Brightside Extra Brut IPA Now in Six-Packs

August 9th, 2018

Brightside Extra Brut IPA

After months of test batches and experimental releases, we're excited to announce that Brightside Extra Brut IPA will be available in six-packs. The Drake's brewing team has been hard at work since February playing a pioneering role in the development of the new Brut IPA style. The pale, dry, highly-carbonated, champagne-esque beer, has quickly become an innovative platform for hop appreciation. We couldn't be happier to share this beer with a wider audience.

Fruity, crisp, and hoppy, Brightside Extra Brut IPA features notes of white grape skins, citrus rubbed pine needles, and orange creamsicle. Hop additions include Simcoe, Hallertau Mandarina, Centennial, and Hallertau Blanc. Amylase enzymes are added during production to fully ferment malt sugar, creating a super dry finish, which is a key characteristic of the Brut IPA style. Brightside Extra Brut IPA finished fermenting at 0.0 degrees plato and 7% alcohol by volume.

Drake's Brewmaster, John Gillooly, was eager to experiment with Brut IPAs back in February. “Brewing a hoppy beer with minimal body, and an extremely crisp, dry finish, was incredibly appealing. As hop-heads we're stoked. The Brut IPA style lets the hops shine in a wholly unique way.” Gillooly and the Drake's brewing team created five different Brut IPAs before finding the right balance of hop flavor, bitterness, and body for Brightside.

Brightside Extra Brut IPA will be packaged in kegs and bottled six-packs the week of August 13th, then start shipping to distributor partners throughout California. Six-packs will be available at Drake's Barrel House and Dealership. Follow @DrakesBeer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.


  1. Looking forward trying it. Justin Carter you best bring Dad some soon.. Ps is it available is Sacramento yet ?

    • Brian Stechschulte says:

      Hi Herman,

      It will start shipping to distributors next week and will eventually land in the Sacramento region.