Oh beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain . . .
You know the rest. But if we stop here, we have the breathtaking image we need for the next Israel Brews and Views Tasting Panel. This time we will be judging amber ales, a popular cousin of pale ale.
Using malted grain that's a bit darker, this ale brews out amber colored, rather than the whiter shades of pale. It's maltier and fuller bodied than its pale cousin; a good balanced beer.
Amber ale has been popular in Israel since the start of the craft beer nascency. Known as inbari in Hebrew, there are some 11 craft breweries here which make amber ale.
Our panel of beer-hardened judges will be tasting seven of them and reporting their opinions back to you.
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