What follows is the June 19th edition of my weekly column written for DIG Magazine.
Parish Brewing, the brewers of the popular Canebrake wheat ale, are back with a brand new beer for the Baton Rouge market. Envie is an American pale ale that is designed to be a hoppy session beer, perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
Envie pours a beautiful orange color with a two finger head that leaves nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Parish Brewing founder and brewmaster, Andrew Godley, was intent on having a big hop aroma, and he nailed it. The aromatics on this one are great, with a big citrusy hop nose and a hint of peach and apricot. Envie was dry hopped as if it were an IPA, giving it such a nice aroma. But, this one is easy to drink, with little bitterness and a sweet caramel finish.
At only 5.3 percent ABV, Envie is a beer that you can have several of, whether by the pool or paired with your favorite summer dish. It’s a versatile beer and one that you’ll find yourself coming back to time and time again.
Calandro’s Supermarket on Perkins is one of the few places in Baton Rouge that carries Envie, and it has by far the largest supply. Six-packs retail for $10.