Striped Bass Pale Ale
The Water Connects Us All
Years ago while hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains, I found it fascinating to find springs to get fresh, sweet water straight from the ground. This started a life long desire to support clean water initiatives. My wife Heidi and I were able to act on these ideas when we bought a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, and we worked to develop sustainable practices that would protect our springs and creeks. Since then, we’ve opened two breweries, Basecamp and Outpost, both located within the 64,000 square mile ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
The idea for Striped Bass began on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay while fishing for stripers, “Let’s brew a great beer for a day on the water while simultaneously committing to help ‘Save the Bay.’” In 2012, we teamed up with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and along with our distributor partners, we proudly support the CBF programs that restore water quality throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Join us by saving the bay one can at a time.
Steve & Heidi Crandall, Founders
This beer is golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional noble German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties. When you’re in a boat or simply enjoying a meal of fresh seafood, this beer is meant to enhance the bounty of the bay!
Crisp, Cracker, Citrus
Striped Bass Pale Ale FACTS
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Northern Brewer, Centennial, Cascade & Tettnang
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Special Aromatic, Pale Wheat , Cara-stan
Availability: Kegs - 1/2 Barrel, 1/6 Barrel; 4/6 Packs
Release Date: Year Round