In this beer blog, we are going to sample out Mendocino Brewing Blue Heron Pale Ale. Mendocino Brewing was founded in 1983 under the name Hopland Brewery in Hopland, California. They moved their brewery to Ukiah, California but left their brewpub in Hopland where their original brewery was located. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear golden color with a semi white head. The smell has a citrus to the beer. The taste is a citrus with a malty with a dull hop aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.mendobrew.com):
Blue Heron Pale Ale is a delightful, medium bodied smooth ale, with a distinctive crisp mouth-feel and a fresh hoppy finish. It is brewed using premium two-row Pale malted barley, generous amounts of both Cluster bittering hops and Cascade finishing hops and our own special proprietary yeast strain.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, this is a great beer. I enjoyed this and I was pretty stun by it. I had this beer a long time ago and I could not remember it. It is drinkable and has a ton going on in it. This brewmaster put some thought behind it. I am not a fan of the packaging but it is what it is. The history of the brewery explains why they have packaging they have. There is nothing wrong with it. I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser