Pyramid Brewing Company has been around for quite a while. They began as Hart Brewing way back in 1984 and have been through several small changes, including changes in ownership, since then. While their main brewing operation today is in Portland, they continue to produce beer at their Seattle brewery location on 1st Avenue South, right across from Safeco Field. Pyramid produces a number of different Ales, including their popular Winter Warmer, Snow Cap.
It’s amazing to think that Pyramid has been producing Snow Cap for 30 years now. That’s longer than some of you reading this have even been alive. Now, Pyramid is preparing three special releases in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Snow Cap.
Here is the full press release from Pyramid Brewing Company:
SEATTLE (November 3, 2016) – Pyramid Breweries today announced the launch of not two, but three special releases in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Snow Cap. Snow Cap, Super Snow Cap and the limited release, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap, make up Pyramid’s Snow Cap family of brews to celebrate this meaningful milestone three decades in the making.
The anchor of the seasonal trio, Snow Cap, is Pyramid’s full-bodied winter warmer and is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Deep mahogany in color and crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the ideal combination of warmth and refreshment.
“Snow Cap is kettle-hopped with the three Pacific Northwest varieties Nugget, Willamette, and East Kent Goldings,” said Head Brewer Ryan Pappe. “Beer enthusiasts will love the delicate taste of malt notes infused into the brew with a blend of pale, caramel and chocolate malts.”
Pyramid’s Brewer’s Reserve, Super Snow Cap, incorporates the much-loved roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts of Snow Cap with generous hops to produce a rich, bold cold weather brew. With its gorgeous color, this ale is full of malt sweetness and robust flavors and aromas that create notes of dark fruits, nuts and spice with a sweet finish. Previously, this winter legend was available only on draft, but is now being released in a limited number of 22-ounce bombers.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap will intrigue beer and bourbon lovers alike with its thoughtfully curated blend of Super Snow Cap and last year’s Snow Cap aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels. The result is a lush, warming and flavorful holiday brew to be sold in 22-ounce bottles with premium packaging perfect for gift giving.
“Over the last 30 years Snow Cap has become an annual tradition in the Pacific Northwest as the perfect cold weather companion,” said General Manager Robert Rentsch. “I am proud of our legacy and incredibly excited to share this 30th anniversary collection. This is a festive time of year that deserves a distinctive family of brews like Snow Cap to accompany the merriment.”
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Snow Cap and kick off winter, Pyramid is hosting its Snow Cap Party on Saturday, November 12, to benefit Northwest Avalanche Center. Get snowed-in with live performances by Robert Delong and The Colourist, as well as winter wonderland experiences before and during the show. Tickets will be available at the door, or to buy in advance for $28.
For more up-to-date news and events, follow Pyramid Breweries on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @pyramidbrew.
About Pyramid Brewing Co.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Pyramid Breweries began as Hart Brewing in 1984 with the flagship brand of Pyramid Ales. In 1996, the company was reborn as Pyramid Breweries and currently offers craft beers produced under the Pyramid family of ales and lagers. With breweries and Alehouses in Seattle and Portland, Ore., Pyramid has earned 17 medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), including the honor of Mid-size Brewery of the Year in 2008. The brewery also has been awarded seven medals in international competition at the World Beer Cup. For more information visit, www.pyramidbrew.com.
As noted above, you can try all of these special versions of Snow Cap at Pyramid’s upcoming Snow Cap Party this coming Saturday, November 12th. Tickets are on sale now and are $28 ($51 for a 2-pack of tickets, $92 for a 4-pack of tickets). Come out to SoDo and help Pyramid Brewing celebrate this amazing milestone. This event is 21 and over only.
As part of the celebration for 30 years of Snow Cap Pyramid Brewing is giving away 30 flight vouchers with Alaska Airlines! You can plan a holiday get away, or go visit friends and family. All you have to do to enter is text “SNOWCAP30” to 55678. Winners will be drawn weekly through December!
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.