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Having gone to the local Cost Plus (mistakenly called Trader Joe’s by a co-worker) I got a fine selection of interesting looking beers. The first was by the St. Arnold’s brewing company, from Houston actually. I chose for it’s locality, it’s name, which always makes me think of Hoos, and it’s little man, who reminds me of Dr. L. The name “Brown Ale” is also reassuringly simple to a beer chooser. It had a really interesting first impression, almost nutty, but then it settled into a steady teeth knocking mahogany power. I like mahogany a lot, but it needs something appropriately strong to complement it. However, if you are really into smooth beer without any unpleasantness, this is your pick.