Big Al to Brew Seattle Beer News Beer for Washington Brewers Fest – Help Name It!

May 4th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Big Al Brewing is brewing up a special Seattle Beer News beer that will be poured at the upcoming Washington Brewers Festival, and you can have a hand in helping us name it (leave a comment) and win some beer or schwag in the process! I will have my own Seattle Beer News booth and will be pouring the beer at the festival, which will take place from June 18 to June 20 over Father’s Day weekend. I am sure a lot of you will be out there, and I hope you will stop by to try the beer and say hello.

When I started thinking about what type of beer I’d like poured with the Seattle Beer News name, we talked about a lot of possibilities. I am a bit of a hop-head (if you haven’t heard), and for a summer festival something lighter seems very appropriate. One of my favorite summer beers from my days back in Chicago is Three Floyd’s Gumballhead, which is a light 4.8% ABV American-style wheat ale with a strong hop presence, especially in the aroma. It is a perfect summer session beer for hop-heads. For something we have seen around here locally, think similar to the Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Big Al won’t be trying to duplicate either of those beers, but that style will be the inspiration.

While I have a few ideas, we are looking for readers to help name the beer. Please leave comments (on the blog post or Facebook is fine, or email me) with your suggestions. I will round up some of my favorites over the next couple of weeks, and then maybe I will even put it up to a vote. If I choose a name suggested by a reader, that reader will get some free beer or schwag; we are still figuring out exactly what the prize will be.

Things to keep in mind when making suggestions:

  • The name will be something along the lines of “Seattle Beer News XXXX”, brewed by Big Al Brewing.
  • It will be a hoppy, American-style wheat beer that is very sessionable.
  • It is inspired by Three Floyd’s Gumballhead, for the most part.

Tags: ··

15 Comments so far ↓

Leave a Comment