Diamond Bear Brewery – Pale Ale

Diamond Bear Brewery – Pale Ale


Jesse: Here we are back at the Tap Room. Jesse Melton, brewmaster.
Bonz: Bonz here as the tap attendant and events coordinator. Man, Jesse, smell that Pale Ale.
Isn’t that delicious? Tell me about this Pale Ale.
Jesse: Kegged yesterday. Fresh kegged. Yeah, our Pale Ale is our best seller. It’s an
English style Pale Ale, very smooth, very good drinker. It definitely sells well over
half of our beer, total sales between kegs and bottles.
Bonz: Now, Jesse this won, what was it, a state competition or something?
Jesse: National, and world. Bonz: Tell me about it.
Jesse: World beer cup, we won in ’04 which is a bi-annual competition. Winning that’s
a big deal because you’re going against people in Germany and all over the world.
And then again, we took it in ’04 for the World Beer Cup Gold. So for four years in
a row our Pale Ale was the number one beer in the world for English Style Pale Ale, which
is pretty awesome. The way we brew it is, I guess, your traditional way, at least by
the German Purity Law. Bonz: That’s be the Reinheitsgebot, right?
Jesse: Yeah, the Reinheitsgebot, which that is malt, hops, water and yeast and that’s
it. Anything outside of that is considered an adjunct. We brew this with our two rows
brewers malt and caramel 40 malt. And we actually add hops three different times. We add three
different kind of hops. Bonz: Oh, man, this Pale Ale is great. It
goes wonderful with chicken, poultry, it goes good with pork. It’s just a fantastic beer.
It goes great with pizza—a lot of pizza joints are carrying it on tap. That’s probably
one of our most popular places is pizza places and steak houses, they love our pale ale.
It goes really well. It’s a really good, well-rounded beer for a lot of food pairings.
I would drink it all the time with everything if I could! I like our Pale Ale. I try to
keep it on tap at my house and you should too! But the Pale Ale’s really good—cheers
to that! Jesse: Cheers!

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