The brew crew here at Yonkers Brewing Co. has been hard at work the past few weeks producing some seriously exciting and delicious beers. The fruit (pun intended) of their labor is now either on the taps or will be making their debuts shortly.
The first to go on was Crown Brown, a Belgian-style brown ale brewed with the Hudson Valley’s own Crown Maple Syrup (Dutchess County) and apple cider. The maple is present, but not overwhelming, and the brew has a distinct Belgian flavor due to the yeast. It’s a perfect beer to usher out Autumn and welcome Winter.
Yesterday Fallen Fruit, our kettle-soured farmhouse ale fermented with apricots, hit the taps in the early evening. Sharif and DeCicco’s main beer man Brett Diener put their heads together and came up with the idea for this uber-approachable and drinkable sour. It’s light bodied with mild tartness, and the apricot sweetness plays on the palate just long enough before finishing dry due to the use of DuPont yeast. A truly imaginative, well-executed brew that is a nice break from all the typical fall seasonal beers. Well, done gentlemen.
The return of our fan favorite Irish Red is immanent and we will be messing around with firkins between the end of this week and the beginning of next week. Stay tuned!