Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while citrusy hops lend bright notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell’s house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect for pairing with food.
Oarsman Ale can be a perfect aperitif but can also cleanse the palate after a pint of Hopslam. It pairs well with fried fish (with or without chips), ceviche, steamed lobster and sushi.
For dessert, try it with raspberry, chipotle, or chocolate desserts, crudités or fruit as a contrast.