Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale

Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale
Novares Res Bier Cafe
Portland, Maine

One of the newest & smallest breweries to emerge in Maine is located in a renovated barn on an 18 acre farm property in Newcastle.  The Oxbow Brewing Company specializes in producing, "traditional Belgian farmhouse beers with contemporary American influence."
Recently, I was meeting friends, who were visiting Portland & I suggested rallying for a brew at Novares Res in the Old Port.  I quickly glanced at the draft menu of brews & the Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale stuck right out.  Once the server placed it in front of me, I immediately took a picture.  This is one of the prettiest beers I've seen poured in a long time.  Look at the beautiful oranges & yellows in the glass.  Not only was the beer pretty, it was refrestingly delicious, sip after sip! 
Since, I wasn't taking actual tasting notes during my visit with friends, here is the Oxbow description of its Farmhouse Pale Ale from their website:
  • "Our Farmhouse Pale Ale has a golden and unfiltered body, the spicy yeast notes of a Belgian Saison-style ale, and the citrusy hop character of an American Pale Ale.  This beer’s creative merging of traditional styles embodies American farmhouse brewing at its finest." 
Mom Factoid:  If your mouth is watering, after seeing the Farmhouse Ale picture & after reading this post, you're in luck.  Tonight, at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, you can meet the Oxbow brewers and try their beers.  Sounds like a great way to go support local craft beer!  Cheers :)

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