Upstate Common Sense Ale Beer

Upstate Common Sense Ale

Kentucky Common · 5.3% ABV · ~170 calories

Upstate Brewing Company · Elmira, NY

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Beer Description

This beer is a revival of a beer style that prior to prohibition was one of the most popular beers in America: Kentucky Common ale. It has a dark color with a decent hint of hops (22 IBUs), but with a light, easy drinking and flavorful taste. Many people today mistakenly think that the style is supposed to have a sour taste; but our research led us to the over 100 year old “American Handy Book of the Brewing, Malting & Auxiliary Trades” (see page 818) which makes no mention of it having a sour quality or using a sour mash to brew it. Instead it was just a dark, refreshing, and easy drinking brew that the working class people of the time loved to drink fresh after a 16 hour day in the mills. It is a great resurrected dark yet light beer for all modern beer lovers!

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  • Bellmore Beverage

    237.2 miles away · 1377a Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 03/06/2019

    12oz 4 Pack Cans $9.99

  • Party Beverage

    249.3 miles away · 71 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 02/24/2019

    16oz Can $2.50 · 16oz 4 Pack Cans $8.99

  • Turnpike Beverage

    314.7 miles away · 122 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 03/16/2019

    16oz 4 Pack Cans $9.99

  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

    315.9 miles away · 79 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 03/16/2019

    16oz Can $5

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