Tremble before Apollyon, The Destroyer, for herein is a beer that requires careful handling. Produced using a technique that amplifies the intense apple/pear fruitiness of Arcadia’s house English-style yeast, the result is a straw-colored golden strong ale that hides its strength carefully. Obscured by intense honey notes, hints of cotton candy, fresh-baked bread, and a wickedly dry, crisp body, we took to calling it Apollyon in homage to the Belgian tradition of naming beers after “devilish” figures. Unlike the king of locusts, the only truly dangerous part of Apollyon is how enjoyable and refreshing it is.
Food Pairings: Belgian waterzooi soup, smoked chicken on pretzel bread, pear or apple tart, cobb salad, steak frites, steamed mussels.
Style: Golden Strong Ale
Formats: 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl, 24/12 bottles