“Help me OB-1 You’re my only hope”. Okay, but was Princess Leia actually talking about Snake River Brewing and its OB-1 Organic Brown Ale? Direct to you from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and much fresher than from a Galaxy Far, Far away, this Brown beer shines bright and almost garnet when held up to the light. Topped off by an off-white head that lazily laces down the glass; it offers up a somewhat malty aroma with a touch of toasty-ness. The taste delivers crystal and a light bit of roasty malts along with a cracker-like finish that’s semi-sweet, far from cloying; the body is medium with carbonation just a touch on the high side, but not distracting. It finishes with a deftly handled note of malt and toast with a hint of earthiness and just enough hops to give it balance.

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Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2