The mountain. Lichtenberg mountain is situated just off of the PCT overlooking Hwy 2 east of Steven’s pass. Lichtenberg rises from the shores of Lake Valhalla, a deservedly popular day hike or snowshoe destination… The Beer. We brewed this German style with the typical amounts of wheat and munich malts, and added a little chocolate malt to give it some color and add some darker essence…
The unique character in this beer comes from the addition of corn and molasses, A great beer with a unique sort of complexity. The story comes from the “tale of two experiences.” …our first batch with the new brewhouse was best described as a comedy of errors while our second time on the brewhouse went much smoother with no issues to report.
The mountain: Mt Stuart is the second tallest non-volcanic peak in WA and can be identified from nearly any high summit… The Beer. Stuart Stout a rich, full bodied, deeply roasty interpretation of the style. A fine beer to drink anytime, but best enjoyed in front of a fire on a cold rainy winter evening.
The mountain. Sloan Peak is a prominent-looking mountain situated all by itself just off the mountain loop “highway”. It’s a great, distinctive mountain that appears to be falling over, depending on your vantage… The Beer. We used the same yeast used to make Guinness and tried to mimic the water profile of Dublin, Ireland to create our own interpretation of a dry stout, a style that Guinness has made ever so popular…
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 a winter session beer. Milds are, by definition, a lower strength beer and this one gets it’s subtle warming from notes of dark fruits: prunes and raisins.
The mountain. Eldorado is a majestic mountain and stands at8,869′, the 25th tallest peak in the state. The Beer. We took our pale ale recipe, a nice light pale with citrus notes, and threw in some Blackprinz and chocolate malts… which presents itself as a light, nicely balanced version of a cascadia dark ale.
Easy Peak is the high point on Easy Ridge, one of the most beautiful, easy going, completely back country experience in the N Cascades. The beer. Easy is a nut brown as the base – a medium bodied, malty brown with a nice nutty hop (and malt) character. Pecans and pie spices round out the beer, making it just like pecan pie in a glass.
The entirety of the beer -the name and the character – is to commemorate the forest fires that wreaked havoc on Central and Eastern WA at the end of the summer. Blewett pass … was in the center of the fires. The beer. The base is a best described as a an export strength Scottish ale; however, we also used cherry smoked malt to add a noticeable, but not overpowering, smoke character on top of the base.
Paul Bunyan’s Stump is one of the trio of mountains (Pyramid pk and Pinnacle pk the other two) just south of Diablo Lake… The Beer. Using locally sourced honey and blackberries, we tried to take advantage of the summer bounty. …the most prominent flavor comes from the blackberries, slightly tart (acidic) when cold, nicely fruity when chilled.
The mountain. The enchantments are a string of alpine lakes just outside of Leavenworth…. The beer. Enchantment ale is a saison, a style that is categorized as a ‘farmhouse ale….’ but these styles also have a nice fruity notes (apple and pear), with a slight perception of sweetness…keep looking »