PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia are eager to release the second beer in “A Beer Four All Seasons” series. Caliente Golden Ale brewed with Blue Agave Nectar debuts on April 16th, 2012. Like its predecessor, Truffled Old Ale, Caliente Golden is limited and available exclusively in the Swann Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
Rosemarie Certo, owner of Dock Street Brewery, is full of enthusiasm for the spring release. “I have been dreaming about an Agave beer for sometime. It was an obvious choice after sitting with the Four Seasons staff and learning that they were equally captivated by the notion. Projects like this are part of the joys of being a craft brewer. And who better to conspire with than the chefs at the Four Seasons?”
Caliente Golden Ale was brewed with 100 % Blue Agave Nectar. After the beer fully fermented, it made way to the bright tanks where it rested for a few weeks on Guajillo and Ancho chiles. The chiles were sourced and selected by Four Seasons chefs and create a perfect marriage for the beer Dock Street and Four Seasons had in mind. At its core, Caliente Golden is a traditional Belgian Strong Ale— subtle toasty malt profile which quickly moves into notes of tropical fruits and spices and finishes with a mild residual heat and tanginess from the chiles.
“We are excited to bring a little bit of ‘spice’ to our spring A Beer Four All Seasons,” said Executive Chef Rafael Gonzalez. “Everyone in our kitchen enjoys cooking flavorful dishes, so we thought the Guajillo and Ancho chiles would pair perfectly with the Agave Nectar.”
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and Dock Street Brewing Co. will officially release the Caliente Golden Ale on Monday, April 16th in the Swann Lounge at 6pm. Executive Chef Rafael Gonzalez and his team are featuring charred shrimp ceviche with roasted pineapple, citrus and plantain chips as well as adobo marinated chicken tacos with Jicama-Serrano salad and avocado as selected food pairings.
Keep an ear out for the rest of the series including a summer beer just in time for Philly Beer Week in June and an autumn brew for late September/early October. The summer and fall beers will utilize herbs and fruits from the rooftop garden at the hotel.
About Dock Street Brewing Company:
Founded in 1985, Dock Street Brewing Co. was the first microbrewery in Philadelphia and one of the first in the country. Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant’s first location was at 18th & Cherry Streets next to Four Seasons Philadelphia. Today, Dock Street is an intimate, artisanal brewery that finds its home in a magnificent old firehouse on the corner of 50th and Baltimore Ave, in a progressive, eclectic and counter-culture neighborhood that reflects Dock Street’s philosophy. Dock Street has a rich brewing history, a reputation for exceptional quality and innovation. With owner Rosemarie Certo leading the way and Head Brewer Scott Morrison manning the kettles, Dock Street continues to experiment and to brew distinctive beers.
About Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia:
As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 86 properties in 35 countries and more than 40 projects under development. Open since 1983, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honors include the AAA Five Diamond Award (for the 26th consecutive year) and a four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide for the hotel. In 2012, the Fountain Restaurant once again received the distinguished honor of being named a Five Star restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide. Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site.