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Two Roads Hizzoner

May 21, 2014

It is that wonderful time of year again when one my favorite German styles, the Maibock, is flowing plentifully from taps. These sweet malty beers provide a perfect relief from the sudden surges of heat and rain that dominate May and June. This year, I got to drink a lot of the Two Roads Hizzoner.

Two Roads is a brewery from Stamford, Connecticut founded by an interesting group of guys who all believe in the philosophy of the road less traveled. They all got their start somewhere else (engineering and off-shore drilling) but eventually found their way into brewing, which is where they wanted to stay. The brewery now operates out of a refurbished brick factory with a second story tasting room and beer garden.

The Hizzoner pours a clear caramel color with a minimal head, and has a nose composed of sweet toffee and fresh baked biscuits. It has a light body, and a slightly sticky mouthfeel that once again evokes sweet toffee or honey. Like most Maibocks, the flavor is exactly what you’re looking for. A strong flavor of sweet biscuity malt with hints of toffee and caramel that comes to a close on an almost tangy finish.

The Hizzoner is something that you can go back to over and over again, and I know I certainly did. Based on this beer, I’m definitely going to try more Two Roads.

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