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A Monastic Harvest for Ovila®

Flavors of raisin, plum, and dark fruit are typical of traditional Belgian malts used to make a Quadrupel (Quad). Our most recent Ovila release, part of our collaboration with the Abbey of New Clairvaux, actually takes the aromas and sensory notes a step further by incorporating plums from the monks’ 130 acres of trees. More than 300 pounds of plums went toward Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums, a dark and complex Belgian ale now available in 4-packs. Read more.

Beyond the Brewhouse

Questions for Ken

Through Facebook and Twitter we recently invited anyone who had a question for Ken Grossman to toss it our way. He’ll answer several next month in a video that we’ll plug into a new blog post. Take a look below at some of what’s been asked so far, and if you’re inspired, follow the directions to participate. Cheers! Read more.

Beyond the Brewhouse

The Marriage of Bikes and Beer

An engineer at heart, Ken Grossman has loved bikes since he was a kid. His first visit to Chico preceded a long bike tour with friends along the Northern California coast. And even while running his home brewing store in Chico, Ken over several years worked as a mechanic in four Chico bike shops. Read more.

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