Tap Roundup 7/12

By |2019-07-12T16:22:48+00:00July 12th, 2019|

Pint Points

  • Join Atwood Ales, Boundary Bay and local firefighters for the Operation Warm  fundraiser on July 20th at Boundary Bay. Each year, Atwood, Boundary and local firefighters team up to make a special beer raising funds to buy coats for underprivileged kids in Whatcom County. This year, they’ve made a killer raspberry saison, so make sure you get your hands on some for a good cause. The fundraiser will be one of the few places you can try the limited amount of this very special beer!
  • Aslan is going back to it’s roots with a Homebrewer’s Appreciation Day on July 21st at the Depot location! Over ten local homebrewers from the @bellingham_homebrewers_guild will be homebrewing throughout the day in the courtyard! North Corner Brewing Supply and @skagitvalleymalting will be in attendance answering any of your homebrew and grain questions. There will also be four different homebrewer collaboration beers on draft throughout the weekend.
  • Happy anniversary to DownTime Taps! Ferndale is home to one of the first self-pour taprooms in our area, and they’re releasing an awesome beer in collaboration with Menace this Saturday at their anniversary party. Don’t miss this unique beer released for a unique establishment.

-New Beers-

Stones Throw Brewery

Vienna Via Skagit

A moderate-strength lager with amber undertones and mild floral aroma. The simple, subdued noble hop character pairs with the 100% Skagit Valley Malt creating a slightly bready and light flavor.

4.5% ABV

GRUFF Brewing Co.

Black Labs Lager & Vienna Lager

Two new GRUFF creations (one popular returner) are new on tap this week! Both are light but malty, the perfect balance.

Kulshan Brewing

Inspiration IPA

A finely crafted NW-Style IPA, Inspiration features an assertive hop profile that is nicely balanced by bready and smooth malt notes. Aromas of pine, tangerine, and apricot dance out of the glass to greet the nose, accompanied by light notes of sage and lemongrass. On the tongue, this beer is clean and dry, with slight lingering bitterness and robust citrus and pine flavor notes, making for a classic and smooth drinking IPA.

Ocean Eyes Hazy Pale

Fermented with a small amount of mango puree, this pale ale is fruity, hoppy, smooth, and sublimely delicious. Flaked Oats and unmalted wheat combine to create a balanced and smooth body, while the marriage of mango puree and azacca hops impart juicy notes of ripe mango and tangerine. Full of bright fruity flavors, Ocean Eyes Hazy Pale Ale is an easy-drinking summer beer that will have you coming back for more.

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.