Now that Structures Brewing has opened their second location, their beer is flowing back into the market. Founder James Alexander wanted to open a second location since opening in 2015 but kept his head down brewing Belgian farmhouse and mixed fermentation beers and hazy IPAs. During the pandemic Chuckanut and pFriem Family Brewers head brewer Bryan Cardwell and longtime friend of Structures has joined the ownership expanding their beer portfolio. Last month, Structures opened their second location in the former Chuckanut Brewery, which was taken down to the studs. It’s beautiful with two massive glass garage doors in that overlook the water, built a wrap-around patio, beautiful front door and added an entire draft system and bar to the back patio. Since another round of Structures beer landed at Peaks & Pints this week, we decided to feature another to-go flight of the Bellingham brewery’s delicious beer. Stop by our craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District and grab Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Structures Brewing Flight.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Structures Brewing Flight
4% ABV, 40 IBU
James Alexander and former business partner Ryan Miller took time away from their East Coast brewery jobs to hang in a remote cabin nestled in the Green Mountain National Forest. When they emerged Structures Brewing idea was a thing. They slowly made their way toward Bellingham through various brewery jobs across the country. Bellingham fit their easy-going lifestyle and need for community. In late 2015, Structures had structure and several beers on tap. Their Junior session IPA is brewed with Amarillo and Simcoe. Expect a light, dry, floral, lemony, and a little herbal hop flavor.
IPA heavily dry hopped with Mosaic, Cashmere, and Citra for dank, resinous aromas with notes of bright citrus and overripe pineapple.
Structures flagship West Coast IPA is back with aromas of grapefruit citrus, a firm bitterness and a soft, yet bright full-bodied mouthfeel that leaves a familiar West Coast dry hopped profile from Citra and Chinook asserting a hop forward balanced dry finish.