Foliage Pale Ale

Foliage is an amber colored ale with a full bodied citrus bitterness that punches well above its weight. It's warming sweet malty toffee flavor persists long after this tasty beverage has left your palate.

foliage pale ale

Beer Specs

    VITALS

  • Starting Gravity: 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.008
  • ABV: 6.4%
  • IBU: 38

  • MALT

  • German Pislner
  • Munich Type I
  • Melanoidin Malt

  • HOPS

  • Cascade
  • Chinook
  • Nugget
  • Mt. Hood

The brewery crew spent weeks trying to figure out what to call the beer. We couldn't come up with anything. As luck would have it, two of the Brew Chief's brothers (Peter & Mike) were visiting the brewery. When asked what a good fall word was, Mike promptly said Foliage and the name stuck.

Foliage is an amber colored ale with a full bodied citrus bitterness that punches well above its weight. It's warming sweet malty toffee flavor persists long after the beverage has left your palate. It's a hybrid of styles that combines German malt and American hops into a light yet full-bodied and hoppy ale.

More On The Style

The Pale Ale style originated in England around the 1700's. These beers are often low in ABV (under 5%) and have a decent malt backbone and smooth finish to balance out the hop bitterness. These English Pales also use traditional English Hops such as Fuggles which has a woody/earthy taste.

In the 1980's the first popular American Pale Ale (generally credited to Sierra Nevada Brewing) was produced. Unlike the more mellow English Pale Ale, this new breed of pale ale was crisp and distinctly hoppy. And unlike the English ales, this style uses more citrus hops like Cascade for bitterness.