In Deut. 8:0, pomegranates, barley and wheat prove the bounty of the Land of Milk and Honey. The calyx atop the fruit inspired the original Jewish crown. One Persian hero of myth consumed a pomegranate and became invincible. Muhammad instructed: "Eat the pomegranate, for it purges the system of envy and hatred." Newlywed Greeks eager for a family crush one under-heel for fertility. Buddha cured a child-devouring demoness of her evil habit by instructing her to eat a pomegranate.
The pleasant combination of sweetness and tartness from the fruit in this beer enable it to pair with a wide range of desserts such as raspberry crumble, cherry pie, or apple tart.
Our first creation. Crisp, smooth and perfectly balanced between a west coast style pale ale and amber ale, with a supple malt sweetness and a pronounced hop flourish.
This American pale ale's fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor lend to this beer's ideal match with generously spiced foods such as Southern barbeque, wasabi crusted Japanese dishes, and curry based Indian dishes. This beer is also the perfect complement to grilled meats, particularly burgers, and pizza.
Harpoon Old Ale is inspired by the sustaining winter offerings of many English breweries. This complex & malty brew is marked by significant alcohol warmth, balanced bitterness, biscuit/roasted undertones, and sublime mouth feel. Proper English yeast, traditional hop varietals, and generous malt bill create a wonderful companion for the fireside. Enjoyable for consumption now or for extended cellaring.
Old ales such as this work great with steak, game birds, venison and sausages. Big cheeses like the Roquefort or Stilton would pair nicely.
Adam is a recreation of a historic beer style. Originally made in Dortmunder, Germany, it was the first beer I produced when I opened Hair of the Dog. Rich in flavor, Adam is best served as a dessert beer. It is great with chocolate or cigars, or just a warm fire and good company.
This strong ale pairs well with rich meats such as roasted lamb, braised ribs, or marinated pork tenderloin, and would compliment a number of custard or cream based deserts.
Every fall marks the return of our legendary Extra Special Bitter for the season, Halloween Ale - the beer so good, it's scary! From its humble beginnings in 1990 as a small-batch seasonal in our Portland Brew Pub, Halloween Ale has grown to be one of the year's most anticipated beer releases. This robust brew has a deep amber color, a bold, malty palate and a well-rounded hop finish. The perfect beer for a crisp autumn day!
This bitter works great with spicy desserts such as pumpkin, mincemeat and pecan pies. Bitters can also be used as a night cap beer.