A toast to the Cuyahoga River Fire! For sparking both a new era of environmentalism and this brazenly hoppy Pale Ale. Sometimes, one wrong makes two very right rights.
- MALTS: Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 45, Crystal 77, Biscuit
- HOPS: Northern Brewer, Cascade
Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.
A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence
Harrington 2-Row Base Malt: Allows color and flavor from other specialty malts to come through; makes for very clean beer
Crystal 77: Contributes to color and adds sweeter aroma and flavor
Chocolate: Provides deep, rich color and coffee-like flavor and aroma
Roasted Barley: Adds color and roasted flavor
Northern Brewer: Traditional bittering hop for English-style ales; provides strong bitterness to complement strong/assertive flavors of this porter
Willamette: U.S. version of English Fuggle hop. Provides fruity, floral, and spicy characteristics with mild bitterness.
Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics for aroma to balance roasted malts and add American element to this English style
Pairs With: Barbecued ribs, steaks, oysters,