Avery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) recently announced that Ale to the Chief, A Presidential Pale Ale is returning to shelves and taps for the 2016 election season.
Only available every four years, Ale to the Chief was originally brewed back in 2009 to celebrate Inauguration Day. This offering reached such a level of popularity that it returned in 2012 to celebrate democracy throughout the entire election season. This Presidential (a.k.a. not Imperial) Pale Ale returns for a “third term” during this year’s election boasting a hefty dry-hopping of Cascade hops for a powerful floral and citrus punch. The hops are balanced with a malt bill of “Caramel-120 malt adding contributing caramel flavor and color, Honey Malt for honey-like sweetness, and Dark Munich Malt bringing biscuity notes to the table.” The finished product comes in at 8.1% ABV and is truly “a brew worthy of the Oval Office.”
From the label:
”We the Brewers of Avery Brewing Company, in order to form a more perfect ale, require leadership that can liberate us from quagmires in foreign lands; embrace environmentally sound energy alternatives; continue healing our healthcare system; and unite the parties around this bipartisan brew. We hereby pledge to provide him or her with an ample amount of our Presidential Pale Ale whilst they achieve the aforementioned goals! Hail to the Chief!”
Ale to the Chief officially launched at the brewery on July 18, and has started to work its way to Florida and other select markets within Avery Brewing’s distribution area throughout the country (Sorry, Alabama. Your state was not on the list this time around.) Look for this limited release to be available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft throughout the election. Prost!
Vital Information on Ale to the Chief, A Presidential Pale Ale from Avery Brewing Company
ABV – 8.1%
Availability – Limited offering, available every four years in kegs and 22 oz. bottles
Distribution – FL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MN, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, and WI