OK, origins of this are not really very clear, but the best I can come up with is this;
ABC have been contract brewing a beer for a group of restaurants in the Atlanta area, noteably the Pie Bar, for some time. The Pie Bar has been marketing this as “Numbers Ale”, but to my knowledge ABC has never sold this as such. Anyway, the word is that ABC are attempting to create a beer that they can market to groups of restaurants, namely Pizza joints, BBQ places and Mexican restaurants and each case it is likely to be a tweaked version of “Numbers Ale”.
I drank a couple of pints of this at the Mellow Mushroom in Douglasville, GA, USA. I know that they (MM) are experimenting with this to see how well it sells, with the view to making this a much more permanent fixture.
Mid orange color with decent head retention and some mild lacing, the beer looks like a typical APA (I don’t know how MM/Pie Bar/ABC are actually classifying this, but I’m going with APA for now). Very mild grapefruit hop bitterness and a simple but well constructed malt profile. Very inoffensive, non-filling and a simple pleasure.
Nothing much to report here other than another typical ABC brew. Pretty solid offering, and nice to know that MM continues to promote and encourage local, craft products.