Blacksmith Brewing Company 4th Anniversary White Ale (and BBQ too)
Just got back from the 4th Anniversary Potluck at the Blacksmith Brewing Company in Stevensville, Montana, and we had a great time with some wonderful folks. The folks at Blacksmith graciously provided some delicious bbq’ed pork, and the rest of the community brought in a bunch of tremendous dishes (a shout-out to whomever brought the Triple Bypass Cheesy Potatoes). Along with the pork, I had the 4th Anniversary White Ale, which is a white/wheat IPA. The beer is moderately hopped that played well with the traditional wit flavors of coriander and orange.
A short note of appreciation to the folks at the Blacksmith Brewing Company for all of their generosity and openness. You guys rock! Some images from the party are down below.
4th Anniversary White Ale Particulars
Fermentation using Blacksmith’s Blonde yeast
Spiced with coriander and orange
4th Anniversary White Ale Notes
Appearance: Hazy to the point of opaque straw color
Aroma: Lots of coriander and citrus (stemming from both the added orange and the hops)
Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected from the appearance.
Taste: Initial attack of citrus and some resin qualities, followed by herbaceousness and some spiciness. Quite a nice balance in the flavors.
Overall: Although the 4th Anniversary White Ale did not pair well of the meal, the beer itself is a nice collision of the traditional wit and an IPA. It possesses the best qualities of both styles, and still maintains a flavor balance. But if you don’t care for wits, this will definitely not be your cup of tea.
Blacksmith Brewing Company – Stevensville, MT