The Chateau is our hoppiest beer, but that doesn’t make it a hop bomb. We wanted to brew something that melded a traditional belgian yeast, with all it’s beautiful spiciness, with an american-style hopping approach. The result of that is the Chateau Americana.
We start with a crisp, clean grain bill with a bit of maltiness to it to balance the hop bite, and then hop it using a primarily american style set of hops. This gives a nice citrus flavor which complements the belgian yeast that we use to give additional dimension and backbone. It’s a filtered beer so it has beautiful clarity and a nice fluffy white head.
We call it a Belgian Pale Ale, some say it borders on a Belgian IPA.
All you really need to know is that it goes great with pizza, BBQ, a steak, or even some spicy mexican food.
Malts: Pilsner, 2-row, Victory, C20
Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade, UK Pilgrim
5.5% ABV 45 IBUs