Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company to Release Confederate Gold Belgian Blonde Ale

Written by  Paul Starr
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Stormcloud Brewing Company is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their newest seasonal beer, Confederate Gold. A Belgian-Style Blonde Ale, Confederate Gold is a dry and crisp beer that has been fermented with iconic southern peaches and pecans. Available on draft in Stormcloud's Frankfort pub beginning May 1, the beer will be the perfect companion to a hot summer day on the freshwater coast.
With a glow of good ol' Southern charm flowing from the sweet and light fruit and nut flavors, Confederate Gold derives its name from the story of a lost railroad boxcar containing $2 million in stolen Confederate gold bullion. Supposedly sunken in the depths of Lake Michigan off the coast of Frankfort while being shipped by freighter during a storm, the tale of the Confederate Gold came from a prominent Muskegon banker who confessed of the gold’s whereabouts on his deathbed in 1921. Worth more than $126 million at today's gold prices, Frankfort’s Confederate Gold has raised the interest of treasure hunters nationwide.

Stormcloud intends to raise the interest of Michigan craft beer drinkers with this Southern belle of a beer. With its hint of earthy pecan bitterness balanced by a slightly sweet peach flavor, Confederate Gold will be a treasured commodity in downtown Frankfort this summer.

Confederate Gold Belgian Blonde Ale Specifications:

  • Style: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Bitterness: 22 IBU
  • Color: 10 SRM
  • Availability: May-July
  • Tasting Notes: Low malt, low hops, light fruit and light Belgian yeast spice character
About Stormcloud Brewing Company

Stormcloud Brewing Company opened in June 2013 just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the coastal city of Frankfort, Michigan. A small brewery specializing in handcrafted Belgian-style brewing, Stormcloud offers 16 taps in addition to a full menu of flatbread pizzas, small plate appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, charcuterie plates, and specialty popcorn. Visit Stormcloud online at Stormcloudbrewing.com.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.