Friday, August 10, 2012

O'Fallon Kite Tail

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O'Fallon Kite Tail Summer Ale...$5.99 / 6pk
"This beer actually started as a homebrew recipe of Jason’s (our assistant brewer). He brewed it last year in celebration of his sister’s wedding. Jason and his brewing buddies have an Oktoberfest celebration every fall where they all brew a beer or two, then get together to drink said beer. This year, the Oktoberfest beer would also be a wedding beer. Jason wanted to brew a doppelbock (seeing as how it’s a German beer and all), but his sister tried one and quickly nixed that idea. They eventually decided on a cream ale for its smoothness and function as a good session beer.

Fast-forward a couple months to last November and a blind panel to decide what was going to replace Wheach as our new summer seasonal. Jason decided to sneak a couple of his beers (including the cream ale) into the panel. As it turns out, everyone gravitated toward his beer. Work got started not long after to scale up his recipe, and Kite Tail was born.

We think you’ll find that this beer is going to be the perfect compliment to your summer. It’s light and crisp, but finishes with a subtle tartness and fresh fruit notes. The malty sweetness is balanced extremely well by the addition of Polish hops, and at 4.5% ABV, you’ll find it incredibly easy to drink. Get it on draft or pour to a glass to enjoy a creamy, long-lasting head. In all seriousness, you just found your new go-to summer beer." - O'Fallon Blog

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