Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

South Hill Hub opening, rotating hop IPAs and Stone Enjoy By 02.14.17 Chocolate and Coffee IPA

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom horseplay. …

You ask Pat Nagle and the co-owner of Harmon Brewing Company and the Hub restaurants will tell you the South Hill Puyallup Hub opening Friday is the most beautiful Hub in all the land. He’s proud of it, to say the least. The signature pizza, pints and more restaurant concept will have up to 30 craft beers on tap while serving a large menu of our artisan thin-crust pizza and a variety of Northwest pub favorites. This Hub location will feature Harmon Brewery’s six flagships and five rotating seasonal brews along with several barrel aged beers from its Harmon Heritage Series. Expect 20 guest handles of local and regional craft breweries too.

Kulshan Brewing of Bellingham, Washington will hold the release party for its American Lager Jan. 14 featuring brewery tours and brewer hugs. Kulshan’s newest arrival is a light and refreshing lager with just enough crispness to balance the malts. Made with Mt. Rainer hops, this brew comes in at 5% ABV and 12 IBUs.

It’s a golden era for rotating-hop IPAs from breweries both large and small, though the series violate one of the core “rules” most brewers are taught: consistency.

Stone-Enjoy-By-02.14.17-Chocolate-Coffee-IPAFor the love of IPAs, the revolutionary Stone Enjoy By IPA series continues to flourish with the newest addition: Stone Enjoy By 02.14.17 Chocolate & Coffee IPA. It’s looking at you, Valentine’s Day.

With the new year comes new Rogues. Your old favorites return, some in fresh packaging, while others join the Rogue Ales ranks for the first time. Check out the nifty graphic.

San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing has some pretty hardcore bragging rights when it comes to India pale ale in the United States. In case someone asks you, they were one of the first to brew it. Liberty Ale is as historic as it is tasty. Anchor changed the Liberty Ale recipe and according to hype it’s mouthwateringly complex with robust aromas of pine and citrus making a crisp, American-style IPA.

And finally, let’s a video of a horse going nuts with his favorite squeaky toy.

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