Feature Craft Beer
Lloyd’s Feature Craft Beer:
$6.00-16oz can-March/April 2019
Everyone at the brewery, especially us on the sales side, are pretty excited about this release. With the DIPA line being moved to the monthly specialty role (reminder on that in a sec), we’ve been looking for new things to offer folks with the opened tank space. We wanted to offer something new and different to everyone and we think we found it. Our VP Phil McFarland’s family owns a farm down in Marion County IL – they had some space last year that they were looking to do something fun with and came to us about the idea of growing barley specifically for Half Acre.
We jumped on it and turned that into some Pilsner and Pale malts that we’re using exclusively in this beer. In addition to those malts, we also used about 40% wheat (not grown on that farm sadly) to make a nice softer brew. We use lager yeast and balance it out with some noble hops (Saaz) to add a touch of spice along with Gruengeist for just a hint of pear, apple, berry hoppiness. All together, it’s a killer new beer that hits a style/flavor profile that we’ve been lacking. Soft round mouthfeel, lightly toasted bread and subdued floral/fruitiness. Bring on summer.
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Dorothy’s – New World Lager-March 2019
-Named after our founder’s grandmother, Dorothy’s is our “Classic Beauty”. Mild in body, easy going and clean in taste, each sip charms the senses with distinct flavor and refreshing simplicity. Just like Grandma Dorothy, our unfiltered lager is forever dear to our hearts.
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