On Friday, April 8th Sumerian Brewing will celebrate its first anniversary at the brewery in Woodinville. Actually, it’s the first of two anniversary celebrations. The first event commemorates the actual day they opened. The second event will be held in the summer when the beer garden is open.
They’ll tap into some special beers at this Friday’s event (shown below) and all beers will be $1 off for the day, along with food specials, raffle prizes, and a birthday cake. Raffle prizes will be awarded every hour from 6:00-9:00 and you’ll get a free raffle ticket just for being there.
Two Cask Beers: The first is a Cask Saison “dry hopped” with coriander and orange peel. The second is a Cask Triple IPA, 10.5%, dry hopped 4 different times. Descriptions below.
Aged Beer: One of the first brews they made on their small system when they started test brewing in June of 2014, this Porter has been aged in a small French oak merlot barrel. Limited quantities; first come, first served. Description below.
For more details, see the Facebook event page.
See our previous post about Sumerian Brewing’s very eventful first year.
Triple IPA (TEST BREW): Not the final for this beer -> we are test brewing this IPA for our summer party. There is a heavy hit of Simcoe hops in it (which we have never used before). It comes in at a little over 10.5% ABV and has a whopping IBU of 130 plus!
Limited to 2 max +poured in a Tulip
Cask Conditioned Saison: This beer started as a fun test brew but became much more of a serious contender for our permanent beer lineup (in non-cask form). This beer was made with a Saison yeast, fermented at a higher temp, then placed in a cask with some crushed coriander seeds and orange peel.
Porter ged in Merlot barrel: This beer was made on our test system before Sumerian was named. Created in June of 2014 designed to be a Brown Ale, we quickly realized it was more like a Porter. Instead of dumping it out we decided to age it for 5 months in a small French oak barrel that had held Merlot just days before. We decided to blow the dust off this keg and revisit it the other day to see if it was worthy….it has only gotten better! Heavy notes of chocolate and coffee beans, skirted with undertones of a rich port.
VERY limited. One tulip per person.
ABV- unknown 5-%