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Freshies! Cave Ridge Rye Pale and Phantom IPA

Fresh hops! It’s the only time in the year we get local fresh hops and get to put them into the beer straight off the vines! We got 2 varietals this year and made two beers with them. Fresh simcoe in the Cave Ridge Rye (pale ale), and fresh amarillo (and a little fresh simcoe) in the Phantom IPA.

Tinkham Berliner Weisse

The name. The mountain. As close as its mountainBeer counterpart is to Steven’s pass, Tinkham Mtn is just as close to Snoqualmie pass.  Again, just off the PCT, it’s a great place for a good, light summer excursion. The climb is ~ 1,000 feet of easy scrambling (NE route), or a more straight forward, albeit longer, […]

Enchantment Saison

The name. The mountain. The enchantments are a string of alpine lakes just outside of Leavenworth. Permits for camping here are arguably the most sought after permits in the area, with good reason. Enchantment Peak is one of the mountains that surround the valley. What sets this mountain apart is obviously the setting, not the […]

Twin Peaks Session Pale – Pilchuck Series

Part of the “pilchuck series,” Twin Peaks is located off the mountain loop hwy, and is pretty low in elevation, hence part of our session series (low ABV beers)… The Beer. Twin Peaks is single hop ale (Citra hops). It is a crisp, light, hop forward beer that you can have a session of without killing your palate.

Maude’s Mild

Mt Maude is the 13th tallest peak in WA and helps comprise the cirque where the Entiat river starts its seaward journey…. Maude’s mild is our interpretation of an English Mild, by definition, a lower strength beer. A low ABV beer, but a nice complexity of malt and dark fruits (prunes and raisins) notes.

Dickerman Session Pale Ale … the Pilchuck series returns.

Part of the “pilchuck series,” Dickerman is located off the mountain loop hwy, and is pretty low in elevation, hence part of our session series (low ABV beers)… The Beer. Dickerman is single hop ale (Australian Summer). It is a crisp, light, hop forward beer that you can have a session of without killing your palate.

Chiwawa Chili Ale

Chiwawa is a chili blonde. Chiwawa is most easily seen from the gorgeous Lyman lakes area. The beer features New Mexican hatch chilli peppers (contributing more flavor than heat) on top of a light crisp blonde.

Luna Double IPA

The name. The mountain. Luna is the center mountain of the Northern Picket range, arguably the most remote and inaccessible are of the N Cascades (along with the S. Pickets). There really is no good approach; any choice involves a lengthy slog and bushwhack. For those that venture into the area, the rewards are worth […]

Colonial Common

The mountain: Colonial mountain is en route to Snowfield mountain (the namesake of our winter ale). It doesn’t reach into the top 100 highest Washington peaks, but that doesn’t detract from its beauty… The Beer. Colonial Common is a basic traditional representation of the style brewed with Northern Brewer hops with a basic malt backbone.

Chair Belgian Pale

Chair Pk is an intimidating mountain right off Snoqualmie pass. It heads the alpental valley and is a popular technical winter climb… The beer. Chair is 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 with plenty of support from the NZ Saaz and Citra hop notes.

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