Archive for the 'Ale' Category

Sour Power Six Pack Sampler

From the Brewer – “Now available, the Sour Power Six Pack Sampler features three of Global Beer’s finest sour ale offerings. Included in the pack are two each of Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ales, Petrus Oud Bruin Ales, and Petrus Aged Pale Ales.”

Petrus Oud Bruin Ale: Red & Brown Ale
“Dark ruby red – red as wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders

Created by a secret blend of the aged and sour ‘mother beer’ with fresh brewed sweeter beer, this beer produces a sour-sweet balance, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. A discovery! The best in its style! Light in alcohol, exciting complex flavors and tastes come to the forefront.

Although serving cold is recommended, taking time to drink it will release more aromas towards the end of your glass.”

It is an excellent beer to marinate fish or meat in it. Richer meat dishes, or heavy pasta dishes where the light sourness of the beer is looked for to offset the sweetness of the sauce.

Alcohol by volume: 5.5%

Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Ale: Red & Brown Ale
“As Belgian beer lovers, you certainly know about the famous restaurant-bar in Philadelphia with the name Monk’s Café. This restaurant is known all over the USA as one of the best places to find an extensive selection of Belgian beers, and also great food cooked in Belgian beer. The owner Tom Peters is one of the many people who fell in love years ago with Belgian beer, and one of the few who had the passion and tenacity to learn all about it.

In 2002 he finally had the opportunity, and the courage to convince the Van Steenberge brewery to bottle its famous ‘BIOS – Vlaamse Bourgogne’ under private label for him. The Flemish Burgundy of the Van Steenberge brewery is an old brown in style, aged in oak, and is one of the oldest brews made by the brewery, at least brewed for over 300 years. Tom Peters knew the beer long since, but always had trouble finding some bottles, even in Belgium. Indeed, the beer is only brewed once a year. A final tasting of a whole line of Belgian Old Browns in the Brugs Beertje bar (Brugge) tilted the decision: this is the best old brown ale in the world! And Tom went to the brewery to see Mr. Paul Van Steenberge and Mr. Jef Versele, the owners of the brewery.

Well the rest is history, as they say, but we at the Global Beer Network are very honored to be able to import this fabulous, exceptional Belgian beer in the USA.”

Great with Asian, spicy Mexican and even salads!

Alcohol by volume: 5.5%

Petrus Aged Pale Ale: Red & Brown Ale
Aged? Many beers have a long maturation, but this one has only 24-30 months in oak barrels.
Pale? This beer has an old gold to bronze color, rather than the burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders. This is the ‘mother beer,’ used in various quantities to blend with the other Petrus beers, and to give them their unique and very distinctive taste. This mother beer is rather sour with a bite like the best Brut Champagnes. A connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.”

Smoked, pickled or marinated fish (trout, herrings, sardines). Shellfish. Squid.

Alcohol by volume: 7.3%

Format: 6 Pack – 2 of each type
Seasonality: Year Round


Pyramid Summer Variety Pack

From the Brewer – “Pyramid’s summer variety pack offers a quartet of brews that are perfect for summer’s memorable moments, whatever they may be.  Our flagship Hefeweizen is joined by Apricot Ale, an award-winning wheat beer, our refreshing summer seasonal Curve Ball Blonde Ale and a limited edition Pale Ale, celebrating the first Pyramid beer ever brewed in 1984, available in the variety pack only.”

Hefeweizen: Unfiltered Wheat Ale
“The standard by which all other wheat beers are judged. Our award-winning American-style Hefeweizen is a unique take on the traditional Bavarian classic. This refreshingly unfiltered wheat ale delivers a distinctively smooth flavor worth savoring with friends.”

Hops: Nugget, Liberty
Malts: 39% 2 Row Pale Barley, 60% Malted Wheat,1% Caramel
Original Gravity: 12.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 18
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%

Apricot Ale: Unfiltered Wheat Ale
“Apricot Ale perfectly combines the taste and aroma of fresh apricot with the smooth finish of a traditional wheat beer. It’s refreshingly unfiltered character and fruit flavor make it an ale worth savoring.”

Hops: Nugget or Summit
Malts: 50% 2 Row Pale Barley, 50% Malted Wheat
Original Gravity: 11.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 11
Alcohol by volume: 5.1%

Curve Ball: Cold-Conditioned Ale
“A deliciously drinkable golden summer seasonal, Curve Ball quenches the deepest of thirsts with its crisp, clean flavor. This cold lagered ale is the perfect accompaniment to summer’s memorable moments, whatever they may be.”

Hops: Vanguard, Perle
Malts: 2-Row Barley, Malted Wheat
Original Gravity: 12 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 18
Alcohol by volume: 5%

Pale Ale: Pyramid’s First Brew
“Our inaugural Pyramid beer, Pyramid Pale Ale was the first beer ever brewed in 1984 under the Pyramid family of ales. Brewed only with Cascade hops and styled in the tradition of English Pale Ales, Pyramid’s Pale Ale is sweet and malty, with floral hop aromas.”

Hops: Cascade
Malts: Malted Barley, Caramel Malt 80L, Caramel Malt 120L Carapils
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 38
Alcohol by volume: 5.4%

Format: 12 Pack – 3 of each type
Seasonality: Summer

Newcastle Summer Ale

From the Brewer – “Don’t let its light, golden-yellow color fool you. Our Summer Ale packs a secret punch that’s just as bold as it is refreshing. It’s crisp with a touch of caramel, medium sweet in the middle, with a deliciously dry, hoppy finish that’s just the thing for a warm summer’s day. Or any time you’re feeling summery, really.

Hops: Styrian Golding and Challenger
Malts: Optic
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 26
Alcohol by volume: 4.4%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Summer

Dogfish Head Tweason’ale

From the Brewer – “The No. 1 thing Dogfish lovers ask for at our pub, in our brewery and on our website is a gluten-free beer. But not just any gluten-free beer — they want gluten-free with gusto.

“It seems as if lots of folks who have gluten-tolerance issues are pining for an interesting beer,” says Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione. “While there are a few well-made examples that mirror traditional beer styles, there aren’t any off-centered offerings.”

Enter Tweason’ale.

For our first new 12-ounce 4-packs in nearly half a decade, we replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.

We believe health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction and drinkability of this very special brew.”

Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 4 packs
Seasonality: Released 4 times a year

Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale

From the Brewer – “Here in the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley, the black soil is rich with promise. In winter, rows of barley seed are laid in the freshly tilled dirt. In spring, trellises are set for hops.

From our fields comes a remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery here in Chico and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world!

This Estate Ale is rich with the flavors of the valley—featuring hops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew.”

Alcohol by volume: 6.7%
Format: 1pt 9.4oz Bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer

Rum Cask is fun, vibrant and spicy. Who would have thought that rum and beer would work so well?? It’s our unique combination of specially brewed beer, rum and oak that just makes this beer sing!

From the Brewer – “The Rum Cask brew has a deep red color, soft fruits and malt balanced by a lively spiciness from the rum on the palate. The finish is mellow and oaky with just a lingering hint of spice.

The sweet, spicy notes of Rum Cask make it an ideal accompaniment to game meals like venison or duck. It’s sublime with strong, mature cheese when served with good-quality chutneys and relishes.

Alcohol by volume: 7.4%
Format: 6 packs, 1pt 9oz Bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Try these similar Brews!: Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

Stone Verticlal Epic Ale

From the Brewer – “As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics and twists & turns as the adventure unfolds. These bottle-conditioned ales are specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy them in a “vertical” tasting. Each one unique to its year of release. Each with its own “twist & turn” in the plotline. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition. To remind you, the remaining dates are: 12.12.12.”

Hops: Warrior, Target, Perle and Pacific Jade
Malts: Pale, Crystal, Munich, CaraBohemian and Special B
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 65
Original Gravity: 20.5 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 9.4%
Format: 22oz Bottles
Seasonality: Winter

Williams Bros Historic Ales from Scotland – Gift Pack

These beers pre-date the popularity of hops. This variety of four ales including Elderberry Black Ale, Scotts Pine Ale, Heather Ale, and Seaweed Ale will show what beer was like way back when. This is a must for any beer historian or anybody who wants to explore the parameters of beer.

From the Brewer –

Ebulum – Elderberry Black Ale – Introduced to Scotland by Welsh Druids in the 9th Century, elderberry ale was part of the Celtic Autumn festivals where the ale was passed round the people of the village. This recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. In medieval times elderberries were used for many natural remedies and are known to be high in fruit tannins and oils. It is a rich black ale with fruit aroma, soft texture, roasted grain and red wine flavour, with a gentle finish.

6.5% abv

Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley Bree, Hops, Elderberries, Roasted Oats and Barley.

Alba – Scots Pine Ale –  Introduced by the Vikings, spruce and pine ales were very popular in Northern Scotland until the end of the 19th Century. Alba is a “triple” style ale, brewed to a traditional Highland recipe using the sprigs of spruce and pine collected every spring. This complex rich tawny ale is best drunk at room temperature from a wine goblet.

7.5% abv

Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley Bree, Scots Pine and Spruce Sprigs.

Fraoich – Heather Ale – Brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C. heather ale is probably the oldest style of ale still produced in the world. From an ancient Gaelic recipe for “leann fraoich” (heather ale) it has been revived and reintroduced to the Scottish culture. Into the boiling bree of malted barley, sweet gale and flowering heather are added, then after cooling slightly the hot ale is poured into a vat of fresh heather flowers where it infuses for an hour before being fermented. A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, a spicy herbal flavour and dry wine like finish. 

5% abv

Kelpie – Seaweed Ale – Prior to the 1850’s there were many Scottish coastal alehouses, which brewed their own ales, these ales were made from local malted barley, which was grown on fields fertilised with seaweed. This environment gave the barley a very specific flavour which we have recreated by the inclusion of fresh seaweed in the mash tun. Seaweed (bladder rack) taken fresh from the water on the Argyll coast is ‘mashed in’ with the malted and roasted barley. Kelpie is a rich chocolate ale which has an aroma of fresh sea breeze and a distinctive malty texture.

4.4% abv

Ingredients: Malted Barley Bree, Hops and Seaweed

Format: 12 oz. bottles
Seasonality: Winter

Sam Adams Infinium

From the Brewer – “Our brewers worked for two years with the world’s oldest brewery, Germany’s Weihenstephan, to create this unique new beer style. A groundbreaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast, Infinium™ is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma. The crisp clean malt character and delicate fruit notes in this beer are complemented by a slight citrus flavor from dry hopping with Bavarian Noble hops. Bottle conditioning adds another layer of complexity and light spice notes.

Our brewers rearranged the brewing process to create this ground-breaking beer, reintroducing the mash process into the brew kettle and the fermenter. The process used to brew Infinium is patent pending, and allowed our brewers to create a beer unlike any ever brewed under the Reinheitsgebot. Infinium is dry-hopped with Bavarian Noble hops for a light citrus flavor. It’s then bottle-conditioned with a traditional Belgian yeast and fermented in the champagne-method to add another layer of flavor complexity, a bright clarity, and a fine carbonation to the beer.”

Yeast: Samuel Adams Belgian-style ale yeast
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefrueh, Spalt Spalter, Tettnang Tettnanger and Hersbrucker Noble Hops
Malts: Custom blend of two-row malted barley, malted spring white wheat, and malted oats
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 10.3
Original Gravity: 20.5 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 10%
Format: 750ML Bottle
Seasonality: Limited Holiday Release

Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

K-9 Cruiser is a dark, sweet and malty winter warmer that will captivate any adventurous craft brew drinker. A true Flying Dog original, K-9 Cruiser is the perfect brew to warm you up in those cold winter months.

From the Brewer – “If only we could take our dogs skiing they could chase off snowplowing tourists, stick their heads out the gondola window, and use the snow as their own artistic canvas. But on those days when your pooch can’t be there, enjoy one of these dark, sweet, malty ales in his honor.”

Pairs with: Buttery cheeses, sweet breads, spice cake, squash, yams, and sweet potatoes.

Yeast: English Ale
Hops: Millenium, U.S. Saaz
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 30
Original Gravity: 16 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 7.4%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Try these similar Brews!: Heavy Seas Winter Storm Category 5 Ale, Great Devide Hibernation Ale

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