In honor of the DC earthquake on August 23, 2011, and since we thankfully suffered no damage to our home as a result, I decided to open a bottle of Goose Island’s Demolition Ale tonight. Goose Island, which is based in Chicago, made this ale in honor of “the brave souls who kept our brewpub open in the early 90’s while wrecking balls tore down the mall around us.”
Demolition Ale is a Belgian Style Gold Ale sold in a 1 pint, 6 fluid oz (650 ml) bottle.
In the glass the beer was a light wheat color and is reminiscent of a heffewisen and has a fruity nose. This is an easy to drink beer with flavors of lemon, banana, and spice. It would be a good match with everything from BBQ to a more delcate fish dish. 7.2% alcohol, $5.99 retail (Rating ****).