Wednesday, April 11, 2007

On the lighter side: AB has a new beer

Anheuseur-Busch has announced the release of a very limited, and delicious sounding new beer, Ascent 54.

From the Greeley Tribune:

Anheuser-Busch introduced Ascent 54, a German-style dunkel weisse (dark wheat) beer and made it available in select Colorado-only taverns and restaurants Tuesday. It also is available in liquor stores in kegs, but not yet available in bottles.

Along with Presley, the regional beer was crafted by nine beer lovers at the brewery, brewed with imported hops and specialty malts, and named after Colorado's 54 14,000-foot mountain peaks.


In October, Presley and his team started researching, sampling, looking at the different beer styles and thought Colorado was missing a dunkel weisse. In January, they started brewing their first batch and a month later they were ready to taste it.

Ascent 54 is brewed with German Hallertau-Hallertau and Hallertau-Terrnang hops, 50 percent of wheat, Munich, chocolate and caramel malts and contains 5.5 percent of alcohol by volume.


"It explodes in your mouth," he said. "It's not full, it's not satiating, it's just soft and subtle because of the wheat that is in there and those flavors come in with the all-malt brew," he said.

To quote Homer Simpson, "Yay beer!!!"

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