This amber ale, brewed with Oregon sage and New England thyme, was produced as a celebration of independent employee ownership in collaboration with Deschutes Brewery, another employee-owned brewery with an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Using employee-grown hops (hence the name EHOP), this is a spicy, tangy amber ale, with assertive notes of ginger, white pepper, citrus peel and lemon verbena that mingle nicely with the thyme and sage additions. The medium-bodied palate offers similar notes, with a slightly sweet biscuit-malt flavor providing a nice core to the brew. The finish is dry, spicy and pleasantly bitter.
American Amber/Red Ale
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