Today we share news of three new beers from Bainbridge Brewing: a fresh hop and single malt ale, a pumpkin ale, and a saison.
Washington SMaSH! – Fresh Amarillo and Alba Single Malt Ale
5.6% ABV – Unknown IBU – Fresh Hop Beer
September 18th Release – Single Malt, Single Hop, Single State. A much anticipated, once-a-year release, this unique ale is brewed using 100% Skagit Valley Alba malt, grown and malted in Washington State. We then use 200 pounds of fresh, whole-cone Amarillo hops, picked just the day before at Virgil Gamache Farms in Toppenish in Yakima Valley.
The result is the essence of a time and place: the aroma of Washington’s vast hopyards during the late summer harvest. Amarillo’s distinctive grapefruit character shines, as well as subtler notes of tropical fruits, and citrus.
Malt: Skagit Valley Alba™.
Hops: 100% WA Amarillo™.
Sol Patch Pumpkin Ale
6.5% ABV – 35 IBU – Pumpkin Ale
October 2nd Release – Brewed once a year with pumpkins locally grown right here on the island, Sol Patch Pumpkin Ale is an Autumn staple. Amber colored with hints of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel and pumpkin.
Malts: Maris Otter, Special Aromatic, C-75, Special Roast and Extra Special Roast.
Hops: Apollo and Willamette.
Roasted Pumpkin and Spices.
Saison du Bainbridge
6.5% ABV – 30 IBU – Belgian-Style Saison Ale
October 2nd Release – A Fall seasonal Belgian farmhouse-style ale, Saison du Bainbridge is a rustic, effervescent, spicy and slightly tart beer brewed for those busy days around harvest time. Experimental hop ADHA 529 and exotic spices add interesting accents to this already complex brew.
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Spelt, Sour and Carared.
Hops: ADHA 529.
Spices: Ajwain and Balinese Long Pepper.