As craft beer drinkers evolve and develop a taste for well-constructed lagers, more breweries are responding by offering various types of coldly and slowly fermented brews. Most hearken back to the European tradition: Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Marzen, and others. But an increasing number of breweries are opting to follow the Mexican tradition, like Cairn Brewing of Kenmore, Washington, which just announced the release of Grito, its Amber Mexican Lager.
Of course, Mexican lagers are themselves largely based on the European tradition, but that didn’t make for such a nice intro. Here is the release information from Cairn Brewing.
Cairn Brewing Releases Grito, An Amber Mexican Lager
KENMORE, WA — Cairn Brewing, Kenmore’s newest brewery, will release their first seasonal beer, an Amber Mexican Lager called Grito, on September 7th.
Grito honors the declaration of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The ‘grito’ was known as the “Cry of Dolores” and was exclaimed near the small town of Dolores on September 16, 1810.
According to co-owner and brewer Bill Boyd, “Grito is our first seasonal and commemorates Mexican Independence. Grito is a lighter-bodied beer that is crisp and refreshing as we round out summer.” This initial seasonal features Northern Brewer hops, coming in at 30 IBUs and 5% ABV. It will be available at Cairn Brewing, starting September 7.
Open just over three months, Cairn Brewing is located along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Kenmore. Featuring hop-forward beers and lagers brewed on-site, there are currently nine distinct options on-tap ranging from German Pilsner to Porter. The casual setting is family and dog friendly, offers both indoor and outdoor seating, light snacks and the opportunity to order-in from a variety of local restaurants. Patrons are invited to view the brewing area, relax on couches or at communal tables, play games and enjoy time with family and friends while sampling freshly brewed craft beers. For more information visit the Cairn Brewing Facebook page at facebook.com/cairnbeer, or call 425-959-5295.