Silverton Dining 2017 — photo 4 of 10: A sample of Armée Secrète Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale — from Belgian Underground Beers in Silverton, Oregon — which I tried at The Gallon House, also in Silverton. According to the brewer:
“The Armée Secrète (Geheim Leger, or Secret Army) was the largest resistance group active in Belgium during WWII. Despite the name, most members were unarmed civilians involved in gathering intelligence and operating safe houses for the protection of those sought by the occupying forces. This golden strong ale was brewed to honor those who showed uncommon courage in defiance of an invading force.” Measurements: 9.7% ABV • 31 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Not so nice ... like a lot of Belgian beers, it’s too yeasty.” March 2017. 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 Dining Out in Silverton, Oregon.