The mountain. Eldorado is a majestic mountain and stands at8,869′, the 25th tallest peak in the state. The Beer. We took our pale ale recipe, a nice light pale with citrus notes, and threw in some Blackprinz and chocolate malts… which presents itself as a light, nicely balanced version of a cascadia dark ale.
The style. We modeled this after a schwarzbier (black pilsner) and since a “pilsner” fermented with an ale yeast is usually classified as a blonde, by analogy we called this a “black blonde.” The Beer. … a nice balance between the residual malt sweetness, light floral hop character, and minimal roast notes from the dark malts.