As we approached our 1500th batch in San Leandro, the brewers Josh & Brian decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable and decided to attempt something different. They set out to make a pale ale with a clean, stripped down malt bill, and plenty of late addition hops that would give the beer huge flavors and aromas of bright citrusy American hops, without overwhelming the balance with bitterness. The resulting beer is packed with an aromatic and flavorful hop punch. The brewers and the people loved it. Now 1500 is one of Drake’s flagship beers.
Malt: Two Row, Crystal 35
Hops: Hallertauer Mandarina, Lemondrop, Simcoe, Amarillo & Cascade