With the harvest now upon us, Frankenmuth Brewery has gotten into the act once again, offering up our 2012 batch of Harvest Ale.
After a summer spent cultivating hops grown in the fertile soil of the Leelanau Peninsula, our Michigan farming friends have given us a season’s worth of product that will greet your taste buds with the seductive earthy bitterness that only a Michigan hop can offer.
In order to best lock the flavor of the hops into our Michigan beer, Frankenmuth Brewery brewmaster Jeff Coon began brewing with the ingredients a mere four hours after the crop was harvested in Northern Michigan. Throughout the brewing process, over 750 pounds of American hops were used to produce the beer (not counting another 150 pounds that were used in the dry hopping process). Known as the perfect way to add a beautiful aroma to a brew, Frankenmuth Brewery adds hops to the Harvest Ale during the final fermentation process for the perfect Michigan beer.
With a delightful flavor that gives off pine and grassy flavor notes, the Frankenmuth Brewery Harvest Ale acts as the perfect session beer for a day spent raking up leaves and nights filled watching the Detroit Tigers playoff run.
Come to Frankenmuth to secure a growler full of Harvest Ale or head to the Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival in Detroit’s Eastern Market on October 26 and 27 for your chance to taste this new brew. Be prepared to experience the perfect combination of Michigan’s farming and brewing worlds when the impactful hop flavor of the Harvest Ale hits your taste buds.