Isn’t history fascinating? During a recent brewery tour, I took a journey back in time with American Icon Brewmaster, Jesse Robles.
Built in 1926, this historic landmark hasn’t lost a touch of its character. Its original red brick architecture encapsulates an 82-year-old diesel generator that is the breweries’ centerpiece. What was once known as the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, is now home to some of Treasure Coast’s favorite craft beers!
As the tour came to an end, we sat down to sample a round. I went with his suggestion—the Icon IPA. “It’s the quintessential American IPA, combining the smooth resinous bitterness of West Coast Styles with tropical and juicy flavor notes of East Coast Ales,” says Robles.
I’m a big IPA fan, so I immediately fell in love with his choice. It went down smooth, leaving behind clean, juicy hop notes of pineapple, mango and grapefruit to balance the caramel and honey nuances of the malt.
I couldn’t leave without experiencing one of Icon’s signature dishes—the crispy duck wings! Talk about a perfect pairing! They were tossed in honey sambal soy glaze and placed on top of a bed of sweet slaw with toasted sesame seeds. It was sweet, spicy and a whole lot of delicious!
“American Icon is an amazing place to be a part of,” says Robles. “The historic building has been masterfully renovated and creates a one-of-a-kind environment to enjoy a local craft brew. I hope to keep the Treasure Coast flowing with more quality beers for years to come!”
You can find American Icon’s Icon IPA at your favorite watering hole or you can pick up a 6-pack at your local retail store. Call 772-266-5507 to book your brewery tour today!
Gold Network Award Winner- Gold Crown Award- Tier 2- 1st Place Regional Winner and Gold Crown Award- Tier 2- 1st Place National Winner.
Under the News we can add this description of the Gold Network Awards.
Constellation Brands Awarded Southern Eagle two Gold Network awards for their outstanding performance both regionally and nationally in 2017. These awards are based on achieving well above their distribution and volume goals and from their increased focus on Constellation Brands. “We are proud of the excellent effort put forth by our Southern Eagle Sales Team. Congratulations!” Pat Sama, SED Sales Manager.