Like the wind mixes the salt air with the sea, our amber ale creates a wave of flavor with malty sweetness at the front, transforming into moderate caramel flavors further on.
American amber/red ales range from light copper to light brown in color. they are characterized by american-variety hops used to produce the perception of medium hop bitterness, flavor, and medium aroma. amber ales have medium-high to high maltiness with medium to low caramel character. they should have medium to medium-high body. the style may have low levels of fruityester flavor and aroma. diacetyl can be either absent or barely perceived at very low levels. chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. slight yeast haze is acceptable for bottle-conditioned products.
The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.
Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.