Apr 10 2012
Event: Bronx Brewery Introduces its Bourbon Barrel-Aged Bronx Pale Ale at Café D’Alsace
Location: Café D’Alsace (1695 2nd Ave)
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Description: On April 11 from 6-8pm at Café D’Alsace (1695 2nd Ave), The Bronx Brewery is introducing the oak-aged version of its Bronx Pale Ale. The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Bronx Pale Ale will go on sale in bars and restaurants throughout Manhattan and the Bronx on Thursday, April 12. Just 300 individually numbered 22-ounce bottles of this limited batch will be sold. The Bronx Brewery team will be on-hand to introduce the new beer at the Café D’Alsace Special Release Party & Tasting. Head Brewer, Damian Brown, and General Manager, Chris Gallant will discuss the specialty beer and answer questions about the brewing and aging process. Café D’Alsace beer sommelier and BeerSomm co-founder Gianni Cavicchi will be pouring samples of the new oak aged brew, alongside the brewery’s flagship Bronx Pale Ale.
Released in September 2011, the Bronx Pale Ale is The Bronx Brewery’s first beer. It is a deep amber American-style pale ale that is brewed with five different barley malts, generous additions of Cascade and Centennial hops, and a unique strain of yeast. It is dry-hopped, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. The beer is available in over thirty bars and restaurants in the city and has won critical acclaim, taking home a silver medal in the 2012 New York International Beer Competition. About the beer, Cavicchi says, “Pure Finesse! Finally a pale ale that tight rope walks the balance of hops and malt.”
The company is excited to now release this aged variant, which was conditioned in an American Oak Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel. The several-month conditioning process has imparted generous notes of bourbon and oak into the ale, with subtle notes of vanilla rounding out the complex, yet soft ale. “It is definitely a beer to savor and enjoy with friends” says Brown.