Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 18: Terminal Gravity Festivale

Terminal Gravity Festivale, from Oregon Beer ProjectToday’s beer pick comes from Terminal Gravity Brewing in the remote, tiny Oregon town of Enterprise: their Festivale, a strong ale brewed to 8.3% alcohol by volume.

Terminal Gravity’s Festivale is in the style of British strong or “old” ales.  We brewed it to be fairly dry so that it is completely drinkable and not cloying.  It has huge and complex malt and hops flavors with a nice little alcoholic warmth in the finish.  The color is deep ruby brown and it produces a fine cream colored cascading head.  If you like strong ales, this might be one of your new favorites!

Only a handful of Terminal Gravity’s brews are bottled for distribution, and fortunately Festivale is one of them—otherwise you’d have to make the trek into the far northeastern interior of Oregon to track this one down.

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