Marz Community Brewing: Jungle Boogie

ABV: 5.4%

IBU: 44

Special Ingredients: Rooibus tea

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.9/5

Would you care for a spot of tea on the Windowsill today?

Let’s chat about Chicago’s Marz Collective Brewing! The Marz collective—housed in the Bridgeport area of the Windy City—is made up of homebrewers, pro brewers and artists. They first came together because they all liked to drink beers at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar. They’re dedicated to “making small, artisanal batches of beer in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.” Can’t wait to learn more about these folks, and to have more of their beers!

The Jungle Boogie is a pale wheat ale brewed with rooibos tea. Rooibos means “red bush” (tee hee), and boasts a ton of health benefits. It will help you with everything, from diabetes prevention to digestion to heart health. I don’t know if the Jungle Boogie has enough rooibos to do any of that for you, but it sure as hell tastes good. It has some good fruity hoppiness—and that rooibos flavor—but the wheat backbone really helps balance the flavors and provides some good mouthfeel. Really interesting beer!

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