The next beer in the Two Beers Brewing (blog sponsor) Alta Series will be released at The Woods tasting room this Saturday. This series of highly coveted beers offers beer of high gravity (8.5 ABV and above), high character, high demand, and limited supply. Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m., the brewery will release 1,000 bottles of The High Divide Double Blonde.
The brewery describes High Divide Double Blonde as a unique style perfect for summer. This bodacious blonde ale weighs in at 8.9 percent ABV and 42 IBUs. It was brewed with honey malt along with fresh Wenatchee peaches and cherries. High Divide was aged in white wine barrels for four months, giving it a dry, oak character complemented by a fruit finish.
The Alta Series beers have thus far proven to be delicious and they always sell quickly. Expect a lot of people at The Woods tasting room this Saturday. Also expect a food truck so you can get some grub while you pick up a little something special for the cellar. The complete press release is below.
As a special bonus, Saturday will also mark the early release of Two Beers Brewing’s award-winning Pumpkin Spice Ale. A food truck will also be on site. Yes, it’s still summer, but people clamor for pumpkin beer all year long. I know that some people see the release of pumpkin beers as an unwelcome reminder that darker, damper days are in our not-to-distant future. Don’t let it get you down.
High Divide Double Blonde to be Released as Third Beer in Two Beers Brewing Alta Series
Launch party scheduled for Saturday, August 10 beginning at 11 am; Pumpkin Spice Ale joins in on the fun with an early release
SEATTLE (August 6, 2013) – Today, Two Beers Brewing announces the third beer in its popular high-octane Alta Series, High Divide Double Blonde. Offering 8.9 percent ABV and 42 IBUs, this unique style perfect for the warmer days of summer. Brewed with honey malt, fresh Wenatchee peaches and cherries, High Divide was aged in white wine barrels for four months, giving it a dry, oak character complemented by a fruit finish. This limited release beer will be debuted at the Two Beers Brewing tasting room, The Woods, on Saturday, August 10 at 11 am, with only 1,000 bottles available for purchase.
“The response to our Alta Series has been incredible,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and head brewer at Two Beers Brewing Co. “People are looking for something completely different and unexpected, and that’s what the Alta Series offers. Each release, we’ve sold out in about two weeks. It’s exciting to see the anticipation of what beer will come next.”
Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase 22-ounce bottles of High Divide Double Blonde for $14 each on Saturday, August 10 beginning at 11 am at The Woods tasting room, one week before they are released to Washington retailers and bottle shops. Five-ounce pours will be available for $4 each.
As a special bonus, August 10 will also mark the early release of Two Beers Brewing’s award-winning Pumpkin Spice Ale. Bright, clean, and spicy, this small-batch fall seasonal presents clove, cinnamon, allspice and natural pumpkin in a festive and refreshing ale. Offering a 5.2 percent ABV and 19 IBUs, Two Beers Brewing’s Pumpkin Spice Ale was recently awarded a gold medal as part of the Washington Beer Awards, recognized by as Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer. This seasonal beer will be available on tap and in 22-ounce bottles through November.
Featuring four bold, complex ales – each reaching above 8.5 percent ABV and boasting its own distinct personality – Two Beers Brewing Alta Series is designed to offer a unique twist with every sip. Whether its the complexity obtained by aging in brandy barrels, the tartness imparted by fresh fruits or unique twist provided by a complex blend of spices, the Alta Series sets out to distinguish itself from the others and reach the upper limits. In addition to a new look for the growing Seattle microbrewery, including screen-printed bottles and a hand-dipped wax seal, each bottle is signed and individually numbered by the very person who bottled it. The final beer in the series is scheduled for release in November, with the Russian Imperial Stout making its return February 2014.