There are still some South Sound breweries I haven’t had the chance to visit yet. With so many craft beer events, new releases, beer pairing dinners and more happening right in and near Seattle, I sometimes overlook the more outlying breweries for too long. One such brewery that I have yet to visit is Top Rung Brewing out of Lacey, Washington.
When the crew at Top Rung isn’t busy brewing or minding the taproom, they are full-time firefighters (IAFF L3825) in the Olympia area. According to their website: “Our friendship and love of brewing culminated into this dream turned reality of opening a craft brewery. This couldn’t have become a reality without the support of our investor group and the support from our families.”
This coming Saturday, January 30th, Top Rung is ready to release Equinox Pale Ale. This is the 5th release from their Pale Series since early 2015 and is said to have citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics.
Here is some more information about this beer from Top Rung Brewing Company:
Lacey, WA – January 28, 2016 – On January 30th we will release the fifth beer in our Pale series. “Equinox Pale” will be the fifth in our Pale Ale’s released since early 2015. In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop.Equinox has a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper. It was developed by the Hop Breeding Company in Yakima.
Top Rung Brewing is a 10-barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility. Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.
Equinox Pale Statistics: ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 60, SRM: 10
Equinox Pale will be available starting at 2:00 PM on the 30th, when Top Rung opens their doors. I won’t be able to make it because I’ll be at Belgian Fest that day, but I hope to make it down to Top Rung soon for a visit.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.