There are a few Northwest breweries that crank out numerous different beers every week. Block 15 Brewing is one of them. And, the Corvallis, Oregon, brewery releases a wide variety of styles every week, too. Offering unique hop-forward ales, crisp lagers, Belgian-style brews, barrel-aged rarities, and one of the Northwest’s most extensive wild and sour programs, Block 15 produces a range of artfully crafted beers, brewed with a nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. The Block 15 barrage has arrived again to our Tacoma Proctor District craft beer lodge. It’s time for another in-house Block 15 flight, which we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Block 15 IPAs. OK, it’s an all-IPA flight, but we swear the brewery brews all styles.
Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Block 15 IPAs
Brewed with heaps of tangerine, this luscious IPA is amplified with a citrus-forward hop duo of Amarillo and Centennial, balanced with notes pine resin. “Doo doo doo, brewed out our back door,” sings Block 15.
Block 15 brewed this new West Coast IPA to try the experimental hop, HS16660. The result is sweet citrus, bright tropical, and an herbaceous kick pop from a dry and crisp base.
Block 15’s 2024 Nugg Hugg showcases the Corvallis brewery’s dedication to hop CO2 extracts and cryogenically harvested lupulin powder, a yellowish substance obtained from oil- and acid-rich glands on the hop flower. Explosively aromatic with sweetly dank bud, candied peaches, mango and spruce, its flavor blends subtle pineapple and peach with a not-so-subtle embrace of dank and fruity herbs, finishing with a lingering wave of resinous pine.
Don your lab coat and imbibe this supercritical display of dankness. Block 15 layers waves of sticky, resinous hop goodness on a delicate malt base to scientifically flavorize this delicious, hoppy IPA.
Block 15’s Sticky Hands double IPA is a “Hop Experience Ale” featuring ample additions of sticky, resinous, lupulin-packed hop buds grown in the Pacific Northwest. Sticky Hands begins with an aromatic blast of tropical fruits, citrus, and dank herbs; transitions into luscious hop flavor; and ends with a balanced bitter finish, gently propped up by pale malted barley and fermented with Block 15’s privately banked Brewers yeast.