After many months of waiting it’s finally here, 2011’s Seattle Beer Week brew Decompression Ale.

Maritime Pacific is releasing its latest creation, Decompression, as its newest spring seasonal. The American Strong Ale will be available in 22 oz. bottles at select stores around Washington state beginning on May 2; and available in draught on May 19 at select pubs, taverns, and alehouses throughout Seattle and Tacoma. Decompression has also been tapped as the Commemorative Beer for the 2011 Seattle Beer Week.

Decompression, a classic American Strong Ale, has an enticing medium amber color with notes of caramel and toasted bread provided by carefully chosen American and French malts. It is hopped exclusively with Falconer’s Flight hops, a proprietary blend of hops created for the Falconer Foundation, giving it a fruity, northwest hop flavor profile. At 80 IBU and nearly 8% ABV, it packs a wallop!

The beer has become a beast. Initially, Decompression was created in memory of Glen Hay Falconer with some of the proceeds going to the Falconer Foundation, a non-profit organization the helps brewers and would-be brewers get more education in their craft. To learn more about the Foundation and Glen visit their website at www.glenfalconerfoundation.org. Decompression has since been tabbed to be the Commemorative Beer for the 2011 Seattle Beer Week from May 19ththrough May 29th. The event will kick off on May 19th at a special ceremony in the Maritime Pacific brewery where the first cask will be tapped at 6 pm. To read more about this and other events brewing during Seattle Beer Week, visit their website at www.seattlebeerweek.com.

About Maritime Pacific Brewing & The Jolly Roger Taproom

Maritime Pacific and The Jolly Roger Taproom, located near Historic Ballard, is a small, family-owned brewery featuring hearty fare as well as world-class ales and lagers. The 40 barrel brewhouse produces over 6,600 barrels per year for its taproom and for distribution throughout thePuget Sound and the Spokane area.

The Jolly Roger Taproom features ten (10) different Maritime beers at all times with two (2) cask conditioned ales on the beer engines. The Taproom is located at 1111 NW Ballard Way and its hours are: Monday through Wednesday from 11:30 to 10:00; Thursday from 11:30 to 11:00; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 to Midnight; and Sunday from Noon to 9.

Look for this to be already on the shelves of grocers around King County and soon on draft at select locations, participating in Seattle Beer Week.

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