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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Blonde Wins!
We are very proud to report that our Brasserie Blonde won a silver medal at the World Expo of Beer last weekend.

The Blonde is our only bottled beer to date that was not a long-standing Arbor Brewing Company recipe. It was developed specifically for production and distribution at the Corner Brewery.

It was originally slated to be a summer seasonal. But its instant popularity both on tap at the Corner and through distibution in bottles and kegs compelled us to offer it year-round.

The Brasserie Blonde label pays homage to the old Brasserie Greff in Nancy, France in the late 1800s through the mid 1900s. Brasserie Greff (Greff Brewery in French) made a blonde and a brune. We conceived the blonde recipe in the French farmhouse tradition and then injected a bit of Belgian character with the addition of sweet orange peel and coriander.

The Blonde is made with a standard ale yeast rather than the wheat yeast people often expect. So it is not a Wit. And it is also not a wheat beer - it contains 100% malted barley.

But I guess all you really need to know is that it is delicious - and now sports a shiny new silver medal.


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