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.
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
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D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.