Tap Roundup 11/16

By |2018-11-16T20:11:33+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Pint Points

  • Mark your calendars for December 2, when Aslan will host a Holiday Record Bazaar at the Depot location! From 4-8 pm you can shop new and used vinyl records from three different Bellingham record stores. What a cool way to support so many local businesses.
  • The Lost Giants infusion for this week is a grapefruit infused dry cider! Check out their cool infusion process by going to see them in their taproom.
  • Overflow Taps hosts a DIPA day at their Barkley Village location this Saturday! From 5-9 pm, go ahead and see what all the double IPA madness is about at Overflow, and take a pint glass of your own home with you!
  • Help Structures Brewing celebrate their 3rd anniversary on December 1! Make sure you put this on your calendar, since they’re staying true to form and taking over the Shakedown for a night to host a Blackwater Holylight show. Tickets available at the brewery as well as The Shakedown.

-New Beers & Ciders-

Atwood Ales

Grange Bretta Farmhouse Ale

Built on the same recipe and process as our flagship Grange Farmhouse Ale, but with the addition of three different strains of Brettanomyces yeast for bottle conditioning. Barrel Aged and then bottle conditioned for 5 months, the Brett adds mild funky, barnyard character with notes of tropical and stone fruit to the toast, biscuit, spice and pepper flavors of our classic Grange recipe. This beer will be released tomorrow at the Bellingham Farmers Market.

6.2% ABV

Aslan Brewing

Barrel-aged 3rd Order Bock

Aslan is sold out of their original 3rd Order Bock bottles, but today they release a barrel-aged version! Be sure to check these bottles out. Deep malt character, slightly mineral, touch of oak, all finished with a unique acidity from the added champagne yeast. Grab this $12 bottle at the Aslan brewpub or the Depot.

Aslan Depot

Dunkels Lagerbier

The “Altmünchner Bier” is the original lager of Munich. Prior to the creation of pale lager, Dunkel, or Dunkles if you are in Franconia, was the only lagerbier produced in Southern Germany. The mash was double decocted and consisted of pilsner and munich malts, along with a small portion of caramel malt. Two additions of Mittlefruh hops create the needed balance without being bitter. Rich malt notes of chocolate, and toffee leads to a refreshingly dry and balanced finish. As with all of our lagers this beer was naturally carbonated and held below freezing temperatures in our cellar for a minimum of 4 weeks. All of the ingredients used came from Deutschland.

5.6% ABV

Boundary Bay Brewery

Gratitude IPA

Brewed in appreciation for the veterans who have served our country, Gratitude IPA delivers a penchant of juiciness and tropical hoppiness. Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) created a unique Veteran hop blend to benefit a nonprofit veteran-Support organization. The Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and Injured members of our United States Armed Forces and their families. Boundary Bay employees who have also served in the armed forces participated in the brewing of this special beer.

6.4% ABV

GRUFF Brewing Co.

Orange Dreamcicle IPA

Floating in at 6.6% the beer is brewed with Blood Oranges Madagascar Vanilla beans. A blend of Azacca, Zythos and Idaho 7 hops.  As always, this beer is brewed with 100% Skagit Valley Malting. Cheers!

Herb’s Cider

Pear-a-Diddle Pear Cider

This long awaited release from Herb’s is not only a play on words, but a delicious and juicy pear cider now available in their taproom!

Lost Giants Cider

Kviek Cider

The Kviek Cider: This unfiltered cider was made with a blend of Washington apples and fermented in an oak barrel with a traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast strain called Kveik (pronounced “Kuh-Vike”). This specialty yeast gives the cider aromas and flavors of pineapple, tangerine and stone fruits. The mouthfeel is slightly tart and finishes dry with no residual after tastes. Kveik means “yeast” in a particular Norwegian dialect and has been used for many generations in the farmhouse brewing traditions of Norway.

Melvin Brewing Bellingham

BuzzBuilder IPA

Dry hopped for days then smoothed out with a touch of honey.

At 10.1% ABV and 100+ IBUs, this baby is perfect for the season!

Wander Brewing

IPA Alive

uicy, hazy, and totally relevant. This year’s release has loads of Citra and Mosaic hops and an invigorating combination of grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, and tangerine zest boost the fruity aromatics of IPA ALIVE into the juiciest of realms. 160 cases produced. $16/4pack. 1 case limit per person.

Vanilla Emissary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

Vanilla Emissary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout releases today at the Brew Hall! This special release is an intense sensory experience of rich roast, bourbon char, and vanilla with waves of American oak, dark cocoa, and cola complexity. Available in our new 500ML bottles. 75 cases produced. $12/bottle. 4 bottle limit.

 

About the Author:

Layne Carter
Tap Trail's Assistant Editor, Layne Carter, grew up in Spokane, Washington but has spent the last five years in Bellingham studying journalism at WWU. When she’s not beertending around town, you can find her biking, drinking beer or biking to a number of local breweries for a beer.