Fresh grated ginger & a bit of red pepper flakes add a spicy, somewhat hot flavor note. Ginger adds a nice pungent, floral aroma as a complement to the sweetness of the agave syrup, lime & malt backbone. Lime concentrate adds a mildly acidic & tart note that balances the Agave sweetness. It adds a new dimension of flavor & aroma. Organic Azul Raw Light Agave Nectar was added directly into the kettle at the start of the boil. Agave is comparable, though not identical, to honey. The lighter syrups undergo less heating & a more thorough filtration for a more mildly flavored product. 8.5%
We chose Cascade & Willamette hops because of their spicy, citrusy aroma & grapefruit notes. The sweetness of lime & agave pair nicely with these bright, floral hops. The slight spiciness of Cascade hops contrasts the lime concentrate. This beer blurs the lines between craft beer & cocktails.
This is the “Moscow Mule” of beer. Add this imperial beer to a copper mug with Southern Tier Distilling Co. Vodka over ice & enjoy!
In operation since late 2002, Southern Tier Brewing Company produces over 30,000 barrels of beer annually. Phineas DeMink and Allen "Skip" Yahn started the brewery with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing, and now the critically-acclaimed handcrafted ales are available in more than half of the United States, as well as parts of Australia, Denmark, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Ontario, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom.