Knoxville, Iowa recently welcomed a brand new brewery, Peace Tree Brewing. This brewery started production within the past few months, and had a Grand Opening on March 19, 2010. From their website, the brewery bottles three types of beer, although they create other types to be served in their taproom:
Red Rambler: This ale is brewed with the finest quality pale, caramel, and lightly roasted malts. This complex combination of malts, contribute to the deep red color and malty flavor. This is balanced with the flavor, bitterness and aromas of three varieties of hops. The IBU’s are around 35. Top fermenting ale yeast is added to create this well rounded beer.
Hop Wrangler: Joe’s multinational take on a classic IPA. IPA’s are known for their intense hop bitterness, flavor and aromas. First, Joe used American and English malt, then American and English hops are added during the mash, first wort, boil, and finally it’s dry hopped for aroma. Belgium gets involved with the yeast and a special candy sugar finish for smoothness and flavor.
Rye Porter: High quality pale, caramel, chocolate and Munich malts get a boost with roasted and chocolate rye. Dark and Light Belgian Candy Sugar is added to the kettle during the boil for smoothness and flavor. Belgian yeast gives off some fruity esters and the brew is delicately hopped so as to not overpower the malt flavors.
I look forward to trying the quality beer Peace Tree distributes, and look forward to additional offerings. Luckily, we get a chance right away by visiting Short’s Burger & Shine in Iowa City, who is now serving the Hop Wrangler IPA.
Have you tried any Peace Tree offerings yet? Let us know what you think!