In honor of Auburn’s 150thAnniversary, Gritty’s brewed this American pale ale called “Auburn 1869.” This unique, small-batch pale ale features generous hoppy notes up-front with a nice malty balance on the end. We locally sourced the malts from the Blue Ox Malt House in Lisbon Falls, Maine and the hops were grown at Aroostook Hops Farm in Aroostook County, Maine. Auburn 1869 Pale Ale comes in at 4.8% ABV.
Holy Donut Chocolate Porter
During Portland Beer Week back in November we sent some Black Fly Stout to the Holy Donut and they made some chocolate donuts with them that were delicious. Well, the bakers at the Holy Donut sent Gritty’s Portland 10 pounds of their donuts. We mashed them into the chocolate Porter we brewed! The donuts added a sweet rich flavor to the porter – perfect for the New Year’s holiday or to drink on those cold winter days.
You can’t put winter in a keg, but we may have come close! Our Abram’s Ale is a classic winter session ale. Abram’s Ale is brewed with imported English 2 Row Barley, Cara-malt, Munich, Chocolate and a touch of roasted Barley. Then we hop it with two types of Goldings hops: East Kent & Styrian along with imported Fuggles whole hops from the UK. Gritty’s Abram’s Ale has an amber color with a light, well balanced flavor. In our pubs we often use nitrogen to charge the Abram’s Ale. The result is a beer that’s richer & creamier than most winter brews. 5.5% ABV. On tap at Gritty’s Portland.
Gritty’s Fat Slice DIPA is a blonde colored, cloudy & hop forward double IPA with an aroma & flavor of bitter orange & cantaloupe. The use of locally sourced barley & oats also gives this beer a pleasant, ‘bready’ body that holds up nicely against the aggressive hop flavors. This beer is top-fermented, wheat free & vegan. It’s a big beer! On tap at Gritty’s Portland.