We introduced 90 Shilling, our flagship beer, at our opening party in 1989. For a while, we’d been wondering what would happen if we lightened up the traditional Scottish ale? The result is an irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale. The name 90 Shilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. A shilling was a British coin used from 1549 to 1982. We think you’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every shilling.
The distinctive hop character of our 5 Barrel Pale Ale is due to the extraction of essential oils from select hops. We treat 5 Barrel Pale Ale to an infusion of fresh whole hop flowers in the Hop Back and the Fermentor, as well as four hop additions during the kettle boil. We like how this gives the beer a fresh, lively flavor and aroma.
We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from England to India in the 1700′s, and made it bolder and more flavorful – American Style. We’ve added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character.
When we need a beer to travel at hyper hop speed we switch on the afterburner know as the Hop Back. Here the wort is strained through a bed of whole flower hops. This adds the fresh, lively hop you've come to enjoy in 5 Barrel Pale Ale, IPA, and our Red Ale.
Odell Brewing, like most work places, has its fair share of mad scientists. Unlike most work places, however, we give ours a place to play – the Pilot System. We take our Dr. Frankenbrewer’s creations and unleash them in our tap room for visitors to enjoy. It’s the best place to try something new and unique straight from our bubbly playground. Come see what’s currently on tap for yourself.