Golden Gate is a 'California Common' style beer: a hybrid that uses lager (bottom-fermenting) yeast but is fermented at higher ale temperatures. This style is often called “steam beer”, a name which has been trademarked by the San Francisco company that brews the best known example: Anchor Brewing. The yeast, caramel malt and assertive American hops give it a unique flavour that many credit with launching the American craft beer revolution.
We combine high-quality German malts with American Pacific Northwest hops and the unique California lager yeast to produce a bitter reddish-amber lager. Dry-hopping enhances aromas of wood and mint against the caramel flavours. It’s complex for a lager but more subtle than an ale; a delicious and unique hybrid.
OG: 12.4 ºP
Malts: 🇩🇪 Pale Ale, 🇩🇪 Caramel, 🇩🇪 Munich
Hops: 🇺🇸 Cascade
Taste: Bitter caramel mint
Aroma: Citrus cedar mint