Our Ponytail Pale Ale, based on the draft version of Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale, is deep golden in color, moderately high in alcohol (~5.4% ABV), and noticeable bitter. This ale is dominated by Pacific Northwest’s Cascade hop which gives it its “grapefruity” flavor and aroma. This American or California Pale Ale style came into its own about 30 years ago during the American micro brewery infancy as the response to the widely available, mass produced, bland beers of the day.
Stone Ban Stout
LVPB’s Stone Barn Stout is a nitrogen dispensed dry Irish stout in the Guinness tradition. Roasted barley is what gives this beer its definitive taste and color with no hop flavor or aroma. Our Stone Barn Stout is relatively light in alcohol (ABV ~3.8%) but has a robust roasted flavor.
We have recently incorporated another aspect of Guinness’ production technique. Guinness is said to add a small amount of soured beer to their stout in order to achieve its distinctive ‘tang’. We have used a similar technique to ‘sour’ our Stone Barn Stout. This gives the beer a slight pleasant and tangy sourness on the back of the palette.