BELGIAN STYLE SERIES: BREWED WITH MAPLE SYRUP
Flemish brewers add sugar as an adjunct during fermentation. We add real maple syrup from our friends at Big Tree Maple, a farm literally across the road from the brewery.
Grand Arbor is hazy pale straw in color with a thick rocky white head and persistent lacing. Aromatically earthy with distinct fruity esters and low to moderate noble hop character. Balanced fruity character blends into crisp biscuit notes with a dry tart finish. Interestingly, although we add maple syrup it adds an earthy/woody character rather than an overt sweetness.
Discerning eyes will notice the labeling on Grand Arbor is a bit of a departure from our normal designs. Our in-house art director teamed up with Nate Duval for this first in a series of labels.
Because both the 750ml bottle and the draught barrels are conditioned, some haziness is to be expected. When pouring the bottle, be aware that some sediment may be present. Pour carefully to avoid this, or don’t. The choice is yours.
Particularly tasty when paired with sharp bleu cheese, fresh-baked sourdough bread, curry, very sweet & rich desserts.
AVAILABILITY: Mid-Winter 2013 release / 750ml bottle (conditioned) / 1/6 keg (conditioned)
Sorry, this beer is not sold in New Hampshire, Texas or West Virginia
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