10 Photos - Aug 3, 2014
Photo: Photo: Chablis Lambic (~4.2% abv)
The prototype for the upcoming Brattlebeer Cider Ale. This lightly tart and refreshing beer is mostly dry, pale, fruity and malty, with low bitterness, low hop aroma, and a rocky champagne-like head. It’s fermented spontaneously with a blend of finger lakes Chablis grape juice (to be replaced with local cider), malt, and hops. A great, refreshing beer to introduce mild sour flavors to those unfamiliar with sours, while being complex enough to intrigue craft beer connoisseurs as well.Photo: Photo: Belgian Bruin (3.8% abv)
This Belgian-style nut brown is the prototype for the Creamery Brdige Brown Ale. It has a deep nutty and roasted malt flavor with toasted sesame aroma with a cleanly fermenting historical American yeast strain. This dark and malty, yet light, session ale is meant for those who like American and British style ales that are lower in hops, simpler in yeast, but still rich, satiating and packed with flavor. It’s a great crossing point into some of our other styles.Photo: Belgian Bruin (3.8% abv)
This Belgian-style nut brown is the prototype for the Creamery Brdige Brown Ale. It has a deep nutty and roasted malt flavor with toasted sesame aroma with a cleanly fermenting historical American yeast strain. This dark and malty, yet light, session ale is meant for those who like American and British style ales that are lower in hops, simpler in yeast, but still rich, satiating and packed with flavor. It’s a great crossing point into some of our other styles.Photo: 3 Year Cherry Kriek (6% abv?)
This golden, rosy beer is done in a traditional Belgian style incorporating fruit into the fermentation process. It is a blend of three different years of beer aged in oak barrels with hand picked West Philadelphia cherries. The fruitiness of the cherries is supported by tangy sourness and subtle malts and hops, and leads to a beer that is complex both on the nose and palate, but is not overly sweet as many others in its style are.Photo: Photo: Jolly Abbot Belgian Barley Wine (13% abv)
This beer is a deep copper color and not to be confused with its over-the-top malty English style cousins. It’s a strong ale aged in various port, sherry, wine, or liquor barrels, and while it boasts big malt flavor with caramel and chocolate notes, there is plenty of dark fruit and pecan-like nuttiness as well. There’s also a wonderful tangy flavor that hides the alcohol well behind balanced flavors and complex aromas.Photo: Photo: