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BJ's Camaraderie Ale

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BJ's Camaraderie Ale is a cross between a hoppy American-style pale ale and a traditional Belgian-style golden ale


Brouwerij Bavik/BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Camaraderie Ale

The label depicts a handshake, for the recipe was formulated between BJ's brewing team and the brewmaster of Bavik, the first collaboration ever for the historic Belgian brewery, which dates back to 1894. This blend of classic Belgian and American beer styles is a cross between a hoppy American-style pale ale and a traditional Belgian-style, strong golden ale. For the initial batch, BJ's Senior Vice President of Brewing Operations Alex Puchner made the trek to Belgium to oversee the hopping, which includes ample amounts of American Amarillo and Cascade hops. These are very different from the milder noble hops commonly used throughout Europe. Belgian-style beers are generally mild in hop aroma and bitterness, and while the American hops add fruity and citrus notes, sour aged pale ale that has been aged in oak barrels for two years is blended into the final product, adding an authentic Belgian signature and a slight tart finish. This beer weighs in at 8 percent ABV and 45 IBUs and is available at all BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse locations, which currently number 135 in fifteen states.

Price: $6 for 330 ml

For more information, visit BJ's official website

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