Hopworks Urban Brewery will usher in the return of two of its limited edition beers with 2016 Kentucky Christmas and Noggin Floggin Barleywine. Both beers will be part of a release party at Hopworks Urban Brewery located at 2944 SE Powell on Wednesday, November 9th beginning at 5:00pm.
2016 Kentucky Christmas begins as Organic Abominable Winter Ale, Hopworks’ most popular seasonal offering, and is aged for 10-13 months in a variety of bourbon barrels. Before entering bottles it is blended to highlight nuances from different barrels. Expect flavors of vanilla and spice layered with luscious caramel malt character. Just 1100 bottles of Kentucky Christmas were made for distribution in Oregon. Very limited draft will be available throughout Oregon and Washington.
Organic Noggin Floggin Barleywine is a big winter warmer that sits at 9.5% ABV and 100 IBU. Deep mahogany in color, Noggin boasts of rich toffee and toasted malt character, flavors of fig and plum, and resinous hops. 1500 bottles and limited draft were produced for distribution in Oregon and Washington.
Both beers will be available on tap and in bottles at both Hopworks’ pubs and will receive limited distribution throughout the Northwest.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.