The Benchmark is our limited-edition, annual release. It is a pale old ale,with a great malt palate, subtle hop presence, and a high gravity (9.9% alc/vol). We brew it once a year, fermenting half with ale yeast and the other with lager yeast. When itís ready, we blend the two and finish it with Champagne yeast and age it for many months.
Brewer: Portland Brewing Company (Pyramid - North American Breweries)
Style: Old Ale
Alcohol Content: 9.9%