beer style Blonde Ale

Libbey tulip GlassBlonde Ale

American Craft brewers developed this style by adapting the English Pale Ale to
American hops, malt, yeast and water. An easy to drink, accessible malt forward beer with no overly assertive flavors. Alcohol by volume ranges from 3.8 to 5.5%, International Bittering Units run from 15 to 28 and the color is straw to light amber. Blonde Ales have a thin foam cap with good retention. They contain 2 to 2.5 volumes of CO2.

Food Pairing

Entrée: Salmon, sushi, chicken

Cheese: Monteray Jack, light nutty cheeses, fresh light cheeses, ricotta, farmer's cheese, cottage cheese, feta, fresh goat, mozzarella, burrata

Dessert: Fruit tarts and cakes

Other: Salads




Blonde Ales are nondescript enough that just about any glass will work. Drink from a Libbey Tulip glass at 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Able Seedhouse + Brewery Supergiant

Badger Hill Brewing Company High Road Everyday Ale

Bald Man Brewing Heart Of Glass

Castle Danger Brewery Summer Crush

Disgruntled Brewing Toasted Blonde

Fair State Brewing Cooperative Keep the North Cold

Green Flash Brewing Company GFB

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall Harpoon Sweet Spot

Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale*

Mankato Brewery Utopic

New Belgium Brewing Dayblazer

New Belgium Brewing Glütiny Golden Ale

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Iconic Blonde

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer For Drinking

Sixpoint Brewery Sweet Action

Ska Brewing Company True Blonde Ale

Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Light Blonde

Uinta Brewing Company Golden Ale Rotating Park Series

Wicked Wort Brewing Company Birdtown Blonde Ale

*Beer Judge Certification Program commercial example


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