Staff Bottle Pick: October

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For October we’re starting fresh all over again with Ting Su; picking a beer for you.  And this month she choose for you:

Alesmith Brewing:  Evil Dead Red. From Alesmith’s site this beer is described as, “Vivid mahogany color, good head formation and retention. Rich, chewy, toasty, malty flavors perfectly balanced by a moderate hoppy bitterness. The aroma starts with a pleasant hop aroma followed by a nice malty sweetness. Well-rounded and well-balanced. Smooth, medium-bodied. Lush and rich on the palate with a semi-dry finish.”

Ting likes this beer because she says, “It’s made by Alesmith and they’re our homies, because our brewhouse came from them. Malty beers make me think of cold weather, because that’s what I crave more when it’s cold out…. and I love cold weather. But it’s a great beer because it has a good bit of hops to balance the huge malt flavors. ”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 

alesmith-evildeadred

Staff Bottle Pick: September

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For September we decided to let our behind the scenes member in the team, keg-cleaning, brew house-assisting: Andrew K; pick a beer for you. Most of you have never met Andrew K but he’s quite the asset around here on Mondays when he’s working away beside Erick in the brew house. And this month he choose for you:

Allagash Brewing: White Ale. According to Allagash this beer is, “Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance”.

Andrew K likes this beer because he says, “ it’s a standard American witbier.”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

allagash white

Photo c/o Allagash

Staff Bottle Pick: August

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For August we decided to let our newest face in the team, beer-slinging: Gobany Depaz; pick a beer for you.

Noble Ale Works: The Good Ship ESB. According to Noble, “malts are the backbone for this pub ale and add a clean toastiness that marries perfectly with American hops; delivering a beer that drinks on the drier side of balanced”.

Gobany likes this beer because he says, “ it is freaking delicious and the guys who make it are also super cool”.

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 Gobo Noble ESB

Staff Bottle Pick: July

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For July we decided to let our newest face in the team, beer-slinging: Kelly Sycz; pick a beer for you.

Kelly likes this beer because she says, “it’s the perfect beer for warm weather… [It’s] tart, refreshing and reminiscent of my summer time in Germany”.

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 

Kelly bayerischer

Staff Pick: June

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For May we decided to let our own blogger, social media maven, beer-tender and OCD-freak, ME: Tara Fulps; pick a beer for you.

As a girl from Portland, Oregon who’s been dating a brewer for the past five years (who used to work for Full Sail Brewing Co and is now Head Brewer at Golden Road Brewery); all beers that come from Hood River or Portland have a special tie to my heartstrings. But it also helps that this pick is from one of the THE MOST fantastic breweries you’ll ever try beer from. The bottle this month is none other than Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.  There’s firm oak presence with spicy floral and pepper-like notes. Also a strong presence of fruit; with flavor notes such as: apricot, pear, lemon, and apple. The finish is fruity, spicy, grassy, and dry with a not insubstantial oak presence.

As described by Logsdon, “Our organic Oak Aged Bretta is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to deelop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time. The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity then sealed with beeswax for additional aging.”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 

tara oaked bret

Staff Bottle Pick: May

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For May we decided to let our own Co-founder and Mr. Sideburns himself; Jeremy Raub, pick a beer for you.

“Gulden Draak by Brouwerij Van Steenberge is a Belgian strong ale, deep ruby in color with a rich toffee malt character and a dry, warming finish.  It’s dangerously smooth and wonderfully balanced.  The Belfry in the city center of Ghent, Belgium bears a Golden Dragon on top, which is where this beer gets its name.  During a recent trip to Belgium, Ting and I got to visit this farm-house brewery out in the country side near Ghent, and toured the brewery with the owner.  The brewery has been in his family for five generations, and the sense of history and tradition we felt while we were at that brewery was inspiring.”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 

jeremygulden

Staff Bottle Pick: April

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For March we decided to let our own Co-founder and Mr. Fixit/Tour Guide Extraordinaire; Steve Raub, pick a beer for you. Cerasus is a Flander’s Red, oak-aged ale with 45 pounds of local cherries per barrel. Says Steve of the beer, “I love good sour beers. The Cerasus has a great balance, not too sour and not too sweet. Just imagine yourself up in the hay mow of that sturdy red barn at sunset after a long day’s work, resting upon some freshly harvested bales, enjoying the view, listening to the babbling brook and savoring this finely crafted kriek beer …. Aaaahhh!”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

stevecerasus