Closing in on five years from opening its doors on May 9, 2012, Gigantic Brewing is ready to celebrate on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. In preparation of this milestone the brewery is asking its loyal fan base to vote for their four favorite seasonal releases that made it to bottles from the past five years. The result of this voting will be Gigantic’s 5th Anniversary Beer Greatest Hits.
Since being founded by Van Havig and Ben Love, Gigantic has been brewing its Gigantic IPA and shortly thereafter its Ginormous Imperial IPA as its only year round beers. However during this same timeframe Gigantic Brewing has brewed 33 seasonal beers that made it into 22 oz. bottles. These 33 beers were never to be brewed again with just one exception. Staying true to their word when Van and Ben opened the doors to its brewery, Ben always mentioned that there’d be one more chance for these one off beers to see the light of day again. Well the time has come to place your vote. Here are images of each of the two ballots.
If you cannot make it by the Tap Room feel free to submit your vote via email at email@example.com. Voting began earlier this month and will continue through January 15, 2017, so don’t delay.
At Gigantic we only do two things: make the best damn IPA in Portland, Oregon and produce seasonal, exciting, flavorful beers, most of which will be brewed only once. Our goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce.
We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle. – Gigantic Brewing
Gigantic Brewing’s 5th Anniversary will take place on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. Gigantic will begin releasing its “Greatest Hits” beers in April 2017 and will then continue through March 2018.
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.