Tapping Marzen Lager
Chuckanut celebrates March this year with the tapping of Marzen Lager on March 6 at 5:30 in the bar.
Not every year do we celebrate March in this way but 2015 is the year to treat ourselves and fans to this amazingly complex traditional German lager. Many of you know it as the old style Oktoberfest beer but now adays (the last 15 years or so) a golden beer is served at the Oktoberfest in Germany. Marzen (March beer) was created in Munich after the success of Vienna Lager when Spaten brewery brewed this new style of beer in March and tapped it for the Oktoberfest in September. The beer emerged bronze and smooth, with a round palate and deep toffeeish, almost spicy flavor and aroma. The appetizing bitterness serves to balance the malt underpinnings. Bready, malty, juicy with just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness, this is one of the most tantalizing beers available. We don't brew it often so make sure to try it and let us know what you think. Prost!
Bock Bier 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. Chuckanut Bock is 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.
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