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Ale Apothecary Sahalie Bottle Tasting @ Broken Top Bottle Shop
December 7, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“That’s right. I’ll start pouring a case of Sahalie at 6 p.m. on both days (Thursday, December 6th at The Beermongers in Portland, and Friday, December 7th at Broken Top Bottle Shop in Bend). Come sample some beer and get a taste on us! If you’ve been following the progress of this brewery, you’ll know that this beer, Sahalie, is our flagship and sets the direction of the path we’re traveling together. The vintage batch we’ll be pouring on the 6th and 7th came in at 10.54% ABV.” -Paul Arney, Brewmaster
9-11% Mixed Fermentation Ale, Batch VintageSahalie is the flagship brand of The Ale Apothecary, where beer is reinvented by hand and brewed in oak. The entire life of our beer, from extended mashing and fermentation to aging and conditioning, takes place in our beloved barrels. At each stage, our proprietary yeast blend and native beer-loving bacteria are in contact with the beer as they reside within the pores of the wood. Sahalieis made of NW ingredients (barley, wheat, hops) with water that travels less than a hundred yards from our own underground aquifer. She spends 6 months in our barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation. After dry-hopping for about a month (yes, in oak barrels!) she is gently filtered into champagne bottles with wild Brettanomyces yeast and a very unique sugar which combine to produce our exquisite & 100% natural carbonation. The yeast remains in the bottle to further mature the beer over time. Our sensory experience is a tropical & citrus fruit nose of apricots, pineapple, and orange produced from yeast esters and hop oils. The palate is tart and pithy, combining earthy and herbal undertones that evolve as the beer opens up within your glass.Store upright & in the dark at 55 degrees for up to 3 years, open carefully with a wine key, and pour gently into your favorite piece of stemmed glassware. Savor (with a rich triple cream cheese, perhaps), as your sensory experience will be heightened as the beer evolves during your drinking experience! From Oregon’s only wilderness cabin brewery comes this beer that you’ll want to celebrate with.Looking forward to seeing you soon! Happy Thanksgiving!