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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Beer type:
Ale
ABV:
7.2%
Brand Origin:
United States
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Named after the Sorachi region of Hokkaido, Japan, the Sorachi Ace hop was developed by a large Japanese brewery in the late 1970s. A cross between British Brewers Gold, Japanese “Beikei No. 2” and the famed Czech Saaz, it had a unique lemony, herbal scent, but this hop was deeemed "odd" and ended up quickly banished to a laboratory.

In 2008, the Sorachi Ace hop was quietly revived by a family farm in Washington State. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a classic saison, an unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, with a clean malt flavor and the quirky Sorachi Ace hop standing front and center. Dry-hopping releases Sorachi Ace’s bright, spicy aromatics to tickle the nose before ascending into a fine harmony between pilsner malt and playful Belgian ale yeast.

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is sunshine in a glass, a shining example of the versatility of one of the world’s most intriguing hops.

Food Pairings

This beer is a superstar at the table, and the brewmaster recommend it with seafood dishes, fresh cheeses, poultry, barbecue, and even tomato-based pasta sauces.

One of USA Today's 25 Beers to Try Before You Die.