Bison Brew News

Oaktland Hop Harvest Ale

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Bison Brew News | 0 comments

Oakland Hop Harvest Ale This spring, Bison planted Cascade hops all over Oakland. We chose to grow Cascade hops because, after consulting several of our organic hops farmers, we were told that Oakland’s climate was perfect for this beautiful Pacific Northwest hop varietal. We were told not to expect much from the hops in the first year. But, much to our surprise and delight, our Cascade hops grew up fast and strong and we were able to harvest a good amount and use them as a dry hop in a special batch of our Hop Cuvée. The largest yield of hops came from our friends at the...

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Honey Basil Ale

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Bison Brew News | 0 comments

Honey Basil Ale Beer brewed with clover honey and fresh whole leaf basil. Deep copper with amber hues, our Honey Basil Ale is a captivatingly aromatic beer infused with clover honey and fresh whole leaf basil. It is herbaceous, floral and virtually hop-less with soft hints of caramel, a pleasant basil aftertaste, and a crisp, dry finish. (6.0% abv | 12 IBUS). Honey Basil Ale is available year-round in 12 oz. 4-packs and draft. For more information on how to locate or order Honey Basil Ale, contact   Honey Basil + Food Draft Magazine recently featured our Honey Basil...

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Hop Cuvée

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Bison Brew News | 0 comments

Hop Cuvée häp – Koo- VEY (n.) West Coast Ale brewed with a blend of the season’s best organic hops, hand-selected by Bison’s brewmaster and owner, Dan Del Grande. Like California sunshine in a bottle, Hop Cuvée radiates a golden hue with brilliant clarity and bright effervescence.  It is a crisp, citrusy and tropical ale with a touch of pine-like bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Refreshing and sessionable, Hop Cuvée satisfies both hop lovers and craft beer newbies.  (5.5% abv | 50 IBUS). Hop Cuvée will be available year-round in 12 oz. 6-packs and draft starting April 1st. For more...

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