Harvester Brewing Rebrews Squash Ale as Local Squash Peaks in Ripeness
Harvester Brewing is pleased to announce the release of this season’s second batch of Squash Ale. In the Willamette Valley squash has ripened enough by the end of October to use in pies, soups and for brewing beer. However, chefs and farmers know that when you wait one more month, Willamette Valley squash will have achieved its greatest possible depth, complexity, and sweetness.
Following the overwhelmingly positive response to our first batch of Squash Ale in October, we procured another 200+ pounds of assorted squashes from our friends at Love Farm Organics, roasted them at Jensen’s Gluten-Free Bakery and brewed another batch. Once again, the beer was triple-squashed and brewed with roasted pumpkin seeds. To reflect the changes in the season we used a bit more dark roasted chestnuts and caramelized the squash that went into the fermenter. Additionally, from reviewing our own tasting notes we decided to slightly reduce the amount of nutmeg. Additional information about this batch can be found in the press release from the November release of Squash Ale found here: http://www.harvesterbrewing.com/news
This latest batch of Squash Ale will begin shipping the week of December 18th. Cases will be available at the brewery on December 20th during our regular tasting hours. We think that the added complexity of the late-harvested squash really comes through and makes this latest batch a great companion to our colder, shorter, wetter days.
James, John, Paxton, Tim, Linda & Mike
About Harvester Brewing
Harvester Brewing is a dedicated gluten-free craft brewery founded in 2011. Harvester Brewing’s facility is entirely gluten-free, no gluten is allowed on the premises. It is located at 715 SE Lincoln St. Portland, OR 97214 www.harvesterbrewing.com
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