Once called the ‘forbidden rice’ black rice was a type that was reserved for Chinese royalty only. Dark in color with a rich nutty flavor, it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to use it in a beer. And the brewers from Boonsville California were more than up to the challenge.
This American Brown Ale is a lightly hopped, dark ale with hints of roasted grain, rye spice and a rich nutty flavor. And, at under 4%, it is an amazingly drinkable beer with all the qualities of a porter or stout with a fraction of the body and alcohol. A perfect porch beer for those who like a stout even in the heat of summer.