Bret Gordon left the University of Colorado with a degree in Economics and a passion for craft beer. He continued into the finance world, probably sipping an Avery Brewing beer here and there. It didn’t take long for him to realize that being at a desk was not for him and he wanted to become a professional brewer. That passion led him and his family to California where he went back to school to earn a Professional Brewing Certificate at the University of San Diego. He swore he would never go back to school, but beer will make you do some crazy things. From there, Gordon worked as a professional brewer for several years at SoCal breweries, including The Bruery. In 2018, Gordon and his family traveled north to Spokane and opened Lumberbeard Brewing, a 20-barrel brewhouse on the east end of downtown. Today, Peaks & Pints salutes Lumberbeard with a to-go flight of their beer. It’s a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Lumberbeard On The Fly.
Lumberbeard Flavor Nuggets
Flavor Nuggets is Lumberbeard’s rotating hazy IPA series. Version 5 is brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Sabro hops bursting with lemon lime, melon, and pineapple flavors.
Lumberbeard Citra Is Awesome
Single hop hazy IPA brewed with Citra Incognito, Citra Lupomax, and Citra T-90 for a citrus bomb with tons of bright orange and grapefruit notes.
Pastry stout brewed with vanilla, lactose and Indaba coffee beans for subtle sweetness followed by a mouthful of roasted coffee and vanilla.
Wheat wine is a beer style generally perceived as somewhere between a barleywine and a pastry stout. It’s a strong ale that includes a portion of wheat in its grain bill. Similar to barleywine, wheat wine is sweet, malty, and high in alcohol. The amount of wheat can vary, but typically comprises about half of the grain bill, or roughly 40 to 60 percent. The rest is barley malt. Lumberbeard aged their Alloy wheat wine in wheat whiskey barrels from Dry Fly Distilling. The result is reminding us of a boozy pineapple upside down cake.
Lumberbeard Chocolate Alloy