Cambridge, Mass. – Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC) is celebrating a milestone this week with the release of Batch #1000 of Tall Tale Pale Ale (TTPA), a classic American Pale Ale featuring Cascade hops. A beer that is brewed this many times can basically brew itself, but for this special batch the brewers elevated the recipe. This version of TTPA packs a heftier hop profile and has the extra bonus of sustainability by sourcing the additional hops locally.
For TTPA Batch #1000, CBC added an extra pound of whole cone Cascade hops that were grown by Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. CBC has a history of partnering with Drumlin Farm in their pursuit to support local businesses whenever possible. The whole cones were an experimental crop for the working farm, and were added to the whirlpool in order to create extra late-hop character of grapefruit, floral, citrus, and spice. The intention being to create a juiced up version of this pale ale.
Along with the additional Cascade hops, CBC owner, Phil “Brewdaddy” Bannatyne, joined the CBC brewers in mashing in during the special brewday. With TTPA being a fixture in the brewpub’s draft lineup, it was only fitting that Bannatyne contribute to this bit of CBC history. After all, he, along with Brewmaster Will Meyers, were integral in getting the brewpub to reach this achievement.
For the last 28 years CBC has been a part of the Cambridge community, so it is exciting for this Kendall Square brewpub to release a beer that’s reflective of just how long they’ve been contributing to the local beer scene. Craft beer enthusiasts, supporters, and thirsty drinkers can find TTPA on draft at the CBC brewpub.
About Cambridge Brewing Company
Nationally acclaimed and locally cherished, Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC) has been at the forefront of the Pub Brewery movement since its inception in 1989. CBC focuses on high quality craft beers and seasonally inspired New England fare, which have led to numerous accolades and a devoted clientele. CBC strives to support other small businesses whenever possible, and takes any opportunity to source products locally. What began in 1989 as a desire to offer a respite from people’s hectic lifestyles endures today, and CBC is more driven than ever!