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Ichigo Highway

Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields beside Hangar 24’s brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria. Behind the name: “Ichigo” means strawberry in Japanese and taken apart, “ichi” means “one” and “go” means “5”. As Riverside and Orange county are divided by the 15 highway and this beer is made with strawberries and sake yeast, we found Ichigo Highway to fit the beer quite well.

Food Pairing

Cheesecake, shortbread, vanilla ice cream.

Tags:

beers brewed with fruit
California Only
Collaborations
Retired Beers
Sour Beer

Awards & Scores

  • Beer Advocate Rating - 87
  • Ratebeer Overall Rating - 82

Brew Info

  • ABV:5.5%
  • IBU:5
  • SRM:18
  • Release:2012