As Bale Breaker Brewing stands on the cusp of its 10th anniversary, it just announced the pending arrival of Daybreak Pale Ale, a new addition to its regular, year-round lineup. They’ll package it in 6-packs of 12-oz cans.
The beer is described as a more mature pale ale with a simpler, pared-down recipe compared to many of the beers Bale Breaker Brewing creates, which often include complex hop bills featuring a number of different hop varieties. Daybreak Pale Ale is described as a beer that customers can crush without feeling too full, clocking in at 5.5 percent ABV. The hop lineup is simple: Simcoe and Mosaic. Think of Daybreak Pale Ale as the “more modern younger sibling” of Field 41 Pale Ale.
Here is the complete release information from Bale Breaker:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is excited to announce the newest 12oz canned 6-pack in their year-round lineup: Daybreak Pale Ale.
This pale ale is a nod to the brewery’s roots, fittingly releasing a month before the brewery turns 10 years old. As the brewery, owners, and brewers have matured in the last 10 years, they know their customers have too. This pale ale is a nod to that growth with a simpler, more pared-down recipe than Bale Breaker’s typical brews. Daybreak is a beer customers can crush without feeling too full, and with an approachable 5.5% ABV, it’s the perfect companion for any adventure.
With a family history of 90 years of hop growing, and a brew team that’s been brewing for well over a decade now, Bale Breaker has combined their knowledge of hops, beer, and the industry into Daybreak Pale Ale. Says Bale Breaker Co-owner and Brewmaster Kevin Smith, “We’re older and wiser than we were when we opened and are ready to re-establish our roots with a new lineup of beers that showcase our hops and brewing ability without any frills or unnecessary additions – we can’t hide flaws with a beer this pared down, so Daybreak needed to be as close to perfect as possible. This is the ultimate pale ale for the craft beer and IPA lover.”
While the brewery, located smack dab in the middle of their family’s 4th generation hop farm, loves to showcase hop-heavy beers in their lineup, this pale ale features just Simcoe & Mosaic hops. The simplicity of this hop bill really lets the featured hops shine. The beer is crisp and crushable with complex aromas of grapefruit, apricot, and pine.
When Bale Breaker first opened 10 years ago in 2013, they had just two beers on tap: Topcutter IPA and Field 41 Pale Ale. After 10 years of brewing, experimenting with all sorts of beers and establishing their foothold with great, hoppy IPAs, this clean, intentional pale ale feels like the perfect nod to both their roots and their years of experience. “Think of Daybreak as Field 41’s more modern younger sibling,” jokes brewery co-owner Kevin Quinn. “The taste and consistency you know and trust from us, but showing that we can grow and adapt without sacrificing the high quality ingredients and flavors customers have come to expect.”
About Daybreak Pale:
We went back to our roots with this streamlined pale ale that lets our family farm’s hops shine like the first rays of morning light. Crisp with complex aromas of grapefruit, apricot, and pine resin and hints of mango, blueberry, and melon.
Daybreak Pale Ale is releasing Friday, March 3rd, at both their Yakima and Seattle taprooms, as well as receiving larger distribution – including at Fred Meyer and QFC – throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho beginning in early March. To find the beer outside of the taprooms, check out Bale Breaker’s online beer finder in early March. Washington customers can also order the beer to be shipped directly to them from Bale Breaker via their online store after launch.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.