One of the fastest rising stars on the Seattle beer scene, Holy Mountain Brewing, announced today that it is about to release its first collaboration beer, which will be introduced on Friday, March 13th at the brewery’s taproom in Seattle.
Holy Mountain collaborated with Tacoma’s Engine House No. 9 Brewery to create Five Swords IPA. The beer represents Holy Mountain’s first foray into the wonderful world of IPA. The beer goes on tap when the taproom opens at 3:00. Friday’s event will also feature one of the very last kegs of Engine House No. 9 Rhubarb Sour.
Five Swords IPA was brewed using Simcoe, Citra, and HBC 342 hops. For the uninitiated, the HBC stands for Hop Breeding Company and indicates that it is an experimental variety that has not yet received a name. The character of HBC 342 is most frequently described as melon-like.
Here is the press release from Holy Mountain Brewing:
(Seattle, WA) Holy Mountain Brewing Company, located in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood, is proud to announce our first collaboration. Five of Swords IPA was brewed with our good friends Shane Johns and Donovan Stewart of E Nine Brewery in Tacoma, Wa. While E Nine is well known for its worldclass Barrel aged sours and farmhouse beers, they also quietly crank out some of the best hoppy beers in the state. Brewed at Holy Mountain in late February, this beer represents Holy Mountain’s first IPA.
Five of Swords was brewed with copious amounts of Citra, Simcoe, and experimental hop HBC 342, which lends a melon character that blends with the other hops’ tropical fruit and citrus. Dry hopped with Citra and HBC 342, Five of Swords clocks in at a refreshing 6% ABV and 60 IBU.
The collaboration beer will be released at Holy Mountain’s taproom in Interbay beginning at 3pm on Friday, March 13th, and will continue in Tacoma at E Nine on Tuesday, March 17th. The Holy Mountain tapping on 3/13 will feature a rare appearance from one of the last kegs of Rhubarb Sour from E Nine Brewery. The E Nine tapping will feature five Holy Mountain beers, including Lager Beer a hoppy golden lager, Ceremony a farmhouse pale ale fermented with Brett, The Goat an oak fermented rustic brett saison, and River of Ash a dark farmhouse ale fermented in barrels with cherries.
The Holy Mountain Brewing Company taproom is located at 1421 Elliott Ave W in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. Featuring 12 taps of Holy Mountain’s ales and lagers, the taproom’s newly expanded hours run 6 days a week starting 03/11. The taproom is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3 – 9, Friday 3 – 10, Saturday 12 – 10, and Sunday 12 – 9. The taproom is closed Tuesdays. Food trucks every Saturday. 21+ except to pick up growlers, no pets.
The taproom has parking on the west side of the building, which can be accessed from the alley off of W. Galer St under the Magnolia overpass, or W Lee St, next to the Dog Lounge. There is also access from Elliott Ave, including ADA access. Outside food is welcome.