In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Erie Brewing. It is their Bayfront Blonde Ale. Erie Brewery was founded in 1993 under the name of Hoppers Brewpub. In 2010, they are in fourteen states. In 2012, they went under new ownership and restructure the company. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear golden color without a head that does not hang around. The head is white in color at first. The aroma has a malty to sweet corn notes. The taste has a heavy corn notes with a corn like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.eriebrewingco.com):
Hand Crafted Blonde: Bright, citrusy flavors give way to a pleasant, honey sweet finish.
Alcohol by Volume: 4.2% Degree’s Plato: 11 Hop Bitterness IBUs: 17
Availability: Year Round
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Closing, to me, blonde and golden ales remind me too much of golden lagers. It does not have a dry crisp finish unlike this blonde ale. With all that said, this beer style is not favorite but I always like tring new beers. I am not a fan. This does not mean that you will not like this beer. I recommend this beer for at least a try. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser