October is finally here. Admittedly those Pumpkin beers are plausibly starting to sound great right now. Then again a few local breweries weren’t just brewing an interpretative pumpkin beer, they also brewed a fresh hop beer as well.
Every fall, brewers around the world anxiously await the harvest of a principal brewing ingredient - the hop. Hops are traditionally dried, losing some of their intense raw character while retaining the necessary oils to season beer. Some brewers make the extra eﬀort to obtain farm fresh or “wet” hops to create something special. source, Silver City brewers
To commemorate the harvesting of the hops from the vine Silver City brewed Citra Wet Hop Pale Ale.
Brewed with the hop variety Citra, this Pale Ale produces aromas of tangerine and orange blossom whiles satisfying the other senses with “… ﬂavors reminiscent of pineapple and pine resin creating a tantalizing experience for any hop lover”.
Unfortunately Silver City’s Wet Hop Pale Ale is limited and will only be available through October.
Look for Silver City’s Citra Wet Hop Pale Ale at the brewery’s taproom & restaurant. Additionally if you don’t live in Bremerton or Silverdale you can stop into the follow locations to inquire on when their keg is arriving.
- Chuck’s Street Hop Shop
- Wedgewood Alehouse
- Noble Fir
- Hop Vine
- Whisky Bar
- Neighbor Lady
- Beer Junction
Federal Way & Tacoma, and Fircrest
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."