Sat 3/19: Elysian/New Belgium Firkin Tapping, 5:30pm
On Staurday 3/19, we’ll be tapping a fresh firkin of Elysian Brewing & New Belgium Brewing’s newest collabo, The Trip 8, a Northwest-styled Imperial IPA, for no other reason than we all like good beer.
Here’s the straight dope on the details from our pals from Elysian and New Belgium:
“The main idea behind Trip VIII was to brew a true Northwestern Imperial IPA, instead of a Californian or American IPA….I thought the whole story behind the Falconers Flight hops was really cool: a blend of NW hops to commemorate a NW brewing Legend and help send brewers to Seibel was awesome… The craziest part was I had no idea that Markus from Elysian was the first scholarship winner! The Pale Malt is grown and malted in the NW also.” – Alex Jesse, New Belgium Brewing Co.
For more information on the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation: http://www.glenfalconerfoundation.org/
FALCONER’S FLIGHT HOP DETAILS:
Hopunion has a new limited-release, first-time custom-blended hop pellet called Falconer’s Flight. Partial proceeds benefit the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation that awards a scholarship to a Northwest brewer each year. Falconer’s Flight is a proprietary pellet blend comprised of many of the Northwest’s most premier hop varieties including the highly acclaimed Citra, Simcoe, and Sorachi Ace along with experimental hops and numerous other NW varieties. It is a one-time release, with specific lots for this blend personally selected by Hopunion’s Jesse Umbarger (who previously brewed for Rio Bravo Brewing Co, San Ysidro Restaurant & Brewery, Wild Duck Restaurant & Brewery, West Brothers, Ice Harbor, and Steelhead Brewing Company).
What you need to know:
TAPPING: SAT 3/19, 5:30pm @ THE RED HOT