Zeke’s – A New, Sessionable Pale Ale Brewed with Australian Galaxy Hops
ST. LOUIS (Feb. 5, 2014): O’Fallon Brewery, brewers of 5-Day IPA and other award-winning craft beers, is kicking off February with the launch Zeke’s Pale Ale.
Zeke’s is a dry, crisp, light-bodied pale ale brewed with Galaxy hops, which gives it a unique citrusy flavor and aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple. O’Fallon brewmaster Brian Owens created Zeke’s because he wanted a smooth and relatively easy to drink beer with a rich, full hop aroma and flavor.
“The tastes and demands of craft beer drinkers are evolving quickly, and people now are looking for big flavor in beers that aren’t too high in alcohol and are lighter than most craft beers,” said Owens. “We wanted Zeke’s to be special so we used only Galaxy hops which produce a really citrusy flavor and an amazing aroma.”
Zeke’s Pale Ale is brewed with two-row, Bonlander and Honey malt. Galaxy hops are added at the very end of the boil in a technique called burst-hopping that allows the beer to gain the hop flavor and aroma with just the right balance of bitterness. The result is a dry, crisp, light-bodied ale with a fresh hop aroma and just a hint of honey.