/body would be nice sitting out on my back porch watching the kids play in the summer months.
In exploring their site, I found out No Label has a second brewery! They call this one Off Label for those special, experimental brews that don’t make the regular line-up. I haven’t seen these yet, but I will now be on the lookout! If you know where they are or have tried any, please let me know!