10 Purr-fect Beers for the Cat Lover
Can beer names attract people to drink them? In this case, these cat-inspired beers are targeting all cat lovers! Get your paws on these brews while you can!
By Justin Beerber on Aug. 08, 2019
Many people believe that cats are taking over the world and these breweries might just think so too… While, JustBeer tries to stay neutral when it comes to the debate between cats and dogs, we do love any pet or animal inspired brew! Here are ten beers that any cat-lover will love.
No cats were harmed in the making of these beers.
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Crossing paths with a black cat may be bad luck, but when it comes to Paddock Wood’s German schwarzbier, it’s not the case. This dark brew has a light malt palate with delicate coffee notes and subtle roast.
ABV%: 5.2 | IBU: 30 | SRM: 18
West coast American pale ales and India pale ales have inspired Cowbell Brewing’s Doc Perdue’s Bobcat. Hops are loaded from top to bottom in this ruby-red beer showing off aromatic pine, zest, fresh citrus and tropical fruit. The body is smooth and gently bitter, while the hop aromas are bright and vibrant. This Amber Ale won a silver medal at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards.
ABV%: 5.5 | IBU: 30 | SRM: 14
Fat Cat Lager has been in a can since 1995! A reddish-brown, Oktoberfest Vienna style lager and has a malty, toasty aroma with just a hint of Noble hops for balance. Malt, hops, water, blah blah blah. What more can I tell ya? It’s just plain ol’ good beer!
King Kitty Red Ale is a northwest take on a typically malt-forward style. Brewed with four different hop varietals and a sweet malt backbone, this red ale is balanced with a clean bitterness and enticing aromatics. Very versatile when it comes to food, King Kitty is sure to pair nicely with whatever you are cooking up in your kitchen.
ABV%: 5.75 | IBU: 57
The brewers at Unknown Brewing were visiting friends in Portland, Oregon and decided to visit a Cat Cafe to snuggle with kittens. That’s when they came up with the idea to brew this imperial farmhouse ale. This absurdly adorable beer is brewed with milk, sugar, fuzzy apricots, and catnip flowers.
ABV%: 9 | IBU: 35
Somewhere between a traditional Czech pilsner and a premium American lager, this special release entwines bready sweetness with floral and citrusy hop flavour for a refreshing and drinkable patio beer.
ABV%: 5.5 | IBU: 27
This winter brew is an ode to the colourful characters—those who flatten snow in the wee hours of the night, ascending into darkness without fear, and living in a world of powder. It is for these “Midnight Marauders” that they took some local artisanal roasted coffee from Coda Coffee Company and brewed it up in a stout made up of a complex blend of roasted malts. Enjoy this beer in the morning or evening, to get you through the long winter months.
ABV%: 5.9 | IBU: 57 | SRM: 50
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Tough Kitty Milk Stout features layers of caramel and chocolate malt complexity. The addition of rolled oats in the mash tun and lactose, commonly referred to as milk sugar, in the wort kettle lend a round, silky mouthfeel to the beer. Subtle hopping with Bravo and Cascade creates just enough bitterness to prevent the beer from being overly cloying. Deep black in colour, Tough Kitty opens with aromas of bittersweet chocolate, espresso and toffee that transition to flavours of the same. The addition of lactose, a non-fermentable sugar, works with the rolled oats to deliver a creamy, lingering finish.
ABV%: 5.5 | IBU: 27 | SRM: 84
Wildcat is brewed to provide the aroma and taste hop-heads crave, without overwhelming your palate. Brewed with four different hops, and five different malts, this IPA is complex, while still remaining approachable. Magnum, Cascade, Liberty, and Saaz hops give this IPA a citrus aroma, with a touch of noble hop distinction and herbal complexity, and smooth, clean bitterness. The use of five different malts in the grain bill provides Wildcat with the complex flavours of malty sweetness, bread, and caramel used to round out the brew. Just like the settlers of Wildcat Mountain who inspired its name, Wildcat IPA blazes its own path into history.
ABV%: 6.2 | IBU: 48 | SRM: 11
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