Backpocket Brewing is a local brewery based in Coralville, Iowa. The first time I tasted their brews was at a local brewfest and I enjoyed their offerings immensely. While visiting a local winery, I tried Slingshot, as they had it on tap and I was not very impressed with the actual wine offerings. As the Backpocket Brewing website states, “Don’t let the Slingshot’s color fool you, it has a light body, and smooth, subtle complexities that will remind you to never judge a book by its cover.”
Basic Info (via bottle/website)
* German dark lager
* A dark beer you can drink all night
* Malts: Pilsner, Carmel Light, Carmel Dark, Munich, Chocolate
* Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Perle
* 5.3% alcohol
This brew was very drinkable. Its amber appearance showcased the caramel and pilsner notes.