Sebago Brewing Releases Local Harvest Ale

GORHAM, ME – Sebago Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of their fall seasonal beer, Local Harvest Ale on Friday September 7th, 2012 on draft in all Sebago Brewing Company pubs and in bottles on Monday September 10th, 2012.

Local Harvest Ale (6.0% ABV, 36 IBUs) is brewed with hops and barley grown in Maine using the clear water of Sebago Lake. Local Harvest Ale is mahogany in color and has an intense aromatic bouquet of citrus, pine and lemongrass which comes from hopping this beer four ways: in the mash, in the kettle, steeped and dry hopped. This auburn Autumn classic is balanced with the careful addition of chocolate and caramel malts to create this extremely popular local beer.

Local Harvest Ale is brewed with 2-row barley grown in Aroostook County, and hops grown at Irish Hill Farms in Monroe, Maine. Hops were also donated from several local backyard gardens in South Portland, Kennebunk and Scarborough, Maine.

Over 60 fans, friends, and staff of Sebago Brewing Company donated their time just after the hop harvest in late August for a hop-picking party — they picked over 150 pounds of hops to be used the next day! Local Harvest Ale is truly a labor of love.

Local Harvest Ale Fact Sheet:

  • Style: Pale Ale
  • History: First Brewed in 2008
  • Orig. Gravity: 15 ┬░P
  • Aroma: Citrus, Pine & Lemongrass
  • Ingredients: Maine grown 2-row barley, 80L Caramel, Chocolate, Black Patent
  • Hops: Maine-grown whole lead Cascade and Citra
  • Color: Mahogany 22 SRM
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBUs: 36
  • Pairing Suggestions: rich sauces, BBQ, grilled meats and salads

Local Harvest Ale is a seasonal release, available through November on draft and in 4-packs at all Sebago Brewing Company locations. It will also be available on draft in bars, pubs, taverns, and restaurants, as well as in 4-packs at Hannaford & Shaws grocery stores and better beer retailers throughout New England.

About Sebago Brewing Company:

Since its creation in 1998, Sebago Brewing Company has been brewing unique, high quality craft beers. Originally a single brewpub, Sebago has grown to include four brewpubs and to package beer distributed throughout New England. Sebago Brewing Company continues to tempt and arouse the palates of New England’s beer lovers. Sebago Brewing Company uses all American malt, hops and crisp water from Sebago Lake.

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