Santa Maria Pub Crawl 2016 — photo 2 of 15: A glass of Statesman American Amber Ale, brewed on-site, which I had with a meal at Rooney’s Irish Pub in Orcutt, a suburb of Santa Maria, on California’s Central Coast. According to the brewer:
“There’s no way around it, this is a hell of a beer. This beer highlights English amber and rye malts to provide a malty, spicy body. We couple that with the founding father of American hops, Cluster, to balance out that English biscuit malt character. Malty and bold, it’s straight up diplomatic.” Measurements: 5.5% ABV • 33 IBU
My notes from that day read: “It’s OK ... but like the description says, it’s pretty malty. I probably would not order it again.” December 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article A Santa Maria California Mini Pub Crawl.
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