|Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale|
Novares Res Bier Cafe
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 :)
Follow Oxbow Brewing Company on Twitter: @oxbowbeer
Or find them on the web at: http://www.oxbowbeer.com/