The first new release of 2016 goes to Phillips with a fir tree bough infused beer. Cedar is a more common, non-hop ingredient used to bitter or flavour beer. This sounds like a fun way to use a truly PNW ingredient. Press release and picture to follow.
Sky High Grand Fir Ale – 5% – 650mL
January 5th, 2015 – Branching out from the usual with our newest seasonal release! Sky High Grand Fir Ale is brewed with freshly harvested grand fir boughs which are added directly into the kettle. It is a pine ale that avoids the overtly resinous in favour of a brighter, more nuanced character featuring citrus and evergreen.
Pours a light straw colour with a full frothy white head. Soft aromas of sweet fir leads to a bright pine flavour profile accented with notes of citrus and rosewater. Finishes with a subtle lingering bitterness.
This seasonal brew is only available for a limited time from your preferred craft-focused private liquor store. If you find yourself in our neck of the woods, come on down to the brewery for a free tasting this Thursday from 4-6.