NW Peaks Brewery

Wright Wit

Wright mountain from frozen snow lake.

The name. The mountain. Wright Mtn is situated right off Snoqualmie Pass, just NW of Snow Lake. With trail to two alpine lakes (Snow and Gem), and then a boot path to the summit, Wright is a nice little summer excursion.  However in the winter with skis on it can be quickly done and linked with a few extra runs or with other peaks in the area. Wright is part of a great, accessible area for a quick excursion.

The Beer.  Wright is our interpretation of a Belgian Wit beer (the style Hoegaarden made famous). Wit beers have a distinct character stemming from unmalted wheat.  In contrast, Wright was brewed with several different types of malt, and has more of a malted wheat character. The explicit character of Wright comes from the bitter orange, brewing spices, and yeast that we used during the boil and fermentation.  This resulted in a citrus and slightly spicy character on top of the cloudy wheat base. With the bitter orange, there is also a slight perception of some sour notes, making it a great refreshing style for a summer afternoon.

ABV: 4.75%  Malts: Wheat, flaked wheat, Pils, Honey, aromatic, flaked oats.  Belgian wit yeast.