American Amber Ale: A Mellow Spring Brew
The first tastes of spring are finally appearing in farmer's markets and on restaurant menus. Rather than match these bright and light flavors with a typical Pilsner, Kölsch or Maibock, Eric Asimov looks to domestic production to satisfy his craving for suds. American Amber Ales bridge the gap between pale ales and brown ales, and are well-suited to pair with a variety of lighter fare. A perfect pairing, minus the stress? We'll drink to that!
Spring cries out for a mellow brew, something to lift the spirit and reawaken the senses, buried so long under layers of winter protection.