Honey Basil Ale

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Bison Brew News | 0 comments

Honey Basil Ale

Beer brewed with clover honey and fresh whole leaf basil.

Deep copper with amber hues, our Honey Basil Ale is a captivatingly aromatic beer infused with clover honey and fresh whole leaf basil. It is herbaceous, floral and virtually hop-less with soft hints of caramel, a pleasant basil aftertaste, and a crisp, dry finish.

(6.0% abv | 12 IBUS).

Honey Basil Ale is available year-round in 12 oz. 4-packs and draft. For more information on how to locate or order Honey Basil Ale, contact info@bisonbrew.com.


Honey Basil + Food

Pizza-MargheritaDraft Magazine recently featured our Honey Basil Ale in its publication stating that, “If there was ever a beer made for pizzathis is it”. And we couldn’t agree more! In fact, it is a perfect match for anything that uses basil as an ingredient. From Italian food to Thai cuisine, Honey Basil is one the most dynamic and food friendly beers in the market. Recommended pairings include pizza, pad Thai, ceviche, salads, steamed mussels, shrimp scampi, tomato sauce, pesto, grilled chicken, crème brulée, goat cheese, Burrata, mozzarella. For an interesting twist, substitute Honey Basil Ale for soda water in cocktails. Check out the Honey Basil Gin Fizz or the Honey Basil Julep for recipe ideas!

Environmental Impact

USDA-Organic-LabelBison strives to lead by example, educating that one not need sacrifice the pleasures of every day living to be green. Mindful of our carbon footprint, we strive to reduce our business and personal impacts.

Hop Cuvée is brewed with 100% certified organic hops and malts. Restaurants and bars choosing to sell just one 15.5-gallon keg of organic beer per week causes a farmer to convert one football field of farmland from conventional to organic agriculture. That is a HUGE impact, and we have the numbers to prove it!


Notable Honey Basil Reviews

“Basil counters this amber beer’s sweet caramel and honey notes. A garden-fresh aroma is almost all bold basil, but honey hints add a sweet note and draw out light caramel scents. A sturdy caramel base contrasts the mouth-gripping basil, creating a balance between sweet and earthy. Firm bitterness takes over just before the swallow, blending with honey for a dry finish with basil remaining on the tongue.”Draft Magazine

“Sweet honey translates right into the first sip; however, a quick herbal basil punch takes away some of that and offers a slight cooling sensation. This basil is powerful and immediately identifiable, assuming you have ever cooked in the kitchen, even once. So far, the basil and honey complement each other wonderfully.”Daily Beer Review

“My first taste filled me with a sub­tle sweet­ness of honey. This beer is very clean, smooth, and refresh­ing. The Organic basil will hit you to bal­ance that sub­tle sweet­ness and give it an herbal taste. The basil turns out to be a really unique off­set to the sweet­ness of honey in what some would really think is a weird com­bi­na­tion but trust me the two work together.” – Grab Me a Beer

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