Nahem Simon, Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Anchor Brewing Bigleaf Autumn Maple Red Ale (American Amber/Red Ale, 6% ABV)
Nahem says: "It is an American Amber that has all the malty goodness that you would want to enjoy on a cold day, with a perfect sharp and spicy hop kick that is mellowed out by the echo of sweetness left by the Big Leaf maple syrup."
Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale (Bière de Garde, 5.8% ABV)
Nahem says: "Unlike other harvest ales, this beer is a traditional Northen France style: Bière de Garde. Meaning 'beer for storing/ keeping', these beers were brewed in early Spring and stored in cold cellars until the warmer months, when they would be consumed. Similar to the Belgian 'Saison', they differ in that their 'cellaring' gives them a more well-rounded, malty profile, [that is] less bright and spicy than Saisons. The Scythe & Sickle also uses oats, wheat, and rye, as well as using barley, so you end up with a fantastic malty beer with flavors of grains -- slightly creamy from the oats and wheat, and spicy from the rye malt -- and it finishes with a delicate and subtle hop finish."