Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce
AN ENGAGING BREW
Based on Benjamin Franklin’s original recipe, which called for barley, molasses and essence of spruce, our Tavern Spruce is as approachable and engaging as the man himself. We source blue spruce clippings from a local organic farm, Indian Orchards, steeping them in the kettle to create this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale.
STYLE Historical Spiced Ale
COLOR Deep Amber
FORMATS Ales of the Revolution Variety 12-pack; 6-pack, 12-pack; 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS Local, organic spruce tips from Indian Orchards; barley; molasses
AWARDS 2013 Great American Beer Festival: Bronze Medal in Indigenous Ales
PAIRINGS Tavern Spruce's complex flavors and spruce essence marry well with foods characterized by Asian and Mediterranean ingredients. Tavern Spruce also makes a terrific marinade for many dishes. Try it with rosemary-roasted pork tenderloin or noodle-based dishes, especially those featuring ginger or ingredients like basil and olives.
YEAR INTRODUCED Late 2005