This Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell will celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with a special release of Butch’s Brew, which is an English Nut Brown Ale, and partaking in the ceremonial burning of “Guy”.
Who is Guy Fawkes, and why does he have a day where people like to burn a dummy made to represent his likeness? Read the full background story on Guy Fawkes Day at Time, but here is a summary:
The English, among other talents, are adept at nurturing their grudges. How else does one explain the enduring enmity toward Guy Fawkes, a conspirator in a plot to blow up Parliament in 1605? Some four centuries after Fawkes was caught, tortured and executed for his role in a scheme that never came to fruition, Britons still celebrate his demise each Nov. 5 by burning his likeness in effigy and setting fireworks ablaze.
Sounds like as good of a reason as any to drink beer and burn something. Anyone who brings their own environmentally safe “Guy” to burn will receive a pint of Butch’s Brew for just $1. The Jerk Station will also be on hand serving Caribbean food.
Details on Butch’s Brew:
Butch’s Brew – Brown Ale
Celebrating the fall harvest, Brown Ales have been a long awaited standard in the UK. Adding fresh roasted nuts to this rich beer, added an extra special character that only the finest breweries produced. Foggy Noggin embraces this tradition with the celebration from the local Palouse Hills. This traditional English Brown, has locally grown Pacific NW Hazelnuts that have been freshly roasted and added to the mash. The result, a rich malt forward beer – with a wonderful medley of sweet flavors that linger long in a dry pleasing finish. Thanks Butch!
Malts: Maris Otter Pale Ale, Amber, Brown, Chocolate, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats, Roasted Hazelnuts
Hops: Northern Brewer, Goldings