Altbier and Woo Girl on tap

First, a big thank you to Seattle Met, Eater Seattle, Washington Beer Blog, Capitol Hill Seattle, and Seattle Beer News, (am I missing anybody?) for all the great coverage of our expansion plans. It’s thrilling to know that people are as excited as we are. On Monday night, the inner wall came down, creating a much more open room and starting the process of altering the building to suit future uses. I even had a chance to cut out the letter for a new sign that will go up soon at the top of the building. Fun stuff is happening.

If you’re a fan of lower alcohol, but satisfying beers, you will probably be a fan of our Altbier. It’s on tap now, and at 4.7%, it’s a refreshing option for those not looking to get tipsy. The name means “old beer”, meaning “old style of making beer”, which came about when lager yeast was a new thing. In a nutshell, it’s a Kölsch with a heavy dose of Munich malt, bringing a bready nuttiness that makes it complex for such a light beer.

Also now on tap is Woo Girl, a dry hopped golden oat ale. Using oat as a dominant flavor as well as to round out the body, it is light, crisp, and spring like. Amarillo and Horizon make the beer aromatically hoppy, but it’s an easy drinker. It’s 5.7%, and it’s the beer we submitted on cask to Elysian’s Firkin Firkin festival.

Tap list is currently as follows:

  1. Rye IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Imperial IPA
  4. Spring Pale
  5. Wheated Red Ale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Alice Nitro Imperial Stout
  8. Woo Girl
  9. Altbier
  10. Baltic Porter
  11. Kölsch
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer