Ardent will feature six beers at the festival, including their new core ale, The Common; a fall brew, Sweet Potato & Sage Saison; and a single batch “The One” Pumpkin Ale (as in “one and done”). Their popular Honey Ginger, IPA, and Saison will also be on tap.
As a neat Jefferson Avenue crossover, the guys at Ardent just brewed a batch of “a subtly smoked Rauchbier” with Chris Davis from Alamo BBQ. Beer Advocate describes Rauchbier as “an old German beer style, its origins go back to the 1500’s […] It’s typically of dark colour and has similarities of the Oktoberfestbier. Green malts are literally dried over an open fire of beech wood, imparting a unique smokiness (“rauch” is German for smoke), the usage of which produces beers of an acquired taste.”
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PHOTOS via Ardent Craft Ales