Tap Roundup – 5/26

By |2018-10-18T13:21:33+00:00May 26th, 2017|

Pint Points

  • It’s Ski to Sea weekend. Find the weekend’s best beers here.
  • Structures Brewing is releasing an IPA in cans today hopped with Motueka and African Queen from South Africa. Read about AB InBev’s purchase of South African hops and how PNW breweries are adjusting, here.
  • Structures is also releasing a new version of Vivid it’s West Coast IPA today.
  • We’ve received word that Bellis Fair Mall is looking for a brewery to move in to one of it’s spaces.
  • We spoke with the owner of Melvin Brewing and confirmed the opening for June

    Classical on Tap

  • Chuckanut Brewing will start it’s Classical on Tap series next Wednesday 7pm and continuing the last Wednesday of every month. This is a unique opportunity to listen to classical music from Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and win tickets to upcoming events.
  • At noon on June 17th, Chuckanut Brewery is offering free brewery tours of South Nut.
  • Kulshan Brewing won big at the 2017 Australian Int’l Beer Awards: Bronze for Russian Imperial Stout, Red Cap and Sunnyland IPA, and Silver for astard Kat IPA.
  • Atwood Ales has released two new bottles in the last few weeks: Blaine Damage, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown. Mo’s, a bottle conditioned saison. Available at Elizabeth Station and their regular table at the Bellingham Farmers Market, every Saturday morning.
  • Hops ‘N Headz has opened it’s outdoor beer garden.
  • Chuckanut Brewery has finally started selling sixth barrel kegs of its Pilsner
  • North Fork Brewery has collaborated with Overflow Taps on “Snack Pack” Brown Ale. Coming soon!
  • North Fork Brewery also collaborated with Elizabeth Station on a soon to be released Gose.
  • We’ve added more trucks and times to the Food Truck Calendar. Get up to date!

–New Beers–

Gruff Brewing

IPA-008
If you are bitter about the lack of IPA-007 in your life then come give this a try. It is made with Skagit Valley Malting Copeland and hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe and Ekuanot Lupulin Powder (hop kief).

Motueka Pale

Brewed with Copeland malt from Skagit Valley Malting and Motueka hops.

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Menace Brewing

Best Bitter

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Aslan Brewing Company

FIFA (French India Farmhouse Ale)

6.2% ABV // 55 IBU // 1.058 OG
light body + lemon & grapefruit notes + smooth
This farmhouse style IPA employs Belgian yeast and hops from three continents to create a unique interpretation of two distinct styles. The pairing of the yeast with rye creates an intriguing spice note that is supported by the use of raw wheat. The beer is then dry hopped with a judicious volume of Hallertau Blanc. Expect a smooth, slightly peppery, juicy beer with a dry finish.
Hops: Bravo, Halleratau Blanc, Taiheke
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Pilsner, Wheat, Rye

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Wander Brewing

Pine Nuts IPA on the right.

Pine Nuts IPA

Hopped extensively with piney Simcoe and brewed with a healthy dose of nutty golden naked oats.

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Scott Pelton
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