Maritime Pacific to Release Bourbon Barrel Porter With Batch 206 Distillery Tomorrow

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Maritime Pacific Brewery has teamed up with Batch 206 Distillery to release a bourbon barrel-aged version of Bosun’s Black Porter that will be available starting at 5pm tomorrow night at Maritime’s Jolly Roger Taproom in Ballard. Batch 206 actually creates the mash for their whiskey at Maritime’s brewery. So, putting a Maritime beer in one of the barrels that held whiskey made from the mash that originally came from the brewery is certainly a great way to complete the circle.

Press Release:

Seattle, October 8, 2014:  Batch 206 Distillery and Maritime Pacific Brewery, one of Seattle’s original Breweries, have partnered for the upcoming limited release of “Barrel Raider Bosun’s Black Porter”.  Maritime Pacific will release this bourbon barrel aged beer at the Jolly Roger Taproom in Ballard on October 15th. This special release will only be available at the tap room and in select bar and restaurant accounts.

For this limited release, Maritime Pacific aged their delicious “Bosun’s Black Porter” for over 9 months with 3 of those months aged in freshly emptied, Batch 206 Barrel Raider Bourbon American oak barrels. The result is a Dark, Roasty, Beer forward, no nonsense Porter with hints of oak and bourbon in the finish.

Bosun’s Black Porter is one of Maritimes original beers which has since become a much sought after seasonal brew because of its now limited availability.  Bosun’s Black is a rich blend of NW malted barley and wheat, along with a hop backbone of Goldings and Fuggle hops. Batch 206’s Barrel Raider Bourbon is a 7 year aged, high rye Bourbon, bottled and released by Batch 206 Distillery in the last year.

This special, limited release continues a successful partnership between Maritime Pacific and Batch 206. Batch 206 Distillery currently creates the mash for their Whiskeys at Maritime Pacific.  Jeff Steichen, owner of Batch 206, commented “This release is a really great example of the symbiotic relationship here in Seattle between breweries and distilleries.” George Hancock, owner of Maritime Pacific, commented “This beer is an excellent example of a style that marries perfectly with distilled spirits without one dominating the other and we look forward to continuing to work with Batch 206.”

Maritime Pacific and The Jolly Roger Taproom, located near Historic Ballard, is a small, family-owned brewery featuring hearty fare as well as world-class ales and lagers. The 40 barrel brewhouse produces over 7,800 barrels per year for its taproom and for distribution throughout the Puget Sound and Eastern Washington area.

The Jolly Roger Taproom features twelve(12) different Maritime beers at all times with two (2) cask conditioned ales on the beer engines. Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 pm M-F, with a great discounted food menu and $3 pints. The Taproom is located at 1111 NW Ballard Way, is kid friendly, and its hours are: Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 to 10:00; Thursday from 11:00 to 11:00; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to Midnight; and Sunday from Noon to 9.


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