Davis, CA — Sudwerk Brewing Co. launched its new limited-release Cascaderade India Pale Lager last week, a refreshing beer with a citrusy, West Coast twist. This is the first release in a series of experimental West Coast lagers, and reinforces Sudwerk’s mission to redefine the American lager.
Cascaderade was inspired by the iconic Cascade hop and the hop-forward West Coast beer movement. It’s named for its refreshing blend of pine and citrus hop flavors, and smooth lager finish.
“We’re introducing people to a new world of hybrid lagers, in hopes of elevating the lager experience altogether,” said Trent Yackzan, co-owner.
It weighs in at 6.6% ABV, and 50 IBU, making it the hoppiest beer ever bottled by Sudwerk.
The label on the 22-ounce bottle depicts an 1800s map of the Pacific Northwest, detailing the rugged Cascade mountain range. A trail marks the path from the Yakima Valley, Wash., the source of its Cascade hops, to Sudwerk Brewing Co. in Davis, Calif. The hoppy lager is distributed in 15.5-gallon kegs, 5.16-gallon kegs, and 22-ounce bottles.
Building on two decades of family legacy, Sudwerk Brewing Co.’s next generation is adding innovation to its beer and building its brand as California’s finest craft lager brewery. The brewery’s taproom, the Dock Store, at 2001 Second St., Davis, Calif., is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. It features weekly beer releases, cask tappings, growler fills, White Labs Yeast, “honest pints” and good conversation.