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Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Dry-hopped with a blend of European and US hops

Pale and hoppy with notes of citrus and tropical fruits.

Our Belgian-American love child.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOP HOUSES?

Did the big, bad wolf blow them all down?

The farms around Cooperstown, our home, were once covered with hop fields and hop houses dotted the landscape as far as you could see. Times changed and there are but a few left to be seen - mostly historical preservations. But hop farms are coming back to our area, and we expect to see new hop houses going up, maybe even on our own farmstead where we planted our first test crop in 2013.

Our take on a Belgian-influenced pale ale honors the hop. Using both American and European hops, this celebrates Old World and New World growers. It’s perfect for fests and feasts, something Belgians and Americans adore.

To honor the ancient art of hop-growing, we put an old hop house on the label of this, one of our hoppiest beers.

Feel free to enjoy with friends. Both rural and citified.

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This twist on a traditional beer enjoys a flute-like pint glass to accentuate the aroma.

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The citrus notes and hoppy aperitif qualities of Hop House make it great for seafood and salads. Also stands up to pub fare like burgers, pizza, or communal appetizers.

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Brewmaster Phil'sTasting Notes

This uncommon Belgian-style pale ale is bronze in color with citrusy, spicy, floral hop flavors and aromas coming from the liberal amount of Bravo, Styrian Goldings and Columbus in the brew kettle followed by dry hopping of Bravo in the conditioning tank.

Hop House has combined the delicious aromas and flavors of Belgian-style pale ale with more hops than we've ever put in a beer. A well-balanced, yet ample hop character defines this fine pale ale offering citrus and tropical fruit aromatics and flavors, a full body and a lush white pillowy head.

Chef's tasting notes & recipes

Pours a nice deep gold and slightly hazy with a thick long lasting head that leaves a beautiful lace. A fruity almost bubble gum nose with a grapefruit zest over tone, and slightest hint of resin. The light, clean, slight biting, and herbaceous bitterness balances perfectly with the light bready malt body and smooth effervescence. Overall this is excellent hoppy session ale to pair with. Hop House is delicate enough to pair with a salad of hearty greens and herbs with a citrus vinaigrette and sharp cheese yet still bursting with flavor and body to hold up with grilled chicken, fish, or pork.

Profile

  • Malts: Pils, pale, Munich-20, Aroma 150, Cara-20
  • Hops: Bravo, Styrian Golding, Columbus
  • Spices: none
  • Yeast: Ommegang house yeast
  • OG: 13.4o Plato
  • FG: 2.2o Plato
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBU: 54