Bock Biers is coming Back
With the winter holidays and weather coming back we decided to bring back an old favorite. It was a couple of years ago that Chuckanut Brewery brewed its Bock. Many of our fans have asked us to produce this great rich beer and this year the brewers decided to brew it again.
Brewing Bock requires an investment in time. Our Bock has been in the fermentation tank for about 2 months! We’ll be kegging up this beautiful beer in a couple of weeks just in time for the break between Christmas and New Year's. Served in a special glass to highlight its unique personality, Bock is a strong, malty, rich beer with full body and toffeeish flavors. At 6.6% ABV this beer is great with desserts, by itself, or with our meatloaf entrée.
We don’t know when we’ll be brewing Bock again so we’ll probably be keeping it to serve exclusively in our Kitchen because we want to make it last as long as we can. As a gift to you all we'll be tapping the Bock the day after Christmas, December 26 at 11am. Make sure to stop by for a glass of Bock and you’ll easily realize how special this beer is and how lucky you were to drink it at the source!
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.
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