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Fish launches new certified organic ale. (Weekly Specialty Beer Report).

Fish Brewing Company of Olympia, WA. has announced the release of Fish Tale Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, the Brewer's latest certified organic product (see label on page 1).

Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale joins the company's amber and India Pale Ales as the first to receive the U.S. department of Agriculture's organic certification. The Fish ales have been Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

"We feel that going organic has been the best possible choice for our Company and our customers," said Crayne Horton, founder of Fish Brewing. "We've made a clear commitment to environmental protection, and that decision has made Fish Brewing a stronger company financially, a better place for its employees to work, and a better choice for environmentally conscious consumers. Brewing and selling organic beer has been a win/win situation for all of us."

Horton reported that Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale is brewed using the first crop of commercially available hops to be grown in the USA under certified organic conditions. Wild Salmon is brewed with Cascade hops, grown in Yakima, WA, and USDA Certified Organic.

"The availability of these hops is very important to the Mighty Fish Brewers," Horton said, "since the original Wild Salmon Pale Ale had always been brewed with Yakima Cascade hops. With Organic Cascade hops, it is now possible to brew the new Organic Wild Salmon without having to significantly change what has been a very successful flavor profile."

Horton noted that the brewery tries to source ingredients within the Pacific Northwest. "The use of Organic Yakima Cascade hops further grounds the Fish Brewing Company's roots in the Cascade region of the Pacific Northwest," Horton reported, "We're proud to offer our Organic Ales as our gift to the Citizens of Cascadia," Horton said. "We believe that it will be the natural choice for those Cascadians from Ashland, to Bellingham, who are looking to make an environmentally conscious choice when picking their favorite craft beer."
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Title Annotation:Fish Brewing Co. launches Fish Tale Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
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Date:Apr 7, 2003
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