Kirkland, WA – It’s a fact that during the 90’s, Seattle and the Greater Seattle started and participated in what people called Grunge. During this same time with much fervor a little thing called Microbrewing also took off, with eager investors hoping to cash in on the next Budweiser or Coors. While the two might not seem the best of friends you couldn’t associate one without the other when it came to standing at a concert or smoke infested dance floor.
Today the definitions are different in regards to what comprises Rock or a Microbrewery. Those that truly lived during the 1990’s can recall beers and bands that defined who they were. To me Queensryche was one of those bands, and although the grey hairs on my head tell otherwise, I recall many nights listening to “Silent Lucidity” or “Jet City Woman”. Guitarist Michael “Whip” Wilton hasn’t forgotten about it either by producing a beer of his own.
“MICHAEL “WHIP” WILTON, LEGENDARY GUITAR PLAYER AND FOUNDER OF THE MULTI-PLATINUM AND GRAMMY NOMINATED BAND QUEENSRYCHE TO LAUNCH NEW BEER, “WHIP ALE” AT LOCAL EVENT THIS DECEMBER.
WHIP ALE IS A LOCALLY BREWED PALE ALE. MICHAEL RESEARCHED THE INGREDIENTS AND PUT THIS RECIPE TOGETHER HIMSELF. IT IS BEING BREWED BY THE AWARD WINNING LAZY BOY BREWERY IN EVERETT, WASHINGTON
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL WHIP ALE LABEL; http://yfrog.com/0mfinalwhipalelogoj
MICHAEL WILL BE ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WHIP ALE” WE BE AVAILABLE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ENJOY. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN 2010.” –source, MichaelWilton.com
Dubbed Whip Pale Ale, the beer produced at Everett’s Washington’s Lazy Boy Brewing, will be released Friday the 11th (of December) to the public. As an added bonus the public will get a chance to meet and discuss his thoughts on this beer. For those more music minded Michael has also taken time to gather up five acts that will perform throughout the evening. Details are below but we can honestly say that this one we will be going to.
December 11th, 2009 7:30 PM PST
Whip Pale Ale Release, Valhalla
8544 122nd Avenue N.E. Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 827-3336
Cover Free 21 and Over Only, $7.00 without
- KEVIN HOFFMANN (OF OUTSHINED, RATTLESNAKE SUITCASE, & MORE)
- DIRTY HOLLYWOOD- THE NORTHWEST’S ULTIMATE MOTLEY CRUE EXPERIENCE
- MIDNIGHT IDOLS
- HAIRMAGEDDON (80’S ROCK TRIBUTE)
- GUNS OF NEVADA