After five months in the barrel my Port finished (Scotch) Whisky was ready to bottle.
Fantastic color and smooth finish. Time to enjoy for the Holidays.
Beannachtai na Nollog ( Merry Christmas)
Would you buy craft beer in a can? After all, brewers are in business to make money and they need more affordable ways to package their products.
It is always good to have one of your ideas come back to life. I worked on this about 7 years ago. Of course my team did it better:)
Last Thurs. I attended the WABL event in SODO and came away with a few great ideas. Hopefully, I will have more to report on these ideas in the future as I plan my next adventure in the Washington beverage world. In the meantime, I thought I would share info on what you missed. Below is a list of what was on tap.
My two favorites where FlyersBrewery - Crash and Burn smoked stout and Anacortes Brewery - Dry fly Whiskey Red.
If you like a good hearty stout with character Crash & Burn will be your new favorite. Just watch the ABV of 7.5% which will sneak up on you.
The Dry Fly Whisky Red combines two of this states growing industries; brewing and distilling. Dry Fly is an up and coming Micro Distiller from Spokane. Anacortes Brewery aged their Ale in a whiskey barrel to impart some color and flavor. A good decision and a great drinking ale is the result.
I also tweeted from the event about Valholl Brewings Valhalapeno Red. The brewer told me that it was a one off that they made specifically for the event. Their goal was to have some fun and make something that pushed the envelope. And they succeeded.
While I can’t recommend the beer by it self, it does make for a new amazing beer when mixed with the Crash and Burn stout. The combination of spice/heat with the smoked malt make for an amazing new beer.
BreweryBeerDescriptionAnacortes BreweryDry Fly Whiskey RedRed ale aged in a Dry Fly whiskey barrelFish BrewingFish Brewing Fresh Hop AleFish Tale Organic Fresh Hop Ale uses fresh hops that are picked and shipped directly to our brewery to arrive within six hours. That way we get them into the brew kettle while their oils and resins are still at their peak and before the flavors and aromas fade. The result is a beer that subtly highlights the herbal, grassy and citrusy characteristics of the hops, offering a nuanced, yet tempered profile.Flyers BreweryCrash and Burn Smoked StoutThere is about 80% of the grist using Weyermann Smoked Malt so there is a considerable amount of smoke flavor and aroma. 7% Foreign style stout as the base.Fremont BrewingWiney BrotherMerlot barrel aged Brother Double IPAHood Canal BrewingHoods Head Smoked Amber80% of the grist using Weyermann Smoked Malt so there is a considerable amount of smoke flavor and aroma. 7% Foreign style stout as the base.Hales AlesMerlot WitBelgian Wit beer aged in French Merlot barrels for 11 months at cellar temperature. 4.7% ABV, 4 IBU. Tart & dry, aroma of bready Merlot, lingering oak tannin finish.Issaquah Brewery/RoguePolish FrogPolish-style Grodziskie bier, Ingredients: 100% Oak-smoked wheat malt, Sterling hops-ABV: 3.5%, IBU: 40Naked City BrewingSmoketoberfest – RauchbierThis delicious smoked lager is brewed in the tradition of the great Rauchbiers of Bamberg to evoke the old abbey church spires, green hillsides, and rich beer-loving tradition of that special German town. Made with Weyermann Rauchmaltz brewed in a 150-year-old malting house, as well as Pale Malt, Light Munich, Aromatic, Biscuit, and German Hop varieties.Scuttlebutt BreweryFresh Hop IPADry hopped with untoasted American OakTwo BeersOaked and Infused Double IpaAn Oaked Version of Two’s Beer’s Double IPA-Infused with additional ingredients to be announced.Valholl BrewingValhalapeno RedMashed and boiled jalapeno pappers and “dry peppered” in the Firkin.Wingman BrewingSour Bourbon Cherry Stout7.6%ABV Cherry Stout soured with lactobacillus in a Woodinville Whiskey Barrel.Wingman BrewingBelgian Sour Blend9%ABV A blend of our golden sour and brown sour aged in 21Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Barrels.
Should be a fun event in SODO. I will be volunteering at the event.
I have made a lot of beer ads in my career and I like controversy but this is a bad ad. Advice to the agency, politics and beer do not mix.
While I agree with the position taken, this feels like amateur hour at an agency who doesn’t think through its strategy. Redhook you need a new agency. An agency with beer experience that is worthy of your product.
Now that is a creative use of QR technology. It provides for a “cool” user experience and helps to market the brand.
I actually agree with the top pick. Sonoma is a great place to rent a bike and taste some great Zin. Look at dry creek in Healdsburg. Then when you need a beer break you can grab a Racer x at the Bear Republic.