BREW NEWS – MARCH 2016 – BRIDGING IDEAS, BRIDGING TASTE

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Mike and the resident leprechauns have been brewing at a pace that brings new meaning to the term March Madness.  They’ve been working so hard, we even have a rainbow outside our window! So come on down to the Taproom and check out the long list of suds on tap.  Stay thirsty my friends!

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BEST IN SHOW GOLD MEDAL  Our Double Wood Strong Ale won the gold medal at the Capital Food & Wine Festival over the weekend of March 19th!  This latest barrel aged beer is a smooth and well balanced strong ale.  It has been aged for over 10 months in French Oak barrels previously used to age red wine from DeLille Cellars in Woodinville.  Hence the name Double Wood ….. wood barrels from Woodinville!  You’ll taste a hint of wine and wood right along with the malt and hop profile in this strong ale.   11.5 ABV.  Look out!

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The story behind our Orca Mike Red Ale is truly a whale of a story.  It’s our version of an Irish Red Ale – it is March you know!  But as we’ve mentioned, it’s a nod to Orca Mike, or J26 as he’s called in scientific circles.  He’s the off spring of Slick (J-16) and was named after the late Dr. Michael Bigg, who was known as the father of killer whale research.  You can learn more about Mike, his siblings Alki (J-36), Echo (J-42), and Scarlet (J50) by going to the website for The Whale Museum up in Friday Harbor, WA: http://whalemuseum.org.  Some amazing photos of our resident orca population can also be seen at Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching. http://sanjuanislandwhalewatch.com/marine-life-in-the-san-juan-islands/

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