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Unfiltered: Aroma Day 2017

Last year, Aroma Coma “graduated” from being our summer seasonal IPA to being a year-round beer. We brewers always looked forward to the release of this beer as it was the one place we used Citra, a really impacted hop that we only had enough of to brew this beer as a seasonal. We finally […]

Drake’s DIY: Case Box Cowboy Hat

What screams ‘Murica louder than making a cowboy hat out of a case box? Pretty much nothing, that’s what. Drake’s longest serving employee, Dow Tunis, shows you how to impress your friends and annoy your enemies in our most recent #DrakesDIY blog. Slightly more involved than last month’s bottle cap cornhole, this cowboy hat is durable, […]

Unfiltered: The Raccoon Is Free

In the summer of 2013, we embarked on a project to create a new IPA, a complement to our classic Drake’s IPA. Our goal was to feature some of the new hop varieties coming out of Yakima valley. Beyond the grapefruit and pine notes of the classic “C” hops (Cascade, Centennial and Chinook) we use […]

Drake’s DIY: Bottle Cap Cornhole

Once again, the creative bug has bitten our team while they drink alcohol, bringing you the latest edition of Drake’s DIY! This series features different members of our staff drinking and crafting in the most baller (and sometimes disastrous) ways. Even simpler than last month’s project, Bottle Cap Cornhole is the gift that keeps giving. […]

Unfiltered: Session Beer

On May 20, we are hosting our 5th Annual Session Beer Fest, a beer event that serves ONLY beer under 5% ABV. This is one of my favorite beer festivals ever. We shed all the “What’s your strongest beer?” hunters from the crowd, and it’s just a super chill time for people tasting and enjoying beers […]

Brewer’s Choice: Fainting Goat

Originally from the heart of the Rust Belt in Ohio, Emmy Smith came to Drake’s with absolutely no experience in brewing, only a thirst to learn the art of beer-making. Like most brewers, she came trained in another industry, having learned the art of cinematography and filmmaking. Emmy started out with Drake’s as a production assistant which means doing grunt work, scrubbing tanks, […]

Drake’s DIY: Bottle Cap Coasters

Every once in a while, we drink beer and daydream about all the cool projects we could be doing. We think we could better our lives, our homes and our brewery by creating some DIY-inspired things. We usually ignore these urges, but in the spirit of Earth Day, we’re inspired! Here’s the first of a […]

Unfiltered: On Hoppy Beer

Hoppy beers are by far the biggest selling beers in the craft beer industry. Easily more than 80% of the beers we brew are hoppy, including our three major core beers: 1500 Pale Ale, Drake’s IPA, and Denogginizer Double IPA. The majority of our special releases are hop-forward variations on different IPAs, too: Hopocalypse, War […]

Brewer’s Choice: Macho Man Razzy Savage

Barrel Master Travis Camacho is a man of superior palate. Standing at the head of our OAK Project, Travis is the gatekeeper to all things sour. We love experimenting with anything we can get our hands on, especially barrels and bugs, and Travis is at the helm of creating the most eclectic and extreme beers […]

Unfiltered: The Saga of Hop Vice

We are putting a new beer in a 6-pack: Hop Vice. While this is technically a new beer for us, we have been making a White IPA—defined here as an unfiltered, wheat-based IPA—in one form or another for almost four years. The first version was called Abominably Jolly and was released in the fall of 2013 in […]