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Adelbert's Scratchin' Hippo

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Bière de Garde  ·  6.9% ABV  ·  30.0 IBU

Named to commemorate a night when the Naivasha House in Kenya was shaking so strongly Del thought it was an earthquake. It turned out to be a hippo from lake Naivasha scratching itself against the house. Scratchin' Hippo is a dark reddish-brown ale brewed in the style of a traditional, rustic artisanal French farmhouse ale, Bière de Garde. Complex flavor profile with a prominent malty sweetness and earthy character. Goes well with hearty rich foods like steak, roasts, or beef stew.

Food Pairings:

It pairs best with rich foods like steak and barbecue.


2013 Craft Beer Awards Gold Medal

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Adelbert's Brewery

  2314 Rutland Dr #100, Austin, TX 78758

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