In this episode Bob and I come back home for another crushable summer beer style. This week we drink and talk about the American Blonde Ale. One of the most approachable styles, a golden or blonde ale is an easy-drinking beer that is visually appealing and has no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth, it is an American classic known for its simplicity. Sometimes referred to as “golden ale.” These beers can have honey, spices and fruit added, and may be fermented with lager or ale yeast. Style examples: 

  • Wadsworth Brewing Company – Thelma Lou
  • The Phoenix Brewing Company – Persephone
  • Ignite Brewing Company – Matchstick Blonde

 ABV: 3.8-5.5% IBUs: 15-28 Color: 3-6 Serving Temp: 40-45F Serving Pressure: 7-13 PSI Beer Representation: Twin Oast Brewing Company – Old Ohio 4.7% ABV 20 IBUs Beer Description: Sometimes you just want an easy-drinking, light-bodied beer -- Old Ohio is just that. Brewed to be balanced, this American Blonde Ale finishes with subtle citrus tones, and is the perfect beer to reach for after a long day on the farm.   Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. Please consider becoming a member of the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at There are four tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews You will also get a few coupon codes, a Pint Talking Sticker, and you’ll also get the early released ad free version of this show. Don’t forget to visit my website at to catch up on old episodes and visit the newly renovated BOS swag store. I have added several new colors and styles of Tees and Hoodies. Make sure you check out our friends at Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at and follow them on Facebook at and Instagram at Check out our other sponsors: North East Ohio Craft Brewery News – Check out one of the best sources for craft beer news in Northeast Ohio. You can also find them on Facebook at @ NEOCBN. Join the American Homebrewers Association and get access to hundreds of award-winning recipes as well as countless informative articles. Follow this link and use the code PintTalking for $5 off your membership. Shirts on Tap at and use the code rq7szr For $10 off your first order.