Friday, December 16, 2016

Riley's Brewing Co. Hand Crafted Root Beer

Riley's Brewing Co is located in Madera, California. The head brewer started out a home brewer, who also grew up around brewing. After much trial and error and an annoyed wife, Daniel and his wife opened up their brewery. They now offer numerous beers, ales, specialty brews, and sodas. Their hand crafted root beer is what has intrigued me the most. This is truly an old school look on root beer. Their root beer has an authentic old fashioned favor and is very unique. It also sports a mammoth head. The body is complex and full flavored. I'm detecting a sarsaparilla core with numerous spices to compliment.(wintergreen, cloves, cinnamon, anise, all-spice, licorice, and burdock) My only knock would be that the molasses is a little overpowering. Molasses in my opinion, it's much better in small doses. The finish has creamy smooth vanilla and honey, which is the perfect ending to such a distinctive brew. 8.5/10.

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