A classic West Coast pale ale, designed for maximum crushability.
Pale Ale, West Coast Pale
- ABV: 5.0%
- Fermentables: Rice, Millet
- Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe
Western Addition: named both for our love of the West Coast style and San Francisco, this pale ale is meant to be crushed alongside good times. Think of Western Addition as your buddy, accompanying you to the park, the beach, a lunch break, a tailgate party, or a city stroll.
We used classic West Coast hops in this one to create a sharp, satisfying bitterness that doesn’t linger, with a mix of pomelo-like fruitiness and dankness complementing the natural malt flavors of the beer.
The result is a crowd-pleasing pale ale, packed with flavor.
In designing this recipe, our head brewer Aaron wanted to create a “brewer’s beer”: the kind of drink a brewer would turn to at the end of a long day. It’s a beer that emphasizes flavor over alcohol, that works alone or with food, and that celebrates hop flavor without venturing into “palate wrecker” territory.
We also decided to give this beer a translucent sheen rather than the bright clarity that is more traditional in a West Coast pale ale. We felt that the way it reflects the light is representative of the way it drinks in the glass: soft and comforting, like the company of a good friend.