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8-Bit Hop-Rocketed Pale Ale Brewed by Tallgrass Brewing Company
Pale Ale Brewed by Tallgrass Brewing Company - Manhattan, KS
those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is
spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex
when you get into it. Our Hop Rocket infuses the character of
Austrailian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a
unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.
Malts: 2 Row, Victory, Vienna & Munich. Hops: Magnum, Centennial,
Cascade & Galaxy ABV: 5.2%. IBU: 40.
Beer Reivew from Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-orange. Good sized fluffy white
head. Fades at a decent pace, leaving nice tufts of lacing
Aroma: A little bit of tropical fruit and a fairly potent caramel
malt backing it up. It's no IPA for sure, this is a malty and
Taste: Hmm maybe I was wrong on the tropical fruit. It's mostly
grapefruit and pine here. Pretty mild, mixes well with a biscuity
malt (again, I was wrong from the aroma). Small wave of bitterness
into the finish with a piney aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth.
Overall: An excellent APA for sure. Very balanced and drinkable.
Hoppiness is a nice addition and bitterness isn't weak either. Just
mild enough to be an APA. Tasty and enjoyable.
The Story Behind Tallgrass Brewing
The decision to found Tallgrass Brewing Company was made by Jeff
Gill and his wife Tricia on April 8, 2006. Tricia had asked Jeff
THAT question: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?”
Jeff had been thinking about that exact question quite a bit. “I
want to start a microbrewery!” Jeff answered. He had been an avid
homebrewer for six years and loved to brew beer that people enjoyed.
At that point, he and Tricia made a commitment to start a new
microbrewery in Kansas. It would mean moving from where they lived
at the time, Jeff giving up his career as geologist, and Tricia
After the decision was made, the next 12 months were a flurry of
activity: Jeff juggled a full-time job while trying to gain as much
experience in the craft beer business as possible, and Tricia gave
him her full support along the way. They chose Manhattan, Kan., for
the location of the brewery, and chose Tallgrass for the name. They
had always wanted to settle in this area to raise their family and
live near the scenic Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie surrounding
Manhattan. It just so happened that the water near Manhattan is an
excellent choice for brewing beer, too!
When the spring of 2007 rolled around, Jeff was ready to speak with
friends and family about investing in their dream to start Tallgrass
Brewing Company. With the money raised and a lot of hard work, the
brewery was built just off of Green Valley Road at the edge of the
Flint Hills. A beautiful copper-clad brewhouse arrived in June 2007
and the first beer was brewed in August 2007. Our beer is now
available on tap and in cans across the Midwest, Mississippi,
Minnesota, and more to come!