This Holiday Weekend’s Beer Releases

Greetings all,

As we head straight into the crescendo of the holiday season I’m happy to report the return of two popular beers of ours this coming weekend! To wit:

This Friday December 21st features the annual release of DECEMBERFEST Munich Dunkel for the Winter Solstice! Dunkel is the classic brown lager style of Munich which developed as a darker, malt-accented beer in part because of the moderately carbonate water (which we also have at our Westport Brewhaus). It’s definitely one of my favorite lager styles. Decemberfest has a rich chocolatey malt character that will warm you up on a cold December night!

Then on Saturday the 22nd CRANE ALE, our mainstay American Pale Ale, returns on tap at both locations after a long hiatus! We had big plans for Crane Ale earlier this year that have been delayed, hence not brewing it for several months (since last February, actually). Excellent artist David Mueller did the artwork for our big plans for Crane Ale (bottles or cans) that will hopefully happen in ’19! Meanwhile the beer: a slightly better behaved sibling of the flagship Hop-Bearer IPA, this pale ale dials down the hop-punch and lets the lightly sweet maltiness feature a little more prominently. An exercise in perfect hop/malt balance (i.e. hops first). Double dry-hopped with Amarillo and locally grown Centennial! Crane Ale will be on tap at 2pm at our Westport Brewhaus and at 3 at our E. Wash Taproom. Hoppy Holidays!

So, come on by either (or both) locations this weekend to kick off your Christmas jocularities!

Cheers,

Jim

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