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American Styles

 

AMERICAN CREAM ALE

 

A clean, well-attenuated, flavorful American lawnmower beer. An ale version of the American lager style. Produced by ale brewers to compete with lager brewers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.  Nothing beats this on a hot summer’s day, not even a pool!

 

AMERICAN PALE ALE

 

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt. An American adaptation of English pale ale, reflecting indigenous ingredients (hops, malt, yeast, and water). Often lighter in color, cleaner fermentation, and having less caramel flavors than English counterparts.  It boasts American “C” hops with citrus flavor accents balanced by a supporting malt backbone.  Not as hoppy as the IPA but sessionable to say the least.

 

AMERICAN IPA

 

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.   An American version of the historical English style, brewed using American ingredients and attitude.  This style often features heavy citrus tones from the classic American Hop Varietals like Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade etc.  If you are a “Hop Head”, for all you do, this one’s for you.

 

AMERICAN BROWN ALE

 

This style is a bigger, maltier, hoppier interpretation of the English Northern Brown Ale.  It is a hoppier, less malty Brown Porter, often including the citrus-accented hop presence that is characteristic of American hop varieties. Related to American Pale and American Amber Ales, although with more of a caramel and chocolate character, which tends to balance the hop bitterness and finish. For those that love malty goodness balanced with hoppy accents, this is just the one to have a session. 

 

AMERICAN STOUT

 

If one word had to describe this style it would be assertive.  Nothing bashful about this beer.  It is a stronger version of a dry stout much resembling a Foreign Extra however it incorporates mainly the American “C” hop varietals.  Robust in flavor this beer is usually maltier & hopped bigger, but balanced all around.  Typical American attitude and quite a nice beer to have while eating a steak, burger or just pulling a couple for an after dinner treat!

 

AMERICAN WHEAT

 

Refreshing wheat beers can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins. Different variations exist, from an easy-drinking fairly sweet beer to a dry, aggressively hopped beer with a strong wheat flavor.    These beers are great for hard working days and like the Cream Ale they are especially refreshing on those dog days of summer.  Hoppy or not these are crisp in the finish and your taste buds keep pestering you to pour yourself another!

 

CALIFORNIA COMMON

 

Also known by the Anchor Brewing Co. Trademark name "Steam Beer."  A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and showcasing an assertive hoppiness to boot.

 

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