Upon release Iron Leaf glides bright and clear. Belgian bubble gum aromas spin off into lemon zest and clove. Cereal grain and lemongrass flavors bend its path back as it warms in the glass. All together the result flies true to target: a celebratory pint. Just watch out for that first branch…
It’s a well known fact that there’s a not-so-secret society of the coolest brewers in the ‘Burg who have conspired on a celebratory biere de garde for Pale Fire’s 5th Anniversary known as, The Pentaverate.
What’s in this Pentaverate? Saison yeast, orange peel, Cenntennial and Northern Brewer hops, and enough honey to make you crave it constantly.
Composed with Rocktown’s latest rockstars, ILPA combines the talents of Bravo & Calypso hops with Golden Promise malt. A depth of flavor reveals white pepper & orange, finishing dry and ready for the next upbeat. Every time that we raise a glass, we feel better than we used to.
Floreda Idaho is a collaboration brewed with our friends at Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond, inspired by a deep cut Simpsons gag. This sour IPA was kettle soured with Ardent’s favorite lacto blend, then dry hopped with a blend of Citra and Idaho 7 hops. Floreda Idaho is a light, refreshing sour IPA, featuring mild tartness, lemony, piney flavors, and a clean finish.
Brewed at Brothers Brewing Company (Harrisonburg, VA). Rocktown Rye was the first collaboration between Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and two of Harrisonburg’s breweries, Pale Fire Brewing Company and Brothers Craft Brewing. This year’s beer was a refreshing rye pale ale.
Brewed at Pale Fire Brewing Company (Harrisonburg, VA). Foxy Roxy is a collaboration between Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and two of Harrisonburg’s breweries, Pale Fire Brewing Company and Brothers Craft Brewing. This year’s collaboration brew is a hybrid of an American Wheat and Red IPA. American two row barley, malted red wheat and pilsner malt are used to balance citrusy Citra and Amarillo hops. A touch of dark Carafa malt gives the beer a beautiful coppery hue.
Brewed at Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA). Sculler Pale Ale is a Southern Hemisphere pale ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops, which give it a fruity white wine characteristic. Herbal and earthy, with a noticeable, but quick-finishing bitterness.
Brewed at Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Roseland, VA).
A collaboration imperial red ale, brewed after both breweries won medals for their Irish-style red ales at the 2016 World Beer Cup℠.