Migration Brewing releases a Hotwire Pale Ale today as a limited release at all of their pubs throughout the Portland metro area. This new Pale Ale is a collaboration with Koble Creative, the architect partner of Migration’s recent expansions in and around Portland.
Hotwire Pale Ale is described as a light, refreshing pale ale that will be available on draft and in six packs. This beer came to life as a celebration of 4 years of collaborating on a variety of architectural design projects.
In Norway, the term ‘Koble’ means ‘to connect.’ It also is used as slang for hot-wiring a car. With a background and passion in cars, Founder and Co-owner Terry Amundson decided that this name was the perfect fit for the collaboration.
“We’ve been talking about making a beer with Migration over the past year and the timing finally worked out,” said Amundson, in a statement. “After an extensive sensory exploration we landed on a unique pale ale recipe that features a Yuzu puree, coupled with Azacca and El Dorado hops”.
“The Koble Creative team is a talented architecture partner who we’ve worked together with on a number of pub and brewery projects, including our recently opened Williams location,” states Migration Co- Founder and Head Brewer Mike Branes, in a statement. “We’re really excited about this beer. It’s a beautiful burnt orange color, filled with lots of subtle flavors coming in at a very sessionable 5.0% ABV. This will be a patio favorite while it’s available”.
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.