Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pint Night 3/07/07 Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

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Burning River Pale Ale
An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops.
ABV: 6.0% ABW: 4.8% IBU: 45

Pale Ale: Gradually evolved from an English town called Burton-upon-Trent that was known for its distinctive hard water supply and propensity to brew a lighter colored beer than was common at the time.

Big, robust flavors like red meats and strong cheeses.

Named after the infamous 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River.

* Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 2002 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 2001 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1995 World Beer Championships
* World Champion, Gold Medal, 1994 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 1993 Great American Beer Festival

Pint Night 2/28/07 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale™
With a little creative curiosity, we used spent bourbon casks, fresh from decanting, and filled them with our very own Kentucky Ale. From barrels that once held the finest bourbons of Kentucky, we present Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a smooth, golden elixir unlike any other. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrel. We attribute this to what the bourbon maker calls the “angel’s share”. Elegantly smooth and modestly carbonated, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a fine sipping ale with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted Kentucky bourbon.