Brown Bear

Brown Ale

Ursus Americanas, or black bears, are prominent in western North Carolina. But Catawba’s rare Brown Bear also roams these mountains. Its smooth caramel and chocolate notes dominate your first taste, then a subtle dryness cleanses your palate just in time for another sip. This English inspired brown ale is dark and flavorful, yet not too robust or filling. Libate, don’t hibernate!


Chocolate malts create a deep brown color and accent the flavor notes of dark cacao and caramel. The supporting malts buttress a complex body and provide hints of toffee and rich toasted aromas.

  • Hops

    Magnum / Goldings / Fuggle
  • Malts

    Pale / Crystal / Chocolate / Roasted Malt
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