July mountainBeers – Chiwawa Chili and Dickerman session
On tap (Pints or growler fills):
NWP growlers only (i.e. prefilled pallas to go; not on draft):
Chair Belgian Pale, Colonial Common
Thurs throughout June: TAP NW Peaks supports NWAC
Summer Tap room/tasting hours are (effective May 1st):
Fri JULY FOURTH 2:00-8:00 – HAPPY 4th of July!
Fri (all others) 4:00-10:00
Kegs and other Beer to go Mon-Sat; call to make sure someone will be at the brewery.
Brewery Blogsave lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education. Money raised through the Thursday Appreciation Pints program will go to NWAC. Follow the link to donate independent from TAP NW Peaks.
Benj from the NWAC gave us an overview of what they do:
The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center and the non-profit Friends of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.
When asked how the general public can contribute to what they are doing:
We eagerly accept donations here. We also host a variety of events throughout the fall and winter and are always looking for volunteers to help out.
… and how can the general consumer contact you?
Come enjoy a pint on Thursdays and help give back to this great organization that supports the NW mountain loving community.
The Pilchuck session pale series. The Pilchuck series is our series of single hop session pale ales. The beers come in at 4% ABV and feature a single hop variety with emphasis on the aroma additions. The first of the 2014 releases, Dickerman session pale ale, is brewed with 100% Australian Summer hops.
The name. The mountain. Thus far, our Pilchuck series incorporates names from the mountain loop hwy, which has a lot of low(er) altitude and easy (-ier) hikes or scrambles. Dickerman keeps with this trend as it is situated right on the mountain loop HWY and is a nice day hike, albeit slightly strenuous (4,000′ gain). Dickerman is a great early season trip and is popular with snowshoers as soon as the trailhead is accessible and avalanche conditions allow. From the summit all of the other peaks in the series are easily visible as well as the N Cascades from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Baker.
The Beer. The Dickerman session pale ale is a single hopped pale ale. Featuring Australian Summer, a hop cultivated in Australia. This hop flavor and aroma is the featured character of the beer giving it a delicate, almost sweet, melon and tangerine essence. A light beer, with enough hop character that you can have a session of it without killing your palate.
The name. The mountain. Chiwawa is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the area. It is best known for the Lyman glacier on its N flanks flowing down into Lyman Lakes. From this vantage, Chiwawa is viewed by hundreds trekking through spider meadows, over spider gap, and to Lyman lakes – definitely a gorgeous trip for a day or two. This is the best way to experience the mountain, but it is still easily climbed via a scramble from 1 drainage over to the West, via Chiwawa River trail.
The Beer. Featuring New Mexican fire roasted hatch chili peppers complimented with a smidgen of other varietals. The mixture of hot and mild hatch peppers impart a great, slightly smokey chili flavor with just a hint of heat. The base beer is a blonde ale using typical German pilsner and vienna malts and significant amounts of Halertau hops. The result is a clean crisp light beer featuring a great hatch chili flavor without the excessive heat from the chilies.
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