Stella Artois is a classic Belgian lager, golden in color with exceptional clarity and a spicy hop character. Stella Artois was originally brewed as a special holiday beer. It was christened Stella, which is Latin for “star.” The beer was so well received that it became available throughout the year. A protected historical site, the modern Stella Artois brewery, still located in Leuven, was constructed in 2004.
Stella Artois should be served between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit using a nine-step process called the Belgian Pouring Ritual. In Belgium, every beer has its own unique glass designed to highlight the brand’s special flavor, and Stella Artois is no exception. The Stella Artois chalice is designed to ensure that the head foams perfectly and the aroma is preserved. Stella Artois’ crisp, refreshing flavor pairs well with intensely flavored Thai, Asian fusion and Indian dishes such as curries. The bitterness also helps cut through cream sauces in pastas and contrasts the creaminess of flavorful semi-soft cheeses such as Havarti, Morbier and artisanal cheddars.
At Homestead, we’re dedicated to restoring the roots of American beer. Call it craft, call it artisan, call it old – we call it good. And we’re focused on bringing that fresh, simple, drinkable beer back to bars, restaurants and tables across central Ohio. In recent years the craft beer industry has been ruled by a spiraling arms race of more alcohol, more hops, more bitter beer. We think that’s a race to the bottom and we’re opting out. We miss the days when you could have a few beers with your friends and not find yourself under the table. When did we have to start choosing between flavor and alcohol?
Homestead Beer Company
When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.
Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.
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