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Geary's Pale Ale(1986) Brewed by D.L. Geary Brewing - Portland, Maine


Geary's Pale Ale Brewed by D.L. Geary Brewing - Portland, Maine

The first kegs of Geary's Pale Ale hit the bars near Christmas of 1986. This is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean, and crisp with lots of late hop taste, in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast. This classic ale uses two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate) and Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops. ABV: 4.5%
  

Geary's Pale Ale Brewed by D.L. Geary Brewing

    
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Presentation: The label on the 12 oz. short twist bottle pictures a fat Maine Lobster with a red "Geary's" banner across it. No drink before date.

Appearance: Clear copper in colour with a patchy white lace.

Smell: A some what leafy and herbal hop aroma mixes with malty caramel and a bit of fruit.

Taste: Dry malt flavours of grain and a touch of caramel make this brew a bit chewy in the mouth-feel. Some salt, from hard water, helps to enhance the ample bitterness and the complex hop leaf flavours of herb and spice.

Notes: A wonderful English style pale ale with a New England twist. Gets even better when at cellar temperature.
  

                           Special thanks to Here for the Beer for the Geary Brewing Video
 
D.L. Geary Brewing Company History
The D.L. Geary Brewing Company was incorporated in October, 1983 by David and Karen Geary who shared the vision of producing world class products on a small scale for local and regional consumption. At that time, there were only 13 so-called microbreweries in the United States, almost all of them in California and the Pacific Northwest. In the winter of 1984, David Geary began a period of training and research in Scotland and England. With the help of Peter Maxwell Stuart, a Scottish nobleman and brewer who arranged introductions and itineraries, he worked in a half-dozen small commercial breweries from the highlands of Scotland to the south coast of England.
 
   Geary Brewing Tanks  The early days of craft brewing

During that time, the size and design of the brewery began to take shape; and most importantly, the recipe for Geary's Pale Ale was created using classic elements from some of Britain's best breweries. In the summer of 1984, Karen and David Geary began the long and difficult process of creating a business plan, finding appropriate real estate, specifying equipment and raw materials, designing packaging and raising the capital necessary to begin brewing. After nearly two years of planning and effort, construction began. Equipment was ordered, contractors were hired, and the brewery was ready for its first brewing the fall of 1986. On December 10, 1986, the first pints of Geary's Pale Ale were sold; New England's first microbrewery had arrived.

Since then, Geary's has increased its product line to seven full time products and three seasonal specialties, all in various package sizes, and has spread distribution to fifteen states along the eastern seaboard and as far west as Ohio. David and Karen still work at the facility as does their daughter, Kelly Geary Lucas.

The Geary Brewing Company is recognized as a pioneer in America's brewing renaissance and as a model of quality and excellence for the industry.
 
 

 





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