Okay, we missed this. Not only did we miss the release event ourselves, we missed getting a post up in time for you to hear about the release party. Fortunately, you can very likely get your hands on this brew at the Two Beers Brewing, though I would not waste a lot of time in doing so.
This year’s version of Ascension Triple IPA is now available. The beer was released last Saturday at the Two Beers Brewing tasting room. The brewery produced 1,500 22-ounce bottles. I’d recommend stopping by the brewery and picking one up in the very near future. They won’t last long.
Here’s the press release.
Two Beers Brewing’s Sought-After Ascension Triple IPA Makes Its Alta Series Return as Part of Seattle Beer Week
A whopping 12.0 percent ABV, Ascension Triple IPA launch returns for the second year of the limited edition Alta Series; launch party scheduled for May 10
SEATTLE (May 6, 2014) – The wait is over: Two Beers Brewing’s coveted Ascension Triple IPA makes its highly-anticipated return on Saturday, May 10! The second beer in the growing brewery’s limited edition Alta Series, Ascension Triple IPA is a powerful yet balanced beer ringing in at 12.0 percent ABV and 100+ IBUs. To be released at the Two Beers Brewing tasting room, The Woods, on Saturday, May 10, only 1,500 22-bottles are being released to the public before it disappears for another year. Taking place during the heart of Seattle Beer Week, doors will open at 1 pm (12 pm for Mug Club members), with the tasting room open for its new Saturday hours until 10pm.
“Every year, this beer builds a bigger following and for good reason,” stated Joel VandenBrink, founder and head brewer at Two Beers Brewing Co. “There’s nothing like it out there and its unique flavors, paired with its high ABV, make for a truly unique brew to be enjoyed with friends.”
Aged for eight months in stainless steel, Ascension Triple IPA remains Two Beers Brewing’s most powerful beer yet. Offering a 12.0 percent ABV and 100+ IBUs, Ascension is a true Triple IPA utilizing triple the amount of hops as needed for the brewery’s Evo IPA, the recipe for which acts as the base for this delicious beer. While high in alcohol, Ascension is deceptively well balanced and smooth, featuring a moderately sweet palate with strong notes of caramel and citrus, including grapefruit, passion fruit and tangerine.
Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase 22-ounce bottles of Ascension Triple IPA for $14 each at the launch party on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 1pm (12pm for Mug Club members) at The Woods tasting room, one week before they are released to Seattle-area retailers and bottle shops. Five-ounce tasters will be available for $7 each. Popular food truck How Pickle Got Out of a Jam will also be on site for the afternoon, serving up delicious Northwest eats. As a special bonus, May 10 also marks a release of a limited edition cider from the brewery’s sister company, Seattle Cider Company. The company’s Washington Heirloom cider, available in 22-ounce bottles for $14 each, features aromatic Winesaps and pleasantly acidic Newtown Pippins from the Yakima Valley, in addition to seven varieties of traditional French and English cider apples grown at WSU’s extension campus in Mount Vernon, Wash. The rest of 17 taps at The Woods tasting room will be filled with an exciting selection of limited edition and year round ciders and beers for attendees enjoyment.
Featuring four bold, complex ales – each reaching above 9.0 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 two beers in the series are scheduled for release in August and November, with Switchback Russian Imperial Stout making its return February 2015.
Media interested in samples, photos and tasting notes are encouraged to contact Caitlin Braam at [email protected].
About Two Beers Brewing Co.
Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces twelve unique beers including six year-round, six seasonal and a host of special releases in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Friday from 3-9 pm, Saturdays from 1-10pm and Sundays from 1-6pm. Select brews can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans through the tasting room, as well as local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern Idaho. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.