Bellingham Beer Week officially starts on April 21st, but Wander Brewing and Melvin Brewing, which is in the process of building a brewery in the ‘ham, wanted to get an early start. In their minds, there should be 20 Days of Beer Week. The two breweries teamed up to brew a collaborative brew, an imperial red ale that will be released on April 14th.
In case you don’t know already, Melvin is an award-winning brewery located in Jackson, Wyoming. Not long ago, they won the coveted Alpha King award at the GABF, a prize given to the top hop-heavy brewery of the year. Like I said, they are currently working on opening a new brewery in Bellingham. For this beer, Melvin teamed up with Wander Brewing of Bellingham, which has won its share of awards too, and created what sounds like a very hoppy imperial red ale. The specs for the beer can be found in the press release below.
They’ll kick off 20 Days of Beer Week on April 14th, with special tapping events at Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle and Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. More info about those events, and the beer’s general availability can also be found in the press release.
Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing Collaborates with Washington’s Wander Brewing to Release Hoppy Imperial Red Ale–20 Days of Beer Week
— Simultaneous Launch April 14 at Brouwer’s, Elizabeth Station, Bottleworks and Wander Brewing —
Two award-winning Western breweries, Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing and Washington’s Wander Brewing kick off the Bellingham Beer Week pre-party on April 14 with the limited release of their collaborative brew, 20 Days of Beer Week.
The collaboration between Melvin and Wander Brewing was in conjunction with Brouwers and Elizabeth Station who helped conceptualize the beer, provide label and design input as well as brewed day of. Available only while supplies last, catch this outstanding one-time brew for bragging rights at Bellingham Beer Week, which officially starts April 21 with a week of brewery tours and tastings, new releases, block parties and more. The beer spree continues May 4-14with Seattle Beer Week.
For 20 Days of Beer Week, a hoppy Imperial Red Ale, (8.4% ABV), Melvin/Wander sourced two amazing Australian hop varietals for finishing and aroma — newcomer Vic Secret and the highly sought after Galaxy. They were also able to source some ‘Citra LupuLN2 Hop Powder’ for dry hopping. This is a unique new hop product and Melvin/Wander is excited to bring yet another beer from the future.
20 Days of Beer Week will start flowing at 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, at four locations in Bellingham and Seattle including Wander Brewing’s Brew Hall. 20 Days of Beer Week will be sold in cans and 16-ounce 4-packs (SRP $15) at three locations.
Don’t miss 20 Days of Beer Week starting April 14 at the following locations:
— Brouwer’s Café, 400 North 35th St., Seattle — draft only. The Melvin Brew team will be on site
— Elizabeth Station, 1400 West Holly St, Bellingham — cans and draft. The Wander Brew team will beon site
— Bottle Works, 1710 N. 45th St., Seattle — cans and draft
— Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave., Bellingham — cans and draft
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