The Gold

Style: British Golden Ale
ABV:   3.9%
Grain: Golden Promise, Golden Naked Oats, Crystal Light 
Hops:  Fuggle, El Dorado
Fermented with English Yeast
Tasting notes: Shortbread cookies with honey and hints of pear and watermelon.
Pair with: our Summer Salad, Tuna Poke, Beer Mussels, or Moho Tacos

Brewer's notes:

This beer is one of those cases where the recipe started with a name and I worked backwards from there. I had been using Golden Promise malt, Golden Naked Oats, and El Dorado hops in other recipes and thought it would be funny to bring them together into a beer called "City of Gold". Funny to me at least. 

 

I'm a big fan of British ales and had discovered a style we don't get very often in the US, known as a British Golden Ale. They're low ABV beers with a firm malt backbone that prominently features an American hop. The low ABV along with a lighter body and finish make this style one you can have a lot of – what the Brits call a "session ale". 

 

I set about dialing this recipe in over multiple tries and it quickly became my go-to beer on my home bar. I hope you enjoy it too. When it's very cold it drinks a lot like an American lager or "lawnmower beer". As it warms up to 45-50F, expect more biscuity malt character and cherry or pear aromatics to come out from the hops. It finishes clean so that you'll be ready for the next pint. 

 

Cheers! 

Twin Span Brewing

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6776 Championship Dr

Bettendorf, IA 52722