Rise of the Burghers is an herbed ale brewed with a mix of cereals and bittered with hops and horehound (also known as mountain hops, or berghopfen in German).
The Name: Rise of the Burghers was inspired by the little-talked-about era of brewing dominated by german Burgher brewers between 800 and 1300 AD. This era of sea trade via the free towns of the Hanseatic Trading League brought about a revolution in brewing throughout northern Europe. Increased production scale, technological advancement, and access to a steady supply of materials from throughout the trade network created a new era of commercial brewing that would change both the ale and the trade for generations.
A mix of herbs including hops lends the ale a distinctive aroma and bitterness. A medium body created with a mix of cereal grains balances and softens the ale.
About the 2015 Batch:
Similar to the original in aroma, but with a lighter body and noticeably soured. Perfect for the dog days of summer.
Rise of the Burghers is designed to be served at cellar temperatures, 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour with or without the lees; a good way to distribute the lees is by pouring the first half of the bottle, gently swirling the bottle, and then finishing the pour.