The latest addition to taproom lineup is the Garreth Pale. Loaded with American, citrus forward hops, Gareth has an assertive bitterness balanced by subtle malt presence. An homage to, arguably, the greatest American craft beer.
Join us at our Portland, Oregon brewery and taproom for a pint of this oh-so-drinkable Pale Ale. We recommend pairing it with a delicious bar snacks.
Style: American Pale Ale / ABV: 4.6% / IBU: 40
Gareth Pale is a very accessible and drinkable hop showcase. The beer pours a brilliant shade of orange and drinks with a snappy finish. Clean fermentation and very subtle sweetness, from caramel malts, support the heavy handed hopping of Amarillo, Chinook, and Idaho 7 varieties. The initial maltiness is quickly overtaken by a strong bitterness that fades to fresh citrus notes. Hops linger on the palate without presenting as harsh or astringent.
The origin of the pale ale start in England. Brewers began making beers lighter in color than their usual Porters and Stouts. This made way for copper and amber hued beers with more emphasis on hops yet still expertly balanced. Flash forward to 1980, Ken Grossman made his first batch of Sierra Nevada pale ale forever changing America’s idea of beer. Using Cascade hops, developed by OSU, he highlighted citrus characteristics unlike anything seen commercially in beer before. A balance between sweet caramel malts, assertive bitterness, and clean fermentation. The pale ale is the quintessential craft beer of America.