We’ve released a couple of fine seasonals in the last couple of weeks… here are some details for you.
GRAVITAR Seasonal IPA:
Just in time for the winter doldrums comes GRAVITAR, an aggressively hopped IPA that increases the earth’s gravitational pull by exact 34.2%, according to our estimable brewmaster. It’s got something to do with the experimental hop variety HBC 342 we used — a whopper of hop with citrus, passion fruit, lemon & pineapple notes. There are a mere 15 plants of “342” on the entire earth at the moment… let us know if you like it, maybe they’ll grow more. We sweetened the malt character with honey malt from British Columbia and another sweet aromatic malt from the UK; pale chocolate malt was added for a dash of color. Brewed in honor of the video game console (a.k.a. “Productivity Killer”) recently installed in our break room. 7.2% ABV, 90+BU. Available in limited supply at fine beer bars around the Northwest, and at our Taproom for the next month or so.
Speaking of the video game:
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GOLIATHON Strong, Dark Belgian-Style Ale
Fermented with an ale strain from Inglemunster in Belgium, along with our house yeast from Rochefort, Goliathon is a roasty, malty beer with fruit forward overtones. German Carafa and British roast barley were added late in the mash tun to provide rich color without aggressive roast bitterness. Big, alcoholic, satisfying — a perfect beer for January. 11% ABV, 28 BU. You can find Goliathon at some select accounts in Portland and Seattle, and at our Taproom for at least the next few months.
In addition to being the moniker of an Indianapolis metal band, GOLIATHON, it turns out, is also the name of an impressively cheesy, King-Kong-esque Hong Kong movie from the late 70s. I think this YouTube clip is from the Dutch release (?!). Enjoy.