Selkirk Abbey Brewing, located in Post Falls, ID, entered the Seattle market around a year ago. Prior to that, their beers were available in Eastern Washington, and I’d heard rumors of how good their Belgian-style ales were. If you still haven’t tried anything from them, you can sample five of their beers this evening at The Beer Junction. Someone from the brewery (Brewer, owner, sales rep? Not sure.) will be on hand for the event as well.
They will be pouring Chapel Witbier, Deacon Belgian Pale Ale, St. Stephen Saison, Augustine Rye Saison and Infidel Imperial Belgian IPA. You can sample all five of the beers for $4 from 5pm to 8pm this evening (Thursday, July 16).
More about Selkirk Abbey:
The Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company is located in Post Falls in scenic Northern Idaho. The Brewery has an abbey themed tap room that is a warm, comfortable, and a surprising contrast from the building’s industrial exterior. The production floor is home to a custom built, oversized fifteen barrel direct fire brewhouse, nine fifteen barrel fermenters and just two fifteen barrel brite tanks. A typical brewery with similar equipment would be making considerably more beer than we do here at Selkirk Abbey. Our process is more demanding, more time consuming and considerably less forgiving. So we do it a little slower, and a lot more carefully. Taking our time and catering to our yeast allows us to focus on what is important, our beer. We believe that the extra time and care we give our beer, shows in the glass. We think you’ll agree It is not our goal to be Idaho’s largest brewery. There are several other breweries in the state better suited to that task. Our goal is to produce the best possible beer we can and deliver it to as many people who appreciate it that we can, while maintaining our unusually high standards.
More info on the beers:
Selkirk Abbey’s classic Belgian witbier is light in body and delightfully easy-drinking; brewed with orange peel and coriander to provide a kiss of citrus that’s sure to be refreshing any time of the year. 4.9% ABV
Deacon Belgian Pale Ale
Hops and grains from the great Northwest, Belgian yeast and Idaho’s best water combine to make this smooth, dry Pale Ale. Excellent with a meal or simply on its own this delicious, crisp little crowd pleaser is a house favorite.5.5% ABV
St. Stephen Saison
Saint Stephen is our take on the classic Belgian saison. Traditionally brewed in the winter months for drinking during the heat of the summer, these farmhouse ales feature a complex flavor profile. Spicy yeast aromas combine with the finest European malts and noble hops to produce a beer with uncommon depth of flavor. 7.9% ABV
Augustine Rye Saison
The archetypical saison will let the yeast talk over the malt and hops. We just thought that Rye might have something to add to the conversation. Listening closely it seems to say: “I belong here” and we agree. 6.0% ABV
Infidel Imperial Belgian IPA
Unbowed and unrepentant, this free spirit makes no apologies and asks for no forgiveness. Infidel is an imperial Belgian style IPA that set the standard for the style. Its rich satisfying flavor of spicy citrus, pine and grassy earthiness are carried by a malt bill and abv big enough to run with it. 8.2% ABV