The BC Small Batch series prides itself on experimentation, whether we’re aging Mexican lagers in tequila barrels or pushing the hop envelope as far as nature and our brewing equipment allows. February’s entry in the canon is no different.
Brewing a bold and flavorful lager is an ambitious task, but we’ve never shied away from a challenge. We call the fruits of this labor Blond Ambition. This doppel (double) heller (bright) bock (strong) combines a few of our favorite things: clean malt flavor, a slightly sweet body, and a touch of vanilla-like wood flavor from time spent aging on hickory honeycombs.
The result is incredibly smooth and drinkable, especially for a beer with a higher-than-the-average-lager ABV. It’s available to all American Surly markets beginning this week (Feb. 3).
Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Melanoidin, Acidulated, Carafoam
Yeast: German Lager
Pour: It’s called Blond Ambition, guys.