Paideia Pale Ale
St. Boniface Brewing Company (Ephrata, PA)
Style: American Pale Ale
Hops: Single Hop brewed with Citra
Malts: Blend of Malts
Availability: Year Around Cans and Crowlers (Tap Room)
5% ABV, 55 IBUs
Glassware: Pint Glass
The name Paideia (pai·deia – (/paɪˈdeɪə/; Greek: παιδεία) is a Greek word to define the Culture and Education of a Society, Members of the polis. Which was valued for its effect on the body alongside the moral education which the Greeks believed; what was said to be a well-rounded Greek. It “moulded” to the ideal of kalos kagathos, “beautiful and good.”
The name is a perfect description for this well-rounded and beautifully brewed Pale Ale.
St. Boniface did an excellent job getting amazing flavors in the Paideia. This 5% ABV beer is definitely a successful brew that will make even hard core Hop Heads happy. It looks and tastes good. Paideia, along with many other great beers St. Boniface is brewing, shows why they have had a steady growing brewery and the reason they came a long way from their small space in the old 1 Barrel brewery downtown Ephrata to their new 15 Barrel Brew House and Tap Room not very far from their old location.
Pour this from the can into a glass and with its wonderful golden color and nice frosty thick head this beer looks worthy of a beautiful Greek Goddess.
The Aroma has some biscuit malts and a nice pull of citrus with Clementine and nectarine notes and fruity hop from the Citra, it feels like a Greek Island summer.
It’s not too sweet and still has a very tropical fruit flavor that reminds me of Clementine and peach with a balanced back of biscuit and English Malts and bittersweet finish.
It is a good medium, between American and English Pale Ale. This beer was sure to change Dionysus mind and name beer as the new drink of the gods. Its light to medium body with a nice amount of carbonation makes it very drinkable.
As the name Paideia denotes. It’s a well-rounded beer of the polis that would certainly receive a hop wreath on its Odyssey.
St. Boniface offers Crowlers and Growlers pour so you can always enjoy their seasonal or one Offs.