It’s a beautiful day to drink beer at April Brews Day. 50+ breweries, music and food all tied up in an awesomelocation. The Tap Trail team will be there and if you’re wearing any Tap Trail gear we’ll hand you a free key chain bottle opener. Sport your gear!
Here’s what your local breweries will be pouring today.
FIFA: 6.2% ABV // 55 IBU // 1.058 OG, light body + lemon & grapefruit notes + smooth
FIFA, aka French India Farmhouse Ale, is a Farmhouse style IPA brewed specifically for our hometown football club, Bellingham United. This juicy beer initially greets your nose with a spicy array that is blended nicely with pine needles and citrus peels. The palate consists of a heavy dose of white grapefruit, lending a very fun and approachable bitterness. As it washes down, you are left with a nice clean/dry finish that is soft and mellow. This year we have added a brand new hop, Jarrylo, to the mix.
Hops: Bravo, Cascade, Jarrylo, Mosaic, Sterling
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Pilsner, Rye, Wheat
Anniversary Double IPA: Get a sneak-peek taste of our two year anniversary double IPA that will officially be released May 20th!
Disco Lemonade (Berliner Weisse): Our first sour that was originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at the Bellingham Homebrewers Guild is back just in time for summer! This refreshing wheat beer is brewed to style, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is often referred to as “The People’s Champagne”. The tartness of this beer will bring out hints of lemon, while the generous amount of wheat will round out the body lending a remarkable similarity to lemonade. Enjoy as is or add a shot of Raspberry syrup for a twist! 3.5% ABV // 4 IBU // 1.040 OG, Hops: Hallertau, Malt: Pilsner, Wheat
Boundary Bay Brewery
Cedar Dust – Brewed with five varieties of big hops, all bred and grown in WA state, Cedar Dust IPA has adistinctive herbal pine, citrus aroma. The addition of Mosaic hops, provide subtle blueberry undertones followed by a spicy, earth mouthfeel. Smooth and naturally carbonated, it has a unique blend of malts (including a secret dark malts!) which provide just enough backbone to balance it’s big hop character. Complex, delicious and refreshing! As they say, a bit of wood makes a big difference. OG 16 // IBU’s 66 // 6.5% ABV
Jack Daniels Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout – Aromas of honey and caramel are prevalent, supporting complex notes of vanilla and creme caramel. Bitter roast flavors poke through with coffee, dark fruit that level with the whiskey flavors. The smooth finish is surprisingly refreshing, slightly sweet and rounded on the tongue. OG 21 // IBU’s 37 // 9.6% ABV
Ginger Peach Blonde – Fresh grated ginger gives this blonde a spicy finish along with the aroma and flavor of peach. One of Boundary’s most unique brews., OG 12 // 45 IBU’s // 5.1% ABV
Rauch Helles: A collaboration with Chuckanut and Redhook brewers to create a smoky style Helles Lager. This beer captures the unique smoky flavors of the Rauch Lager with the gentle easy going nature of the Helles Lager. This interesting collaboration creates a golden beer with deep malty flavor spiked with mild smoky overtones due to the use of beech wood smoked malted barley. OG 11.5 Plato, 4.7% ABV, 18 IBUs.
Maibock: Chuckanut’s is lighter in color but similar in strength to the true Bock. This beer got its name because it was traditionally taken out of aging in May (Mai in German). Moderate bitterness serves to balance out a slightly sweet full-bodied pallet packed with rich, bready, and round flavors and a deep golden color. The malt is the star of Bock and there’s plenty of it, delivering alcohol strength of 7%. Chuckanut Maibock carries its weight gracefully, it’s not a sticky sweet lager, but full bodied & dangerously drinkable! ABV 7% IBUs 27.
STYLE: GERMAN STYLE PILSNER
SEE: GOLDEN STRAW
SMELL: NOBLE HOPS
TASTE: SOFT SWEET MALT AND LIGHT HERBAL/SPICY HOPS
BITTER: 2 (out of 5)
HOPS: HALLERTAU PERLE, SPALT SELECT
SWEET: 1 (out of 5)
STYLE: RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
SEE: BLACK, DARK COCOA FOAM
SMELL: CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, HINT OF SMOKE
TASTE: RICH BITTER CHOCOLATE, ROASTED MALT
BITTER: 4 (OUT OF 5)
HOPS: APOLLO, WILLAMETTE
SWEET: 4 (OUT OF 5)
MALT: 2-ROW, MUNICH, WHEAT, CRYSTAL, CHOCOLATE, ROASTED BARLEY, BLACK
STYLE: INDIA PALE ALE
SEE: PALE GOLDEN
SMELL: CITRUS ZEST, GRAPEFRUIT, LIGHT HERBAL
TASTE: LEMON, GRAPEFRUIT, SOFT MALT SWEETNESS
BITTER: 3 (out of 5)
HOPS: APOLLO, CHINOOK, CITRA, HALLERTAU PERLE
SWEET: 2 (out of 5)
MALT: 2-ROW, GOLDEN PROMISE
Stones Throw Brewery
Flat Penny Pale Ale: This outstanding ale was inspired by an evening spent building cairns and smashing pennies on the train track at Clarks Point. Flat Penny is a traditional American Pale Ale in style, flaxen in color, hosting moderate citrus aromas and clean flavors of earth and malt; This beer is smashingly good. 4.8% ABV
Blanchard ESB: Deep copper color from a variety of caramel malts with a medium-light body and mild fruit bitterness. When drinking this beer you will notice at first a mild sweet malt followed by modest bitterness that hangs on for a clean finish; it’s very drinkable. 6.0% ABV
I See You: A Saison brewed with grapefruit zest, fermented with with grapefruit juice, and conditioned on hibiscus.
Destroyer of Light: Black IPA
The North Fork Brewing
Saison Belgian style ale: very dry, moderately tart, blonde in color, high level of carbonation, 5.8% abv.son of frog.
English style ale: Brewed with goodly amounts of carmel, chocolate and special roast malts. dark red in color, delivers a full malty delivery and finish.
Barrel-Aged Emissary Imperial Stout: 10.1%ABV, European specialty malts. American hops. House ale yeast. Sable black. Full bodied warmth. Black cherries, molasses, anise, charred oak. Aged one year in 12-year Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels.
Sour Cherry Millie: 4.4% ABV, American and European malts. House ale yeast. Sour cherries and lactobacillus. Pours a hazy rose color. Refreshingly tart and effervescent, finishes dry. Aromas of red licorice and cherry blossom accompany flavors of lychee and Japanese plum.
Wanderale Belgian Blond: 6.0% ABV, European specialty malts. Aromatic hops. Specialty Belgian yeast. Straw colored. Semi-dry. Banana, pear, clover, subtle spice.