Microbrews are taking over the world. I live in the heart of microbrew country, and if it weren’t for the fact that beer makes you drunk there would probably be more breweries than Starbuck’s around here. Hell, there were at least ten different kinds of beer just in my house yesterday for our 4th of July party. But I hadn’t heard of this one yet . . .
Ka-Bar Brown Ale is the creation of Railhouse Brewery in Aberdeen, North Carolina.
Brown Ale ABV = 5.75% IBU= 29.5
The USMC KA-BAR depicted in our label is an icon and a legend in the world of knives. It was one of the general issue knives to the United States Marine Corps in World War II and quickly gained popularity. This knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal option knife still today.
Made with traditional brewers malt, with a touch of crystal and chocolate malts. Slight nutty undertone, with a mild bite at the end. Hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascades.
Because what combat knife doesn’t have a slightly nutty undertone?
I’m down with just about every kind of malt beverage known to science (including brown ales) but anything with only 5.75% alcohol seems like pretty weak beer to be named for a legendary USMC fighting blade. When it shares the name of a knife that can send you to meet your maker, shouldn’t a beer be able to knock you on your ass? Even Railhouse’s Vanilla Porter is made of sterner stuff.
I heard that Railhouse had approached Victorinox to license the name ‘Swiss Army’ brand name for their equally non-dangerous beer, but were rejected because the Swiss only drink pilseners and lagers. Just kidding.