What’s a WABL? We’ve covered that ground before, but in case you are new WABL is the Washington Association of Beer Lovers. A local fan group of beer-loving individuals who love the Washington craft brewers and the beers they produce.
WABL is an annual membership that comes with perks including special events, extra tastes at beer fests, a WABL t-shirt, a monthly newsletter, a Seattle Magazine subscription.
Admission includes 12+ tastes of unique beers with a 6-oz tasting glass. Everyone who attends is entered into raffle drawings and every single person wins something: event tickets, growlers, t-shirts, WA Beer steins and more. Dinner by Dante’s Inferno (delicious dogs).
Here’s the list of special beers that will be pouring on Thursday night:
|Anacortes Brewery||Dry Fly Whiskey Red||Red ale aged in a Dry Fly whiskey barrel|
|Fish Brewing||Fish Brewing Fresh Hop Ale||Fish Tale Organic Fresh Hop Ale uses fresh hops that are picked and shipped directly to our brewery to arrive within six hours. That way we get them into the brew kettle while their oils and resins are still at their peak and before the flavors and aromas fade. The result is a beer that subtly highlights the herbal, grassy and citrusy characteristics of the hops, offering a nuanced, yet tempered profile.|
|Flyers Brewery||Crash and Burn Smoked Stout||There is about 80% of the grist using Weyermann Smoked Malt so there is a considerable amount of smoke flavor and aroma. 7% Foreign style stout as the base.|
|Fremont Brewing||Winey Brother||Merlot barrel aged Brother Double IPA|
|Hood Canal Brewing||Hoods Head Smoked Amber||80% of the grist using Weyermann Smoked Malt so there is a considerable amount of smoke flavor and aroma. 7% Foreign style stout as the base.|
|Hales Ales||Merlot Wit||Belgian Wit beer aged in French Merlot barrels for 11 months at cellar temperature. 4.7% ABV, 4 IBU. Tart & dry, aroma of bready Merlot, lingering oak tannin finish.|
|Issaquah Brewery/Rogue||Polish Frog||Polish-style Grodziskie bier, Ingredients: 100% Oak-smoked wheat malt, Sterling hops-ABV: 3.5%, IBU: 40|
|Naked City Brewing||Smoketoberfest – Rauchbier||This delicious smoked lager is brewed in the tradition of the great Rauchbiers of Bamberg to evoke the old abbey church spires, green hillsides, and rich beer-loving tradition of that special German town. Made with Weyermann Rauchmaltz brewed in a 150-year-old malting house, as well as Pale Malt, Light Munich, Aromatic, Biscuit, and German Hop varieties.|
|Scuttlebutt Brewery||Fresh Hop IPA||Dry hopped with untoasted American Oak|
|Two Beers||Oaked and Infused Double Ipa||An Oaked Version of Two’s Beer’s Double IPA-Infused with additional ingredients to be announced.|
|Valholl Brewing||Valhalapeno Red||Mashed and boiled jalapeno pappers and “dry peppered” in the Firkin.|
|Wingman Brewing||Sour Bourbon Cherry Stout||7.6%ABV Cherry Stout soured with lactobacillus in a Woodinville Whiskey Barrel.|
|Wingman Brewing||Belgian Sour Blend||9%ABV A blend of our golden sour and brown sour aged in 21Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Barrels.|
WABL membership is just $25 (good for 365 days), and the event ticket is just $30 more.
Get more info on the “what is a WABL” thing and sign up to be a WABL here: http://www.washingtonbeer.com/wabl/. Once you are a member, you will receive a link to purchase tickets to the WABL party online here.