Kyle Fornek, Assistant Beer Buyer and Internet Beer Specialist for Binny’s breaks down why he picked Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale and why he loves beer so much.
What’s this Pale Ale all about?
It is not over the top hoppy, and clocks in at only 5.2% ABV, meaning you can drink several at a time while it is 90+degrees outside without having to worry about having your pallet annihilated or passing out from hop induced heat exhaustion. Also it is Galaxy hopped; Galaxy hops have rapidly become one of the favorites among craft beer lovers.
*It also has a great looking video game inspired can, one that used to command a high trade value among beer can collectors when Tallgrass had limited production and distribution several years ago. The video clip Tallgrass made featuring this beer is also pretty funny.
Is there anything special about this brewery?
It is the first Brewery that Binny’s is carrying from the state of Kansas. All of their beers come in the 4-pack, 16oz can format, which just so happens to be a great package for the summer. Binny’s has a market exclusive on two of their beers, Buffalo Sweat and Oasis.
That’s fantastic! What food would you recommend pairing with this beer?
I am not at all picky when it comes to food and beer pairings—meaning I think a solid beer like 8-bit can pair well with just about anything, from pizza to spicy Indian food.