Sunday, August 13th, 2023

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Stoup


Scientist Brad Benson and foodie Lara Zahaba opened Stoup Brewing in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in 2013. Washington state’s first female advanced Cicerone, Robyn Schumacher, became Stoup’s third partner, assisting Benson in the brewing room. Benson graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Chemistry and has been crafting beer for more than 25 years. In the summer of 2017, the brewery opened “Upstairs at Stoup,” which was an 800-square-foot expansion of the 3,000-square-foot taproom and brewery to include event space upstairs. The space holds up to 40 people seated and 60 to 70 standing. This year, Stoup expanded into a 6,000-square-foot space behind its current brewery. The expansion allows packaging and cold storage to move out of the current production area, freeing up space for more fermenters and holding tanks to eventually triple production. Let’s make Stoup today’s in-house beer flight. Enjoy Stoup’s words and the Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Stoup.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Stoup

Stoup Easy A IPA

6.6% ABV, can

“We didn’t even study for this one, Galaxy and Simcoe hops make this one an Easy A,” says Stoup Brewing. “The aroma and flavor are chock-full of guava, citrus, and a bit of pine. The fruit carries to the finish begging another taste.

Stoup Sky Cowboy IPA

6% ABV, draft

“This beer is for the Dreamers, the ‘Head in the Clouds’ folks and the ones who just want to gather their thoughts above the chaos,” says Stoup. “It was brewed on a base of 2-row and Vienna malt with hot side additions of Talus, Vista, Loral, and Simcoe Cryo and then dry hopped with Citra Cryo and a touch more Talus. You’ll be transported to beautiful places with aromas and flavors of citrus, pine, melon, and papaya. Corral those dreams with this trusty steed of an IPA and saunter off with a casual tilt to your cowboy hat. Enjoy the ride.”

Stoup No Sleep Til Ballard IPA

6.5% ABV, draft

“Born and bred in Ballard the USA, this IPA rocks the old school and new school hops,” says Stoup. “Chinook and Centennial hops from Roy Farms bring the pine, grapefruit, and lemon while Vic Secret hops pack a pineapple, passion fruit punch. To keep this party rockin’ 8 days a week, we kept the malt bill soft and gentle on the palate. Like a lemon to a lime, a lime to a lemon, you’ll sip this def ale with all the fine women … and men … or whoever you want to sip it with.”

Stoup Multiplayer Guild Collab (2023)

7.4% ABV, can

“We brewed this beer with our friend Alex from BreakThru Brewing as a fundraiser for the Washington Brewers Guild,” says Stoup. “The Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of Washington State brewers, protect, and advance their common interests through legislative process, and to promote the quality and value of their beers. We support that message!”

Stoup Imperial Porter

8% ABV, draft

“It’s only right that we pay tribute to the beer that’s brought us so much happiness and a bit of early competition hardware (Silver in the Robust Porter Category at both the 2014 Washington Beer Awards® and the 2014 World Beer Cup®). So, our Imperial Porter was brewed as a celebration of Stoup’s first year in business. It is a bigger, bolder cousin of our Robust Porter. Brewed with copious amounts of medium and dark English crystal, chocolate malt and flaked rye. The beer is bittered with Columbus and finished with Hallertauer Mittelfruh hops to provide just the hop backbone needed to keep the complex malt bill in balance. Strong in character with hints of chocolate, roasted coffee and a smooth, rich maltiness, this birthday beer is meant to be consumed along with hearty cheers and expressions of thanks. …”

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