This past week on July 6th the Oregon Beach Bill celebrated its 50th anniversary. This historic bill that was signed into law in 1967 established public ownership of the land along the Oregon Coast from the water up to sixteen vertical feet above the low tide mark.
To honor this occasion Public Coast Brewing, named after Oregon’s 363 miles of free and open coastline, has released The People’s Pale. This approachable American style pale ale is brewed to celebrate the Oregon coast beaches. The true spirit of Oregon is in each pint of The People’s Pale as each batch is crafted with grain and hops grown in Oregon and malted in Baker City.
“Public Coast honors the welcoming spirit of the Oregon Coast,” said Ryan Snyder, owner of Public Coast in a statement. “That is why we have created a new pale ale that is approachable and filled with the flavors of summer. The People’s Pale is the beer for everyone from the novice to the aficionado and was brewed combining the natural and rich flavors of Oregon.”
The People’s Pale Stats: Malts: 2-Row, Pale and Pilsner, all malted with “Full Pint” barley – Gold Rush Malt, Baker City, OR Hops: El Dorado, Horizon, Crystal, Cashmere and Columbus Barley: Full Pint – Hay INC, North Powder, OR ABV: 5.7% IBU: 38.5
The People’s Pale is currently available at Public Coast’s brewery in Cannon Beach, Oregon and will see wider distribution in the coming months.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.