Diamond Knot Craft Brewing kicked off its Beer Week celebration yesterday with the release of its Fresh Hop Pale with Amarillo Hops. On the heels of that release, three more beers to tempt your palate, including a couple of winter seasonal beers. Check out the info below for details. (Pictured above, Diamond Knot’s Dir. of Quality, Aaron Brodniak, conducts quality control on the first pours of DK’s newest beer, Red IPA.)
Four Releases, Four Days
Mukilteo, WA – Don’t wait for Seattle Beer Week if you want some beery action. This week at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing locations, we’ll be releasing four new beers in four days starting on Tuesday.
This time of the year is flush with new releases and we found that orchestrating an ever-revolving tap lineup of new and seasonal beers was making the brew crew too thirsty. Hence, Diamond Knot Beer Week 2016, was born with the decision to release four beers in four days.
Get your calendars ready!
Tuesday: Fresh Hop Pale with Amarillo Hops
Brewed with Amarillo hops that were cut from Virgil Ganache Hop Farm vines less than 24 hours before going into the kettle, this beer is about as hoppy and aromatic as it gets! Drink it fresh, drink it now, before this very limited release beer is gone! 6.0% ABV, 33 IBUs
Wednesday: Red IPA
This new Diamond Knot beer was a year in the making. It’s so new we don’t even have a name for it yet. DK brewed an American red ale with a higher alcohol content and hopped it like an IPA. Deep ruby hue in color, our Red IPA is brewed with a new specialty malt called BEST Red X® and a touch of Midnight wheat. A complex, but gentle malt character sets the stage for fruit esters and flavors of citrus orange from early and late Simcoe hop additions. 6.1% ABV, 40 IBUs
Thursday: Storm Surge Winter Ale, Seasonal from October-March
Stylistically elusive, this beer stands alone. Not as hoppy as a Black IPA, and lighter bodied, it falls loosely into the American Dark Ale style. It has a diverse grain bill of Midnight Wheat, Munich, Caramel and CaraRed, which gives it a deep complexity, all the while maintaining a medium-light body and smooth, crisp draw. Aroma is malt-driven with a touch of stone fruit esters. Four different Northwest hops lend to a fruity hop profile, which is apparent, but not obtrusive. Aftertaste of lingering toasted caramel malts and coffee-like bitterness adds to this beer’s unique character. 5.5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Friday: Industrial Ho!Ho! Winter Ale
Our most anticipated beer of the year. This American Strong Ale has maintained a cult-like following for 15 years, and for good reason! Big, hoppy and malty; it a giant built for the colder months. 8.5% ABV, 60 IBUs
For those pumpkin ale fans, we’ll be releasing Industrial Staggering Jack, an imperial pumpkin ale, in mid-October, with a barrel-aged version to follow.