Seattle, WA – This one slipped under the radar but by the time you read this you will either be at the Sounders game tomorrow or purchasing a ticket with a mission, to try Big Al Brougham Bitter. `
Located in the White Center neighborhood of South Seattle, Alejandro “Big Al” Brown, has been making a name for himself in the Puget Sound with the emphasis on locally inspired brews. With a current portfolio of over five year round beers and at least one seasonal beer (currently for Spring its their Tripel), there is never a missed opportunity. As an added treat the brewery also asks of its local homebrewers to help with producing a beer, dubbed the Local Hero.
But enough historical references, let’s point out what Brougham Bitter is.
Emerald City Supporters is the largest soccer supporters club in Seattle. They’re at every Major League Soccer event at Qwest Field, on their feet in the south end, the Brougham End, pouring their hearts out cheering for the local team. ECS combines a passion for soccer and community in the same way that Big Al Brewing combines a passion for beer, brewing, and community. Brougham Bitter is a beer inspired by that passion.
English-style Pale and Crystal malts combined with aromatic, ﬂoral English Hops create a smooth, balanced, medium-bodied beer for soccer fans, beer fans, and good times everywhere.
- Malt = ESB, Victory, Crystal 120, Crystal 40, Wheat Malt, and Black Barley
- Hops = Nugge, Fuggle, and EKG
- Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale
- O.G. = 1.055/13.5P
- ABV = 5.5%
- IBU = 25
- SRM = 13.8
Special thanks to Big Al for the information
Congratulations on another release Al and the rest of the staff of Big Al Brewing. Now get out there and try it!
alejandro "big al" brown - president/head brewer - it all started for big al when he moved to seattle from los angeles and discovered the wonderful craft beers of this region. it wasn't long before homebrewing became an obsession. now that obsession has reached a whole new level and big al had to go and open his own microbrewery. [more] –source, Big Al Brewing’s website
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Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.