Palomar Ale

Brewmaster’s Notes

Named after a fictional town in the Love and Rockets comics by the Hernandez brothers, Palomar is a tip of the sombrero to all things Mexican–cool Mexican! Don’t let appearances fool you–this mid-amber beer is one of the most thirst quenching summertime beers around! The chipotle and lime are very restrained and this beer is extrordinarily drinkable for a “dark” beer. The lime juice replaces a lot of the bitterness from the hops and so the palate is sweet and nutty malt combined with the fresh juice flavour that finishes quickly and disappears off the back of your palate in a hurry! The chipotle is used for flavour more than heat, so it is a beer that you can have a few of!

Named after a fictional town in the ‘Love and Rockets’ comics by the Hernandez brothers, Palomar is a tip of the sombrero to all things Mexican. After fermentation, it is infused with a tea made from Mexican chipotle peppers, for flavour not spice and balanced by fresh lime juice. The chipotle and lime are very restrained however and this beer is an extraordinarily drinkable summer ale.

Tasting Notes: Sweet/smokey aroma with light caramel malt palate and lime juice acidity with subtle chili heat building in the clean finish.
Appearance: Light Amber
Aroma: Sweet malt with smokey pepper overtones.
Body: Medium
Serving Suggestions: Mexican food, smoked food.

Hops Variety: German Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Pale, biscuit, caramel, munich, wheat malt
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 16
Glassware: Pilsner Pint Glass
Style: Spiced Beer
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C