Happy National Beer Day: Here are 6 Beers That Aren’t Made with GMOs or “Fishy” Ingredients
2. Bison Brewing Organic I.P.A.
Bison Brewing Co., Berkeley, California
Bison’s I.P.A. earned top honors because it was the most enjoyable beer to drink, mild and malty with citrus undertones. Nearly every aspect of this beer surprised me. I initially thought the color was too cloudy, the smell too mellow, and the taste too mild, but somehow the final product was incredible. For an I.P.A. this one is too tame and not particularly hoppy—a downside for the style. But this is the rare beer that transcends style. It’s light, crispy, and even though it lacks the bite of a traditional I.P.A, it’s extremely refreshing. Bison Brewing Company is a Certified B Corporation that has implemented “Drink Nuetral” into their consumer engagement. This is a neat promotional program that addresses the issue of carbon footprinting, educates consumers, and encourages Bison beer drinkers to take action on their own personal carbon footprint associated with their beer consumption.
When we notified Dan Del Grande, owner of Bison Brewing Co., about topping our 2011 Craft Beer Week Top 10, he remarked: “Overall, I try to lead by example, showing one need not sacrifice the pleasures of everyday living to be green.” Cheers to that!