New to the Congregation

With a new lead brewer comes revamped recipes at the four location strong Congregation Ale House. Per a recent e-mail, “Along with our recently tapped Abbey Ale there are now 6 new beers”.

Interesting new beers to me are:

C+A DARK of the COVENANT – ” A fun new approach to this beer includes a European ale yeast strain and Bavarian Mandarina hops. The finished beer then rested additions of fresh vanilla beans, Ghanan cocoa nibs and sweet and bitter orange peels. Along with a new grain bill expect a full bodied light roast ale with a touch of citrus on the nose, silky mouthfeel and subtle cocoa finish!”

C+A SAISON AUTOMNE – “a variant of this style with holiday leaning flavors of the fall- bright honey crisp apples, black peppercorns, fresh sage, roasted chestnuts and a classic Saison yeast strain giving the nose enough funk to compliment all of the above!”

C+A SOLA SERIES- Chinook American Single Hop IPA – “This new launch from C+A is an experimental series in different styles using single hop expressions. Brewer Bjørn Gjesdal created this light-bodied IPA with ample Chinook hops introduced at different stages of the boil, dry-hopped during fermentation and abundantly double dry-hopped in secondary…”