After five years professionally brewing, Alex Ellig opened BreakThru Brewing in December 2020 in Kent, Washington. Homebrewer Ellig began his professional career at Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant in La Jolia, California. Rock Bottom’s head brewer agreed to drink Ellig’s homebrew and give feedback. Five breweries later, including Two Beers Brewing in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, and time in every position possible at a brewery, Ellig grabbed the finest ingredients, new advancements in hop production technology, proprietary yeast blends and a temporary home at Airways Brewing, Ellig approaches his second anniversary with delicious beer and honors, including a 2021 Sip Magazine Judges’ Pick for his Dad Mode lager. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a to-go flight on Ellig’s beer — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: BreakThru Beer Flight.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: BreakThru Beer Flight
BreakThru Dad Mode
As mentioned in this flight’s introduction, Dad Mode Munich Style Helles Lager recently received accolades from Sip Magazine. Brewed with German Pilsen, Vienna, and a touch of biscuit malt, and hopped with Mittelfruh, Dad Mode showcases a balance of floral hops and malt presence with crushable drinkability.
BreakThru NOW That’s What I Call Fresh Hops Vol. ’22 Side A
According to BreakThru Brewing, this year’s fresh hops were so abundant that the brewery needed to release a double album. Side A utilizes 42 pounds per barrel of fresh Simcoe from C & C Hop Farms in Moxie, Washington. Double dry hopped with more Simcoe, plus Riwaka and Galaxy, this fresh hop IPA hit the nose with big pineapple, followed by notes of ruby red grapefruit, pineapple sorbet, and a touch of greens on a smooth body.
BreakThru NOW That’s What I Call Fresh Hops Vol. ’22 Side B
Brewed with 32 pounds per barrel of C & C Hop Farms beautiful, oil rich, fresh Citra, and double dry hopped with more Citra, Nectaron, and Nectaron hop burst concentrated hop oil, this fresh hop hazy IPA has notes of stone fruit and candied mango.
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