Here at The Drunk Gnome, we LOVE discovering new gnome-inspired brews!
We recently stumbled upon “The Ill Tempered Gnome,” a winter ale from Eugene-Oregon-based Oakshire Brewing Company.
For our fellow brew nerds, here are the stats:
STYLE: American Brown Ale
OG: 15.5 Plato
AVAILABILITY: Winter Seasonal
FORMAT: Draft & 22 oz. bottles
FOOD PAIRINGS: Roast Pork, Grilled Sausages, smoked salmon, aged gouda, mild blue, burgers, bread pudding
We have yet to try the brew, but we’re hoping to find it in our local grocery store soon. If not, we are fully prepared to take a road trip out to Oregon.
In the meantime, here’s a brew review from the Daily Emerald’s Samuel Wendel: “Though it does retain some of the spice common to autumn beers, Oakshire complements the spice with a nice malty presence, and a subtle hoppiness that brings to mind the smell of pine. Its finish is smooth, and at 6.8 percent alcohol by volume, it shouldn’t take more than one or two to warm you up on a cold winter night. Ill-tempered Gnome is well worth a try, and should be available in most grocery stores.”
Have you tried the ill tempered gnome? What’s pissing him off so badly?
Pablo the gnome