Fremont Bourbon Barrel Abominable and Airways Brewing Sky Hag IPA Bottles Available Tomorrow

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Matt Lincecum of Fremont pouring Bbomb at the 2010 Cask Fest.

This is a trend that I would love to see continue. Two typically draft-only breweries are releasing bottled beers tomorrow, just in time for the holidays. Both are pretty fantastic beers and worth your hard-earned cash.

Fremont Brewing is releasing their amazing Bourbon Barrel Abominable Winter Ale, which just took home an audience favorite award from the Washington Winter Beer Festival. It was definitely one of my favorite beers there. This is the brewery’s first bottle release. A limited amount of numbered and waxed 22oz bottles will be available starting at 11am. Limit 5 per person.

Airways Brewing, located in Kent, will be releasing 22oz bottles of their Sky Hag IPA at 4pm in the Kent tap room. This 7.8% ABV and 99+ IBU Imperial IPA was another standout for me at the Winter Beer Festival. Only five cases total were bottled, and there is a limit of two bottles per customer. $10/bottle. They will also be pouring a cask of Ol’ Wooden Hag, which is oak-aged Sky Hag IPA, tomorrow at 4:30pm.

Description of the Abominable, which is the base beer aged in bourbon barrels by Fremont:

Tasty winter ale, limited release. Dark, roasty, chocolatey, malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Don’t be Scared to be Abominable.
Down and Dirty: Organic 2-row barley, chocolate malt, roast barley, carafa, centennial, willamette and golding hops. 7.5% ABV

More about the Sky Hag IPA:

“With this beer, we set out to celebrate a true American icon of aviation. One that I feel we’re all united in knowing, the Sky Hag,” says Airways Brewing Company founder and brewer, Alex Dittmar. “With a 7.8% alcohol level and bitterness of over 99 IBUs, this beer is definitely as bitter as she is.”

Sky Hag IPA is made with Pacific Northwest grown malted barley and all Columbus Hops from start to finish. A generous dose of “dry hops” give the beer its distinctive citrus aroma.

“We released this beer as a test batch during the summer in our tap room, and our customers loved it,” says Dittmar. “I’m thrilled to be able to add Sky Hag IPA to our regular tap room lineup, and to be able to distribute it as well.”

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