Bottle conditioned ale is always a great choice as the inclusion of living yeast cells does any number of things to the beer over time – primarily adding complexity to the aromas and flavors. This beer is called LIVE because those little yeasty guys are added to the bottle just before capping and they continue to make the beer so much more interesting as time goes by.
This is a relatively new additional to the year-round selections from Southern Tier, a brewery that I have come to enjoy more and more as I taste through their products. We have added this lovely Pale Ale to the lines at Max Burger West Hartford and Trumbull Kitchen this week, and will keep it rotating in from time to time at our other spots. It just tastes great, is not heavy or full in style and is about as interesting as it gets.
Southern Tier Brewery operates out of Lakewood, NY, and has been making beers since 2002. We rotate their beers through our lines on a regular basis. You can check out their website at this link: http://www.stbcbeer.com/
Cheers, Brian Mitchell