Dead Frog Brewery Big Stump Spruce Gold Ale

Big-Stump_bottle-shotSourcing Sitka spruce tips that were harvested 10 minutes from their brewery, Dead Frog pays homage to Captain Cook’s arrival in Nootka Sound with this newly released ale.

A great summer sipper that is far less scary than it’s name (it’s only slightly BIG), this beer pours golden with nice foam head and does have that pine aroma coming in from the tips and hops, along with citrus hints.  Sips of the ale show citrus, nuts, caramel with a nice smooth and pleasantly bitter finish.

FROM THE BREWERY – Specs

o   Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast, spruce tips
o   Malts: Prairie 2-Row, Maris Otter, Cara 30, White Wheat
o   Hops: Simcoe, Northern Brewer, Cascade
o   IBU: 26
o   ABV: 6.5%
o   Suggested serving temperature: 12-14°C
o   Recommended glass: English pint, dimpled mug
o   Suggested food pairing: Asiago or Manchego cheese, pesto pasta, cedar plank salmon, Greek roasted lamb

Dead Frog’s unpasteurized and preservative-free, limited release Big Stump Spruce Golden Ale is available in GLSs and LRSs in 650ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $5.50. It can be ordered from the LDB using SKU #831602. It will also be available on draught in select pubs and restaurants.

About Dead Frog Brewery

Dead Frog is an independent, award-winning craft brewery in Aldergrove, British Columbia. In January 2006, Derrick and Donna Smith launched Dead Frog with the goal of producing premium quality beer marketed with fun and innovative branding. Today, Dead Frog produces six core brews including the Classic Nut Brown Ale, Seasonal Citrus Wit, and Fearless IPA, along with one limited release beer monthly.