Festival Preview *Pushpin: WA: 7/13 Bremerton Brewfest, Our (very) last minute picks!

Would you look at this, someone is just now telling you about the Bremerton Brewfest! Yeah I know, “thanks for waiting till the last mintute!”

Mea culpas around from this guy. So if you want to stop reading and head over to reddit.com, I won’t hold a grudge. I only hope you take an extra second to read my thoughts on what are the ‘it’ beers.

  • 7 Seas Life Jacket Summer Ale.

This brightly colored light bodied summer ale will quench your thirst with a light, crisp flavor and big fruity nose. The Pilsner and Vienna Malts lend a gentle mouth feel to a citrus blueberry aroma. IBU: 45 ABV: 4.2%

  • 7 Seas Broken Mast Brown Ale (With 'Ohana Harbor Coffee).

This medium bodied, smooth Brown Ale boasts flavors of toast, brown sugar, and toffee with subtle floral notes. The addition of the 'Ohana Harbor Coffee highlights the brown sugar, and toffee notes, yet lends plenty of espresso. IBU: 26 ABV: 5.1%

  • Bainbridge Island Kommuter Kolsch.

Kolsch is a light, malty German ale, brewed like a lager for maximum clarity and a bright, clean, refreshing taste. Malts: German Pilsner, CaraHell and Sauermalz. Hops: “Noble” Sterling gives it just a hint of hoppiness to balance the malt-forwardness. ABV: 5.0%

  • Bainbridge Island Summer Saison.

Our summer seasonal Belgian farmhouse-style ale, Summer Saison is an effervescent, spicy and slightly tart beer brewed for those hot days around the harvest. Predominantly pilsner malt, with a touch of wheat and vienna malt, and floral Sterling hops. IBU: 25 ABV: 6%

  • Diamond Knot Coffee/Orange-infused Blonde.

Our Blonde Ale infused with coffee and orange.

  • Dirty Bucket Ruski Porridge Double Oatmeal Coffee Stout.

A perfect combination of specialty malts, together with a special coffee blend from Highland Coffee Co. and a healthy dose of oats, this oatmeal stout will leave you warm all over. IBU: 33 ABV: 5.5%

  • Dirty Bucket Dirty Blonde (Kolsch Ale).

Our refreshing golden craft ale will quickly become a spring and Summer favorite. Crisp, smooth, light and refreshing with a handcrafted oat finish. IBU: 22.7 ABV: 4.7%

  • Fremont Coffee Randalled Kentucky Dark Star Stout.

Stout poured through a Randall filled with coffee. ABV: 9.5%

  • Hale’s Coffee Infused Troll Porter on Nitrogen.

Our Troll Porter infused with Coffee from Seattle’s Herkimer Coffee poured on Nitrogen.

  • Harmon Mocha Porter.

Our mocha porter is brewed with local Forza coffee. The base of this tasty brew is our award winning Puget Sound porter. Mocha Porter is brewed with eight different malts to produce a smooth, well balanced dark beer. This tasty brew has big flavors of chocolate and coffee. IBU: 40 ABV: 5.4%

  • New Belgium French Aramis IPA.

A drier IPA for the Summer. Brewed with Aramis hops to create an aroma of fresh cut flowers and herbs. IBU: 74 ABV: 6.7%

  • Rainy Daze Mind Funk Coffee Pale Stout.

This Pale Stout will mess up your mind do to the fact it looks like your standard pale. Yet smells and tastes much like a stout. This was made possible with the use of Sierra Nevada Columbian that we got from the Port Townsend Coffee Roasting Co. ABV: 7.7%

  • Ram Kick Start Java Porter.

Porter infused with locally roasted coffee. ABV: 5.4%

  • Redhook Double Black Mocha (2013).

Redhook’s famed Double Black Stout has been aged two months with cocoa nibs. The robust flavors from the Caffe Vita Farm Direct coffee, roasted and caramel malts, and plenty of hops lend to a rich, creamy, dark brew. IBU: 30 ABV: 7.0%

  • Schooner EXACT Stumptown Brown w/ Coffee.

King St. Brown Ale with cold-brewed Stumptown Coffee. ABV: 5.5%

  • Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager.

Ziggy Zoggy is an unfiltered lager that balances a crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavor with assertive, classic German hop character. Brewed in the tradition of German style IBU: 33 ABV: 5%

  • Valholl Coffee Infused Crimson Cove Rye.

Firkin of Crimson Cove Rye infused with coffee from a local roaster. Brewed with locally smoked grain from Crimson Cove and locally roasted coffee from Grounds For Change. ABV: 9.7%

Looking at the above list you’re probably scratching your heads as to why I left so many out. For me it’s all about beers that I have had in the past, and enjoyed, or beers that I am dying to try. So if this list doesn’t agree with you, then let me know below.

I hope to see you at the festival!


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