While the rest of the nation was getting pounded with nasty weather late this past Winter, we were fortunate here in the Northwest to have an early Spring. From the looks of things, it seems that Summer is showing up early as well. The warmer weather is turning our taste buds away from all those delicious, but often to heavy for warm weather, Stouts and Porters and more towards those wonderful, hoppy Pale Ales and IPAs.
With that in mind, Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is bringing back their popular Summer Seasonal Session Ale, Day Hike. A bit lighter in both alcohol and IBUs (hops), Day Hike goes down easy on those hot Summer days. Also returning on draft is Two Beers’ other Session IPA: Trailhead.
Here is the full press release from Two Beers Brewing Company:
SEATTLE (May 28, 2015) – Brewed as the perfect outdoor beverage companion, Two Beers Brewing‘s Day Hike Summer Session Ale is hitting shelves throughout the Pacific Northwest just in time for summer! Kicking things off with an effervescent aroma of lemon zest, this summer session ale is light and crisp, perfect for warm weather and outdoor adventures. Offering an approachable 41 IBU and 4.1% ABV with hints of orange and lemon on the palate, this well-balanced beer is extremely refreshing, leaving flavors of citrus and subtle hops after every sip before finishing clean. Available in 12-ounces and on draft, Day Hike will be available now through the end of August.“We saw an amazing response to this beer last year and can’t wait to see where people take it this summer,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Two Beers Brewing. “It continues to be the perfect beer to enjoy outside, whether you’re hiking, boating or just hanging out on the patio!”
Also making its summer return is draft availability of Two Beers Brewing’s Trailhead India-style Session Ale (ISA). Coming in at 48 IBUs and 4.8% ABV this hybrid style is light in body, low-alcohol with a substantial Yakima Valley Columbus and Palisade dry-hop. The result is a crisp, refreshing beer with the expansive citrus aroma of an IPA and a surprisingly light finish. Available year round in cans, draft will be available throughout the Northwest through September.
Want to show off your Two Beers Brewing cans “in the wild?” Craft beer and social media enthusiasts are encouraged to bring cans of Two Beers Brewing brews along with them this summer and snap a picture! Tag them with #TwoBeersintheWild to show off your adventures and for the chance to have your photos reposted, win prizes and more.
All Two Beers Brewing products – including Day Hike and Trailhead – can be found at retailers, bars, and restaurants throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. They can also be enjoyed at The Woods tasting room in SoDo (4700 Ohio Ave S), shared with Seattle Cider Company, where craft beer lovers can enjoy pints, tasters, packaged products and more. For more information, follow Two Beers Brewing on Facebook, Twitter (@twobeersbrewing) and Instagram (@twobeersbrewing), or visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
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 five year-round, seven seasonal and a host of intricate infusions 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 1 – 6 p.m. 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, Northern Idaho and Michigan. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
Drop by Two Beers Brewing Company (or your local bottle shop) and welcome back Summer by picking up some Day Hike today. Also, don’t forget to drop by The Woods tasting room to enjoy some Trailhead ISA on draft. Also, as noted above, be a shutterbug. Snap some photos of Day Hike or Trailhead while you’re out on your adventures in the wild and post them up with the hashtag: #TwoBeersintheWild.
Two Beers has also been working hard on The Woods 2.0; the expanded version of the taproom they share with their sister company, Seattle Cider Company. Watch for news soon on when to expect the grand opening for the new space. I’ll keep you up to date as more information comes my way.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.