Specialty Beer on Tap: Butternut Brown Ale
We tapped a new specialty beer this week at Standing Stone Brewing Company. In honor of the great flavor nuances of the fall harvest, we’re calling it Butternut Brown Ale. We sampled it at a preview event on 9/20 with a terrific response and tapped it for customers on 9/21.
This ale is particularly special because it was brewed by Acacia Baldner, an exceptional intern we had this summer.
Acacia is a biochemistry major at Southern Oregon University and an experienced home brewer. She’s entering her senior year at SOU and has already been accepted to the highly regarded and very competitive UC Davis Extension Brewing program for 2012, where she’ll continue her training to become a professional brewmaster. If the Butternut Brown Ale is any indication of what’s brewing in her future, we know she’ll craft some amazing beers!
About Butternut Brown:
Based on the American Brown Ale style, this beer features a deep brown hue and a rich, medium body. This malty, flavorful microbrew exhibits notes of caramel, roasted nuts, and a crisp, dry walnut-shell finish with aromas of mild hop and biscuit. 6.1% abv
- Organic Two-Row
- Organic Crystal 60
- Organic Chocolate
- Carabrown from Briess Maltster’s Reserve Series
- Bittering: Nugget
- Aroma/Flavor: Crystal & Cascade
It pairs well with autumn fruits such as figs, apples and pears, and bold cheeses like Rogue Creamery’s award-winning cheddar. You’ll find these in several items on our menu and specials.
As with all specialty beers, this is a limited edition small batch and these always go quickly. Come savor it while it lasts! Please feel free to share your comments about this beer on this blog post and chat with the brewmaster when you stop by to enjoy it.
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