So what is it that makes AJA a cult favorite? Ingredients.
The grain bill for AJA features a majority pale malt with light crystals. It uses 5% honey malt. This complements what we call the "Big 3," Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Apple Essence.
We add fresh crushed cinnamon sticks and split vanilla beans at the end of the boil, secondary fermentation, and at kegging. Apple Essence is added at kegging and rounds out the flavor.
The name "Apple Jack Ale" came from the glorious aromas of boiling this beer. It smelled as if we shoved our noses in a bowl of Apple Jacks Cereal. So you essentially are drinking apple pie in a glass.
Be sure to stop by Cervezas and try some.