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For this week's Rare Beer Tuesday, the Charleston Beer Exchange boys are throwing Buzz Bomb Ale from Brooklyn Brewery on the growler station at 5 p.m.
Buzz Bomb is the latest addition to Brooklyn's Brewaster's Reserve series, a line of unrelated but extra-special beers from the NYC brewery. The ever-informative CBX blog notes that it's brewed with wildflower honey, and offers up this piece of the commercial description:
In Brooklyn Buzz Bomb, the honey takes center stage, making up a full 25% of the fermentable sugar. We added the honey to the kettle along with a gentle hopping and a lilt of orange peel. Is the beer sweet? Actually, not at all - honey is quite fermentable and our Belgian ale yeast is very hungry. Brooklyn Buzz Bomb has a bright gold color and a spicy floral aroma showing distinctive honey notes. The palate is light, crisp, and very dry, showing a zing of acidity and a quick burst of fruit. Complex floral, honey and spice flavors linger in the bone-dry finish.
The Charleston Beer Exchange keeps it real at 14 Exchange Street downtown.