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The Beer At The Harvest Moon Festival

They say you’re only as good as the company you keep. That’s why we took the extra effort to invite a few of our favorite brews of unparalleled excellence to the Harvest Moon Festival. Three Angels is proud to share this years list with a few of its reserve offerings. Each of these beers is hand crafted in small batch quantities with ingredients as novel yet heartfelt as the hands and hearts that created them.

In celebration of the true artisan craft of brewing, we offer the following:

Three Angels Brewing: Harvest Moon Honey Wheat

This beer was the genesis of all that we felt to be holy in the event we were trying to produce. A blend of French and Farmhouse ale yeast strains are the guiding force behind the unique esters of this brew, while the hand raised red wheat and site harvested honey are its soul. Thrashed via the mechanics of Tom’s 1913 coal fired steam engine, just getting there was half the fun. This wheat was raised by some of the finest and most generous hands in farming, the Dickson / Murst Farm volunteers. The honey is the result of the life’s ambition of our friend Ed Bell. With a hint of Soul, SOL Farms organic coriander lends hints of citrus kisses. We would like to think this is the type of farmhouse ale that would be offered up in the fields of France under a beautiful Harvest Moon.

Three Angles Brewing: Black Balled Bourbon Barrel Stout

If you’ve ever tore across the grain, fought the power, or fell to the sword of the establishment; then you can relate to the namesake of this fine Stout. Inspired by the genius and passion of our great friend Michael Keller, we’ve crafted this fifteen grain stout with the fortitude and character of all that we know. We then finished by aging in a Wild Turkey Reserve Bourbon barrel. With hints of caramel, vanilla and coconut, we believe you’ll find this stout the perfect store for a harsh winter to come. But for now let’s enjoy the moment with friends in kind, under the Harvest Moon.

Brooklyn Blast: Double IPA

The first in a line of Brewmaster’s “Special Reserve” beers, BLAST! Is a riotous celebration of hops. In Brooklyn, they’re half-way between the hop country of Yakima Valley, Washington and the hop country of Kent in England. So they use the bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise and earthy English hops to build the foundation of a hop monster brandishing five pounds of hops per barrel with considerable finesse. The varieties are half American, half English and the malts bring solidity, balance and beautiful flavors to a golden beer that’s ludicrously hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. You won’t even know what hit you. ABV 9%

Local Option Kentucky Common: Sour Ale

Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of an ale style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates. ABV 6.5%

Evil Twin: Mad Dog-Pale Ale

Named after an antagonist movie character with a violent temper and a propensity for drooling, furthermore brewed amongst mad-ish Scottish dogs. Nevertheless is this beer far from mad itself. You’ll find it a very pleasant, peaceful and a loyal Pale Ale – woof. ABV 4.75%

Hop Flood: Hoppy Amber Ale

On a beautiful summer night in July while peaceful Danes rocked at Roskilde Festival and sipped wine in their picturesque summer retreats, an apocalyptic tidal surge flooded the famous Ølbutikken in Copenhagen and drowned thousands of precious beer – Hop Flood is a bitter tribute to the heroic bottles that didn’t make it. ABV 7%

Against the Grain: Spackle the Orb – Bourbon Barrel Lager

This Munich style lager was brewed with German Pilsner and Munich malts as well as a small addition of molasses. The result is a very crisp and clean profile that really lets the high-quality malt character shine through. The sweetness of the malt is balanced with generous additions of low alpha acid Crystal and Hers-brucker hops to keep a truly German flavor in the base beer. To condition the brew, we aged it for 20 days in Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, the resulting whiskey character is prominent and complex but not over-powering. ABV: 6.6%

Widmer Brothers: Old Embalmer ’12 – Hopped up Barleywine

A barley wine they first brewing in 1999. This year’s release features copious amounts of Bravo hops for earthy & floral flavors. ABV 10.2%

Kill Devil Brown Ale-Imperial Brown Ale:
Beer #6 in Widmer’s Brothers Reserve series is the Kill Devil Brown Ale. These Reserve beers are limited runs that are intended to be one-time releases; if you like it you had better stock up. The Kill Devil is an imperial brown ale brewed with molasses and aged in dark rum barrels. ABV 9.5%

Central Waters: Mud Puppy Porter

A robust, yet surprisingly refreshing porter, Mud Puppy is a favorite of dark beer lovers. Characterized by a thick, rocky head and luscious chocolate-like nose, the malty profile is balanced by liberal hopping for its style. ABV 5.5%

Ommegang: Gnomegang-Belgian Strong Ale

This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish ABV 9.5%

Goose Island: Green Line-American Pale Ale

a honey-colored, immensely sessionable American pale ale with a pronounced, bright, American hop aroma and citrus flavor. Notes of biscuit and lightly toasted malt create the backbone for Green Line’s pleasant, crisp bitterness ABV 5%