Happy Spring greetings all!
Here are our upcoming beer releases from April 26th through Mother’s Day (May 12th):
Friday April 26th: annual release of Señor Smoke Scotch Ale! Our “Wee Heavy” style ale returns at both locations this Friday at 3! Señor Smoke has a bit of smoked malt added to the grain bill to complement its heavy caramel-malt profile and weighs in around 8% abv. Rich, strong and malty, Señor Smoke shall help fully ring in the warm breezes of Spring (hopefully!). This could be the best batch of Señor Smoke yet (I am excited about it!). Sláinte!
Friday May 3rd: annual release of La Chingada Caca Maibock for our 4th anniversary party! OMG has it been four years?!? Indeed it has and on Friday May 3rd starting at 3pm at both locations we celebrate our fourth birthday! Maibock is one of my favorite lager styles and appropriately the hallmark characteristic of La Chingada Caca is an excellent balance of malt and hops. A strong Munich malt character with an appropriate level of hop bitterness and flavor/aroma for said balance. Come on by the Westport Brewhaus or E. Wash Taproom to celebrate with us!
Friday May 10th: debut of Norsepeeps Nordic Saison for the 2nd anniversary party of our Taproom at 1444 E. Wash! Wow how time flies as it’s already been almost two years since we opened our beautiful taproom on Madison’s (way) burgeoning E. Wash craft beer corridor. I’m excited about Norsepeeps and it will have a definitive Nordic character as we’ll be using a Norwegian yeast strain called Kviek that is quite hot in craft brewing circles these days. This wonder yeast can ferment at up to 98 degrees (that’s rather unprecedented) and should lend some rather nice farmhouse ale esters to go along with ground Cardamom and orange zest (spices used for Swedish Glögg). Norsepeeps will be on tap at both locations at 3 and also we’ll have our friends the Jolly Frog food cart on hand at our E. Wash taproom from 5 to 8 slinging their fine Mexican cuisine. Should pair nicely with Norsepeeps, La Chingada Caca, Señor Smoke, and our other sumptuous selections.
Sunday May 12th (hopefully): return of our acclaimed ESB Grainne’s Special Bitter at our E. Wash taproom for Mother’s Day! We just brewed GSB yesterday (brew day went well) and fermentation is happily underway so hopefully it will be ready for Mother’s Day. We’ll also have live music that day starting at 4 with our buddies Geoff Bradshaw and Mark Felten performing public domain blues, folk, and original tunes.
Meanwhile hopfully AUSOM Triple IPA will be released some time within this late April-mid May time frame (as it’s been fermenting rather slowly for the past few weeks). More on AUSOM (hopfully) soon!