Wayfinder Beer Collaboration Release – Saaz-All, Fluffer IPA, and (I Love it When You Call Me) Dip Hoppa

Wayfinder Beer new collaboration beer release. (image courtesy of Wayfinder Beer)
Wayfinder Beer new collaboration beer release. (image courtesy of Wayfinder Beer)

Wayfinder Beer continues to play the waiting game on having its brewery operational so the two-month-old brewery continues to brew collaboration beers with local area breweries. The next batch of releases will take place on Tuesday, November 29th, when Wayfinder Beer will host a release party for its three latest collaboration beers from 4:30 to 6:30pm. For these three releases Wayfinder Beer collaborated with Zoilghaus Brewing on Saaz-All Czech-Style Pils and Fluffer IPA and then with Gigantic Brewing on (I Love it When You Call Me) Dip Hoppa.

During the release party the brewers that made all three of these beers come together will be on hand to discuss each of the beers. This includes Kevin Davey from Wayfinder Beer, Van Havig and Ben Love from Gigantic Brewing and Alan Taylor from Zoiglhaus Brewing. Wayfinder Beer is also collaborating on a top-secret ‘Party Mix’ for guests to enjoy on the house.

Wayfinder Beer Brewmaster Kevin Davey atop the brewdeck at Wayfinder Beer. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Brewmaster Kevin Davey atop the brewdeck at Wayfinder Beer. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Here’s a rundown on the three new collaboration beers with descriptions provided by Wayfinder Beer.

Saaz-All Czech-Style Pilsner
Brewed at Zoiglhaus Brewing
An assertive lager, constructed with Bohemian malt, Saaz hops and Czech yeast. The tasty interplay between the lightly rich body, lager aromas and spicy, grassy hops screams ‘drink me, now.’ Unfiltered, for maximum flavor.
5.2% ABV – 45 BU

Fluffer IPA
Brewed at Zoiglhaus Brewing
This ‘Bernie Sanders-style IPA’ is golden-colored, cloudy, not overly bitter, and loaded with new-school hop character. There’s something about this combination of headily fruity hops (Mosaic, Azacca, Ella, Citra, Amarillo) and body-building grains (malted wheat, malted & golden naked oats) that’s undeniably tasty and compelling.
6.1% ABV – 55 BU

(I Love it When You Call Me) Dip Hoppa NW Pils/IPL
Brewed at Gigantic Brewing
We ‘dipped’ a heaping pile of Mosaics in the fermenter at the beginning of fermentation, delivering a fabulous nose to this gorgeous golden brew. (‘Dip hopping’ involves steeping the hops in warm water in the fermenter for about an hour before run-in.) Weyermann Vienna & Pils malt provides a beautiful structure; lager yeast provides a clean slate for the dank Mosaics to shine on. We’d like to think Biggie would approve.
6.6% ABV – 45 BU

Portland graphic artist Orion Landau is the man behind the fine art on the brick walls, geometric meditations on sacred geometry. This, the biggest, is based, I believe, on the logarithmic grid of an oscilloscope screen...cool stuff indeed. (FoystonFoto)
Portland graphic artist Orion Landau is the man behind the fine art on the brick walls, geometric meditations on sacred geometry. This is based on a Smith Chart…cool stuff indeed. (FoystonFoto)

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Portland, OR 97214

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