VICTOR, ID — Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, is proud to announce the release of Splash Down Belgian- Style Golden Ale, the second offering in their 2014 Cellar Reserve series.
Splash Down Belgian-Style Golden Ale is a smooth and crisp Golden Ale, brewed with Belgian practices and techniques in mind. True to style, this beer starts sweet,
then finishes dry with a mild yet progressive bitterness from European Noble hops. Though pale in color, Splash Down proves to be complex and inviting, with intriguing spiciness created during fermentation by Belgian Abbey yeast.
Splash Down contains Idaho 2-row barley that provides the pale golden color. A hint of Belgian caramel malt adds color in the cheeks and sweetness on the tongue. Clear Belgian candi sugar was added during the boil to help increase alcohol content while allowing for a dry finish and light body.
Their Belgian Abbey yeast ferments warm and produces tastes and aromas like sweet bananas, bubble gum and cotton candy. A small kettle hop addition of Czech Saaz hops gives a spicy and earthy hop aroma, while imparting bitterness on the front of the palate that slowly fades to the back of the tongue.
This Belgian-Style Golden Ale is perfect for summertime drinking and also for prolonged cellaring. Even with an alcohol by volume of 7.5%, this Belgian-Style Golden drinks smooth and easy and is very refreshing. Consume this beer thoroughly chilled. Enjoy with pungent cheeses, a simple arugula salad or grilled white meats such as chicken or fish lightly seasoned with ground black pepper and fresh squeezed lemon. A tart dessert like lemon meringue pie will balance well with the residual sweetness of this delicious summer seasonal.
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5% * Original Gravity (Plato): 18 ╠è P International Bitterness Units: 25 * Color (Lovibond): 8 ╠è
Splash Down Belgian-Style Golden Ale will be available May 15, 2014 in 1/2 and 1/6 bbl kegs and bottle-conditioned 750 mL cases.
Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming. Their premium microbrews include the 10x gold-medal- winning Bitch Creek ESB, the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner (American Pale Ale) Sweetgrass APA and the favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; Old Faithful Ale, Howling Wolf Weisse Bier and Amber Ale. From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing beers are hand-crafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally-grown grains and pure Teton Mountain spring water. Grand Teton Brewing is a green company utilizing environmentally conscious and sustainable practices whenever possible. Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite Grand Teton Brewing brews on tap and in bottles throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. ###