Topic Archives: Golden Ale

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Coming Soon

Eccentric Cafe Exclusive: Bell’s Tessie’s Golden Ale

Bell's Tessie's Golden Ale

Bell’s Tessie’s Golden Ale will debut in the brewery’s Eccentric Cafe in late-October.

The golden ale is being brewed on Bell’s new pilot system and bottled on a new specialty packaging line. The artwork features brewery founder Larry Bell’s dog Tessie wearing an Oberon collar.

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Look for it in 12-ounce bottles and draft in the Cafe before Halloween.

Style: Golden Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late October 2018

5% ABV

Posted in New Holland Brewing, New Releases

Blueberries: New Holland Lost Dune debuts in cans

New Holland Lost Dune cans

New Holland Lost Dune is returning to the Michigan based brewery’s line again for the summer.

Designed for warm weather drinking, New Holland Lost Dune is brewed with local blueberries and coriander, plus a heavy dose of Mosaic hops.

“At New Holland, it’s no secret that we’re inspired by the seasonality of ingredients and flavors. Plus, located on Lake Michigan, summer is a natural inspiration. Lost Dune captures the taste of summer with its refreshing and aromatic body.” – Brett VanderKamp, Co-Founder & President.

For the beer’s official launch on May 18th aka “Dune Day”, New Holland has partnered with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan to support the non-profit organization’s mission to permanently protect and care for Michigan’s natural beauty. Participating locations will be donating a portion of sales from each pint of Lost Dune sold on Dune Day to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

New Holland Lost Dune will be available seasonally across the brewery’s entire network in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Blueberries, Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Summer seasonal
Debut: Late May 2016
Latest Release: Mid May 2018

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Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Mango, payapa, & guava heavy Hi-Wire Tropical Fruit Golden Ale debuts this month

Hi-Wire Tropical Fruit Golden Ale

Hi-Wire Tropical Fruit Golden Ale heads to full distribution this month.

This 11.3% alcohol by volume strong ale is brewed with Citra hops and a hefty amount of Guava, papaya, and mango during secondary fermentation.

This high octane beer is deceptively drinkable, allowing big fruit flavors to mask the heat of this dank & sticky beer that does not taste anywhere near 11.3%

Hi-Wire Tropical Fruit Golden Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles, and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.

Style: American Strong Ale (Guava. Papaya. Mango.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April 2018

11.3% ABV

 

Posted in New Releases, Starr Hill Brewing Company

Year-round: Starr Hill Front Row Golden Ale

Starr Hill Front Row Golden Ale

Starr Hill Front Row Golden Ale debuts year-round in February.

The lighter styles of beer, like golden ales, lagers, and pilsners, are on track to surge with craft beer drinkers in 2018. Charlottesville, Virginia based Starr Hill Brewery already got that heads up and will debut Front Row Golden Ale in February.

Inspired by the outdoor concert season, Front Row is described as a “light and refreshing beer, with a perfect balance of hop bitterness and a honey-like malt body.” The golden-hued beer is brewed with Cascade hops, Honey malt, and oats.

Look for Starr Hill Front Row Golden Ale in 12-ounce bottles, draft, and 16-ounce cans (in the brewery’s Boombox Pack) year-round.

Style: Golden Ale
Hops: Cascade
Malts: Honey, Oat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February 2018

4.9% ABV, 20 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night I’m On A Boat is coming in time for boat season

Monday Night I'm On A Boat

Monday Night I’m On A Boat, a new golden ale will release in the near future. 

We’d bet 9 out of 10 of you reading this right now has the Saturday Night Live sketch/song in your head, featuring Lonely Island and T-Pain. For the 1% that don’t know, we’ll drop the video at the bottom of the article.

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It may not seem like it now, but it will indeed be warm outside again. Georgia will get warm, then really freaking hot, and soon you be sipping Monday Night I’m On A Boat, most likely on an actual boat.

This slightly hoppy yet very sessionable golden ale is just shy of 5% alcohol by volume, to be found in  12-ounce cans. Basically, it can and will go everywhere. If our understanding of the brewery’s timetable is correct, you’ll see this in early spring.

Style: Golden Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Ommegang

Ommegang Bend the Knee may be the best Game of Thrones release yet

Ommegang Bend The Knee Bottles

One day there will another Game of Thrones book. Perhaps sooner than that, the next season on HBO. In the mean time, Game of Thrones fans will sip Ommegang Bend the Knee and wait.

Commemorating the seventh season of the game changing series, Ommegang Bend the Knee is golden ale. The 9% alcohol by volume beer will debut in three different collector bottles, each with the house seals for each family vying for the Iron Throne.

Each of the 750 mililter bottles will sport House Stark, House Targaryen, and House Lannister, retailing around $10.99 per bottle. The brewery chose Saaz, Bravo, and Stryian Golding hops for the golden ale, with a malt base of pilsner and flaked oats.

This may be our favorite release to date. The throne may be iron, but this beer sports a beautiful golden hue, with a touch of citrus hop flavor. The wildflower honey addition cuts the bitterness like a sharp sword passing through your enemy. The Song of Ice & Fire may be complex, but this beer is a beautiful as the Mother of Dragons.

 

Bend the Knee is brewed with pils malt and flaked oats and hopped with Saaz, Bravo, and Styrian Golding hops. It pours a golden hue with a large, frothy head. Both the aroma and flavor mix maltiness and citrus from the hops, while Ommegang’s signature house yeast produces prominent fruitiness. Wildflower honey added during fermentation provides light sweetness to the beer, which finishes dry and with firm hop bitterness.

“With this next Game of Thrones-inspired release, we wanted a beer and a pack that was fit for a king… or a queen. Drawing from a rich Belgian brewing tradition, Golden Strong Ales are deceptive due to their unique combination of extreme drinkability and relatively high alcohol content. Bend the Knee walks that line, while also incorporating the delicate flavors of honey into the mix. The subtle noble and floral hop contribution adds to its delicateness, and the beer finishes smooth and dry.” Brewery Ommegang President, Doug Campbell.

Unlike the book or the tv season, Ommegang Bend the Knee has arrived right on time, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Honey)
Hops: Saaz, Bravo, Stryian Golding
Malts: Pilsner, Flaked Oats

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: Memorial Day, 2017

9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale joins “Citra” series

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale debuts this month. If you follow the brewery’s lineup, then this name might be familiar to you.

Citra hops are the hop of choice for many of New Belgium’s newest brews. The kettle soured draft only Fruit Fly, features Citra, the most obvious is Citradelic Tangerine IPA. The IPA also includes a subtle addition of tangerines.

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Starting now, and continuing into 2017,  “Citradelic” is evolving into a series.  The second Citradelic offering is  New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, a golden ale brewed with Citra hops, Persian limes, coriander, and cracked black pepper.

A crisp, refreshing golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, freshly ground coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper.

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale is a 12 ounce bottle release only.

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Limes, Black Pepper, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: December, 2016

5.2% ABV