All of you out there currently enjoying that chocolate Bourbon barrel Brettanomyces continuously wet-hopped Imperial black IPA, take a moment and say a silent thank you to the humble West Coast American Pale Ale. Sure, it might seem tame to your 21st century craft beer sensibilities and sensory-overloaded palate, but back when Northern Brewer was four dudes and a 20-foot storefront, this style was the extreme beer and it still going strong. More than any other, this widely-imitated ale is responsible for bringing craft beer into the national consciousness and re-introducing America to real beer. Now it a classic. Decidedly clean, firmly hoppy, and drinkably bitter, this isn an ale that feels the need to jump up and down and scream for your attention. From Chico, California to all points of the compass, whether youe pairing it with Mexican, burgers and fries, or just conversation, there always a good time and a place for a good, basic pale ale.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|