Sidecar® Orange Pale Ale

Otra Vez™ Cactus & Grapefruit Kölsch

Sidecar® Orange Pale Ale

A pale ale with a twist.

We love hops with a bright, citrus-heavy character. We always wondered what it would be like to punch up the citrus while maintaining a crisp hop bite and balance. The result is this new take on the hoppy pale ale brewed with Cascade, Equinox, and Mandarina hops with a hint of orange peel from additions in both the brew kettle and the fermenter that tweak the classic hop profile and add a zesty pop of bright orange flavor.


  • Alcohol Content 5.3% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 13.6° plato
  • Ending Gravity 3° plato
  • Bitterness Units 35


  • Yeast Ale yeast
  • Bittering Hops Magnum
  • Finishing Hops Cascade, Equinox, Mandarina
  • Malts Two-row Pale, Honey malt, Munich
  • Other Orange

Food Pairing

  • Cuisine Grilled Salmon, Indian Bhel Puri (puffed rice and herb) Salads, Orange Glazed chicken
  • Cheese Triple Cream / Brie. Rich cow’s milk cheese
  • Dessert Marmalade turnovers, Crème Brulee

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.

  • Fruit in beer. Not on beer.

    When is putting fruit in a beer a good thing? When you’re answering the call for more intense citrus and tropical fruit character that is naturally found in hops. This new-wave of fruited, hop-forward beer is most decidedly a beer with fruit, rather than the fruit beer of old. With the explosion of craft beer—and specifically IPAs—fans have become more accustomed to big, bold flavors, and an addition of fruit can boost or mirror the hops we all love. For example, a hop varietal that is desirable for its grapefruit flavor might be accentuated further by adding actual grapefruit into the beer itself. The fruit additions are meant to emphasize and amplify the fruit-like character of the base beers themselves, and opens up and entirely new world of flavor exploration for brewers and beer lovers alike.