From Portland, Oregon’s Hair of the Dog Brewing Company comes their “Fred (Golden Special Ale)”. This beer has an off white head and pours a cloudy amber colour with some floaters in it. The aroma consists of sweet malts and dark fruits. The flavour is of sweet dark fruits, malts and a mild hops bitterness. This beer really reminds me of a barleywine and I am a big fan of barleywines! The alcohol content of this brew is 10% and the IBU comes in at 65.
Commercial Description: Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. Fred is a big inspiration for me and many other brewers. Fred’s work in all-grain brewing and beer styles helped me become a better brewer. Fred the beer is a deep golden color. It is made with aromatic and rye malts and includes 10 different hop varieties in an effort to incorporate the whole world into this beer. It has 10% alcohol by volume and 65 IBUs. We hope that Fred will inspire you to share your knowledge with others as Fred has with us. (Click on the picture for a larger view.) Wondering about the age of your Fred? Check the Fred vintage guide.