Everett, WA – It seems like it’s that time of the year again in which people near the Northern border of Idaho and Washington, begin to ponder chopping up firewood, sealing up the windows, and reaching for something dark and warming.
As is tradition around the Puget Sound, many beers from local breweries start to arrive, just in time for the arrival of Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season.
Heralding from the Port of Everett, Scuttlebutt Brewing is happy to announce the return of their 10 Below Imperial Dunkelweizen. Spiced with molasses, this 7.40% (ABV) beer has often been confused for a Porter, maybe because of its 22 IBUs, or its robust flavor.
Style: imperial dunkelweiss
Aroma: crisp citrus
Taste: medium body with a rich chocolate finish
Hops: mt. hood & american sazz
7.4% alcohol by volume
Currently the beer is available at the pub in six packs. But for those unwilling to make the trip to the pub, we can only say, contact your local grocer or pub and ask them to purchase a case.
My wife, knowing that I never wanted to run out of beer, gave me a homebrewing kit for Father’s Day in 1990. As thoughtful as the gift was, it was also a source of strife- she wanted to use the kitchen for preparing meals for the family while I was crowding her out in favor of homemade beer. To maintain our marital bliss we decided to move out of the kitchen and into a larger operation. A business plan was established in 1995 and we grew our operation from 5 gallon buckets to a 20 barrel system.
In order to get her out of 30 years of retirement we named the brewery after Scuttle. Cynthia was given the nickname “Scuttlebutt” by her father before she was born because it was the “scuttlebutt” -or gossip at Norfolk Naval Station where they were stationed, that they were going to have another baby. He called her Scuttlebutt when she was born and until her 13th birthday when at her request he discontinued the name by dropping the last syllable. She has been called “Scuttle” ever since.