Topic Archives: Pale Ales

Posted in Ecliptic Brewing, New Releases

Ecliptic Quasar Pale Ale, now in cans

Ecliptic Quasar Pale Ale cans

Ecliptic Quasar Pale Ale is one of two releases that kick off the Portland, Oregon brewery’s new canned lineup. Starting March 1st, both Quasar Pale Ale and Starburst IPA can be found in 12 ounce cans all year long.

RELATED: Ecliptic Starburst IPA debuts in cans

Quasar was brewed with summer in mind. The aggressive dry-hopping give this beer a huge tropical aroma.

Inspired by its luminous namesake, Quasar is our light pale ale brewed for summer. Simcoe and Mosaic hops give Quasar Pale Ale a huge, fresh, tropical hop aroma. Flavorful and easy drinking, Quasar is a stellar beer for enjoying out under the sun.

Ecliptic Quasar Pale Ale is available in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/1/17

6% ABV

Fun fact. A quasar is the small region around a supermassive black hole (found in the center of massive galaxies). The area emits a massive amount of electromagnetic energy, thanks to the mass from the core of the surrounding galaxy due gravitational influence of the black hole, getting pulled into the accretion disk. (The disk is thanks to the gravitational pull into the black hole.) Basically – massive energy release, and extremely fascinating astronomical phenomena. However, the pale ale requires less math. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Half Acre Brewing

Shorter name & year-round: Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale is the next year-round can by the Chicago, Illinois based brewery.

This beer went by ‘Golden Tuna’ in the taproom in the past. As Half Acre puts it – “We all took the short cut and now Tuna lives.”  The pale ale features Mosaic and Centennial hops, and is big on citrus and passionfruit.

It’s a perpetually gassed up 3-wheeler, churned and ready to take you wherever you wanna go.

Cans of Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale will be available at the brewery’s Lincoln Avenue shop starting Friday, March 3rd.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Centennial

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: 3/3/17

?? ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Second Self Brewing Company

For the love of Atlanta, there is Second Self A.T. aLe

Second Self AT ALE

Just in time for the Atlanta Falcon’s Super Bowl appearance, Atlanta will get to sip Second Self A.T. aLe for the first time.

In case you haven’t figured it out, Second Self Beer Company calls Atlanta home, just miles from The Georgia Dome. Second Self A.T. aLe is an unfiltered hoppy pale ale, perfect for 4 quarters of big game watching.

Officially launching in March, it’s CRISP, CLEAN, REFRESHING, and something you’ll love to drink in every season.

Fans can catch a sneak peek of Second Self A.T. aLe on February 5th at the brewery. 12 ounce cans will be available starting in March, 2017.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut: March, 2017

5.7% ABV, 42 IBUS

Posted in New Releases, Upslope Brewing Company

Pale Ale out, Upslope Citra Pale Ale called up

Upslope Citra Pale Ale

Upslope Citra Pale Ale has been tapped as the next year round beer by the Boulder, Colorado based brewery.

Eight years ago, the Boulder, Colorado based brewery introduced their very first beer – Pale Ale. As time as passed, the brewery’s fans have come to love  Upslope Citra Pale Ale just a little bit more than the flagship. It’s time for a change.

This week, the brewery canned Citra Pale for the first time, headed out to all of the brewery’s markets soon.

“The decision to retire the one that started it all and introduce a new style to our lineup in its place comes from our dedication to experimentation and creativity.” – Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter.

Upslope Citra Pale Ale is a 12 ounce can and draft offering, year-round.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
National Distribution:  CO, NM, UT, AZ, TX, WY and MT
Debut: January, 2017

5.8% ABV, 37 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Sierra Nevada

Touch of citrus makes Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale bottle

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is now one of two new beers in the brewery’s portfolio in 2017.

The India pale ale has dominated the style category in sales for years. One of the fastest movers in the IPA family has been the fruited variety. The same goes for pale ales. Sierra Nevada has taken notice of this trend, and is ready to release their own fruited spins on some of their iconic beers.

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is stepping up to the plate – brewed with citrus-heavy hops and orange peel. A citrus-y take on the brewery’s iconic pale ale.

The name accurately describes what you are in for in this new release. The best description – imagine Pale Ale (what you should have had by now), with a more pronounced orange and citrus flavor. A fresh take on a classic.

Adding tangy orange to the classic style we pioneered didn’t come natural to us. Our brewers argued over the perfect blend of bold hops and orange peel to create the best flavor and crisp, citrus bite. The result is a hop-forward beer that can stand alongside Pale Ale as a craft beer classic.

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is a 12 ounce bottle and draft release.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Orange Peel.)
Availability: 12oz Bottle, Draft.
Debut: January, 2017

5.3% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Ripper Pale Ale: Canned dank headed your way (nationally)

Stone Ripper Can

Stone Ripper Pale Ale is the newest canned offering by the Escondido, California based brewery.

While the United States has created some of the boldest hops in the brewing world. Example: Cascade hops.  Austraila has put themselves on the hoppy world map with hops like Galaxy (first bred in 1994). Stone Ripper Pale Ale combines the Pacific Northwest with Aussie born hops in this new release.

It’s not often that Stone debuts a beer and does not immediately take it national. In this instance, Ripper was only available in only California until January, hitting national distribution at the start of 2017.

When it came to devising the concept of our next pale ale, we drew inspiration from the coastal locale of SoCal and the land down under. Sourcing classic Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from… yes…Australia, we made a beer both lovers of resinous green buds and rip-curling surfers will find downright rad. At the same time, we stayed true to our San Diego love of pushing the hop boundaries of this style. While some might think it lingers on an edge far closer to IPA, with all the dry-hop flavor and aroma, it’s actually right in line with the current-day interpretation of a West Coast pale. Ours just so happens to have an Aussie accent that yields a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit. So veg out or venture out. Either way, rip one open and taste for yourself this awesome golden amber nectar!

The brewery describes this beer as “Tropical and dank, flavors of orange and bright resiny hops”. Now that we’ve tried it, dank is a great description. The beer is very bright, very citrusy, clean, and well, dank. For those missing Levitation Ale, you’ll find a new home with Ripper. The alcohol by volume is higher, but once you taste it, you’ll see why. 2017 is looking great. (and hoppy.)

Stone Ripper Pale Ale is a 12 ounce can and draft release.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Galaxy

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: Early November, 2016. National: January, 2017.

5.7% ABV

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Headlines

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale will be canned this spring

Bell's Oatsmobile Can 2

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, launched in April, will be canned in Spring, 2017. This was the first year-round addition since 2010.

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, as the name suggests, is brewed with malted oats. The brewery states that the oat addition lends the beer a body you don’t alway get in a session pale ale. The oats plus a dry-hop bill of Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo makes what Bell’s hopes is a standout low alcohol by volume beer.

“This beer is unique. Aromatics may drive it, but the signature ingredient – oats – are what really makes this beer stand apart and also where the name comes from. It’s approachable and intriguing with a fun personality,” said Bell’s Vice President, Laura Bell.

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale is currently available in 12 ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire network. 12 ounce cans will be available in the coming spring.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: April, 2016
Cans: Spring, 2017

4.3% ABV