Why is Brett so Pale | Brett Pale Ale
"I don't think I've ever had anything like it," says our brewer Ben Peterson. Meet our bold addition to the tap list. Round and with body, coupled with the secret weapon, the Brettanomyces. A tropical, slightly tart aroma. Light but firm malt backbone tied in with dark fruit notes from the Galaxy and El Dorado hops.
ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 40
Malt: 2-Row, Pale, Flaked Barley, Crystal-10
Hops: Australian Galaxy and El Dorado
Ben Petersen | Brewer
"Why is the Brett so pale? We were deciding which beers to make, and we have some pretty awesome, choice hops to choose from - thanks to Charlie’s picks startin' out this brewery. We already had our Eldora Pale Ale, we had our IPA, but my fondness for super juicy pale ales and complex pale ales helped push this one forward a bit. We decided to do another juicy pale ale, this time with both the El Dorado hops and Galaxy hops, and we wanted to have a little more body than our Eldora Pale Ale had - knowing that the Brett would kind of dry it out.
We had a Brett strain that we were originally going to be using for the sour, but it wasn’t quite ready to pitch a full batch. So we both just kind of sat there, stared at each other and said, "What if we just do a Bretted pale ale?" It'll be a way to round out the menu, it’ll be something different, maybe something that can put us on the map. Because it is so different - if we execute it right it, can be something that’s great.
So we talked about it and decided to make a Brett pale. It’s in a similar fashion to the Eldora pale ale, but we made it a bit more round and with more body to it, coupled with the funk weapon, the Brettanomyces. The round, dark fruit notes you get from the hops really created a beer that … I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like it. And for us, it’s cool to be able to offer something like that to our new guests."