Rating: 8.5: out: of: 10
Brewery:: Ithaca Brewing Company
Ithaca Ground Break
Ithaca's site says: "An Americanized – think hoppy – Saison,
Ground Break is brewed with generous amounts of Amarillo, Crystal and Glacier hops and flaked rye. It's fermented with a blend of Belgian and American yeasts.
Enjoy the very dry and hoppy bite of Ground Break as the first signs of change start breaking up the long cold winter!"
The Beerman Sez: It's very bitter for a Saison style beer but it really works well for spring. It retains some of the bitterness of winter and also has the wheaty summer flavor. It gets my Beer of the Month award for March 2011.
Best served with: Chicken, pork, or fish.