Erik Petersons, Development and Marketing Assistant
Social Series presents Twin Lakes Brewery
January 23rd, 2012
The fundamental characteristic that PCMS and the Twin Lakes Brewery share in common is the passion for preserving art forms – classical chamber music and American brewing respectively. Sam Hobbs, the co-founder, writes:
In the true spirit of patriotism, we are inspired to produce only premium American ales and lagers. Our devotion to quality and tradition ensures that we use only the finest ingredients: whole flower hops, the best grains, cultured brewer’s yeast, and most exceptionally, water from the deep rock aquifer located on the Twin Lakes Farm. Our pure water, perfectly balanced and rich in minerals, adds a refreshing smoothness and unique quality to our beer.
Their 25 barrel, steam-fired, gravity-fed, five vessel brew house and tasting room is a converted art studio and tractor barn at the historic Twin Lakes Farm (est. 1826) in Greenville, Delaware. From this historic, 252 acre farm, nestled in the beauty and rich heritage of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley, Chris Bell will bring two beers to taste at Peter Orth’s piano recital on Friday, January 27th at the American Philosophical Society.
This ale’s name represents both the brewery’s local roots in Greenville, Delaware and their commitment to green technology for the future. Greenville Pale Ale is a traditional American style Pale Ale, rooted in the Pacific Northwest brewing heritage. The light colored medium bodied ale uses whole flower cascade hops with an all natural two-row barley malt. This produces a light Pale Ale that explodes with rich full flavor. This refreshing ale has an immediate floral-citrus taste that comes from using the cascade hops. It’s been described as light, musty, and fresh with pale barley malt flavor, a balanced sweetness and a hint of smoke; a citrus orange appeal with a subdued fruitiness and an ale yeast finish. This ale’s caramel flavored body and light carbonation combine for extreme drinkability.
Tweeds Tavern Stout
Named after the historic Tweeds Tavern, which was the first tavern in the first state, this Stout features mellow, mild and milky sweet ale yeastiness, a pleasant roasted malt chocolate elegance and a smoothly balanced body. The subtle but pervasive carbonation produces a thick rich foamy mocha head that clings to the glass. Twin Lakes uses four varieties of whole flowered hops to bring on an extremely bitter, expertly balanced coffee like finish. Classy and full flavored Tweeds Tavern will quickly become your favorite dark beer.