Marthas 20th Anniversary Ale
Our brewery is holding up well after 20 years. So is this commemorative beer. Brewed in August of 2012, it has been cold aging for over a year. Complex malt flavor that deepens as it warms, with aromas of cinnamon and candied orange peel. Divine.
Old Ale is a simple enough style to figure out. At least, once you understand that there are three or four beer styles called Old Ale. The first is the best known - the strong dark Old Peculier style. The second type of Old Ale is a blended dark ale. At least one of the beers comprising the blend will be aged for a couple of years in wood casks. The third version of Old Ale is a form of mild – a low-gravity dark ale. Another version of Old Ale is closely related to the first. For me, these are robustly malty beers, akin to a top-fermented version of a doppelbock.