Hard to believe it’s been a two years since Airways Brewing leapt into bottle production with the release of their Sky Hag India Pale Ale. But that’s exactly what they did and we are happier for it. Then again, one cannot avoid being entertained at the sight of an over-the-hill flight attendant, saluting you with a cigarette & pity.
“This beer is a salute to a true American aviation icon, the Sky Hag, applauding the battle-hardened, bitter women of the sky,” said Alex Dittmar, Airways Brewing Company founder and brewer. “We’re excited how popular it has become and can’t wait to make it available on a wider scale.”
Brewery Description of Sky Hag India Pale Ale
Brewed with Pacific Northwest grown malted barley and Columbus hops, Sky Hag IPA is as bitter as the women it represents, featuring an impressive 99 IBUs and 7.8 percent ABV. Originally brewed as a five-gallon test batch of imperial IPA in October 2010, Sky Hag became a happy mistake when it was forgotten behind the bar and conditioned a bit longer than expected. Customers were so impressed with how it turned out that Alex decided to make it the first new beer added to AirwaysBrewing’s regular line up since opening. Sweet on the tongue with a distinct and intense bitter finish, a generous dose of dry hopping gives this beer its distinctive citrus aroma.
Start looking for bottles of Sky Hag India Pale Ale where you find Final Departure Imperial Stout. “… beginning Friday, November 2 at specialty beer stores including 99 Bottles, All Things Wine, Beer Junction, Big Star Beers, Chucks 85th St. Market, Dog N Pony, Full Throttle Bottle, Pike Grocery, Malt and Vine, Special Brews and The Red House.
Or better still, you can swing into the taproom or bistro and try their other (non-bottled) beers.
About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings – including Sky Hag IPA®, Pre-Flight Pils™, Jet City ESB™, Starliner Stout™ and Midnight Departure CDA™ – Airways Brewing also features limited edition and cask beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent taproom, open Wednesday-Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent Monday-Thursday from noon-9 pm and Friday-Saturday from noon-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Delicious offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. For more information about the brewery and Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.