- Style: Pale Ale
- ABV: 5.8%
- SRM: 5
- Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Azacca
Here is a company who is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and sourcing directly from local farms, using 100% organic hops, barley, and wheat in all of their beers. Jon Cadoux, the brewer for Peak, started out as a home brewer sometime in the 90’s. He would continually use ingredients from local farmers realizing that these sustainable ingredients had much better flavor therefore producing a much tastier beer. In 2009 Peak Organics helped grow the first commercial hops in their home state of Maine since 1880.
“Today there are over 48 organic hop farms in the US, and that number is growing every year. The acreage of organic grain being grown is expanding at an equally exciting rate, and we’re proud to say that annually we help keep 205,775 lbs (93.45 TONS) of toxic persistent pesticides and chemicals off the soil. That number is growing every year, and as Peak continues to grow, the footprint of sustainable farming, and ultimately fresher and more flavorful ingredients continues to grow as well.” – Peak Organic Brewing
The moment you crack this dry-hopped pale ale open, you are hit with an explosion of citrus. Big bursts of tangerine, orange, and even some berries hit your nose. It pours light gold and hazy, with a huge head that remains uneven to the finish leaving light lacing behind being thicker on some sides of the glass. The hops really shine bright in this beer, with notes of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit peel upfront, and light notes of grass, and pine on the back-end. A soft bitterness leads into a dry finish.
Very well balanced, super crisp, and extremely easy to drink with its light mouthfeel. If you’re looking for a USDA organic beer free of GMOs, or you just simply need a great beer to bring to a BBQ and share with friends, or maybe you need a clean, refreshing beer after you’re done mowing the lawn…well this ones it!
Suggested food pairings: Fish taco’s, salmon, spicy foods, blackened chicken, salads with light citrus dressings.
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5!