Alaskan Brewing Tasting at Full Throttle Bottles Tonight

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Events

Head on down to Full Throttle Bottles from 5pm to 7pm tonight for a tasting event with one of my favorite breweries, Alaskan Brewing. They’ll be pouring their new Birch Bock, as well as their outstanding Smoked Porter.

More info from Full Throttle:

Georgetown, WA – Guess what? We’ve got a guest! Yup, Steve from Alaskan Brewing is going to be in charge of trivia for our very special tasting event this week. We’ll be tasting the newest and latest from the Pilot Series, PLUS we’ll be comparing the IPA to the Black IPA. Come down to test your knowledge about the brewery AND the great state of Alaska. Win great prizes, show off to your friends, and I promise the questions won’t be NEAR as difficult as our anniversary event!! And we’ll even be doing a glass promotion, so it’s a win win for everyone!

Alaskan Birch Bock: From Alaskan’s “Pilot Reserve Series” come the Alaskan Birch Bock. This  Doppelbock-style ale is brewed with Alaska birch syrup. Adapted by Munich brewers from a 14th century ale recipe from the town of “Einbeck,” the bock style traditionally features a toasted malt flavor, low hop bitterness and lager-like dryness in the palate. Doppelbocks are a bigger and slightly sweeter version of the style.

Alaskan Double Black IPA: Alaskan Double Black IPA is a combination of traditional beer styles, with a flavor profile most similar to an Imperial IPA and the dark black color, rich flavor and light chocolate head usually found in heartier stouts and porters. The Black IPA, also called “Cascadian Dark Ale” or “American-style India Black Ale,” is a relative newcomer to the craft beer world. We may not know what to call it yet, but we do know it’s dark and it’s hoppy and we can’t get enough of it!

Alaskan India Pale Ale (IPA): Alaskan IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. The brewery’s water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from more than 90 inches of rainfall each year. Even cooler, Alaskan Brewing is donating 1% of proceeds from Alaskan IPA to promote the health and sustainability of the Pacific Ocean and its coastlines. This effort is called the “Coastal CODE” because Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone.

Alaskan Smoked Porter: Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988 and has since been credited with helping inspire an American revival of smoked beers. Alaskan Smoked Porter is one of the most award-winning beers in the history of the Great American Beer Festival and a perennial winner at the World Beer Cup. It also pairs beautifully with everything from bleu cheese to vanilla ice cream and raspberries.

We will be tasting these on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 from 5-7pm. Only $3 or bring your own non-disposable glass to be GREEN and save $1!


Erika & Crew

And here’s the requisite fine print for the tastings: Due to licensing laws in the state of Washington, we are limited to serving no more than 2oz per varietal/flavor and no more than a grand total of 8oz. You must be over the age of 21 to imbibe. (And I don’t mean dog years…)


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