The STEM Department at Bucks County Community College announced the release of Centurion Ale, an exploratory beer release made possible by a collaboration between Bucks County Community College’s Brewing & Fermentation Science Program and Moss Mill Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley.
Centurion Ale, named after the college’s mascot and sports teams, was made with several malted barley grains from Proximity Malt; German Tettnang hops; and a German ale yeast strain. It has a deep amber color with an ABV of about 5.5 percent. The flavor is one of malt (biscuit) with just enough hop bitterness producing a well-balanced beer.
Amber in color, Centurion Ale is available now on tap at Moss Mill Brewing Company, as well as in canned four-packs to-go. The artwork for the can was selected via a county-wide contest, and the winner was Susan Alexander, of Quakertown.
The college offers an associate of applied science degree in Brewing & Fermentation Science — the only brewing science associate degree in the Philadelphia metro area — to prepare students for employment within the brewing and/or fermentation industries. Students must be at least 21 years of age prior to registering for courses involving beer production. To learn more about the 60- to 65-credit program, visit bucks.edu/brewing.
Bucks County Community College and Moss Mill Brewing Company anticipate that this will be an ongoing partnership, with each new Brewing & Fermentation Science cohort having the opportunity to be a part of the brewing process.
Moss Mill is located at 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley, and is open Wednesday and Thursday, from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.