Tap Roundup 12/14

By |2018-12-14T18:08:37+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Pint Points

  • Tomorrow (12/14), Aslan Depot will host a Holiday Bazaar featuring local artisans from 2-8 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to find Christmas gifts made locally, and tasty treats to bring to Christmas dinner. Don’t miss it!
  • Tonight! At 6:30 pm you can meet the man behind the production of Herb’s Cider, Chris Weir. Their cider maker used to work for Finnriver and has taken that knowledge to bring us the amazing cider that Herb’s has been producing.
  • This Monday (12/17), drink for a cause at K2’s California Wildfire Relief Fund Pint Night from 5PM to 9PM. Every pint sold benefits the relief fund supporting the intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for the major California wildfires. Silent auction, raffle prizes, great beer, and New Public Food Truck!
  • Lost Giants just released a Habanero infused pineapple cider as their weekly infusion! They also started selling their cram-apple graf in crawlers from the taproom, a collaboration with Boundary Bay. A graf is a mix between beer and cider, satisfying both your cravings.

-New Beers-

Aslan Brewing Co.

Hook’s Stash

This beer was brewed in collaboration with Mt. Baker Ski Area to celebrate the life of former Pro Patrol and Mt. Baker Legend, Randy Hook. An easy drinking, light bodied classic pale ale, this beer was brewed with American 2-Row barley, hard red wheat, and hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin. The dryness of this beer accentuates the dank white grape notes that dominate the flavor and aroma. This beer is best enjoyed at a ski lodge after a long day on the mountain. Cheers to Randy!

5% ABV

Boundary Bay Brewery

Bretta Whiskey Fever

This barrel-aged funky brew started out as part of the regular 2015 batch of Cabin Fever. For eight months it sat in Whiskey barrels, aging gracefully until we decided throw it a little curve ball testing how it would react. That’s where Brettanomyces, a strain of yeast culture, joined the party and things started getting real funky- in a good way!

Chance the Raptor

This rich and malty dopplebock comes from the freestylin brewers of Loowit and Boundary Bay. When North meets South to throw down a brew, it is nothing but straight fire. With notes of dark fruit and caramel with a warming heat, Chance the Raptor delivers a flow that can only be followed by a mic drop.

9.3% ABV

Boundary Bay + GRUFF Brewing

Neighborhood Watch Kettle Sour

Neighborhood Watch is kettle-soured with pineapple, mango and passionfruit purees and local ‘Pilot’ malt from Skagit Valley. Let’s celebrate a downtown partnership with a pint of your friendly neighborhood tropical sour collab.

5.4% ABV

GRUFF Brewing Co.

Bird Lips Maple Oatmeal Stout

Bird Lips is an Oatmeal Stout made with locally produced big leaf maple syrup. GRUFF used 100% @skagitvalleymalting to keep everything about this tasty beer as local as possible. Neil’s Big Leaf Maple Syrup is produced in Acme in conjunction with our pals @valleyfarmstead. We will also have a very limited quantity of the syrup for sale in our taproom. Seeing how Neil is the first guy to produce Big Leaf Maple Syrup commercially in the U.S. you are definitely going to want to try a glass and a bottle.. Or two glasses and a bottle… Or have a glass of Bird Lips as a breakfast beer while drenching your pancakes and waffles with Neil’s Big Leaf Maple Syrup!

6.1% ABV

Kulshan Brewing Co.

Bonanza Blood Orange + Cranberry Brut IPA

Dry, effervescent, and fruity, Bonanza is the fourth beer in Kulshan’s Cascade Peaks IPA series. With no residual sugars remaining, this beer is crisp and clean allowing the hops, cranberry, and blood orange to shine. Tart cranberry notes are accompanied by accents of melon, strawberry and blood orange, a beer reminiscent of a mimosa. Unique and refreshing, Bonanza is appropriate for any occasion, especially a holiday brunch.

Menace Brewing

Stout It Loud

Yet another delicious stout from Menace, just in time for the holidays and blustery weather we are having!

The North Fork Brewery

Lil’ Brut

A delicious and dry brut bier from The North Fork came just in time for all the thirsty mountain people.

Wander Brewing

Shiny Objects DIPA

Large additions of spelt and flaked wheat lend a full, rounded mouthfeel to your glowing glass while a collage of Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Crystal hops bring huge tropical fruit aromas and bright juicy citrus flavor. This year’s rendition will have you celebrating the long dark nights to come. 128 cases produced. $17/4pack. 1 case limit per person.

 

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.