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Cairn Brewing introducing a new, exploratory line of IPAs

Cairn Brewing is launching a new line of new IPAs. The HopTraverse line of beers are described as exploratory IPAs intended to showcase the wide variety of flavors that different hop varieties add to beer. On August 4th the company introduces the first beer in the series, this one brewed with Centennial and Simcoe hops (80 IBUs, 7.5 percent ABV).

“The first HopTraverse release features only whirlpool and hopback additions to bring the combination of grapefruit and pine flavors front and center while still providing a strong bitterness,” explains Bill Boyd, co-owner and brewer at Cairn Brewing.

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Kenmore’s newest brewery, Cairn Brewing began serving beer a couple months ago in the city emerging brewery district (read our story about that).

Future HopTraverse releases, planned throughout year, include limited SMASH (single malt and single hop) batches and proprietary recipes brewed with hop combinations chosen by the members of the Cairn Brewing’s Mug and Growler Club.

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According to Jen Boyd. co-owner at Cairn Brewing, “With HopTraverse we’ll be able to offer customers a wide variety of even bolder, hoppier options to our year-round, best-selling Seaplane IPA.”

Cairn Brewing is located along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Kenmore and prides itself on its hop-forward beers and lagers. Currently on tap, nine different beers 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. Cairn invites guest to view the brewery, relax on couches or at communal tables, play games and enjoy time with family and friends while sampling fresh-brewed beers.

 


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