Aroma: The Unsung Hero of Taste

Posted On: 8/19/2016

Aroma: The Unsung Hero of Taste

For most people, once a beer is poured and slid across the bar, the first step is to start chuggin’. Sure, you may have an appreciation for the taste, but there is a more subtle quality of beer that you might be missing out on. It’s one of the most important (and most overlooked) characteristics of beer − the smell.

The interplay of taste and smell significantly affects how our brains perceive flavor. The common perception is that our tongue is the main facilitator of all things culinary, but your taste buds aren’t capable of delivering the whole story alone. It’s no secret that eating with a stuffy nose leads to a positively depressing dining experience. Without smell, we’re left with tasteless filler. It’s only when we take the time to breathe in the aroma that we can fully tap into the flavor.

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Bur Oak Brewing Summer Cocktails

Posted On: 7/18/2016

Craft beer will always be our favorite summertime drink, but sometimes it’s fun to change things up! Any party can offer the usual drinks, but we’re here to take yours to the next level. We’ve crafted our very own cocktail recipe and the perfect summer sangria, both of which pair the tangy flavor of orange and the sweet taste of berries. Using our summer brew Lily Ale as a base, both of these drinks have the potential to make any gathering you’re hosting a hit with all of your guests. We’re loving these new recipes, so let us know if you are too!

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Lily Frozen Cocktail:

3-4 servings, pitcher

  • 1/4 orange concentrate
  • 1/4 cranberry concentrate
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 12 ounces Lily Ale
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • garnish with raspberries and oranges


Lily Sangria:

1 serving

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • fill to top with Lily Ale
  • splash of cranberry
  • garnish with orange

 

 

 

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