PW's Year of Beer: Lakefront Fixed Gear

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

The American Amber is perhaps one of the least challenging beers in the craft scene, a beer with little in the way of complexity or imposing flavors. And that means it’s a style of beer not often talked about in craft circles despite being widely brewed by scores of brewers. Well, don’t blame the beer for that. As Fixed Gear proves, “amber” doesn’t have to mean boring. A wash of sticky, citrusy hops dance atop the toffee and caramel malts of this medium-bodied brew. Hints of toast and spice make an appearance, too, enhancing what makes this beer best—its excellent versatility when it comes to pairing with food. Ambers shine in this regard, making them a perfect go-to for your next tavern visit. See what we mean at Revolution House, where Fixed Gear is currently on draft.
 

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