Tap Roundup 8/9

By |2019-08-09T11:53:01+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Pint Points

  • Welcome to Bellingham, Thousand Acre Cider House! Check out our latest article breaking down this rad, educational, community-focused, local business. Beer-lovers, get ready to also be cider-lovers. For those of you that already drink cider, you have a new playground!
  • You can now find Herb’s Cider Special Reserve at Costco! Big time.
  • The Lost Giants infusion of the week is a fresh plum and ginger infused cider! They are also serving meat and cheese trays now. If that sounds like your own personal heaven then you better get down there!
  • Wander’s annual Vanbier Van Rally is on August 17! Always thought you’d want to live in/build out a van? Just have a passion for vans? Check it out.

-New Pints-

Aslan Brewing Co.

Inevitable West Coast Hibiscus IPA

West Coast IPAs are classics. Much like the classics of art and music, they need to be revisited and remixed from time to time. With that in mind, we took a standard IPA and added 20 pounds of hibiscus powder. The addition of hibiscus powder presents a light tartness, tannic tea like characteristic that pairs nicely with the floral and piney aspects of the hops. This is a refreshing summertime beer perfect for drinking in the sunshine!

Boundary Bay Brewery

Traverse IPA

Traverse IPA is a bright, hop-forward IPA brewed to celebrate the annual Bellingham Traverse. This IPA explodes with a bouquet of aromas and sprints to a moderately assertive bitter finish. Embrace the adventurous spirit of the Pacific Northwest’s lifestyle with an IPA that will complement any finish line.⁠

GRUFF Brewing Co.

Battle for E. Maple Street

Kulshan Brewing Co.

Blackberry Apero

The fourth installment in our Apero series is moving off the Small Batch board and will be given some wings to fly. This unusual beer is thirst-quenching and delightfully refreshing. Blackberry notes are apparent upfront and finishes extremely dry and clean.

Menace Brewing in collaboration with Urban Family

White Gummy Bear Kettle Sour

This beer is made with Pineapple, Peach, Strawberries, Raspberries, and Lime! It is based on the secret menu @jambajuice!

The DownTime Purp

This is a collab beer we made with @downtime_taps for their 1 year anniversary! Menace used Butterfly Pea Flower during fermentation to change the color naturally and loaded it with raspberries!

Stones Throw Brewery

Currant Swell

This beer is a mix of juice from locally-grown currants and the On Your Left Hefeweizen! It won’t last long so get some before it disappears.

Stemma Brewing

The Fanbelt Pale

The Fanbelt Pale Ale is an easy-drinking pale with an equal balance of malt to hops. Rich malt flavors include biscuit and mild toffee, while the hops produce flavors of grapefruit and pine.

Structures Brewing

Sunrise

hopped delicately with Motueka, Mosaic and El Dorado. 5.5% ABV

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Très Forte Triple IPA

Hop character w/strong cantaloupe & tropical notes leads this intense beer into a hop candy sensation that is completed by balanced bitterness and alcohol.

Wander Brewing

Vanbier

A highly crushable and highly altered American Lager, VANBIER is dryhopped with Czech Saaz and spiked with lemon zest and fresh basil from @cloudmountainfarmcenter. Light, effervescent, and jam packed with aromas of bright lemon, fresh cut grass, and spicy, floral, danky basil.

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.