NewsA news story from the great state of Wisconsin this week where breweries decided to reenact the Boston Tea Party by dumping a keg of their beer into the Milwaukee to protest new legislation regarding small brewers. I will be honest, I didn’t really read what the legislation was about, I was too upset over all the spilled beer.
A Little History Lesson...
- American pale ales come from British origins and its cousin the English pale ale.
- In general, this style is going to be a very balanced style, resulting in a not to hoppy, but not to malty taste.
- This in large part is a function of the ingredients
- When craft brewing started to gain some ground on the west coast, brewers wanted to give the public something that they enjoyed
- They decided to turn to British Ales, but could not afford to ship the ingredients from Britain
Sam Adams Boston Ale
- Weighing in at 4.94% ABV, this beer is very easy to find. In fact if you can’t find this beer, shame on you for six weeks
- More copper in color than the beers we looked at previously
- A balance taste, but much more pronounced hop or bitter flavor
- You can tell it is different than the lagers we have talked about, it's a bit heavier and has a definite aftertaste