August mountainBeers – Maude’s Mild and Twin Peaks session
On tap (Pints or growler fills):
NWP growlers only (i.e. prefilled pallas to go; not on draft):
Chair Belgian Pale, Rye IP, Gose
Thurs throughout June: TAP NW Peaks supports WA Wild
Summer Tap room/tasting hours are (effective May 1st):
Kegs and other Beer to go Mon-Sat; call to make sure someone will be at the brewery.
August TAP NW Peaks benefits: Washington Wild – Dedicated to protecting Washington State’s wild lands and waters.
Money raised through the Thursday Appreciation Pints program will go to Washington Wild. Follow the link to donate independent from TAP NW Peaks.
Lyndsay from the WA Wild gave us an overview of what they do:
Washington Wild is the only state wide organization primarily dedicated to protecting Washington State’s wild lands and waters. To date we have been instrumental in the protection of over 1 million acres of Wilderness. The Washington Brewshed® Alliance is an initiative to work with breweries to help people understand that protected water makes better beer.
How does WA Wild connect with NW Peaks?
As a conservation organization we work to protect the wild places, like the mountain namesakes of NW Peaks beers, as well as the water that flows from them including after it leaves the mountains. Kevin and NW Peaks were one of the first brewery partner members of the Brewshed® Alliance, because he doesn’t need anyone to tell him the value of wilderness or how the pristine water that comes out of it makes a better beer.
When asked how the general public can contribute to what they are doing:
There are lots of ways for the general public to support our work: donating, attending events- such as Brewshed® Happy Hours or or Brewshed® Beer Fest, joining us on a hike series, volunteer for Brewshed® or at other events- or even around the office.
… and how can the general consumer contact you?
We can be contacted by:
Come enjoy a pint on Thursdays and help protect the wild places we love, and the clean water that makes the great beer we enjoy!
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 name. The mountain. Continuing the Pilchuck series and incorporates names from the mountain loop hwy, which has a lot of low(er) altitude and easy (-ier) hikes or scrambles. Just east of Dickerman, Twin Peaks sits at ~5,800 ft. An infrequently climbed peak, this summer or late fall trek will take you where few have gone.
The Beer. The Twin Peaks Session Pale is a single hopped pale ale featuring Citra hops. The citra hops impart an excellent sharp citrus note into the beer also with subtler tropical fruit notes.
The name. The mountain. Mt Maude is one of the tall peaks that comprise the cirque where the Entiat river starts its seaward journey. Most backpackers and climbers will be more familiar with the views of Mt Maude from Spider Meadows, a beautiful hiking/backpacking destination in itself. As the 13th tallest mountain in the state, Mt Maude is no mild beast; the route up is arduous even if technically mild. It’s a nice scramble up 6,000 feet or so from the spider meadow trail via a well-maintained climbers trail and some easy talus.
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The Beer. Maude’s mild is our interpretation of this English style. Milds are, by definition, a lower strength English inspired beers and Maude doesn’t venture from that. We used malts that would add complexity to the beer and a combination of English hops and yeast to give it a nice, traditional base. The malts manifested in dark fruit characters in the beer (notes of prunes and raisins), which is the defining feature of this lower alcohol, easy drinking winter session beer.