Old Ale

Old Ales, also referred to in the past as Stock Ales, are low attenuated beers with high levels of dextrins, creating a full malt body with plenty of character. Old Ales from centuries past were often transferred into vats to mature, hence the name. Commonly a rich, dark amber to a deep brown color, some examples are nearly black. Tamed aromatics. Although bittering levels can greatly vary, expect fruity, vinous, intense malt flavors and sharp alcohol characteristics. The often racy but mellow attitude of the beer may also include acidic notes, raisins, and black currants. Vintage varieties may have a low level of oxidation while stronger versions sometimes exhibit similarities to port wine. Brewers may also inoculate a portion of the batch with Brettanomyces lambicus and age it for an extended period of time to achieve an old-school acidic character.

ABV: 6.0–12.0% | IBU: 30–65 | Glassware: Snifter

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Curmudgeon
Founders Brewing Company
9.804,8624.0307-02-2022
Old Stock Ale
North Coast Brewing Co.
12.003,4414.1211-01-2022
Hibernation Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company
8.703,0144.0311-09-2022
Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
13.502,0274.5505-13-2022
Curmudgeon's Better Half
Founders Brewing Company
12.701,8324.310-19-2022
Old Jubilation
Avery Brewing Company
8.301,8013.8510-12-2022
Vintage Ale
Fuller's
8.501,3824.1909-16-2022
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)
North Coast Brewing Co.
13.161,1434.409-24-2022
Fourth Dementia (4D)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
13.501,0834.2910-11-2022
Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
5.601,0613.9611-12-2022
Really Old Brown Dog Ale
Smuttynose Brewing Company
11.109123.9103-20-2021
Winter Ale
Alaskan Brewing Co.
6.408883.6811-29-2022
Christmas Ale
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
7.706703.7111-18-2022
Gale's Prize Old Ale
George Gale & Company Ltd
9.004293.4810-15-2022
Winter Warmer
Lancaster Brewing Company
8.904183.7504-22-2022
Hibernation Ale - Barrel-Aged
Great Divide Brewing Company
12.404044.0712-20-2021
Barrel-Aged Black Biscuit
Founders Brewing Company
11.102824.4704-30-2022
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old Ale
Straight To Ale
11.502654.1703-12-2022
Thanksgiving Ale
Mayflower Brewing Company
6.702603.8811-24-2022
Olde Ale
AleSmith Brewing Company
11.002094.0202-08-2022
Figgy Pudding
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
11.001953.9511-24-2021
Old Fashioned
Wicked Weed Brewing
10.001874.105-24-2022
Peleg
Hill Farmstead Brewery
8.001774.0205-28-2022
Modus Operandi (Modus Vivendi)
The Wild Beer Co.
7.001773.8912-10-2021
Devil's Teeth - Coffee
Modern Times Beer
10.001674.2409-01-2020
Barrel-Aged Stock Ale
Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House
10.001364.0611-08-2022
Lights Out Holiday Ale
Blue Mountain Brewery
7.001093.5812-23-2021
Private Stock Ale
AleSmith Brewing Company
11.00963.9803-20-2022
Velvet Evil
Straight To Ale
11.50934.0502-19-2022
Illudium
Straight To Ale
11.50894.2904-04-2021
Old Potentate
Southern Star Brewing Company
7.20763.6407-16-2020
Längst
Side Project Brewing
12.00764.4507-30-2022
Festivale
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
8.40663.812-27-2021
Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Modern Times Beer
11.00664.2709-06-2020
Old Scrooge Christmas Ale
Silver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House
9.00663.9811-16-2021
Kentucky Mountain
One Trick Pony
9.00494.2401-07-2020
The Ballad Of Minnie Quay (2018-)
Clown Shoes
11.00484.1706-06-2021
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Scrooge
Silver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House
9.50454.1501-08-2020
Heini's Good Cheer
Roundabout Brewery
10.40413.9601-06-2021
Colossal Five
Port City Brewing
9.80403.8908-17-2020
Old Freddy Walker
Moor Beer Company
7.30393.9611-18-2022
Gorm The Old
HammerHeart Brewing Company
7.40394.0305-07-2022
Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Orange Zest And Cacao Nibs
Modern Times Beer
11.00364.210-10-2020
Picture In Reverse - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Kane Brewing Company
13.20324.2906-08-2021
Smugglers Vintage Ale
St. Austell Brewery
6.00303.8606-04-2022
Old Dishoom
American Solera
8.50303.7403-31-2020
Really Old Brown Dog (Julio's BBA W/ Cinnamon And Vanilla)
Smuttynose Brewing Company
11.50284.1111-12-2021
Old Ale
Hepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.
4.80283.703-20-2021
Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - NOLA Coffee
Modern Times Beer
11.00274.5207-10-2020
Deadfall
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
9.00264.2205-22-2022
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