Coming up this Saturday, August 10th, Two Beers Brewing will release the third beer in their popular Alta Series: High Divide Double Blonde. This new release, perfect for the wonderful Seattle Summer we’ve been having, will be in a limited run of only 1,000 bottles. Coming in at 8.9% ABV and 42 IBUs, High Divide has been brewed with honey malt, fresh Wenatchee peaches, cherries, and has been aged for four months in white wine barrels. This aging gives High Divide a dry, oak character combined with a fruity finish. You can grab your bottle(s) of High Divide Double Blonde starting at 11:00 AM at Two Beers Brewing’s tasting room: The Woods, prior to its release to bottle shops throughout the greater Seattle area the following week.
Here is the full press release from Two Beers Brewing Company:
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 complimented 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.
Each bottle of High Divide Double Blonde signed and individually numbered by the person who bottled it. Also, look for the final beer in Two Beers Brewing’s Alta Series, a return of their Russian Imperial Stout, next February, 2014.
Also, on the same date High Divide is released, August 10th, Two Beers Brewing will have the early release of their award-winning Pumpkin Spice Ale. Pick up a few bottles and you’ll be ready for the return of Fall. A food truck (to be announced) will also be on hand, should you want something to eat along with your Double Blonde. Don’t miss this special day and these special beers.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.