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Pale Ale

  • 5.5% ABV
  • 48 IBU

Generously dry-hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe for a bright, piney punch, 1500 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.

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Food Pairings

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

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 is packed with an aromatic and flavorful hop punch. The brewer and the people loved it. Now 1500 is one of Drake’s flagship beers.

Awards & Press

3rd Place – 2014 California State Fair

Gold – 2013 San Diego International Beer Competition

Gold – 2013 LA International Beer Competition

Silver – 2010 World Beer Cup

Silver – 2008 Great American Beer Festival