Issaquah-brewed beer, Ménage À Frog, earns national taste award
August 24, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2010
Ménage À Frog beer just added more bling to the display case at the Issaquah Brewhouse.
The brew earned a silver medal at the World Beer Championships for the second year in a row, brewhouse operator Rogue Ales announced Tuesday.
Judges at the 15th annual Chicago competition praised Ménage À Frog for a “round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with praline and green peppercorn notes.” The beer “finishes with long, slightly prickly, toffee, peppery spice and astringent earth hop accents.”
Competition judges — a panel of experienced, professional tasters picked by Beverage Testing Institute, a source for impartial beverage reviews — rate beers from around the world.
The aromas and flavors come from Abbey yeast and a huge amount of Belgian candi sugar — a sweetener commonly used in brewing.
Since the brewhouse introduced Ménage À Frog in late 2006, the beer has won more than a dozen awards, including a gold medal at the 2008 New Zealand International Beer Competition.
Taste how the Ménage À Frog stacks up at the brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way.