Named after the endangered NC Hellbender Salamander, this ale was inspired by the classic golden strong ales of Belgium. Brewed using a multi step infusion mash with continental pilsner malt and noble hop varieties, this crystal clear golden ale weighs in at 9% ABV. The unique yeast strain and extended cellar aging produces a complex boutique of flavors such as red apple, banana, pineapple with a clove like spiciness. The malt bill is deliberately delicate to accentuate the floral aroma of the noble hops. This version is traditional and conditioned in the bottle with Belgian Candy syrup to provide an effervescent experience that pairs well with most any dish and finishes dry and dangerous.