Ithaca CascaZilla ( Ithaca, NY )

The name CascaZilla (Cas-kuh-zil-uh) is a play on both the name of a gorge in Ithaca called Cascadilla and the monster amounts of Cascade Hops we use to make the beer. The predominant flavor and aroma of this beer comes from fresh American hops. CascaZilla gets its distinctive red color from a healthy portion of caramel malt, which also lends to the beer, a hearty body and sweetness. It is a hoppy red ale!

Ithaca Beer Company
Dan Mitchell, the founder of the Ithaca Beer Company, set out to create a brewery that would exemplify the spirit of the Finger Lakes. The original concept for the brewery began in 1995, but it wasn't until December of 1997 that the brewing system was purchased in Texas. Five months of renovation created a functional brewery which opened in December 1998. The operation started small but today Ithaca Beer Company now sells beer throughout New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and, as of 2008, Pennsylvania.

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