Big 4 Strong Ale
Style: American Strong Ale
Original Gravity: 1.092
Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Magnum
The Big 4 is a nickname given to the founding members of the Central Pacific Railroad. Comprised of an engineer, a banker, a politician and a financier, the brilliance of this group of men was in how they were able to work together to leverage their individual strengths to become a collectively formidable team. As a result, the Big 4 used its power and influence to not only complete and manage the railroad but dominate California finance and politics throughout the late 1800s.
Just as the Big 4 dominated the Central Pacific and California, the Big 4 Strong Ale takes individual hops with exceptional qualities and brings them together to create a remarkable hop flavor that will just as thoroughly dominate your pallet. Big 4 Strong Ale contains the four essential “C” hops – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus — and pairs them with a malt backbone capable of delivering the hop assault. For those of you who demand more from a double IPA and enjoy a rich malt body to your beer, this is your beer. Tangle with Big 4 at your own peril.