Schankbier Collaboration Beer Tapping
When we were in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival head brewer Bryan Cardwell met up with our ex brewer Kevin Davey who currently is the brewer for Gordon Biersch Brewery in Seattle. The two old brew friends talked about doing a collaboration beer together. When we returned they decided to try making a Schankbier collaboration. Bryan traveled down to Seattle to brew on the Gordon Biersch system and the two came up with a delicious, easy drinking sessionable lager. After aging the beer the typical lager time they have kegged up the Schankbier and Gordon Biersch Brewpub will serve it along with 4 kegs that Chuckanut will serve. The initial tapping will take place on November 7 in our Chuckanut Kitchen bar at 5:30pm. Both brewers Bryan and Kevin will be on hand to pour the first pint and talk about their experience brewing up this tasty easy drinking beer and answer any questions guests might have about Schankbier and how it is made.
Schankbier is a low alcohol beer that was created for tax purposes. In Europe high alcohol beers are taxed more than lower alcohol volume beers and because of that Schankbier was designed as a low priced beer in Germany and Austria. Schankbier can be any color but our Collaboration Schankbier is a golden one with a low alcohol that makes it easy to drink in liter mugs. There are many styles of Schankbier including Berliner Weisse. This Chuckanut Gordon Biersch collaboration beer is soft on the pallet with an all malt bill giving way to a good amount of carbonation and dry finish. Schankbier is great at a party beer because of the low alcohol volume! Please join us on Friday November 7 for our tapping ceremony.
Chuckanut Bean Stop Porter Tapping
As one of our favorite local customers The Bean Stop owners, and our brewers, and staff brainstormed together to create the new Coffee Porter for Chuckanut. In honor of our friends we are naming it "Bean Stop Porter" and all the brewers (coffee and beer) will be on hand for the tapping ceremonies on Friday, October 17 at 8pm. and answer questions anyone might have while drinking this delicious beer. Coffee Stop Porter is a great treat for the fall combining the warmth of a porter and the excitement of a coffee and we have only 2 kegs to serve!
The new Bean Stop Porter, a dark coffee Porter made with The Bean Stop’s Coffee Toddy. Bean Stop Toddy is a slow, cold dripped coffee that takes 24 hours to brew. Chuckanut Robust Porter is the base ale used in this dark, full flavored beer. Head Brewer Bryan Cardwell will be on hand to pour the first pint along with members of The Bean Stop team. Chuckanut’s Porter is a British style robust beer, bitterness is nicely balanced against malt flavor and sweetness, with the yeast strain adding fruit aromatics. The Bean Stops toddy is smooth and rich due to the slow drip method used in production. Combining the two makes this Porter have more coffee flavors than a regular porter. It’s the perfect drink for a cold autumn day and just because porters are dark does not necessarily make them as fearsome as they appear. They are particularly seductive on chilly evenings! Chuckanut Bean Stop Porter carries the roasted malt and coffee flavors with grace and ease finishing with a clean and very smooth finish with 5%ABV.
Chuckanut Beer Dinner at Cliff House
Chuckanut Brewery is excited to announce their first beer dinner held at the Cliff House Restaurant, 331 N State, will be in honor of the brewmaster’s birthday September 15. Billed as the Grand Brew Masters Dinner, Chuckanut’s award winning brewmaster Will Kemper will be on hand to talk about beers, brewing, and beer travel as diners enjoy a five course paired menu to Chuckanut beers. The dinner starts promptly at 6pm and tickets need to be purchased in advance for $50 (does not include tip or tax). Call the Cliff House at 360-734-8660, seats are limited and if weather permits, seating will take place on the view patio.
The dinner will start with Chuckanut Kolsch (effervescent, golden, refreshing ale) and Shigoku Oyster on the half shell with koslch-jalepeno granita, shaved horseradish & lemon. Helles Lager (smooth golden Munich style lager) will be served with Bruschetta of Gothberg Farms Chevre, thai basil, cherry tomato confit, slow roasted pork belly and local balsamic honey. A NW Salmon Salad with king salmon rubbed with coriander-fennel spices topping local greens dressed with house pickled blueberry dressing, finished with walla walla onion & chevre will be served with Bohemian Pils (traditional Czech malts and Saaz hops with a smooth malt center). Slow braised Australian Lamb shank finished with Alt Bier & chantrelle demi-glace will be paired with the Local Malt Alt (old style German ale made from Skagit Valley malts). To finish the dinner off Dunkel Lager (World Beer Cup Silver Medal 2014 & Gold Medal 2010) will be served with a house made Ice Cream Sandwich with Mallard’s ice cream and Maureen’s cowboy cookies in a dunkel-caramel sauce. This is a beer dinner you won't want to miss so call asap to get your tickets!
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