Seattle Beer Week is almost here. Things get under way next Thursday the 4th with the Kickoff night tour and, of course, the on-tap launch of the Official beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017: Fresh Off The Farm IPA from Bale Breaker Brewing Company.
Each year, Seattle Beer Week (SBW) partners with a different Washington brewery (or, in the case of SBW #6 in 2014, they partnered with six breweries), to produce the Official beer of SBW. This year Bale Breaker is honored to be the first brewery from Yakima Valley to be selected. In addition to brewing the official beer of SBW 2017, Bale Breaker also has several events setup throughout the week.
Here is the full press release from Bale Breaker Brewing Company:
Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official Seattle Beer Week beer. Cans are currently available in select locations throughout the state. Kegs will be ceremoniously tapped at participating locations at on May 4 at 5pm to kick off the week.
The Bale Breaker Team will be at 21 events in the Seattle area throughout the week, as well as a kickoff event May 4 at its Yakima Taproom. There are hundreds of beer events of all kinds, so visit your favorite watering hole to find some Fresh off the Farm IPA and celebrate.
FRESH OFF THE FARM IPA | 6.3% ABV | 50 IBU | OFFICIAL DRAUGHT 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.
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. 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/
Here are all of Bale Breaker’s events for SBW 2017:
THURSDAY MAY 4
SBW9 Kick-off @ Flatstick Pub
Cask-O-Rama (Stop #2) @ Beveridge Place Pub
Kickoff Stop #3 @ Brower’s Cafe
Kickoff Stop #4 @ Naked City
Fresh off the Farm IPA Release @ Bale Breaker: Keg Tapped at 5pm!
FRIDAY MAY 5
Hangover Breakfast @ The 5 Point Cafe
These are just a few of the literally hundreds of events you’ll find listed for SBW 2017. If you haven’t started planning, I suggest you browse the event list and start making plans. Also, watch for an article here at CraftBeerMonger.com with my picks for SBW 2017 coming sometime this weekend.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.