Poor Richard's Spruce Ale
Based on Benjamin Franklin’s original recipe, this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale calls for barley, molasses and essence of spruce. Locally sourced organic blue spruce clippings are steeped in a kettle to create an ale as approachable and engaging as the man himself.
STYLE Historical Spiced Ale
COLOR Deep Amber
FORMATS 12 oz bottle, sixtel, keg
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS Local, organic spruce tips from Indian Orchards; barley; molasses
AWARDS 2013 Great American Beer Festival: Bronze Medal in Indigenous Ales
PAIRINGS The complex flavors and spruce essence marry well with aromatic herbed food. Think swordfish with olive tapenade, rosemary roasted pork tenderloin or leg of lamb, and if you hunt or have hunter friends, try it with grilled venison back straps. It also makes a terrific marinade.
YEAR INTRODUCED Late 2005