Mike Weksler, Jack Houston and Paul Bastian had been pushing through Alameda Brewhouse’s exit doors with kegs of their Royale Brewing Co. Pilsner and Fat Unicorn Pale until they found their own brewhouse down the street in Northeast Portland, followed by their own taproom in the city’s St. John’s neighborhood.
Recently, Royale Brewing signed on with Alpha Distributing bring the brewery’s craft beer to Western Washington, including Peaks and Pints.
Royale Garrison Porter: Named after their taproom, this porter offers malty aromas of dark chocolate and toasted caramel. It’s mid-palate is home to hints of liquorice and caramelized raisins. Expect balanced hop bitterness with a dry, slightly roasty coffee finish. 6%, 12oz
Royale Pilsner: From the bottle, this pilsner has a strong noble hop nose with additional and light citrus. The grain and citrus stick around for the tongue with good bittering mid palate. Perfect for hoppy pilsner enthusiasts. 5%, 12oz
Royale Inspektor Red Ale: This is Royale’s staple. It’s rich, malty and flavorful — an all around great red ale. 6%, 12oz