Friday, April 5th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Hazy California


California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement. In 1965, recent Stanford graduate Fritz Maytag bought a controlling interest in the ailing Anchor Brewery and soon was brewing authentic, artful beers and reintroducing lost styles. He proved that Americans were ready for a different kind of beer, beer with flavor, diversity, and history. Anchor Brewery became the first “craft” brewery since prohibition and was the inspiration that sparked a revolution in brewing. As of January 2023, more than 1,100 craft breweries are in operation across the state, more than any other state in the nation. Peaks and Pints focuses our daily beer flight on California hazies. Stop by and enjoy Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Hazy California.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Hazy California

Pure Project Murklands

5.5% ABV

As Pure Project Brewing’s first-ever murky beer, this pale ale has paved the way for every murky they have brewed since. Dry hopped with Citra and CTZ, aromas of orange sherbet, apricot, and dank graciously greet the nose, while flavors of grapefruit zest, pine, and tangerine coalesce on the taste buds. Its juicy mouthfeel, medium body, and approachable bitterness add to the enjoyment.

Fieldwork Pulp

6.9% ABV

Founded in 2014, Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Berkeley, California, and adding satellite operations in Corte Madera, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Leandro, San Mateo, and San Ramon. In 2016, Pulp originated as a sister beer to their Pulp Free West Coast IPA; except with Pulp, they drop the bittering additions and package it without any fining agents, leaving it turbid and creamy. Using a much more fruit-focused yeast strain, this IPA kicks off complimentary esters of over-ripe peaches falling from a tree that pair perfectly with its juicy Citra hops. The abundance of Citra hops creates an aromatic bombardment that smells like a Sunday drive through a citrus orchard in the peak of the season, with notes of fresh squeezed orange juice, Lemonhead candies, peach candy rings, and juicy sweet mango trekking from the first sniff to the last sip.

Cellarmaker Mo’ Citra IPA

6.9% ABV

Tim Sciascia, Connor Casey, and Kelly Caveney founded Cellarmaker Brewing Company in San Francisco’s SoMa district in 2013. After meeting at Marin Brewing Company, they acquired a former auto shop, completely gutted it, and turned it into their brewery and tasting room. In November 2022, Cellarmaker acquired The Rare Barrel and its facility in Berkeley, California. Their hazy IPA Mo’ Citra is actually based on the Mosaic hop. Mulberry, blue cotton candy and Jack Herer from the Mosaic are paired with tangy grapefruit peel aromas and a sweet peach finish from Citra hops.

Pure Project Overgrown Estate

8.5% ABV

Pure project’s new murky double IPA is brewed with Citra and Citra Cryo hops, alongside a hefty addition of New Zealand Nectaron. Enticing aromas of passionfruit, white nectarine, and mango are followed by bright citrus, guava, and melon. Its balanced and delightful notes are wrapped within a juicy mouthfeel and a medium body.

Casa Agria Rad Rover

10% ABV

The Casa Agria Specialty Ales story begins in 2014 when homebrewers Eric Ward and Michael Weyandt were looking to create something in short supply in Ventura County, California – barrel-aged wild ales. Opening their Oxnard, California, production space in 2015, their early batches were brewed at The Lab Brewing Company, located in nearby Agoura Hills. They officially opened their taproom in early 2016. Rad Rover is their hazy triple IPA hopped with Citra, Citra Cryo, Mosaic, and Mosaic Cryo for berry, mango, and peach flavors.

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