Right after Modern Brewery opened, Farmer Bill (who picks up our spent grain), brought a litter of Australian Cattle Dog (aka Heeler) puppies for us to see. Both Beamer and Ronnie couldn’t resist the temptation of their cuteness, and ended up adopting a brother and sister named Hank and Citra. We had to make a beer in their honor.
The Heeler is an American Pale Ale made for drinking with your best 4-legged friend. It lends big flavor and a nose full of pine and citrus. Oats are added in the mash tun, and are the key to providing a mouthfeel with silky smooth texture for this balanced but hop forward beer. 6.5% ABV 55 IBU