Almanac Winter 2012 Winter Wit

Almanac Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
7% Witbier | 24 Ratings | 23 IBU | Winter Seasonal |
Winter 2012 Ale Brewed with Oranges and Ginger. Central Valley Oranges. Our blend of sweet and blood oranges were grown all-naturally at the family owned Hamada Farm in the central Valley. 7% 23 IBU Winter 2012 We brewed a bright, aromatic and warming "white" ale to sip through the short days and cold nights of our Northen California Winter. We Started with a healthy infusion of wheat, layered in a blend of juicy winter oranges from Hamada Farms, and added a touch of fresh ginger root to impart a hint of spicy, tangy heat. Finally a classic Belgian Wit yeast imparts a fruity, phenolic bite and rich, yeasty aroma. Pair with Cuban-Style roast pork or chevre goat cheese.

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