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Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week:" Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 28, 2008 6:00PM

2008_05_botw22.pngLeading into next week's "Reader's Choice" selections, we figured we'd stick local. You'll remember that last month Flossmoor Station Brewpub launched a bottled beer program. One of the three selections they bottled also happens to be a longtime favorite of ours whenever we take the Metra Electric down that way.

For folks who think brown ales start and stop with Newcastle you are in for a treat with Flossmoor's Pullman Brown Ale. This monster ale is brewed with eight different malts, toasted oats, and blackstrap molasses. Thick and creamy does not begin to describe this beer. It pours and rests in your mouth like a syrup. Lest you think your jaw will seize drinking this, there's a fair amount of hops in the mix to give you a slightly bitter finish. Seriously, try this drizzled slightly over French vanilla ice cream, or paired with chocolate hazelnut cake.

In addition to the brewpub, Pullman Brown ale has been available at Archer Liquors for $6.99 a bottle. We're always up for a trip to Flossmoor for some Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale, Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week."