Brewed by Boscos Brewing Company (Roma Pomodori)
Formerly known as Ballantine XXX Pale Ale.
“BBXXXPA” has also been brewed as part of Boscos American Beer Month
festivities. Based on the old Ballantine’s XXX Pale Ale formula,
this beer represents a style of pale ale brewed in America before the
dominance of factory produced pilsners. Ballantine was one of the
last regional breweries in the Northeast U.S. to go out of business.
The label was sold, in succession, to several other large breweries
but the beer produced under the original label was only a shadow
of the original ale. As an interesting aside, the original ale yeast strain
at Ballantine was supposedly preserved by a 1980’s California craft brewery.
This strain then became one of the most common yeast strains in use by
craft breweries across the U.S. Boscos yeast traces it lineage back to the
original Ballantine strain.
O.G. 1068 I.B.U. 42