For some of you it might be rare to find a brewery tasting at a bottle shop that presents all, or even mostly, beers that you have never before tried. But, I’m guessing this tasting with Howe Sound Brewing at Full Throttle Bottles tonight may qualify. They haven’t been in the market for all that long, and you very well may have never tried anything from them, yet. You will be able to sample four beers from this Canadian brewery from 5pm to 7pm for $3 ($2, if you bring your own glass). These beers come in huge 1-liter bottles, so this is a great chance to see if you like the product before buying.
Here’s all of the information from Full Throttle:
Georgetown, WA 9/21/10 – Tomorrow we welcome the folks from the North! North of the border that is! Howe Sound Brewing will be here to show off their lineup of award winning beers. These big beers (they really come in giant 1 liter pot-stopper bottles!) are great for sharing and taking to parties. Or test your liver and drink an entire one yourself! We’ll taste their new to the US, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, the infamous Pumpkineater! And others too! So come see what the Canadians are up to, eh! Howe Sound BreweryGaribaldi Honey Pale Ale: A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all natural Lillooet honey. Made with barley, honey, hops, water, and yeast. Brewed in recognition of the Sea to Sky region’s highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft/ 2,675m) named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds. North American Beer Awards Gold, 2007Rail Ale Nut Brown: A smooth, flavorful nut brown ale with hints of chocolate and licorice. Made with 100% barley, hops, water, and yeast. Named in recognition of the region’s strong railway history and Squamish, BC’s West Coast Railway Heritage Park – home of the Royal Hudson and western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment. Canadian Beer Awards Silver, 2009Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout: A traditional oatmeal stout with and intense roast barley flavor. Mildly hopped using Willamette and Nugget hops. The robust flavor is balanced with a smooth creamy finish. Named for the razor’s edge ridge that comes off the south flank of Mount Garibaldi’s Atwell Peak. (and I thought it was named after the mountain in Hawaii!) North American Beer Awards Bronze, 2007Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale: A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water, and yeast. Produced in very limited quantities as part of the John Mitchell Series.
We will be tasting these tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, from 5pm-7pm. Only $3 for all of them! Our usual “be green” offer applies: Bring your own tasting glass and save 1.00!! (Yes, we ARE dropping our tasting prices! Who said there’s no good deals out there!!)
Thanks, Erika & Crew