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Introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend

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Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend

Brewers’ Pale Ale is our evolving hop series brewed by brewers, for brewers.  We’re proud to release the third rendition of Brewers’ Pale Ale with the highly sought-after Galaxy hop: introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend, an exceptionally bright and quaffable beer brimming with tropical hop flavor!

Grown only in a specific region of Australia, the Galaxy hop overflows with flavors and aromatics of clean citrus, passionfruit, and peach.  Because of its unique and inviting flavor profile, the Galaxy hop is in high demand worldwide, causing the variety to be scarce to come by.

Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend is a crisp, easy-drinking pale ale with accentuated tropical fruit aromatics due to the Galaxy hop’s cosmic amount of essential oils – the highest percentage in the industry. The first version of Brewers’ Pale Ale highlighted the unique Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand, while the second iteration used the Citra hop from Washington state.  In the third adaptation of Brewers’ Pale Ale, Anchor brewers returned to the Southern Hemisphere, the only place where the Galaxy hop is grown.  Our team of brewers will continue to experiment with their favorite hop varieties in the Brewers’ Pale Ale series.  The malt, alcohol, bitterness and brewing process stay consistent, but each new blend showcases flavors and aromatics that are unique to the selected hop varietal.

“This series is an excellent showcase of the brewers’ favorite hops.  At Anchor, we’re inclined to a killer everyday pale ale that can reveal a variety of unique hop blends.  The result is the evolving blend of Brewers’ Pale Ale,” says Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann.  “By using the Galaxy hop in this iteration, we salute Anchor’s commitment to innovation and inclusion.  We turn to the voice of our community for feedback on our constant experiments.  The Galaxy hop was used in an experimental beer offered at Anchor Public Taps, our pilot brewery and bar.  Our guests couldn’t get enough of this blend, so we used it as a foundation for this official release.”

A supporting cast of hops adds to this brew’s unmistakable flavor: Ekuanot, Calypso and Cascade.  “Cascade hops are a good base hop.  We’ve been using this hop since the birth of Liberty Ale in 1975,” said Ungermann. Calypso helps accentuate the tropical notes, while Ekuanot adds a hint of herbal earthiness to the flavor profile.”

Brewers’ Pale Ale is brewed with 2-row pale, red wheat and pilsner malt.  The Galaxy hop blend pours a bright golden straw color with a creamy white head and nice lacing.  Not filtered to intense clarity, it has an intentional slight haziness.  It finishes fairly dry with a nice balanced drinkability, making it a beer to enjoy any time of the day.  The third rendition of Brewers’ Pale Ale pairs perfectly with ceviche with citrus, lime and fig chicken and risotto with seared scallops.

Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend is available now in 6-pack bottles and on draught at select bars, restaurants, and stores as well as at Anchor Public Taps and the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco.  You can find a brew near you by using the Anchor Beer Finder.


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