MUKILTEO, WA – Fall may be right around the corner, but for the crew at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, the leaves may as well start falling and the crisp autumn days begin. Fog Bank Fall Ale is set to release Aug. 1 to thirsty fans throughout the area.
“There’s something about Fog Bank Fall Ale that gets us all primed for shorter days and colder temps,” Sherry Jennings, DK’s Dir. of Marketing, said. “The beer’s color is beautiful; definitely a reflection of the warm fall colors.”
Fog Bank was first brewed by DK’s founders as a traditional Märzen style, but with ale yeast. Staying with the style, Fog Bank is brewed with Vienna and Munich malts, which impart a characteristic deep and elegant malt profile. The ale yeast gives this beer a lot more character and depth than a traditional lager.
The reddish amber color reflects the change in foliage and the bursting of maple reds. Just as crisp as those autumn mornings, Fog Bank Fall Ale has a bright, crisp flavor with a full malty finish. With a mild 5.8% ABV (30 IBUs), this seasonal is the perfect transition from the brewery's Binnacle Summer Ale to its darker winter brews.
The Fog Bank name gives a nod to that fateful day off the Olympic Peninsula and the two-month-long marine salvage that ensued shortly after in 1947. Aug. 13 proved unforgiving with a thick fog that embraced the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When the MV Diamond Knot, loaded with 75 percent of Alaska’s seasonal salmon catch and 100,000 gallons of fish oil, motored toward Seattle, the fog got the best of the rudimentary navigation tools, and early that morning the Fenn Victory collided with the Diamond Knot, damaging the Diamond Knot enough to cause its sinking in 135 feet of water just off Port Angeles.
Fog Bank Fall Ale hits store shelves in 22-oz. bottles and the taps at all three Diamond Knot locations, as well as your favorite watering holes throughout Washington, the first week in August.
Founded in 1994, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is a privately held company and Snohomish County’s oldest continuously-operating, independently-owned brewery. Handcrafted Diamond Knot ales can be found in 12 states, British Columbia and Japan, both in bottles and on draft. Additionally, Diamond Knot operates three production breweries and two full-service restaurants in Washington; the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo and the Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace. Diamond Knot prides itself in providing exceptional food, craft beer and lively experiences, as well as being charitable members of the communities in which it operates.
For more company information, visit diamondknot.com.
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