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Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce

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Based on Franklin’s original recipe, which called for barley, molasses, and essence of spruce, our Tavern Spruce is as approachable and engaging as was the man himself. We source blue spruce clippings from a local organic farmer, steeping them in the kettle to create this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale.

KNOW YOUR YARDS

STYLE Spice Ale, Indigenous Ale
ABV 5.0% / IBU 13 / PLATO 13.5
FORMATS 12oz and draft
AVAILABILITY Year-round
AWARDS Bronze Medal - Indigenous Ale - 2013 Great American Beer Festival
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS local spruce tips and molasses
PAIRINGS Tavern Spruce's complex flavors and spruce essence marry well with foods characterized by Asian and Mediterranean ingredients and offers a terrific marinade for many dishes. Try with pork tenderloin roasted with rosemary, noodle dishes especially those with ginger, and Mediterranean ingredients like basil and olives.
YEAR INTRODUCED 2003

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Available year-round at the brewery.
Feasting: 

Tavern Spruce's complex flavors and spruce essence marry well with foods characterized by Asian and Mediterrenean ingredients and offers a terrific marinade for many dishes. Try with pork tenderloin roasted with rosemary, noodle dishes especially those with ginger, and Mediterrenean ingredients like basil and olives.

Calories (12 oz.): 175

 

 

Know Your Yards: 

Year Introduced: 2003

Style: Spice Ale/Herb Beer

IBUs: 13

Plato: 13.5

Malts: Crystal and Roasted Barley

Other:
Spruce Tips and Molasses