Thanks to Kevin @ Sebago Brewing I was able to pickup 2 bottles of Trekker Pale Ale last week and enjoyed one on Sunday afternoon. This is the beer that I “helped” to brew during Sebago’s Brewing for a Cause day back in April. If you have not been to this read my blog post here. This was a great event and if you are at all interested in craft beer, the brew process or simply hanging out with others that enjoy good beer I highly recommend you attend next year. If you do I am sure to see you there as this is going to be an annual event for me.
The Trekker Pale Ale from Sebago is a great example of the style and probably my second favorite pale ale in the 230+ beers I have had. My favorite so far is Edward by Hill Farmstead and that hardly qualifies as a pale ale as it is hoppier than many IPAs. If you had to sit someone down and give them an example of a quality pale ale Trekker would be my choice. Color is a nice orange with a slight white head. Aroma is nicely balanced with some hops and malts both apparent. Taste follows the nose with malts up front and the hops kick in late and linger a bit. The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and leaves you wanting another even after a 22 oz bottle. Really enjoyed this beer and glad I have another to share with friends over the Memorial Day weekend.
Pros: Good representation of the style
Cons: Available for a very limited time as it sells out quickly
Alcohol Content: 6.1% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Sebago Brewing
Brewers Description: Trekker Pale Ale was brewed at Brewing For A Cause, a fundraiser for the Trek Across Maine – a 3-day, 180 mile bike ride in support of the mission of the American Lung Association. This beer was our fastest selling Single Batch Series beer in 2011 and we’ve brewed a double batch this year for all our thirsty guests! Trekker Pale Ale (6.1% ABV) is a classic American pale ale. It is light bronze in color, with a moderate malt character up front that gives way to an increasing hop aroma with a clean dry finish. Available starting Friday May 11th on draft and in 22oz bottles.