Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blue & Gray - Cap Ale House Anniversary Beer

Blue & Gray Brewing Company and Capital Ale House are both celebrating their 10 year anniversaries this year. In recognition of the event, Blue & Gray has created a special beer to mark the milestone. There is an announcement on the Capital Ale House website.
Blue and Gray Brewing Company has brewed our latest anniversary beer. The new Capital Ale “Kollaboration Kolsch”, brewed by brewer David Achkio of Richmond, is a refreshing golden ale, hopped with Saaz and Splatz.  It’s bright, with a light delicate body.  A great session beer for the warmer weather, it is a straightforward fresh Kolsch, true to its German origins accentuated by the noble hop character. The ceremonial tapping will be at our Fredericksburg location with a brewery representative this Friday, May 11th at 6pm. The beer will be available at all five Capital Ale House locations while it lasts.

Blue and Gray Brewery President Jeff Fitzpatrick said "We are proud to work with Capital Ale House to develop an anniversary ale for them.  Capital Ale House and Blue & Gray Brewing both celebrate their ten year anniversary this year.  I like to think the success of our respective beer enterprises is related. Happy Anniversary to us!  Cheers."

Both of these businesses have had a profound effect on the craft beer scene in Fredericksburg, and indeed Virginia. Blue & Gray certainly had a major influence on my own interest in craft beer. Capital Ale House provided the opportunity to, well, expand those horizons.

Cheers to both!

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