Musical Cheers: Bunyan Badger Brown Ale

Pat Hibbard

In the spirit of beer being the beverage of the everyday man (and woman), we present Musical Cheers, a column that puts real beer in the hands of real people. Musical Cheers is guest authored by a revolving selection of friends and columnists with tastes as varied as the beers they review.


Guest reviewer name/occupation:

Pat Hibbard: Partner, performer and writer at Let Me Be Frank Productions

Currently listening to:

April Wine's “Harder … Faster"

Currently reading:

“Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair"

Favorite bassist:

So many to choose from, but today, I'm feeling Paul McCartney.

Preferred Blue Collar Brews:

College budget beer = Old Milwaukee Light

Blue collar choice = Miller Lite

Preferred White Collar Brews:

Lately I'm kinda digging Founders Rubaeus


Name of beer reviewing:

Badger State Brewing Bunyan Badger

Type of beer: English Style Brown Ale

ABV: 5.8 percent


Big 16 oz. can with a cool red and black plaid motif (think lumberjack with a flannel shirt) hence the Bunyan, as in Paul Bunyan. Has a nice spicy, malty, smell to it. Pours with a perfect foamy head. Very attractive dark brown color. It's nearly as dark as Coca-Cola.


Keep in mind, I'm not a beer conisewer, coinsurer, (Ok you win. I looked it up…) connoisseur. I am not a connoisseur. I'll just tell you what I think.

I am really liking this beer! Decent amount of carbonation. Very full-flavored. Nice amount of sweetness and spice with a semi-dark malt taste. Not IPA hoppy and not the heavy or thick feeling you get from some dark beers. Both positives in my book.

You'll like this beer if: you're looking for a nice change of pace from your boring old domestic. Although I wouldn't consider this an “all-nighter" it's a great way to expand your beer horizon!

You'll dislike this beer if: you're an IPA type of person, or, if really dark beer is your thing. But I say, try it! Where's your sense of adventure?



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