One of the most unusual beers I sampled at the 2010 Holiday Ale Festival was North the Fourth, from Fort George Brewery + Public House. Here's the description: "This holiday delight was made with two pounds of candy canes, 60 pounds of cranberries, and over 40 pounds of spruce tips. Chocolate, caramel and 2-row make up the malty profile, balanced out with US Challenger and Czech Saaz hops" — Fort George Brewery
What's your role at Fort George?
I am co-owner and have been with Fort George since its inception in the fall of '05. I have never liked the title of Brewmaster and Spencer sort of stole my Head Brewer title, so I am not sure what the hell I do around here.
North IV has unusual ingredients (cranberries, spruce tips, and candy canes). What's the story behind the beer?
What did you guys think when you first tasted it?
Are you serving it at Fort George? How have your customers liked it?