Some of the first Fall Seasonals I started seeing this year were appearing as early as mid August. I suppose planning ahead isn’t a bad thing but, here in the Northwest where the Summers are notoriously short, we don’t need those early reminders that our sunny Summer days are numbered. Don’t get me wrong. I love many different Fall styles and welcome their return, I guess I’m just a little sad to see Summer come to a close this year.
If there’s one thing you can be sure of when Fall arrives though, it’s that along with it comes all the different Fall seasonal craft beers (even if some of them start appearing a bit early), including pumpkin and squash style beers. I haven’t found myself as excited for the plethora of pumpkin and squash ales that always make their way to craft bottle store shelves this time of year, but there are always a few new, interesting ones that catch my attention. One such beer is Wine Barrel-Aged sQUASH Ale from Lowercase Brewing Company.
Rather than go the pumpkin or pumpkin spice route, Lowercase created a Fall Seasonal named sQUASH. This year (or rather, last year), they decided to take a batch of sQUASH Ale and age it for a year in red wine barrels from Mercer Winery. Now, a year later, the result is Lowercase Brewing’s first ever bottled beer release.
Coming up next Tuesday, October 3rd, Lowercase brewing will host a bottle release for Wine Barrel-Aged sQUASH Ale from 4 – 6 pm. If you’re interesting in getting your hands on some, don’t be late. There will only be 300 750 ml bottles of Wine Barrel-Aged sQUASH Ale available when they open their doors. When they’re gone, they’re gone. The price is $16 per bottle.
During the release, Lowercase will also have a keg of Wine Barrel-Aged sQUASH Ale on tap for you to try, so you know what you’ll be buying. I don’t know if they’ll also be allowing Growler or Crowler fills, but I’ve asked and will update this article when I have more information. So mark your calendar now for next Tuesday the 2nd and come down to Lowercase Brewing for this special Fall release. They’re located at 6235 Airport Way South, in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.
Lowercase will not be allowing any Growler or Crowler fills of Wine Barrel-Aged sQUASH Ale.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.