Boneyard Bone-A-FideJanuary 22, 2017
A giant can of Bone-A-Fide is just the right amount for two Humulus lupulus lovers to share over dinner. Pulling the tab provides a sensual experience—citrusy, herbal and coniferlike even before the first sip. Decidedly hoppy, but not bitter on the palate. The hop flowers are a little too powerful for delicate foods, but then, who wants delicate food? Bring on the ribs, baby-back pork or big-boned beef, with spicy barbecue sauce. Eat, drink and be merry. You’ll love creating your own bone yard!Charles Finkel is founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co. Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of beers in America.
Within a nanosecond, the fantastic aroma of hops hits me. It’s a super-sized serving, and I’m feeling like I’ve won the lottery. The delicious, chewy, fruity, earthy aroma of hops is abundant. The flavor follows and does so without an assault of bitterness. The palate pauses … is this really happening to me? Terrifically full, hoppy pale ale. Yes, this is a bone-a-fide pale ale. It ranks with the best ones I’ve ever had and is certainly a great accompaniment with food of all sorts. Highly recommend this one in the company of others. Enjoyability off my charts. Great job, brew crew.Charlie Papazian is the author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and national beer examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.