Flying Dog Brewery - Tire Bite Golden Ale

Flying Dog Brewery - Tire Bite Golden Ale

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

4.70%

Flying Dog Brewery - Tire Bite Golden Ale

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.70%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 20
  • Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Stange or Pint Glass
  • Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Munich
  • Hops: German Perle, Hallertau
Tire Bite is brewed in the Kölsch style, a unique style of beer found only in Cologne, Germany (outside of which it’s not legal to call it Kölsch). It’s a light-bodied style that has the clean and crisp nature of a lager, with some of the fruitier notes found in an ale. It is a unique style of beer that leaves no room for error in the brewing process, as even small flaws in flavor will announce themselves like your neighbors’ yappy dog. Pours a crystal clear golden copper hue, with a just off-white colored, tiny-bubbled head. On the nose, expect a very nicely balanced bouquet, with floral aromatics, caramel malts, hints of straw and lemons. Look for clean grains on the palate, with a well-rounded bitterness that works well against the mild caramel sweetness provided by a tasty malt bill. Note a faint whisper of crisp, ripe apples toward the finish, with floral hop flavors and lemony hop notes in the finish. Overall, light, crisp and refreshing, delivering great flavor for an easy-drinking beer. Pairs well with anything off the grill, and hot weather in general.
Flying Dog has gained nationwide success since the brand was founded in 1990. By combining bold, uncompromising craft beers with branding that captures the irreverent spirit of today's beer drinker, they've created quite a few canine-inspired "characters" in the beer world. Not surprising, considering what an interesting character founder George Stranahan is. The heir to a multi-million-dollar fortune from the Champion Spark Plug company, he was never content to simply live the trust-fund life. Early on he rejected authority and the stuffy, elitist attitude often found among the wealthy, opting to pursue a PhD in Physics. In 1959 he proposed what has become the Aspen Center for Physics. Since then, he's been a cattle rancher, pal of Hunter S. Thompson, whiskey distiller, barkeep & cook, trusted publican, brewery owner and investor. Clearly, a can-do spirit like his has much to do with the success of Flying Dog, including their recent expansion east, where they purchased the Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick, Maryland to serve as an east coast brewing center for their growing brand. Yes, this dog truly is flying, all the way to Europe! Flying Dog's beers are now available in select locations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, UK and Holland. As they say, in their forever-irreverent style, "we are taking this bitch international!" For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (303)-292-5027 or check out their web site at www.flyingdogales.com.
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