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Ales for ALS 2017

Ales for ALS 2017

Tropical Bock

Did you know?

Organized by Hop Union and Loftus Hop Ranches, Ales for ALS is a project that raises funds for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by donating a proprietary blend of hops to brewers in exchange for a portion of the proceeds from their brewery’s Ales for ALS beer. Over 50 breweries are participating in this year’s Ales for ALS and the only thing the beers have in common is the special blend of hops created by Loftus Hop Ranches and Hop Union. All the profits from Cigar City Brewing’s Ales for ALS will go directly to fund research to find a cure for ALS.

This year Cigar City Brewing is bending the rules a bit and brewing a Lager for ALS, specifically a Maibock. Traditional in Germany during the warmer months, the bready malt character of the style is complimented perfectly by this year’s Ales for ALS hop blend that adds notes of mango, kiwi and honeydew melon.



Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.


Standard Reference Method is the color system used by brewers to specify finished beer and malt color.


International Bitterness Units scale (0-100) is a gauge of beer's bitterness.


Original Gravity is a measure of the solids content originally in the wort, before alcoholic fermentation has commenced to produce the beer.









Ales for ALS 2017

Tasting Notes

Aromas of kiwi, mango and pineapple dominate the nose with soft caramel and bready malt notes complimenting. On the palate, a soft bitterness gives way to lingering notes of green apple, Valencia orange and ripe melon. Extensive lagering leaves the finish clean, dry and infinitely refreshing.

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