Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Top Rung Rye Lager, Pay No Attention To This IPA and beer movie labels

The next time Mia Wallace asks for a foot massage, offer up a bottle of $5 Shake instead.

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, APRIL 3 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the movie beer labels. …

Top Rung Brewing in Lacey, Washington, will release its Rye Lager Saturday, April 8. According to Top Rung, the Rye Lager “has a nice spicy note that resonates from the rye added in the mash that provides a nice balance to the crisp, clean refreshing flavor of the pilsner malt.”

Kulshan Brewing Co. believes good beer and great adventures go hand-in-hand. To embrace the spring tradition of finding hidden treasures in the outdoors, the Bellingham brewery hosts a scavenger Easter Keg Hunt April 8 and 14.  The brewery will hide one keg in the wilderness of Whatcom County; releasing the initial clue from its James Street taproom at noon, and continuously via social media throughout the day until the keg is found. The keg is redeemable for a gift certificate equivalent to a 1/6bbl keg value.

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is releasing its take on tropical magic – Azacca IPA – April 4. This single hop, limited release beer uses Azacca hops from Roy Farms in Moxie, Washington. Azacca hops are dwarf hops grown on low trellises. What nature doesn’t put in the height of the vines, it packs into the hop flowers themselves.

Though the brewery is still many months away from opening, Gains of Wrath Brewing, that will be based in Camas, Washington, continues to brew collaboration beers with its friends in the industry. Recently Mike Hunsaker from Grains of Wrath collaborated with the brewing team at The Commons Brewery on a new IPA, Pay No Attention To This IPA.

It’s hard to believe that in the City of Roses there has yet to be a sanctioned beer fest during the long running Portland Rose Festival. But now this will change Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 as Brian Yeager presents City of Goses to be held in North Portland at Labrewatory.

Beginning at Noon Saturday, April 8, Fort George Brewery will release the latest Sweet Virginia Series bottle, Kentucky Girl Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. The brewery has bottled up 67 cases of this barrel-aged beer in 500-ml bottles that will be sold out its Lovell Taproom in Astoria, Oregon. There will be a one-limit case per person.

Finally, here is a collection of radical movie theme beer and cider labels.