This beer is a love letter to the Cascade hop and the hoppy beer styles of the Pacific Northwest. It’s a simple, satisfying, pale ale that spotlights Cascade hops — a classic American hop in pale ales.
This crowd-pleasing ale was brewed with drinkability in mind. Its modest hop profile is exceedingly quaffable, balanced by its simple malt profile. Grapefruit flavor is pronounced on the palate and carries a beautiful citrus nose.
“An American pale ale with a good cereal taste and dry hopping with Cascade hops for a bit of bitterness, punch and grapefruit flavours, without going overboard with extreme bitterness either, it’s very drinkable and enjoyable.”Nicholas Pigeon – Untappd
“A thirst-quenching beer, strong but goes down well. Slightly bitter, but not unpleasant. Beautiful golden color.”Claude Laroche – Untappd
“Refreshing and easy to drink with a slight bitter touch.”Frédérick Duquette Rivest – Untappd
Cascade hops are known for their floral and citrusy aroma and flavor, which make them a perfect choice for a pale ale. The floral and citrusy notes of these hops complement the light and refreshing taste of the pale ale, creating a well-balanced and delicious brew.
The exact flavor profile of Cascade hops can vary depending on when they are added to the brew, as well as the brewing process itself. When added early in the brewing process, they can impart a more bitter flavor, while adding them later can bring out more of their floral and citrusy notes.
Cascade hops are grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, particularly in Oregon and Washington. They are a cross between English Fuggle hops and Russian Serebrianker hops, and are now one of the most widely used hop varieties in the world.
Our Cascade American Pale Ale is a versatile beer that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is particularly well-suited for charcuterie boards, as the beer’s citrus notes can complement the salty flavors of cured meats. It also pairs well with fish, as the beer’s light and refreshing flavor can cut through the richness of seafood dishes.
Here are some more food pairing ideas to try:
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