Welcome to Pacific Plate Brewing Co.'s Featured Beer page, where we showcase our finest brews that blend traditional styles with innovative Latin influences. As the epicenter of craft beer in Monrovia, our passion for geology and biology intertwines with our love for brewing, resulting in a unique selection of beers that will send shock waves through your taste buds. Explore our featured brews, and uncover the perfect combination of flavors that will ignite your senses and transport you to a world of unforgettable taste experiences. Cheers to discovering the extraordinary and shaking things up with Pacific Plate Brewing Co.!
SHOCK WAVE GERMAN KÖLSCH
ABV: 5.1% IBU: 22
Introducing our Shock Wave German Kölsch, a traditional German-style brew inspired by the awe-inspiring power of geological phenomena. We've been shaking things up since 2012, and this award-winning Kölsch is no exception. The perfect accompaniment to a warm summer day, our Shock Wave Kölsch is a testament to the invigorating effects of a perfectly crafted beer. Pouring a crystal-clear, golden hue with a delicate, frothy head, this brew showcases a subtle aroma of mild, fruity hops and delicate malt sweetness. Each sip delivers an explosion of flavor that sends shock waves through your taste buds, leaving them craving more. The light, crisp body is perfectly balanced by a hint of refreshing hop bitterness, ensuring a smooth and satisfying drinking experience. Just as shock waves radiate out from the epicenter of an earth-shattering event, the flavors of our Shock Wave Kölsch will resonate through your senses, creating a truly memorable beer experience at the epicenter of craft beer. Brewed using German malt and hops, our Kölsch took home the bronze medal at the 2018 Los Angeles International Beer Competition and 2nd Place at the 2019 California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition. So why wait? Grab a glass of Shock Wave Kölsch at Pacific Plate Brewing Co. and let the power of refreshment wash over you. Feel the shock waves, and embrace the taste adventure that awaits!
EYE OF THE STORM HIBISCUS WIT
ABV: 4.6% IBU: 18.7
Introducing our Eye of the Storm Belgian Wit, a unique and refreshing take on the classic unfiltered Belgian witbier. Named for the cloudiness created by the yeast in suspension, our Belgian-style Witbier features a crisp and slightly tangy profile, thanks to the high level of wheat used in the mash. True to its roots, our Eye of the Storm Belgian Wit is brewed with authentic coriander and orange peel, which lend a vibrant citrus aroma and taste to the brew. However, we've given this classic style a Pacific Plate twist by incorporating hibiscus, adding a captivating pink hue and a subtle hint of tartness to the flavor profile. The name Eye of the Storm refers to the area of calmer weather found at the center of strong tropical cyclones. With its light and refreshing 4.6% ABV, this Belgian Wit is the perfect brew to enjoy when you're seeking a moment of tranquility amidst life's storms. So why not take a break from the chaos and find solace in the calming embrace of our Eye of the Storm Belgian Wit? Visit Pacific Plate Brewing Co., the epicenter of craft beer, and experience the soothing sensation of this beautifully crafted brew.
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 65
Introducing our Mango IPA, a harmonious blend of West Coast IPA and the vibrant flavors of tropical fruit. Inspired by the aguas frescas of Latin America, refreshing drinks made with fruit, water, and sugar, our Mango IPA elevates this concept by infusing fresh Ecuadorean mangoes into a classic West Coast IPA brewed with Citra, Chinook, and Centennial hops. Our Mango IPA is a medium-bodied ale, featuring a mild hoppiness that perfectly complements the tropical fruit flavors. Brewed with an expertly chosen combination of Columbus, Centennial, Citra, and Chinook hops, and flavored with juicy mango, this IPA offers a delightful fusion of bitterness and fruity sweetness in its finish. The enticing tropical notes from both the hops and mango create a refreshing and satisfying beer experience for those seeking a unique and flavorful twist on the traditional American-style IPA. So, immerse yourself in a world of tropical delight with each sip of our Mango IPA. Visit Pacific Plate Brewing Co., the epicenter of craft beer, and let the captivating flavors of this exceptional brew whisk you away to sun-drenched shores.
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 65
Embrace the taste of the tropics with our Guava IPA, a perfect fusion of tropical fruit and a traditional West Coast IPA. Inspired by the refreshing aguas frescas, or "fresh waters" served by Latin American street vendors, we've infused our IPA with lush, pink Ecuadorean guava, alongside Citra, Chinook, and Centennial hops. This medium-bodied ale pours a hazy golden-orange, topped with a creamy white head that releases an alluring aroma of ripe guava, bright citrus, and a hint of pine. The aroma sets the stage for the explosion of flavors waiting to be unleashed on your taste buds. As you take your first sip, you'll be greeted by the juicy sweetness of guava, harmonizing with the citrusy and tropical notes imparted by our carefully chosen hop blend. This fruity melody is expertly balanced by a mild, yet assertive bitterness that complements the tropical sweetness perfectly. The Guava IPA's medium body ensures a satisfying and smooth mouthfeel, while the bitter, fruity finish lingers on your palate, leaving you craving more. Ideal for savoring on a warm, sunny day or sharing with friends, our Guava IPA transports your taste buds to a tropical paradise with every sip. So raise a glass to the captivating blend of hops and guava, and let yourself embark on a flavorful tropical adventure with Pacific Plate Brewing Co.'s Guava IPA!
WHITE RHINO IPA
ABV: 8.0% IBU: 83
Introducing our White Rhino IPA, a brew created in partnership with Global Conservation Force (GCF) – an organization dedicated to saving endangered wildlife from extinction through education, anti-poaching efforts, and community involvement. Our White Rhino IPA is part of our Brews for APUs series, crafted to raise awareness for endangered species and support anti-poaching units in South Africa. This special IPA directly contributes to GCF's Operation Rhino Shield, a project aimed at protecting the critically endangered rhinoceros, which is disappearing at an alarming rate of three per day. Illegal wildlife trafficking and the black market continue to threaten rhinos due to the demand for their keratin horn, which is falsely believed to have medicinal properties. Our White Rhino IPA is a testament to the power of collaboration in conservation. With each sip, you're not only enjoying a delicious beer but also supporting GCF's multi-faceted approach, which includes equipping and training anti-poaching units, raising awareness in communities both locally and abroad, and developing sustainable livelihood opportunities that promote wildlife protection. Pouring a beautiful golden hue with a frothy white head, our White Rhino IPA releases a captivating aroma of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. The taste is a harmonious blend of hoppy bitterness and fruity undertones, creating a balanced and refreshing drinking experience. By raising a pint of White Rhino IPA, you're joining the fight to protect these majestic creatures and preserve their habitats for generations to come. Cheers to conservation!
ABV: 5.2% IBU: 27
Discover the taste of Latin America in our Horchata Stout, a rich and flavorful brew inspired by the traditional Nicaraguan horchata. Found in marketplaces across Latin America, horchata powder is made from ingredients that are roasted, boiled, and ground, ready to be mixed with water or milk for a delightful and refreshing drink. Our Horchata Stout is a tribute to this beloved beverage, skillfully blending the bitterness of dark roasted malts with the sweetness of milk sugars, Ecuadorian cacao, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, and the delicate, subtle flavor of Ceylon cinnamon. The result is a beer as nuanced and complex as the tropical volcanic landscape of Nicaragua itself. Pouring a deep, dark hue with a creamy, tan head, our Horchata Stout captivates the senses with an enticing aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon. Each sip reveals a velvety, full-bodied mouthfeel and a symphony of flavors that dance across your palate. The rich, roasted malt character is perfectly balanced by the sweetness and warmth of the spices, creating a delectable and comforting drinking experience. Whether you're familiar with the taste of horchata or seeking a new adventure in flavor, our Horchata Stout is a journey to the heart of Latin America in a glass. Savor the fusion of traditional horchata inspiration and masterful brewing techniques, and let this exceptional beer transport you to the vibrant streets and marketplaces of Nicaragua. Cheers!
ARMENIAN COFFEE STOUT
ABV: 7.7% IBU: 27
Introducing our Armenian Coffee Stout, a rich and robust brew that pays homage to the centuries-old coffee brewing traditions of the Near East, Mediterranean, and Middle East. Inspired by Armenian coffee, or soorj, this unique beverage is created with finely ground coffee beans mixed directly with water and heated over an open flame in a special pot called a jazve until boiling, resulting in a thick and full-bodied drink that is cherished across the region. Our Armenian Coffee Stout masterfully blends the intense flavors of this traditional coffee with the depth and complexity of a finely crafted stout. Pouring a deep, ebony hue with a creamy, tan head, this brew immediately captivates your senses with an invigorating aroma of rich coffee, roasted malts, and hints of dark chocolate. Each sip unveils a velvety, full-bodied mouthfeel that carries a symphony of flavors. The bold, roasted coffee notes harmonize perfectly with the dark, malty character of the stout, while subtle undertones of dark chocolate and a touch of sweetness create a well-rounded and satisfying drinking experience. The lingering finish leaves a pleasant reminder of the delightful fusion of Armenian coffee and stout on your palate. Perfect for coffee lovers and craft beer enthusiasts alike, our Armenian Coffee Stout is an exquisite tribute to the time-honored brewing traditions of Armenia and the rich, bold flavors they inspire. So raise a glass, and savor the moment as you embark on a journey through the captivating world of Armenian coffee and masterful brewing. Cheers!