Buffalo Bill's Alimony Ale was originally brewed for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained a reputation as one of the most eccentric brews, from reports in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. No longer one of the bitterest beers in America, just one of the best.
Malts: 2 row pale malt, caramel malt
Hops: Cascade and select bittering hops
Alcohol: 6.8% abv
Brewer: Buffalo Bill's Brewery
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- United States - Hayward, California
- Twenty-five years ago, Buffalo Bill's Brewery pioneered a bold new direction in beer-crafting, firing up America's groundbreaking microbrew stampede. Today, one of the nation's oldest brewpubs continues to delight patrons with a full selection of outstanding signature brews. This includes the historic Buffalo Beer - the very first beer produced at the tiny brewery back in 1983, the "irreconcilably different" Alimony Ale, Tasmanian Devil ale with its huge hop flavor, and seasonal specialties like the legendary Pumpkin Ale, Orange Blossom Cream Ale, and Blueberry Oatmeal Stout. Operating from its beautifully restored, historic 1930s building in downtown Hayward, Buffalo Bill's is still the place friendly people come for great food, fun, and a damn good beer!
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Style: American IPA
- Like other American-ized versions of English style beers, the American India Pale Ale (IPA) differs from it's English counterpart in it's strong use of American style hops. Generally stronger in bitterness and characterized by a grapefruit and/or citrus flavor, American IPA's are near the high end of the bitterness scale among all beer styles.
Though today they are typically much stronger and more assertive than their English counterparts, the American IPA is likely to be closer to the original English IPA of the 18th century than current English versions. Over the years, the extreme hops and bitterness of the English version has been reduced to meet consumer demand, while the American IPA thrives on being an extreme dose of hops.
The American IPA is also distinguished by it's use of American hops, which are generally more citrusy in character than the typical earthy, English hop.
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