COOPERSTOWN, NY – Brewery Ommegang is debuting a new palate pleasing seasonal fall beer, Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale. Scythe & Sickle is an-amber ale brewed with a variety of malts, including pils, rye flakes and oat flakes, for incredible depth of flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Scythe & Sickle brings a new life and flavor to autumn beer lists traditionally filled with Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. The flavors of the hard work of summer and the celebration of autumn harvest are captured in Scythe & Sickle, creating a unique but traditional Ommegang farmhouse harvest ale.
“Scythe & Sickle is our foray into honoring the harvest season, taking the finest malts and blending them seamlessly into a rich amber ale,” says Brew Master Phil Leinhart. “Farming is about precision, timing and care, and this gently sweet ale is our testament to the craft and care of farming.”
Brewed with balance in mind, Scythe & Sickle boasts a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with light toastiness. It is bright amber in color from the mixed malts and delicately hopped to counter, rather than overpower, the malt profile. It is available exclusively from September through November in all 43 states where Ommegang is currently offered on draft and in 12-ounce bottles.
Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. The brewery creates six ales year-round as well as a range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in over 40 states. The brewery is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York (656 County Highway 33) and offers free daily tours and tastings, as well as a well-stocked brewery store and cafÃ©. Ommegang is open every day of the year except for Christmas Eve day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and New Year’s Day. For more info, contact [email protected], call 1-800-544-1809, or visit www.ommegang.com. Ommegang is a member of the Duvel family of fine beers. Follow on Twitter (@BreweryOmmegang) and like onFacebook.