NW Peaks Brewery

Archives

Kentucky Common

Corn grits make up 33% of the grains in the mash. They give a distinct grainy, corn character to the the beer. … one that easily identified in a lighter beer (4.7%). As are many Kentucky commons, we let the mash acidify/sour for a day which also gives a bright tartness / sourness to the beer.

Cascadia Shale Ale

A Seattle Sounders FC inspired beer, our Cascadia Dark Ale has a nice chocolate, Roast flavor with a generous amounts of NW Hops offering a nice citrus and pine hope aroma complementing the chocolate notes. At a calculated 74 IBUs, it is uniquely ‘Sounders,’ commemorating the year the club was founded.

Bandera Blonde

The mountain: Bandera is just off I-90, a great 3400′ jaunt for a half day or day trip. The Beer. Bandera Blonde is a light beer featuring a unique blend of hops that creates a great hop character on a basic malt backbone.

Snowfield (2014) Winter Ale

With a name like Snowfield, we couldn’t resist naming our winter beer after it, not to mention it’s one of a kind in the heart of the N Cascades. This winter, we pulled back on the crystal malts and hops and increased the chocolate malts resulting in a malty and rich chocolately winter beer balanced by the ever-present centennial hop flavor.

Spickard Spice

The name. The mountain. Spickard is juxtaposed to Mt Redoubt (the namesake for our red ale) and is a great alpine destination, although accessibility is limited to put it mildly. To get to Ouzel lake located at the base of Spickard, you have to travel through Canada and then hike back into the US to […]

Patterson Smoked Porter

The name. The mountain.  Located about 20 minutes west of Winthrop, WA, Patterson Mountain rises gently above Patterson Lake just outside the Sun Mountain Lodge resort. The area is popular with skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts in the winter and is a trail running destination in the summer. Patterson Mountain is a great destination year-round, but […]

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.

keep looking »