So last time my mother came to visit, she brought the kids some candy. There was a small bag of bright green little candies. She had picked up this bag of "Pawleys Island Gator Droppings" in Pawleys Island, South Carolina on the way down here from Pennsylvania, just because it sounded fun. Apparently these candies are chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. And also apparently, they haven't been so popular since they're still sitting around after months. I just saw them again this morning amongst all the leftover Halloween candy.
But I was thinking what better candy than this to pair with Moose Drool Brown Ale, my beer for today, brewed by Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, Montana. For sure a creative name, a name that begs for you to grab it off the shelf and give it a try. I might be wrong as I've never been to Montana, but I'm thinking they have lots of time on their hands to spend looking at the sky and thinking up cool beer names.
The aroma is full of sweet caramel. Caramel and malty flavors start things out, with a little chocolate and toffee in the mix, too. The initial sweetness does get cut some by a bit of citrus flavors, balancing this beer nicely. There is also a definite underlying nuttiness throughout with this beer. Medium body, medium carbonation, and very smooth. You will finish with some nice flavors left on your palate. Check it out if you have the opportunity!
Chocolate Gator Droppings Nonpareils 6 oz. Gift Bag (snowcaps)
Pawley's Island Original Collection Large DuraCord Rope Hammock, Antique Brown
6oz Purple Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seeds