Blonde Ale with Lemon Verbena / ABV - 5.4% / IBU - 25 / SRM - 5
Referencing the seventh in a series of short stories written by Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner, "An Odor of Verbena" was never published prior to its inclusion in the novel "The Unvanquished," while the first 6 stories had previously appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. Set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County during the Civil War, in the story "An Odor of Verbena," the protagonist awakens to the strong scent of verbena, of which he said it "to be the only scent you could smell above the smell of horses and courage.” In this beer lemon verbena is the scent you can smell above the smell of hops and malt. This easy drinking rustic blonde ale is brewed with pilsner malt and spelt giving it a fuller body while a light Saaz hopping provides an earthy spiciness that follows a big lemon aroma and flavor from the whole leaf lemon verbena. Enjoy this as you would a glass of lemonade on a hot day.