Sunday, February 03, 2008

Signature Ale

It's half time at the Super Bowl. And, I'm drinking the fabulous Signature Ale, a melange of New World with Old.

It's a collaboration between San Diego's Tomme Arthur and the De Proef Browerij in Belgium, where it was brewed and bottled. Alcohol by volume is 8.5%.

Signature Ale combines the funk and the garrigue of Belgian Brettanomyces yeast (think earthy and barn-yardy) with the citrus character of US hops.

But rather than US extreme beer's expected hit-you-over-the-head explosion of grapefruit pith and cat-litter-box stank, it's instead a concoction of soft citrus (think the spritz of perfume on a beautiful woman) mixed with ozoned air after a spring storm.


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