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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: bluedog on July 31, 2011, 07:21:28 pm

Title: Harvest Ale
Post by: bluedog on July 31, 2011, 07:21:28 pm
OK so what is a harvest ale? Every fall I see this brewery or that brewery has a "harvest ale" out. They are usually something like an American amber - copper/red in color and kind of hoppy with some biscuit or toasty component. Is this a just marketing term? Something to compete with the O'fest offerings from other breweries?
Title: Re: Harvest Ale
Post by: rbclay on July 31, 2011, 08:16:29 pm
Usually they are beers that have freshly harvested hops in them. Never processed. Just picked and thrown in the brew! Yummy! I usually pick up Sierra Nevada's version, but now that I make my own version I skip the commercial ones!
Title: Re: Harvest Ale
Post by: beersk on August 03, 2011, 01:10:06 pm
Just another style for fall.  Fall beers are the best, followed closely by Winter beers.  Goose Island Harvest Ale is a mighty fine beer.