And the hits just keep on comin’… We are very proud to welcome “THE VAPORIZER” as a full-time brand, joining “Kölsch”, “India Red Ale” (aka “IRA”), and “Hop Lava” Northwest IPA on our year-round roster. We brewed “THE VAPORIZER” as a seasonal last summer, and it was so well-received that we’ve decided to promote it to the starting lineup.
“THE VAPORIZER” is a golden-hued Pale Ale that features a beautifully hoppy aroma and flavor. The malt is 100% Gambrinus Pilsner, our sweet and supple house malt from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia. The hops are primarily of the Challenger variety, grown on a single farm in the Yakima Valley. Matt and his team dry-hop “THE VAPORIZER” to pump up the hoppy goodness. It’s an appetizingly dry, clean and pure-tasting take on a hoppy Pale Ale, if we do say so ourselves. And we do. 6.0% alcohol by volume, 50 bittering units.
We’ll be celebrating the widespread release of “THE VAPORIZER” with a Kick-off Party at Apex, the hot new beer bar recently opened by local craft beer impresario Jesse McCann. Come on down this Thursday June 10 from 5 to 9pm — the team will be hanging out and raffling off Vaporizer t-shirts and other goodies. Apex is located at 1216 SE Division in Portland.