So, this post is full of new beer. It’s ridiculous, actually. You guys have been drinking our taps dry since the new bar opened, and keeping up has not been easy. We are dropping three beers on the taps today, but first we want to tell you about this:
Today at noon we will be releasing edition number 1 of Time Crystals. You may have been one of the lucky ones to catch the single keg we tapped about 6 months ago. It started life as a blonde Bière de Garde, and was refermented in oak on apricot with a derivative of brettanomyces bruxellensis. We kegged a small quantity, then bottle conditioned the rest and sent some off to WA Beer Awards, where it took silver in the brett beer category. We are pretty darned proud of it, and we’re releasing 16 cases of it in 500 ml format. Bottles will be $13, tax included. We are super excited to be putting out our first label designed by Garek Druss and there will be more from him soon.
Next, we are releasing another Mosaic Pale, because gawdammit, it’s delicious. Pale malt, wheat and crystal malts meet a massive pile of Mosaic hops and lupulin powder for an easy drinking pale ale with no shortage of fruity hop character. Dry, cloudy and somewhat driven by yeast character, it’s our hoppy session beer of choice right now. 5.3% ABV.
Also, we present to you Heschen Imperial Stout. It’s rich, full and dripping with chocolatey fudge character, rounded by intense, double roasted crystal malt and a healthy dose of flaked oat. Munich, rye and biscuit malts layer complexity beneath a fruity yeast expression. The result is nothing but complex waves of silky fudge in beer form. 9.0% ABV.
And finally, we’ve brought back Brett Flavre, a 100% brettanomyces fermented pale ale. Flavre is a delicious middle ground between new world hops and old world pale ales. Peppery, with a hint of clovey phenol, but fruity, with a dry finish. It’s reminiscent of a Belgian pale, and perfect for the tail end of summer/bleeding edge of fall. 6.5%