Happy Easter! The only “Easter-themed” beer I could find was from Evil Twin Brewing entitled Ryan and the Beaster Bunny (I haven’t seen Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits around here, yet). I picked up a 4 pack of this farmhouse style ale from Premiere Liquors.
Evil Twin Brewing is based out of Denmark, but brewed by Two Roads Brewing Co in Connecticut. I have been impressed with many if not all of Evil Twin Brewing’s beers, including Biscotti Break, Molotov Cocktail, and Yin and Yang. I did not hesitate to pick up Ryan and the Beaster Bunny for a tasting.
Apparently, Ryan and the Beaster Bunny was conceived Fanø, an island off the west coast of Denmark. Evil Twin contracts out breweries in the United States to brew some of their beers. Just so happens that Two Roads in Stratford, CT is the location for production of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny.
Here is a picture of my Ryan and the Beaster Bunny:
Evil Twin Brewing: Ryan and the Beaster Bunny
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Rating: 86/100 with 473 ratings on Beeradvocate.com
Ryan and the Beaster Bunny poured a clear golden color with a two finger foam head that slipped away gracefully. Not much lacing to speak of. The aroma of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is lemon and citrus with some hints of herbs. There is a very earthy smell to Ryan and the Beaster Bunny. The taste of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is almost Brett-like, with sour mixed in with funky herbs and floral notes. The flavors of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny are difficult to lock down, but are definitely farmhouse and include banana, caramel, bubblegum, pepper, vanilla, and tartness. The mouthfeel of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is smooth to a bit on the carbonated side. There is an ever-so-slight alcohol undertone but at 7.0% really not bad at all. Overall I feel that Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is a solid farmhouse offering.