Monday, March 08, 2010
Day 67 Drink: Weyerbacher Fireside Ale
Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback. They got the idea for the project after visiting Vermont's Long Trail Brewing in 1993.
If you are looking for a simple basic beer, you should skip Weyerbacher. These guys brew big beers. High gravity beers are part of their standard offerings. Full flavor is a good description of just about everything that passes through the Weyerbacher brewhouse.
Weyerbacher Fireside Ale is a dark mahogany ale that was originally part of Weyerbacher’s Brewers Select Series. The brew was called "Charlie" back then. The Pennsylvania brewer uses 10 percent smoked malt as part of the grain bill, giving this ale a subtle smoky base. The 7.5 percent alcohol by volume brew has a nice solid malty sweetness.