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DRAKE’S YEAR-ROUND 12oz BOTTLE SELECTION
Since the beginning Drake’s Brewing has been making beers that have achieved a high level of respect and admiration from other craft brewers and the beer enthusiasts. Over the years, as the public’s palate has evolved, so have the Drake’s beers. Hops are definitely the thing at Drakes. And, a lot of ’em! The Drake’s brewers know how to hop their beer, and (the hard part) how to create a great balance of hops & malt. Mix that with the picking of great yeast strains and the use of unrivaled water from the Sierra Nevada Range, you have the recipe for outstanding beer. Drake’s brews are sometimes a shock to the industrial-beer-drinking taste buds of some, but are undeniably delicious and drinkable to those that revel in big-flavored beers.
Drake’s India Pale Ale – 7% ABV, 65 IBUs —Drake’s flagship beer. Our West Coast style India Pale Ale is copper colored from additions of Munich and light Crystal malts which balance the impending hop onslaught. Aromas of pine and grapefruit waft from the classic American hops Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial. the finish is clean and dry with a lingering hop bite. Available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles. More info…
Drake’s Blonde Ale – 4.8% ABV, 22 IBUs — A Kölsch-Style Ale. Light in color from brewing with Pilsner and 2-row malt, but big on flavor from imported German Noble hops. Incomparably refreshing when things get hot. Our suggestion. Grab one, gulp, and head for the beach. Available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles. More info…
Drake’s Hefeweizen – 4.5% ABV, 15 IBUs —An unfiltered, Bavarian style wheat beer. We incorporate 50% wheat malt and 50% 2-row malt with Noble hops. Then, a Bavarian hefeweizen yeast strain imparts the distinctive aromas of banana and clove. True to our West Coast style, this beer finishes clean and dry, making it easy to enjoy another pint. Available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles. More info…
Drake’s 1500 Pale Ale – 5.5% ABV, 48 IBUs —A hop-forward American Pale Ale. For batch number 1500, we decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable by keeping the alcohol level down. Loads of Simcoe and Amarillo hops are blended in the fermenter just after fermentation has finished to impart a huge aroma of pine and citrus. Available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles. More info…
Drake’s Amber Ale – 5.9% ABV, 28 IBUs —An English-American Extra Special Bitter or ESB. This deep copper brew has an earthy hop aroma from East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops but delivers a distinctly toasted, malty flavor from Crystal and Chocolate specialty malts. Available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles. More info:
Drake’s Black Robusto Porter – 5.4% ABV, 25 IBUs — Drake’s Black Robusto Porter is a deep, dark “Robust Porter,” a beer style known for being darker, fuller-bodied, and higher in alcohol by volume than a standard Brown Porter. Our Black Robusto goes down smoothly with flavors of bittersweet chocolate an slight roast from Crystal and Chocolate malt. A touch of spicy, herbal hop character from Willamette hops balances out the finish. Enjoy a pint with dark, lingering satisfaction. - Available on draft and in 22oz bottles.
Drake’s Red Eye Ale- 6.5% ABV, 50 IBUs —An American Red Ale. Deep copper red in color with a noticeable malty sweetness, high hop bitterness and aroma, and a spicy finish. This ruby-red delight highlights the dark English malts, a bit of Chocolate malt, and CTZ and Cascade hops from the Great Northwest. - Available on draft.
Drake’s Dry Stout – 4.8% ABV —Comprised of 2-Row malt, roasted barley, and a select blend of dark malts and served on nitrogen. Enjoy the creamy mouthfeel, medium body, and the roasty, chocolate flavors! – Available on draft (nitrogen).
Drake’s Drakonic Imperial Stout – 8.75% ABV, 40 IBUS —Our malty beast. Two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark Crystal malts make up the grist. One hop addition, added for bittering, allows the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Drakonic is smooth and dense with flavors of licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Sip, savor, and give in to its seductive malt embrace. Enjoy. Available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles. More info:
Denogginizer Imperial India Pale Ale – 9.75% ABV, 90 IBUs —An Imperial India Pale Ale, Denogginizer is a big, bold beer hopped with an abundant amount of Summit, CTZ and experimental hop HBC-342. Crystal and Munich malts add color and a subtle caramel malt flavor thats helps balance out the immense hop dosings in this monster Imperial IPA. Enjoy the dank, pine and citrus hops, but please remember: Hold on to your head. Available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles. More info:
Hopocalypse Imperial India Pale Ale – 9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs —This deep orange monster is loosely filtered to keep the integrity of the malt & hops intact. Equal amounts of American 2-row malt and English pale malt are combined with Vienna and Rye malts, then balanced with Citra, Simcoe and Chinook hops for flavor. We then dry hop it with Cascade, Simcoe and Chinook hops for an intense hoppy aroma. Enjoy the massive aromatic Revelation and prophetic flavor of this beer now and forever after. — Available in February on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.
Hopocalypse Black Label Triple India Pale Ale – 12.5% ABV, 100+ IBUs —What rough beast’s hour has come round at last? It’s Drake’s Hopocalypse Black Label- A Triple India Pale Ale. From a foundation of American 2-row, Maris Otter, Caramalt and Vienna barley malts, a hopped-up tide of Magnum, Chinook, Zythos, and mysterious experimental varietal HBC342 is loosed, and everywhere, your innocent tastebuds will be drowned with revelations of citrus and pine. The darkness drops again but now I know… The End is Beer. — Available in February in limited release.
Drake’s Alpha Session – 3.8% ABV, 50 IBUs — Our hoppy session ale. Light and refreshing with 2-row barley, Maris Otter, and a touch of C-45 malts, but hopped up with classic West Coast hops and an ample dry-hop of Simcoe, Citra, and CTZ for intense flavors and aromas of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. We call it a NorCal Bitter. — Available in May on draft and in 4-packs of 12 oz bottles.
Aroma Coma India Pale Ale – 6.75% ABV, 75 IBUs —Our summer seasonal India Pale Ale delivers an olfactory hop assault that lives up to its name. Made with almost all 2-row barley malt and a touch of Caramalt for body, abundant Cascade, Chinook, CTZ, and Citra hops add huge citrus, pine, and floral notes. A double round of dry-hopping then amps up the aroma to a new level. Breathe in the hops, and enjoy. — Available in July on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.
Aroma Prieta India Pale Ale – 6.75% ABV, 75 IBUs —Shake out from Aroma Coma with Aroma Prieta. Aroma Coma’s sister beer mirrors its twin starting with primarily American 2-row barley malt and a touch of Caramalt for body. From there, we turn things upside down. This time, Prieta leaves behind Aroma Coma’s North American hops for some Southern Hemisphere hop action. New Zealand hops Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade, and Motueka and Aussie hop Helga in the double dry-hop give Aroma Prieta huge notes of tropical fruit, gooseberries, and grapefruit. Like Aroma Come but different: breathe in these hops and enjoy. — Available in July in limited release draft and 22 oz bottles.
EXXpedition Ale – 8% ABV, 70 IBUs** —Our brewers consider it a daily mission to transcend the beers that have come before. To strive, to seek, and to find greatness, and not to yield to the norm. So, for Expedition, our long-standing seasonal West Coast red ale, we’re seeking new frontiers. Exxpedition, a full-bodied Imperial Red, pours ruby red from crystal malts and roasted barley that give the beer rich caramel notes and a hint of roast. Additions of citrusy, resinous West-Coast hops, and an abundant dry-hop deliver intense flavors and aromas of grapefruit and pine with a clean bitter finish. Are you ready? The journey awaits. — Available in September on draft and in 22oz bottles.
Jolly Rodger Ale – 9.6%, 72 IBUs -Changes annually — 2012- After years of scallywagging about from port to port and dallying with any style that caught its fancy the 2012 edition Drake’s Jolly Rodger is returning to its original style, an American Barleywine. Our 2012 Jolly Rodger is full-bodied with rich caramel malt undertones and mild biscuit malt character. Sufficient additions of West Coast hops balance the malt with pine needle aromatics and satisfying bitterness. Welcome home old friend. Yo Ho. — 2011-Imperial Dark India Pale Ale; 2010-Imperial Red Ale; 2009-Imperial Brown Ale — Available in November on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.