Ale To The Chief – Special Beer Review

Every once in a while or more specifically every four beers something happens and when it does it is time to take note.

I know what you are thinking… but what I am talking about is Avery’s special release, a presidential beer, Ale to the Chief. For some, this might be more exciting than the election, or at least more palatable. Meg and I took this as a unique opportunity to do a joint beer review.


Alysia: Strong golden brown color with a hue of red lurking in the background.

Meg: Copper with a hint of red. Clear, not cloudy with small head.


Alysia: Malt forward with a hint of hops and a lingering touch of sweetness.

Meg: Mild and Malty.


Alysia: This beer is not at all what you would expect from a typical IPA but as their website states, we aren’t Imperial, we live in a Democracy which explains the sweetness of its flavor. The hop taste is there but tempered by caramel notes and a lighter mouth-feel. Unlike other beers of this ABV it is immensely drinkable and finishes without an overpowering bitterness.

Meg: Ale to the Chief has a mild hoppiness to it. It’s a little sweeter than your typical IPA, but still has a bitter finish. It is a medium-bodied beer with a full flavor.

ABV: 8.1%

Over All Beer Rating – Alysia:     8.5 out of 10 spades

Over All Beer Rating – Meg:     8 spades out of 10

*One special bottle was placed in the Beer Cellar to be aged and reviewed again. Can you guess the date for its opening?

January 20th, 2017 – the Presidential Inauguration.


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