1500 Dry Hopped Pale Ale

Generously dry-hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe for a bright, piney punch, this new school American-style pale ale brings together orange blossom and grapefruit notes with a touch of honey sweetness. We don’t like choosing favorites, but 1500 is our perfect everyday hoppy beer.

The 1500 Story:

As we approached our 1500th batch in San Leandro, the brewers decided to attempt something different. They set out to make a pale ale with a clean, stripped down malt bill and plenty of late addition hops that would give the beer huge flavors and aromas of bright citrusy American hops without overwhelming the balance with bitterness. The resulting beer packed the aromatic and flavorful hop punch of a West Coast-style IPA at a very easy drinking 5.5% ABV. The brewer and the people loved it. Now 1500 is a Drake’s flagship beer.

Food Pairings

  • Wood-Fired Pizza with Pepperoni, Peppers, and Onions
  • Burger with Gorgonzola
  • Fish and Chips with Lemon and Malt Vinegar


  • Malt: American 2-Row Barley, Patagonia Crystal 35
  • Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe (Dry Hop); Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade (Whirlpool); Warrior (Bittering).
  • Yeast: California Ale 001
  • Original Gravity: 12.2 Degrees Plato
  • Final Gravity: 1.9 Degrees Plato
  • Alc/Vol: 5.5%
  • IBUs: 48


  • 3rd Place 2014 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition- American Pale Ale
  • Gold- American Pale Ale, San Diego International Beer Competition 2013
  • Gold- American Pale Ale, Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2013
  • Finalist Good Food Awards 2012
  • “#1 California Pale Ale” – L.A. Weekly, 2011
  • Silver 2010- American Pale Ale, World Beer Cup
  • Silver 2008 Great American Beer Festival
  • 2nd Place American Pale Ale 2008 California State Fair
  • Good Food Awards Finalist 2012


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