April mountainBeers – Chair Belgian Pale and Granite Oat Ale
NWP growlers only (i.e. prefilled pallas to go; not on draft):
Black Berlinerweisse, Stuart Stout
Normal Tap room/tasting hours are:
Kegs and other Beer to go Mon-Sat; call for appointment.
The name. The mountain. Chair Peak is an intimidating mountain right off Snoqualmie pass. It heads the alpental valley and is a popular technical winter climb offering both ice and steep snow routes. All around Chair is a winter playground. The “chair peak circumnavigation” is one of the most popular backcountry ski tours in the area and the snowshoe to Source and Snow Lakes is ranked as one of the best.
The Beer. Chair is a Belgian style pale ale. We used the Ardennes™ yeast strain to introduce the typical fruity esters (banana) and spicy phenols (pepper) typical of Belgian beers. The Belgian characters dominate the beer, but are supported by a nice hop character. The fruity and floral notes of Citra and NZ Saaz hops complement and support the Belgian character very nicely, resulting in a drier, crisp belgian style pale ale. ABV: ~5.6%
The Name, the mountain. Granite is an accessible mountain right off I-90 just west of Snoqualmie Pass. With a summer trail that goes to a fire lookout at the summit, it’s a perfect day trip for those that want an accessible, but slightly strenuous day hike. From the summit, the views from Rainier to Baker are spectacular on a nice day.
The Beer. April brings another ‘adjunct’ beer to the mountainBeers. We used oats (20%) in this beer and then paired it with a couple of unique hops from New Zealand. Granite ended light and dry with a subtle oat, silky mouthfeel. The featured character are the hops that come through as distinctly melon-like, with floral and citrus notes also present. At 4.8% ABV, Granite has the characteristics of a session IPA (… but with Oats).
April TAP NW Peaks benefits: Go Anywhere Medical Library (GAMLIB) – Providing free and easy access medical equipment to all of King County.
Money raised through the Thursday Appreciation Pints program will go to GAMLIB. Follow the link to donate independent from TAP NW Peaks.
Ian from the GAMLIB gave us an overview of what they do:
Go Anywhere Medical Library is a community organization providing free and easy access to medical equipment for King County residents.
Go Anywhere started in 2011 … and now have a fully stocked location with community items in North Seattle, with handicap access and always a mug of tea or coffee for members.
If you would like to donate items to us, please email us (see contact below).
Our mission is to enable all people, especially those who need us most, to have free access to medical equipment when they need it.
When asked how the general public can contribute to what they are doing:
Donations and volunteering. Donations in the form of equipment and supplies are the foundation of our program. Financial donations allow us to keep the program running, cover the costs of running the office, and most importantly allow us to purchase equipment and supplies when there is a big need in the community.
Volunteering is another way to contribute. As a young growing organization, we have a lot of volunteer opportunities available.
… and how can the general consumer contact you?
… or better yet talk to us over a pint. [Ian, from GAMLIB] will be available at NW Peaks on Thursday April 17th to discuss anything regarding GAMLIB
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