Chuckanut Brewery just announced the release of some new beers for the coming year. Here’s what they plan to share with us in 2018.
Chuckanut Brewery Releasing New Beers January 2018
It’s been several years since Sticke Alt (Secret Alt) and Rye Lager have been brewed at Chuckanut Brewery but wait no longer, Chuckanut and selected accounts in Puget Sound will be tapping them as we move into 2018. Sticke will be out by the end of December and Rye the start of January 2018! Sticke Alt is an old style German Ale stronger in alcohol and ingredients then the standard Alt. Chuckanut Rye Lager is inspired by the cold weather with a deep golden color and toasty flavors due to generous portions of rye malt and Spalt hops. The third release from Chuckanut at the start of the New Year is Porter, this is the seasonal Skagit Valley Malt ale for the winter months.
Chuckanut Sticke Alt is extra strong, dark in color and uses greater portions of imported German malts and German Hersbrucker & Mittlefruh hops. A blend of traditional dark & lights malts give this beer its character as well as the pronounced finishing hops. Chuckanut Rye Lager is a beer that was historically brewed in Finland and Russia to take advantage of the rye grown in the area. This unique beer has a spicy rye bitterness rounded out with a creamy finish. Chuckanut Porter is dark, full bodied and has more roasted character than a typical brown ale. Bitterness is nicely balanced against the full malt flavor with chocolate overtones. This ale uses a portion of Skagit Valley malts grown and malted just blocks from Chuckanut’s South Nut in Skagit Valley.
All three beers will be on tap in both North and South Nuts as well as selected accounts around Puget Sound.