It’s time for another collaboration beer with the Grand Canyon Conservancy, our fourth beer in our five beer series during 2019 to celebrate the Grand Canyon Centennial. This time around we brewed a Hoppy Amber Ale, a dark ruby colored brew that is well balanced in hop and malt flavors. The Hermit Trail Amber Ale was named after one of our favorite hiking trails on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and has an IBU of 48 and an ABV of 5.3%.
This beer has an aroma of floral hops, a slight citrus smell, and dark pretzel malts to round it out. It is lighter in body but full of flavor, with notes of floral grapefruit hop which is well balanced by the dark malt flavors. This brew finishes slightly bitter from the hops and has a higher IBU due to large amounts of late addition hops. It was brewed with 2-row, crystal 60, and black prince malts and hercules, amarillo, and cascade hops. Overall this beer is well balanced and is perfect for both pale ale and amber ale lovers.
This Hoppy Amber Ale will be released at our 6th Anniversary Party on October 5th at our Downtown Flagstaff Historic Barrel + Bottle location from 3-5pm. Come check our big party out and try this tasty brew. Just like our other beers in this collaboration series, 10% off all keg sales will be donated back to the GCC. Keep an eye out for the 5th and final beer coming out Mid December - it’s one you don’t want to miss!