This one is special to me.
Standard Brewing: Anniversary Ale.
First of all, Standard is less than one block from my house. when he opened last year, i had a really bad flu, and was gutted i could make the opening day.
secondly, it turned out my wife knew the owner/brewer as he was a regular customer of our bakery… FINALLY, an in at a local brewery! :D
even tho i didn’t get to goto opening day, i’ve become a regular and have gotten to know justin pretty well… he’s what all brewer/owners should be — excited to share his passion with the public, great with his customers, and make amazing beer.
after a solid year of being open, this is his first bottled offering: A HUGE triple (maybe quad) IPA. 12%, and hoppy like a west coast style IPA should be.
On his actual anniversary, he served this special beer with a set of rules of: 1 pour, and 1 bottle per person… and i some how walked away with 3 bottles (but still only 1 pour)
curious to see how this will age.
Fremont brewing: old bridge rider (bourbon barrel aged west coast barleywine)
ok, so I hate barrel aged beers. ITS GROSS!!!!!
cuz of such, my wife’s drunken review ( I gave it to her, plus it’s 12% abv and she’s a lightweight )
ok, um… ok I thought of it last night… um… first thing u get is the sweetness, it’s the mainthing like the stickiness of the a countertop from 1976 — like old honey. it’s got body, I definitely enjoyed it.
I don’t often post my homebrew bullshit, but this one is the most expensive beer I’ve ever made. 10oz of dry hop alone!!! Fuuuuuuu. there was over a gallon of trub loss, making this $110 for a little less than four gallons. the problem is it TASTES AMAZING. well duh, add enough simcoe and amarillo hops, any hardcore hop head would be happy.
Fremont: Cowiche Canyon fresh hop
THE BEST FRESH HOP ALE EVER MADE
really sorry for those of you outside of the Seattle area who will never get to try this.
double mountain: killer green
it IS fresh hop season!!!! even doge likes the harvest.
imma try to guess the hops cuz they don’t list them:
northern brewer, willamette, centennial
WAS I RIGHT?!
Fremont Brewing’s American style barleywine brewed for Seattle’s 5th beer week.
I was going to age it some more, but I really hate aging hoppy beers (this is more like a triple IPA) and two months is enough.