Okay - we're going to say it: beer isn't always about the hops. Ales like this Amber are more about getting a sweet, roasty and malty taste. This London-style brew is no exception. Dark with a caramel aroma, the Alley Kat Amber focuses on the subtle tastes in every sip. “A beautifully balanced brown ale with notes of chocolate, raisin, and allspice” – Stephen Beaumont’s The Great Canadian Beer Guide. The major thing to note for Amber ale is the emphasis on the malt. That doesn’t mean they don’t use any hops though. Alley Kat brews Amber with Goldings to add a light floral hoppy note to the taste.
The subtle floral spiciness of Goldings hops in Alley Kat’s Amber beer is marvellous for pairing with meats and cheeses. We’d suggest serving it with an antipasti platter: we’re talking genoa salami, kalamata olives, provolone, and our gal Amber. Salute!