Daybreak Pale Ale – Bale Breaker Brewing; Yakima, Washington – From the heart of Washington’s Hop Country Bale Breaker celebrates its tenth anniversary with the release of Daybreak Pale Ale. In their signature Hop-forward style Daybreak follows the lead of the brewery’s other beers, but does so while using just two hops, Simcoe and Mosaic. The result is a crisp beer with notes of grapefruit (of course) along with apricot, berries, melon and a bit of resin-like character. All that comes in a reasonable ABV of 5.5%. Look for it in 6 packs, 12 packs and on draft.

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Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon