Spring is officially here and already we see some signs that it’s going to be a great one. In fact the last weekend of March showed us that the Pacific Northwest is a sucker for near-70 degree days, filled with cloudless skies.
It’s also a time when people for no reason whatsoever elect to ‘tidy up the place’. And what do you have to show for it afterwards? Some would say an appreciated yard complimented by the neighbors. While others might remind you that muscles can ache.
But after a long day spent in the sun, pulling weeds or mowing the lawn, how do you celebrate your accomplishments? Do you drink some lemonade? Nope. How about a sports drink? Nah. Or maybe you can enjoy a ‘cold' one’.
Which allows this writer to offer a recreational pairing from the folks at Silver City Brewery in Kitsap County.
Brewed at their Bremerton brewer, Don Spencer is happy to announce the release of Liquid Sunshine Belgian-style Tripel.
In the Pacific Northwest, you have to grab the sun where you can find it. Just when you think Spring has arrived, you'll wake up to another grey day. Silver City's Liquid Sunshine is a fortifying, full flavored interpretation of a Trappist Monk's dream beer.
When pressed for a description Don says it’s a Golden Ale with a “… candied sweetness, and finishing dry in the Belgian tradition, our Tripel is Liquid Sunshine any time of year.”
Paired with barbecued chicken or a grilled steak, this 9.00% ABV beer will provide that satisfaction you need after a long day in the yard.
Stop into the brewery (206 Katy Penman) next Thursday (April 11th) to pick up a bottle. While you’re there you should check out their annual beers like Saint Florian India Pale Ale.
Silver City Brewery has been a Kitsap staple since it’s inception in Silverdale, WA in September of 1996. Brothers Scott & Steve Houmes, local restauranteurs since 1990, shared a vision of bringing a world class brewpub restaurant to the “West Sound”. The brothers teamed up with local Thomas Kemper brewer & founder of the West Sound Brewers Club,brewmaster “Big Daddy” Don Spencer.
Silver City’s flagship restaurant developed a strong local following winning numerous local “Best of” awards & regionally has been awarded the best Brewpub in Western Washington by Evening Magazine every year since 2007. In 2010 Silver City restaurant was awarded the best brewpub in the nation by Luxist magazine.
Throughout the years Big Daddy’s brews have won over 65 awards in the prestigious World Beer Cup, North American Beer Awards, & the Great American Beer Festival, making Silver City one of the most decorated breweries in the Northwest. We at Silver City pride ourselves in brewing a large variety of different brews, showing the diversity & range of the brewers. Of this Don says "I wanted to create many different styles, provide a lot of different tastes. I didn't want to limit myself. As a brewer, I'm very traditional. I like my beer to taste like beer. So I try to stay true to style but at the same time you want to push some beers to the edge, be creative and try new things."