Erie Brewing Company flagship beer features a deep malt flavor, caramel sweetness lingering in a soft hop flavor. Dark Amber. Erie, Pennsylvania was an important railroad hub in the mid–nineteenth century, the city being the site where three sets of track gauges met. Railbender Ale, Erie Brewing Co.’s flagship ale, named after the laborers who laid the railroad tracks is brewed with pride, strength and purity symbolic of Erie’s historic railroad’s and railroad workers. Railbender, a strong Scottish style ale smooth malt flavor and astonishing drinkability will have you "Hopping on the train and riding off the rails." All Aboard!