BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale
When you're looking for a crisp, hoppy Pale Ale, we think you'll agree that BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale is the best option. The intense aroma presents notes of pine, citrus, and fresh-cut grass. Make no mistake, this is one hoppy beer with a bit of a bite from the Cascade hops. That's why we chose to name it BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale. In fact, this refreshing Pale Ale is made with a process called “dry hopping” where additional hops are added after fermentation. The result is an engaging blend of floral and citrus flavor that's just snappy enough to have you coming back for more.
BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale Awards
The unique quality of BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale has earned a variety of prestigious awards throughout a range of beer competitions and festivals. With honors that include a Silver Medal at the 2011 North American Beer Awards, the 2008 California State Fair and the 2007 Great American Beer Festival, along with medals in a generous assortment of other state and county fairs, you know you're getting the best when you order a pint of BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale.
Recommended Pairings with BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale
The bite that comes with BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale makes it great to pair with spicy dishes like our Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, New Orleans Jambalaya and The Spicy Pig Tavern-Cut Pizza. This Pale Ale is also good for cooling the palate as you enjoy a Crispy Jalapeño Burger or Buffalo Chicken Deep Dish Pizza.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the process of dry hopping, which is used to make BJ's Piranha® Pale Ale, originated as a method of preservation? One example is the classic India Pale Ales, which had whole hops added to the beer casks before they were loaded onto ships for long sea voyages. Today, the need to preserve beer in this manner has passed, but dry hopping is still a great way to get unique flavors that make craft brew so tasty.