Original Gravity: 1.061 (15.5° Plato)
Color: Golden Amber
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Alcohol Content: By weight - 5.2%; By volume - 6.5%


Homefront IPA is an IPA first brewed by Fremont Brewing Company and major league pitcher Chris Ray. It is brewed to benefit Operation Homefront an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

The beer is a drinkable West Coast IPA. It pours a golden amber with a big white head. It has a big citrusy nose with a slight note of fresh oranges.

Malty and sweet up front. Lighter bodied than might be expected. The hop bitter, orange peel and hop flavor seem to all kick in at the finish. Remarkably easy to drink for an IPA with the orange notes more of a secret ingredient than a dominant flavor. Quite thirst quenching making it perfect for enjoying during Memorial Day weekend.

Consume this beer fresh as the hop flavor is best enjoyed this way.

We also want to thank all of our suppliers and distributors who have contributed so much to this cause:

Action Box Ben E. Keith
Brewers Supply Capitol Beverage
Hops Direct Del Papa Distributing
Inland Label Mike Hopkins Distributing
Louisville Slugger      Silver Eagle Distributors
Mark Trece, Inc. L & F Distributors
Primer Grey
Rahr Malting


This beer is brewed with a combination of pale 2 row, aromatic and caramel malted barley.

We bitter with Cascade and Chinook, finish with Cascade and Chinook and dryhop with Cascade and Chinook. The hops lend a pleasant bitter and a citrusy finish.

We use our house Saint Arnold yeast to give the beer a little more depth and fruitiness.

We added sweet orange peel in the whirlpool and then added fresh orange zest to the bright beer tank after filtration. The oranges were zested by volunteers during a marathon zesting session.

Homefront IPA is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend that this product be stored cold to avoid any degradation in flavor.