My First Taste: Acrospire Brewing

Mighty Fortress Imperial IPA in a standard pint glass
Mighty Fortress Imperial IPA by Acrospire Brewing, Glenshaw, PA. Photo credit: Acrospire Brewing

My First Taste: Acrospire Brewing

Mighty Fortress Imperial IPA in a standard pint glass
Mighty Fortress Imperial IPA by Acrospire Brewing, Glenshaw, PA. Photo credit: Acrospire Brewing
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    This weekend, I had the pleasure of finally getting out to a brewery that is new to me. Acrospire Brewing, located in Glenshaw, PA is currently open for business and just recently celebrated their first anniversary back in February! They’re currently open on weekends and have lots of different beers available. Here’s my first take. 

    Despite being a small brewery, they have a ton of options available to purchase! As of right now, they are to-go only and have growlers and 4-packs available. You can also order beer and take a seat outside to enjoy your wares (which is what we did). Acrospire boasts a really cute outdoor area with a few tables (made out of doors! ) to sample some brews once you purchase your 4 packs or growlers inside. 

    At my time of visit, we were able to chat with Eric,  one of the owners. It was a pleasure to learn more about their history and their plans for the future. And then, the most important part, the BEER! There were 11 total brews available, so we had a ton of options! I was able to sample the Honeycomb Oat Honey Ale (6.1%) and loved it! Honey is a favorite adjunct of mine and this brew delivered. This beer is light and such an easy drinker. Perfect for day drinking on a warm weekend, this ale has notes of sweet orange peel and includes honey in the fermentation to get just the right amount of sweetness. I’d love to have this beer on tap at my house – it would be gone quick! 

    My husband and I decided on Mighty Fortress, an Imperial IPA for our beer. This is a nice, 8.4% brew that packs a perfect punch! Hopped with multiple additions of Simcoe hops, Mighty Fortress has lovely pine and citrus flavors that will satisfy all IPA lovers that visit. The part I loved best was the malt – a combination of pale and caramel malts were added to this brew. This creates an IPA that packs a punch and has a lovely backbone of malty flavor! This brew is unique, oh so tasty and demands attention! Try it out, you won’t regret it! 

    Acrospire is firing on all cylinders with tasty brews! I’m already planning my return visit to check out the Strawclogger Imperial Stout and the Happy Little Accident American Pale Ale. Thanks for the hospitality this weekend, Acrospire, I can’t wait to see what you do next! 

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