The perfect balance of bitter and aromatic. It’s our NW take on an Amber Ale: A bit cloudy with a big, bright hop presence that even IPA drinkers can get behind.
No cork or wire cage here. We’re getting back to the spirit of a Saison as a beer you can drink every day, not just special occasions. A refreshing and complex beer, ours is brewed without the addition of any spices, however the Belgian yeast adds notes of citrus, peppercorn, and coriander. Gold Medal Winner – Washington Beer Awards 2014 Farmhouse Ale Category.
In this hop-heavy town, it surprised us how our least hopular beer became the most popular one in our taproom. Malty and rich in flavor with a dry bite, this is a truly (ob)sessionable ale. Single malt and single hop so what’s the BFD? Excatly that; it’s a beer for drinking.
Citrusy and aromatic, BOOMBOX is bittered with Summit hops, and finished with late and dry additions of Galaxy and Cascade. Brewed with Gambrinus ESB Pale Malt (made from Okanagan Valley 2-row barley) for a slightly sweeter and richer flavor than standard 2-row, and rounded out with Thomas Fawcett Crystal II.
The name originates from an anagram, not a pentagram, but the key element of this pre-prohibition style beer is the process of fermenting it with a lager yeast at an ale-like higher temperature. Light copper in color from the Crystal Specialty malt, it’s complemented by Golding hops and Czech Pilsner yeast.
Like a black car with matching rims and tinted windows, this Irish Dry Stout is as dark as it gets. Dehusked, roasted malt gives it the sinister color as well as a smooth flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. True to style, the malt is balanced by a hoppy, dry-roasted bitterness making it perfectly appropriate whatever the weather.
It’s the Pacific NW so we need some sort of nautical reference for at least one of our beer names, right? We figure this’ll cover them all. Pale malt from the Okanagan Valley with a touch of Chocolate malt for color and complexity, Summit and Cascade hops from Yakima for aroma and restrained bitterness.
Originally brewed as a one-off batch, we soon realized we’d have to make more and it’s become a year-round draft beer for us. We start it as a typical Extra Special Bitter (ESB), but ferment it with our Saison yeast. From the nose, you’d expect it to finish up sweet like many dark Belgian beers, but instead it stays dry and bitter.
Industrial porter aged nine months in fino sherry casks.
Young, unfiltered lager with Saaz hops and Pilsner yeast
American wheat ale featuring Citra hops and dried Sevilla orange peel. One sip and you’re magically transported back to 1994.
Saison aged 16 months in bourbon barrels that also had been used for aging batches of Captive Spirits’ Big Gin. The latest release in our Spirit Animals series of booze barrel crafted concoctions, we named it after the classic cocktail calling for equal parts bourbon and gin.