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Redhook American Independence Ale

Redhook American Independence AleNew: Redhook American Independence Ale.  Part of the Brewery Backyard Series

To pay tribute to the American revolutionaries who started the home brewing tradition in the United States, Redhook and the American Independence Museum have joined forces to brew American Independence Ale, a true American style pale ale and Redhook’s fourth Brewery Backyard Series release. In the days preceding the American Revolution, colonists were fed up with overtaxed ales imported from England. In response, they raised their middle fingers high to English ales and began brewing their own beer. Based on a historic beer recipe using local ingredients and modern techniques, American Independence Ale was brewed in commemoration of the colonialists’ defiance. The Redhook brewing team drew inspiration for the beer from the nearby Folsom Tavern in Exeter, a tavern, now part of the American Independence Museum, where many New Hampshire patriots would gather for a beer in the days leading up to the American Revolution.

American Independence Ale is a crisp, refreshing American Style Pale Ale made using locally grown and malted barley and hops. New England’s Warthog wheat gives the beer body and a dense head that holds the citrus and floral aromas from Simcoe, Zeus and brewery-grown Nugget hops. The medium-bodied pale ale is golden in color and the combination of the hops, wheat and two-row malts gives the beer citrus, pine, floral notes and a dry finish.

Availability:  Draft only, as of 2/8/12

5.2% ABV