Lowlander American Pale Ale

PALE ALE

ROUND OF KOLF ANYONE?

THE EARLY DUTCH SETTLERS IN NEW AMSTERDAM NOW KNOWN AS NEW YORK DIDN’T JUST BRING THEIR ADVANCED BREWING SKILLS. THEY ALSO BROUGHT ‘KOLF’ WITH THEM – A FEROCIOUS PRECURSOR TO THE CIVILISED GAME OF TODAY. EVENTUALLY, IT WAS BANNED ON ACCOUNT OF THE DAMAGE IT CAUSED TO WINDOWS, LIMBS AND PRIDE. LUCKILY, THERE WAS ALE FOR CONSOLATION.

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INSPIRATION

WE ENVISAGED A BEER SO REFRESHING AND ZESTY AS A LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE… WITH OUR LOVE FOR CITRUS WE WANT TO SHOW THAT LIFE CAN GIVE YOU MORE THAN LEMONS OR LEMONADE.

WITH A NOD TO OUR AMERICAN COUSINS WE OPTED FOR A PALE ALE WHERE WE OVERLAY THIS CITRUS BONANZA WITH SOME HOPPY HOPS MELLOWED BY A MALTY BACKBONE TO CREATE A CLEAN, CRISP, ZESTY AND HIGHLY SESSIONABLE BEER. DID WE MENTION WE LIKE CITRUS?


BREWED WITH:
BLOOD ORANGE

A DISTINCT CITRUS- SWEET FLAVOUR WITH A HINT OF RASPBERRY. MORE BITTER AND LESS ACIDIC THAN YOU’RE YOUR AVERAGE ORANGE, THE BLOOD ORANGE PEEL GIVES OUR PALE ALE THAT LITTLE KICK.

GRAPEFRUIT

GRAPEFRUIT ADDS A MILD TANGY TROPICAL SWEETNESS AND SLIGHT BITTERNESS TO OUR PALE ALE AND MAKES IT A CRISP AND HIGHLY SESSIONABLE BEER.

SUMAC

NATIVE TO THE NEW AMSTERDAM AREA SUMAC IS A MUST HAVE BOTANICAL IN OUR PALE ALE. THIS EXOTIC SPICE HAS A CITRUSY, WELL-BALANCED TARTNESS THAT GIVES OUR PALE ALE AN EXTRA LAYER OF FLAVOUR.


KEY FACTS:

4.5% ALC/VOL

40 EBU

13 EBC

Background

FLAVOUR

ZESTY CITRUS WITH SLIGHT BITTERNESS & A MALTY FINISH
SOUR
SWEETNESS
BITTER
FRUITY
CARAMEL
HERBAL

BEER PAIRING

BEERTAILS

THE FIRST BREWERY IN THE USA WAS OPENED IN ‘NEW AMSTERDAM’ IN 1613 BY DUTCH NAVIGATOR ADRIAEN BLOCK. THE FIRST PAVED STREET ‘BROUWERS STRAAT ‘ OR ‘BREWERS STREET’ WAS LATER LAID TO ENSURE THE SMOOTH PASSAGE OF HORSE DRAWN BEER WAGONS.

BUT IT WASN’T JUST THEIR ADVANCED BREWING SKILLS THE DUTCH SETTLERS BROUGHT WITH THEM AT THE BIRTH OF THE USA’S FIRST PAVED COSMOPOLITAN CITY. THEY ALSO BROUGHT WITH THEM THE GAME OF “KOLF”. A CLUB AND BALL GAME SAID TO BE THE PRECURSOR TO WHAT WE NOW KNOW AS GOLF. THE GAME WAS PLAYED IN THE STREETS WITH SUCH FERVOR THAT IT WAS EVENTUALLY BANNED ON ACCOUNT OF THE DAMAGE IT CAUSED TO WINDOWS, LIMBS AND PRIDE. LUCKILY, THERE WAS ALE FOR CONSOLATION.

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