Greetings beer lovers,
It has been a while since my last post and I am sorry I have been so tardy. I am happy to report that we will be serving White Birch’s Hookset ale for our Sunday offering. Accoring to the folks at White Birch Hookset ale is “inspired by our love of Belgian ales and hoppy West Coast ales. We bring Cascade and Columbus hops together with our house yeast for a smooth Belgian style hopfest”. This should be a nice addition to our line up including our Belgian-style Abbey ale which took the place of our Grand Cru. The Abbey (7% abv, 28 IBU’s) is a golden ale brewed with mostly pale malts from Europe along with some Belgian specialty malts to give this beer its color and texture. It is not as strong as the Grand Cru and has a touch of sweetness up-front with a very fruity aromatic (of peaches and pineapple) followed by a distinct clove-like flavor that finishes long but not sweet. This fine ale is the last in our four-part Belgian series which incorporated the use of a distinct Belgian Abbey yeast strain. The series started with the Dubbel, the Tripel followed by the Grand Cru and finishing with the Abbey. The yeast strain is the binding force behind all four beers. We hope you liked them. Cheers! Todm