Hoppy Belgian Amber 7.4% ABV 50 IBU

Fermentables: 2-row, Munich, CaraMunich, Special B, Brown Sugar

Hops: Cascade, Columbus

We brewed this beer in collaboration with Full Pint Brewing Co. and Hops On Lots Pgh (HOLP), which is a local urban hops growing initiative. This year marked the initial planting for HOLP, so there wasn’t a useable crop for our brew. But we did feature Cascade hops, which is a variety that will likely be grown locally.

So what we came up with is a hop-forward amber ale fermented with our latest Belgian yeast. You get a touch of bready malt sweetness, accented by the fruity and spicy Belgian yeast. And the Cascade hops are grapefruit-like, with additional citrus and spice from the Columbus hops.