Topic Archives: Belgian Pale Ales

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

New year-round release: Allagash Hoppy Table Beer

Allagash Hoppy Table Beer stock

New for 2017, Allagash Hoppy Table Beer Is starting to ship this week. Expect this year-round from now on.

Low alcohol by volume Belgian-style beers are the inspiration for Allagash Hoppy Table Beer. High ABV doesn’t always mean the beer is better, as Allagash is about to prove to you.

The famous Allagash House Yeast (we think it deserves proper name treatment) fermented this beer, that boasts Chinook, Cascade, Comet, and Azacca hops. The dry-hop? More Comet and Azacca, plus a subtle addition of coriander. Combine the flavor of that House Yeast with that lineup of hops, and everything screams winner here.

A mildly hoppy aroma full of grapefruit springs from this straw-colored, light-bodied ale. Flavors of pine and stone fruit balance the beer’s clean, slightly bitter finish.

Allagash Hoppy Table Beer is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering, year-round starting in January, 2017.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale (w/ Coriander)
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Comet, Azacca
Malts:  Allagash 2-Row Blend, Maris Otter, Maine-Grown Oats

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Debut: January, 2017

4.8% ABV

Image: Mat Trogner, Allagash brewing

Posted in Red Hare Brewing, New Releases

Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle, a waffle flavored beer debuts

Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle

Perhaps this is proof beer can be anything. Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle is now now shelves.

This summer, the Marietta, Georgia based brewery released Cottontail Creamsic-ale, an orange creamcicle flavored pale ale. Building off the buzz that beer created is a new food inspired beer- Berry Belgian Waffle.

The base beer is a Belgian-style ale, brewed with bluberries, and favors that mimic waffles. Yes, beer can be anything you want it to be.

Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle will be a 12 ounce can and draft offering.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late November, 2016

7.9% ABV

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Mom Jeans hits Black Tie Series

Monday Night Mom Jeans

Monday Night Mom Jeans has officially joined the brewery’s Black Tie Series.

The Black Tie Series is the brewery’s more “formal & fancy” line of beers. The Black Tie family features the likes of Great American Beer Festival medal winning Barrel Aged Drafty Kiltand most recently, Georgian Imperial Stout.

This beer is built for function, not fashion. Effervescent with toasty malt overtones and a delicate hop finish, this dry Belgian-style pale ale was aged in the barrels of the mother of all suburban beverages. Fresh chardonnay barrels lend light vanilla notes and a pleasant tartness to the flavor.

Fill your social calendar with playdates and your shopping cart with Lunchables, so at the end for the day, you deserve a Mom Jeans. Heck, split it with your neighbor so that you can get some conversation with an adult.

Monday Night Mom Jeans will be a 22 ounce bottle offering. Now on shelves.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale (Wine Barrel Aged.)
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Biscuit, Aromatic

Debut: May, 2016

7% ABV

Read more: Monday Night Black Tie Series

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Spotlight: Allagash Sixteen Counties

Allagash Sixteen Counties

Allagash Sixteen Counties is a new year-round beer from the Portland, Maine based brewery.

First, the name. Allagash Sixteen Counties is named for the sixteen counties the in the brewery’s home state.

The beer is amber in color, brewed with a 2-Row malt blend from Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine, as well as caramel malt, biscuit, and brown malt. The hops are local as well, featuring Centennial, Cascade, and Mount Hood hops from the Hop Yard in Gotham, along with Aroostook hops from Westfield. Maine.

Per Allagash, the resulting flavor “…is bright amber in color and offers aromas of clove, sweet malt, and pine. The first sip opens with flavors of bread, malt, and caramel and finishes clean, dry, and with a lingering hop bitterness.:”

What to expect: A light Belgian-style ale, accented by the Allagash Brewery’s famous house yeast

Allagash Sixteen Counties will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, corked and caged starting May, 2016.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Mount Hood, Aroostook
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel, Biscuit, Brown

Release: April, 2016

?? ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Upslope Brewing Company

Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale returns for Spring

Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale

Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale has made a return to shelves in February, 2016.

The recipe for Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale requires a Trappist Ale yeast, coriander, and finish with a slight alcohol kick, of 7.5% ABV

Trappist Ale yeast provides fruity esters that are balanced out with coriander on the finish.


Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale is a 12 ounce can offering, through Spring, 2016.

Style: Belgian-Style Pale (w/ Coriander)
Yeast: Trappist

Availability: 12oz Cans, Seasonal release
Return: February, 2016

7.5% ABV 

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Hi-Wire Death Defying Spring Ale ships

Hi-Wire Death Defying Spring Ale

Hi-Wire Death Defying Spring Ale has joined the brewery’s seasonal lineup, replacing Contortionist Black IPA.

Hi-Wire Death Defying Spring Ale is a Belgian-style ale, brewed with Czech Saaz and Styrian Golding hops.

“The main goal of this beer,” stated Luke Holgate, HiWire Brewing’s Head Brewer, “was to match the yeast profile to the hop profile. And I believe we really accomplished that with this beer.”

Instead of bringing out another dark beer for warmer temperatures, the brewery decided spring should bring something fresh. Hi-Wire Death Defying Spring Ale is hitting shelves now in 12 ounce bottles and draft until March, 2016.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Hops: Czech Saaz, Styrian Golding

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-March
Release: Mid-January, 2016

6% ABV

Posted in AleSmith Brewing, New Releases

Alesmith Lil Devil bottled for the first time

Alesmith Lil Devil

Alesmith Lil Devil, the San Diego, California’s Belgian-style pale ale, is now available in bottles for the first time.

The addition of the of a new 80-barrel Steinecker brewhouse and extra fermentation room has given the brewery the opportunity to expand the six pack offerings.

“The incredible demand for us to package our beers in a 12-ounce format has always existed,” says AleSmith sales director James Valles. “Now, with our increased production capacity, we are finally able to fulfill that demand. We are currently in the process of shipping the new six-packs within our 24-distributor network, spanning across 19 states.”

This is the first time that Alesmith Lil Devil will be available in package, having been draft only since 2002. Look for it in-market by mid-October, 2015.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.

Release: October, 2015 (Bottles)
Distribution: AZ, CA, IL, MA, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA

5.75% ABV, 24 IBUs