June 25, 2017

English Pale Ale

The English Pale Ale can be traced back to the city of Burton-upon-Trent, a city with an abundance of rich hard water. This hard water helps with the clarity as well as enhancing the hop bitterness. This ale can be from golden to reddish amber in color with generally a good head retention. A mix of fruity, hoppy, earthy, buttery and malty aromas and flavors can be found. Typically all ingredients are English.

Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Ale

B+ / 3.8
Samuel Smith's Organic Ale

Samuel Smith’s Organic Ale is reminiscent of the early 20th century brews not only in the brewing process and flavor, but label design as well. Certified organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soils Association.

Fuller’s London Pride

B / 3.5
Fuller's London Pride

Fuller’s London Pride, the company’s flagship brand, is a mahogany coloured bitter. The beer is best known in England in its 4.1% cask conditioned form, but is also sold worldwide in 4.7% pasteurised bottles.

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale

C+ / 2.8
Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Pale Ale

History:
Beers were dark before the Industrial Revolution. With the introduction of inexpensive clear drinking vessels, translucent beers became fashionable. When this sparkling amber beer was produced, it was declared pale to differentiate it from porter.

Taste:
Captures the soul of beer. It has a fresh maltiness that reminds you that good beer is a product of the soil. Beautiful balance of malt and fresh hops.

Serving Suggestions:
Rare roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast chicken, cheese, smoked salmon, Dungeness crab salad, bouillabaisse, sushi, New York steak; spicy foods such as Mandarin cuisine; aged Yorkshire-style roast beef en croûte; tandoori chicken salad and pork stroganoff. Traditionally served in nonik glasses.

Firestone DBA (Double Barrel Ale)

A- / 4.2
Firestone DBA

STYLE:
English Style Bitter / Amber Ale
Color- 16.0L (Amber)

FERMENTATION:
Selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.

MALTS:
Premium Two-Row
Maris Otter Pale
Munich
Crystal
Chocolate

HOPS:
Bittering – Magnum
Late Kettle – Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding
Dry Hops – East Kent Golding

FOOD PAIRINGS:
Versatile – Grilled meats, pizza, Italian red sauce dishes