Month: June 2019

Top 4 American Ales for Independence Day

With Independence Day around the corner, it’s time to salute some of the best American Ales to drink for the holiday.  Maybe these are regulars in your fridge, or maybe it’s time to step outside your comfort zone and toast to these interpretations on classic American beer styles.

American Ale can be traced back to English roots, although Americans put a different spin on these earthy ales.  The American-inspired beer has more of a fruity, pine-like taste to the beer and also embodies a medium maltiness, making it the perfect foodie beer.  It pairs well with most foods because of its diverse flavor and simple ingredients.

Now, that you’ve learned a little more about these American ales, let’s get into our choices for the top American ales for Independence Day, shall we?

1: Agrestic American Wild Red Ale – Firestone Walker Brewing Company

This particular American Ale was the foundation to the Firestone Walker Brewing Company when it first opened its doors in 1996.  This beer was matured in French and American oak making it trés delicious and carrying a wonderful aroma!

ABV: 6.6%


2: 3 Floyd’s Pear Bear American Wild Ale

Are you into the sours?  3 Floyd’s Pear Bear is brewed with pears and leaves your nose and tongue doing tangling happy dance.  Your nose will think you’re drinking gummy candies, but your tongue will recognize the tart flavor right away – think juicy pears!  If you’re into sours, better pucker up!

ABV: 7.5%


3: New Oberpfalz Brewing American Porter

If you’re looking for something a little dark, try this American Ale that leaves remnants of chocolate and coffee.  The smooth semi-sweet taste is that off dark malts and smokey flavor. The robust flavor of this beer does not disappoint.  This American Porter is currently draft only.

ABV: 5.7%


4: St. John Malt Brothers Brewing AP4K American Pale Ale

Rounding out our top 4 picks for Independence Day is the AP4K American Pale Four Thousand.  This beer is fairly new to the world of ale but has received some great reviews from new customers.  It’s pleasant aroma and sweet taste is pleasing beer geeks for sure!  This beer is jam packed with Cascade hops, but it doesn’t overpower the sweet malt taste!  The availability on this beer is limited but worth a try!

ABV: 5.9%


Celebrate Independence Day by toasting to American Ale and don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the 2019 Amber Waves Brewfest to sample and speak with these breweries in person!

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