The name CascaZilla (Cas-kuh-zil-uh) is a play on both the name of the gorge in Ithaca called Cascadilla and the monster amount of Cascade Hops we use while dry hopping during the brewing process. The predominant flavor and aroma of this beer comes from fresh American hops. CascaZilla gets its distinctive red color from a subtle addition of black malt, which also lends a hearty body and slight sweetness.
From our highly acclaimed flagship Flower Power IPA to our popular Apricot Wheat Ale and numerous limited release Random Acts and Excelsior! Series beers, the Ithaca Beer Company embodies the great agricultural and culinary culture of New York State’s gorgeous Finger Lakes. From our 50 and five-barrel pilot brewhouses, we brew a variety of innovative hop forward ales, crisp traditional lagers and complex barrel aged, sour and brettanomyces fermented styles that have satisfied our loyal customers since 1998.
Dedicated to quality, consistency and innovation, Ithaca Beer Company truly is “The Spirit of the Finger Lakes”.