Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale: “The beer of retro gamers everywhere.” Pretty cool that they outsourced this to their fans.
While Tallgrass was putting the finishing touches on Velvet Rooster, the world’s first Belgian-style Tripel in a can, they sent out a survey to ask their fans what kind of beer they should brew next. 500 fans responded and the overwhelming request: a super-hoppy pale ale. 8-Bit Pale Ale is the answer to that plea.
Tallgrass balances 8-Bit’s large dose of hops flavor by brewing the beer with a strong malt backbone, which helps balance the hops’ edge without hiding it.
8-Bit’s name and can design were inspired by the classic video games of the early 90′s, when gray game cartridges ruled the world and the 8-bit graphics of these early systems left much to the gamer’s imagination.