PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale

PranQster

Belgian Style Golden Ale
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.

PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish. Available in 12 oz 4-packs and 750 ml bottles.

  • STYLE
    Belgian Style Golden Ale
  • COLOR
    Soft Gold
  • ABV
    7.6%
  • BITTERNESS
    20 IBUs

PranQster

PranQster

  • STYLE
    Belgian Style Golden Ale
  • COLOR
    Soft Gold
  • ABV
    7.6%
  • BITTERNESS
    20 IBUs
Non GMO Project Verified

WHAT IS IN A NAME

From co-founder Tom Allen, “The Belgians had established naming their beers with a slightly wicked reference – Duvel, Lucifer, Verboten, etc. We liked that, and so followed PranQster trading on the Belgian precedent with a light touch.” It also gives us great pleasure to allude to the Northern California history of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters which is a noted part of our regional history. The “Q” is included for uniqueness and fits the unique qualities in this ale.

THE NAME

From co-founder Tom Allen, “The Belgians had established naming their beers with a slightly wicked reference – Duvel, Lucifer, Verboten, etc. We liked that, and so followed PranQster trading on the Belgian precedent with a light touch.” It also gives us great pleasure to allude to the Northern California history of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters which is a noted part of our regional history. The “Q” is included for uniqueness and fits the unique qualities in this ale.

PranQster has won the Gold for the best Belgian Style Pale Ale at the 2014 San Diego International Beer Competition. The judging was conducted by hops and barley loving industry professionals in a blind tasting. Already a four time gold medal winner, PranQster was awarded number five.

PRANQSTER ALE MEDALS & AWARDS

GOLD

  • 2014 International Beer Competition, San Diego
  • 2003 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 2002 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 1998 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 1996 World Beer Championships, Chicago

SILVER

  • 2003 GABF, Belgian Style Abbey Ale

PRANQSTER ALE MEDALS & AWARDS

GOLD

  • 2014 International Beer Competition, San Diego
  • 2003 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 2002 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 1998 World Beer Championships, Chicago
  • 1996 World Beer Championships, Chicago

SILVER

  • 2003 GABF, Belgian Style Abbey Ale

CHEESE PAIRINGS

Point Reyes Blue, Pecorino Pepato, Aged Swiss (such as Alpha Tolman), Fiscalini Cheddar, Dutch Leyden with Cumin, Neil’s Yard Dairy Gubbeen, Unikaas Gold aged Gouda, Yodeling Goat

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BREWERS NOTES

From co-Brewmaster, Patrick Broderick, “PranQster was a fun beer to create. During the trials we brewed the beer in batches with a number of Belgian strains of yeast and sat down one day in 1995 to see which strain we liked the best. One of us poured two of the samples together and viola we had found the perfect blend of banana-like fruit and clove-like phenol character that we were looking for. It’s not an easy trick to propagate from two separate strains of yeast each time we brew the beer but the effort is well worth it. PranQster, like the originals from Belgium, is one-of-a kind!”

BREWERS NOTES

From co-Brewmaster, Patrick Broderick, “PranQster was a fun beer to create. During the trials we brewed the beer in batches with a number of Belgian strains of yeast and sat down one day in 1995 to see which strain we liked the best. One of us poured two of the samples together and viola we had found the perfect blend of banana-like fruit and clove-like phenol character that we were looking for. It’s not an easy trick to propagate from two separate strains of yeast each time we brew the beer but the effort is well worth it. PranQster, like the originals from Belgium, is one-of-a kind!”

“The Good Food Awards would like to honor North Coast for its PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale, a beer that tastes as good as the values behind it.”

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