Drake’s lightest year round beer. Pale in color from brewing with just 2-row malt and a touch of white wheat for a subtle crackery malt flavor and balanced with domestic Hallertau-style hops Vanguard for a subtle floral and spicy aroma and flavor. Incomparably refreshing when things get hot. Our suggestion? Grab one, gulp and head for the beach.
An English-American Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. This deep copper brew has a earthy hop aroma from Willamette hops and delivers a distinctly toasted, malty flavor from Crystal and brown specialty malts.
Drake’s original West Coast style India Pale is copper colored from additions of high quality Munich and crystal malts, which balance the stern bitterness and aggressive dank and citrusy hop flavors. Aromas of pine needles and grapefruit waft from the glass from the large dry hop additions of classic Yakima Valley hops Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial. The finish is clean and dry with a lingering hop bite. Drink Fresh.
An unfiltered, Bavarian style wheat beer. We incorporate 40% wheat malt and 60% 2-row malt with floral Vanguard hops. Then, a Bavarian hefeweizen yeast strain imparts the traditional and distinctive aromas of banana and clove. True to our West Coast style, this beer finishes dry, making it easy to enjoy another pint.
A hop-forward American Pale Ale. Loads of Simcoe and Amarillo hops are blended in the fermenter just after fermentation has finished to impart a huge aroma of pine and juicy citrus.
Drakes Drakonic Imperial Stout
Our malty beast. Two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark Crystal malts to make up the grist. One hop addition, added for bittering, allows the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Drakonic is smooth and dense with flavors of licorice, coffee, and chocolates. Sip, savor, and give in to its seductive malt embrace.
Drakes Denogginizer Double IPA
An Imperial India Pale Ale. Denogginizer is a big, bold beer hopped with an abundant amount of dank, citrusy American hops. Crystal malts add color and a subtle caramel malt flavor that helps balance out the immense hop dosings in this monster Imperial IPA. Enjoy the boldness of the citrus and resinous hops, but please remember: Hold on to your head.
Drakes Black Rebusto Porter
A deep, dark “Robust Porter,” a beer style known for being darker, fuller-bodied, and higher in alcohol by volume than a standard Brown Porter. Our Black Robusto goes down smoothly with flavors of bittersweet chocolate and slight roast from Crystal and Chocolate malt. A touch of spicy, herbal hop character from Willamette hops balances out the finish. Enjoy a pint with dark, lingering satisfaction.
Drakes 7X70 IPA
Drake’s 7×70 West Coast-Style IPA starts with a citric burst from the Chinook and EXP 07270 hops in the whirlpool. An extra lean malt bill of only 2 row and a touch of lightly toasted oats lets the hop flavors shine while just balancing the firm hop bitterness. A substantial dry hop gives a boost of tropical fruit, citrus and a slap of pine from Chinook, El Dorado, Jarrylo, and Citra hops. Pure hops. No nonsense.
Drakes Dry Stout
A favorite at Drake’s Barrel House amongst the staff and brewers, our dry stout is comprised of 2-Row malt, roasted barley, and chocolate malts and served on nitrogen. Enjoy the creamy mouthfeel, medium body, and roasty, chocolate flavors in Drake’s version of this classic style.
Drakes Aroma Coma
Our summer seasonal Aroma Coma India Pale Ale delivers an aromatic hop assault that lives up to its name. We start with almost all 2-row barley malt and a touch of Caramalt and Rye for body. Intense additions of American hops Citra, Cascade, Chinook, and a touch of El Dorado and Amarillo deliver huge flavors of citrus and resinous pine. Finally, a double round of dry-hopping amps up the aroma to absurd levels of hop enjoyment. Inhale. Exhale.
Drakes Jolly Roger 2014
Drake’s brewmaster John Gillooly came up with the idea to make the Blue Bottle Collaboration 2.0 into Jolly Rodger as he was reviewing his hop contracts going into 2014. There’s always a squeeze on hops (apparently this whole “beer” thing is really taking off), so a beer that relies on coffee to make its presence known would have the added bonus of relieving pressure on our always-delicate supply of hops, and a Blue Bottle Imperial Coffee stout seemed just the kind of beer bold enough for the venture, especially considering how well version 1.0 was received.
To take the collaboration to the next level would take more than just a few hundred pounds of coffee. Drake’s brewers first met with Blue Bottle roasters and decided the mild acidity and fruit forward tones of an African variety would be perfect to blend with rich chocolaty and roast malts. From there, the Blue Bottle team got to work gathering options, finally narrowing the contenders to two coffees. Samples of each made it to Drake’s where the brewers infused two growlers of Black Robusto porter for a blind taste test with all staff on hand to weigh in.
When all was done, Drake’s brewers chose Kenyon Kangunu coffee roasted just slightly deeper by Blue Bottle roasters to meld into the beer. From the taste tests, this coffee adds tantalizing layers of caramelized stone fruit, black currant, light tobacco, and caramel to the rich malt flavors of the beer.
Drakes Hopocalypse IPA
Our seasonal Double IPA threatens all notions of what is “hoppy” with a clean malt base and imposing quantities of American hops. Maddening hop aromas of grapefruit, guava, and dank pine saturate the palate as a touch of balancing malt and spicy Rye keeps the sharp clean bitterness in line. Drink fresh and remember.
Drakes Alpha Session
Our bright and hoppy session ale. Light and refreshing with 2-row barley, Marris Otter, and a touch of C-45 malts, but hopped up with classic West Coast hops and an ample dry-hop of Simcoe, El Dorado, and EXP 01210 for lively citrus note, and a subtle dank, pine edge.
Session IPA? Nor Cal Bitter? Whatever it’s called, it’s what to reach for when summer arrives.