BISON BREWERY – Berkeley, California

Beer lovers know Bison not only for its brews, but for its brewers, who have a long history of innovation, using unique ingredients such as honey, sage, basil, chocolate, cranberry and coriander to augment the characteristics of beer’s primary ingredients of malted grains, yeast, water, and hops. Our beer of the month club is happy to help them celebrate 20 years of successfully filling the mugs of contented beer drinkers in 12 states. As they continue to grow, so does their dedication to producing all organic beers.

Why brew organic beer? Bison converted its business to organic methods because it synchronized their personal lives with their business pursuits. They integrate their environmental values into both their brewery and office operation, believing that ecologically sound food production is the best way to protect the environment, save energy and ensure the sustainability of American farming.

Every Bison product is 100% organic. They are proud of their green credentials, certified organic by the CCOF of Santa Cruz, CA.  All agricultural products are grown and processed under USDA national organic standards and independently certified.

To make India Pale Ale, Bison blends four hop varieties together into four kettle additions, and finishes with a blend of two organic dry hops. The resulting brew is a bit hazy from all those hops, but oh-so-enjoyable! The balanced malt profile finishes dry, as the hop aromas linger on the palate. An award winner, it brought home three golds and a silver in various recent California competitions.

Organic Gingerbread Ale is Bison’s special spiced Holiday Porter. It’s made with ginger, nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon, yielding the aroma of fresh baked gingerbread. Chewy dark malt flavors are balanced by caramel, chocolate and roasted barley.

Featured Beer from Bison Brewery: Organic IPA and Organic Gingerbread Ale

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