Winter is still upon us (it was damn cold out last night!), but Spring is right around the corner. We’re even starting to see some early Spring Seasonals returning. That means Seattle Beer Week can’t be far off. In fact, there’s less than 2 months until the start of Seattle Beer Week 2017, which runs from May 4th through May 14th, 2017.
Each year, a different brewery (or breweries) are selected to brew the official Seattle Beer Week beer. This year, that honor falls to Bale Breaker Brewing Company from Yakima, Washington. Get ready to enjoy plenty of Fresh Off The Farm IPA. Packed with farm-fresh hops, of course, Fresh Off The Farm IPA will be available in cans and on draught throughout Washington for the 9th annual Seattle Beer Week (SBW9).
Here is the full press release from Bale Breaker Brewing Company:
Bale Breaker Selected to Brew the Official 2017 Seattle Beer Week Beer
The 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week is May 4-14, 2017
Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official Seattle Beer Week beer. Fresh off the Farm IPA will be packed with farm-fresh hops, of course, and it will be available in cans and on draught throughout Washington for the 9th annual Seattle Beer Week May 4-14.
Seattle Beer Week (SBW or SBW9) was created to celebrate and showcase the tight-knit beer community of the Northwest. There will be hundreds of events in the city throughout this year’s 9th annual celebration of beer. For all Bale-Breaker-specific event updates, keep your eyes on Bale Breaker’s SBW9 webpage or to be first to know about all the Seattle Beer Week events, follow @seattlebeerweek on Twitter.
According to industry sources, suppliers and distributors, SBW is among the top three beer weeks in the country for the originality of events and the number of participants.
For more information on Seattle Beer Week, visit http://www.seattlebeerweek.com/
For Bale Breaker’s Seattle Beer Week events, visit https://www.balebreaker.com/seattlebeerweek/
FRESH OFF THE FARM IPA | 6.3% ABV | 50 IBU | RELEASE DATE: MAY 4, 2017
The Official Beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017, Fresh off the Farm IPA was brewed in the center of hop field #41, just minutes from downtown Yakima, by Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Founded by fourth-generation hop growers, this truly farm-to-glass brewery crafted a brand-new IPA to celebrate the 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base perfectly showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe® and Mosaic® add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot™, Loral™, and the still-experimental HBC 630. From the fields of the Yakima Valley to the streets of Seattle, Fresh off the Farm IPA delivers farm fresh flavor no matter where it’s poured.
PAST SBW BREWERIES & BEERS:
- SBW #1 Pike Brewing Double IPA
- SBW #2 Hales Ales Double IPA
- SBW #3 Maritime Brewing Decompression Ale
- SBW #4 Elysian Split Shot
- SBW #5 Fremont Session Pale
- SBW #6 Elysian / Schooner Exact / Black Raven / Georgetown / Naked City / Pike “6 Degrees of Collaboration” IPA
- SBW #7 Silver City Seiben Brau Lager
- SBW #8 Reuben’s Daily Pale
- SBW #9 Bale Breaker’s Fresh off the Farm IPA – Can design by Blindtiger Design
No specific events have been officially listed yet for Seattle Beer Week #9, but they should start rolling in any time now. Be sure to check the official Seattle Beer Week website regularly for new additions so you can plan which events you’d like to hit during this year’s festivities.
Dink responsibly and stay safe out there.