May 2, 2018: When hiking our cooler save room in your backpack for these old and new craft beers. …
FRESH OFF THE FARM IPA, Bale Breaker Brewing: Brewed for last year’s Seattle Beer Week, Fresh off The Farm is back with farm-fresh hops, of course. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe and Mosaic add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot, Loral and the still-experimental HBC 630. 6.3%, 12oz
NIGHTMARE ON BRETT, Crooked Stave: a demonic dark sour initially aged in large oak foeders with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, then transferred to bourbon and whiskey barrels for dark fruit aromas and flavors, underlying cacao notes meld and an acidic tart berry finish.
PINEAPPLE PARADISE CREAM ALE, Puyallup River Brewing: Expect pineapple, ginger ale, some citrus and overalls. 5%, 22oz
PINNER THROWBACK IPA, Oskar Blues Brewery: Oskar Blues tosses in six to eight different hops per batch — including Calypso — then dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Eldorado and Azacca hops, for tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front, balanced with biscuit and toasted bread in the back. 4.9%, 12oz
SUN GLITTER IPA, Silver City Brewery: That’s a peach hun! 6.5%, 22oz
TART CHERRY BERLINER WEISSE, North Coast Brewing: With the juice of Montmorency cherries sourced from orchards in central Michigan, this Berliner weisse tastes like cherry pie. 4.1%, 12oz
LINK: Today’s taplist!