Harvester Brewing – Dark Ale

This is a review of Harvester Brewing’s Dark Ale gluten free beer, one of the first 100% gluten free craft breweries in the US.

Given my own preference for dark beers, I am starting this review series with the 3rd beer in the Harvester Brewing line up; the Dark Ale.  The Dark Ale is brewed with roasted chestnuts, gluten free oats, sorghum, cane sugar and hops.

The beer pours with a slight, medium brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is a nice toasted nut and carmel with slight hops.  This is a very nice beer that I will definitely drink again.  The flavor is complex; I will describe it as coffee and chocolate with slight hops.  This beer does not have the strong bitter after taste of many gluten free beersHarvester Brewing has definitely created a nice, drinkable beer.  This beer will also fit well in any gluten free recipe that requires or could benefit from beer, especially with chocolate.

I have been following Harveter Brewing since they announced their intentions to open a dedicated gluten free brewery.  It has taken a lot of work, time and money on their part.  Well let me say it was worth the wait and anticipation.  I look forward to trying their other creations.

If you find yourself in Oregon or Washington then there are a number of places you can buy Harvester Brewings beers. Check them out at www.harvesterbrewing.com.










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James Molinaro March 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Any chance of coming east in Atlanta ,cant find a tasty beer?

Joey March 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Hey James,

They are building up and will eventually get there. While you are waiting, have you tried Greens Double Dark? You may like that gluten free beer.

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