Lone Tree Brewing Co.
Lone Tree, CO
A pale ale brewed with a combination of malts including but not limited to Maris Otter, dark Munich, Crystal 45 and flaked wheat, and several different American hop varieties. This beer is bittered with CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus—three varieties often grouped together) and dry hopped with Simcoe and Cascade.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1068
Turbid robe is more golden than pale. Inviting nose is resinous and herbal—very nice! Rich, round malty flavors prevail and are beautifully balanced with sweet, floral, nonbitter hops, coating the palate with delicious complexity and inviting food to accompany the beer. I had no problem in finishing a bottle with pasta e fagioli, with extra-virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano and red pepper flakes. I craved for more—both beer and pasta—when the meal was finished.
- Charles Finkel
This pale golden ale is a friend indeed when in need of comfort, laid-back drinkability and the full authentic flavor of a classic American pale ale. Reassuring and happy aroma of American hops, quenching hop/malt balance and body. A perfect starter to a great meal with the welcoming option to continue through any part of your day. I can’t help but think of a good cheddar or pecorino/sheep cheese offering complementary satisfaction interwoven with this excellent pale ale.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.