In time for the holidays, Public Coast Brewing Co. has released three new seasonal beers. All three beers – Kölsch Scrump-tious Spruce Tip Ale, Salted Caramel Stoutand Farm Honey Lager – are now available in cans and on draft at the brewery in lovely Cannon Beach, Oregon.
“We’re excited to release these three very different but complementary beers for the winter,” said Will Leroux, Public Coast’s head brewmaster. “The Kölsch is flavored with spruce tips that our Brewery Crew picked last spring from the forest overlooking Cannon Beach – a special and hyper-locally sourced ingredient. The Salted Caramel Stout Milk Stout is decadent in all the best ways, tying in the Oregon Coast with a hint of Oregon’s own Jacobsen’s Sea Salt. And the Farm Honey Lager is a Mexican style lager that features German noble hops for a spiced, balancing bitterness.”
The Kölsch Scrump-tious Spruce Tip Ale, a 4.3% ABV, is made with locally forested spruce tips and Willamette hops, and is cold conditioned like a German style lager. It has hints of sweetness and yet is resinous and woodsy — definitely a cheerful and festive combination.
The Salted Caramel Stout is as luscious as it sounds — it’s a 5.7% ABV Milk Stout with Caramel and Sea Salt. Darker, thicker and on the sweeter side for a beer, this milk stout is lightly frothy in texture and the sweetness is matched with earthy notes of a stout’s usual essence.
The Farm Honey Lager, a 5% ABV, highlights the sweet, earthy notes of Public Coast Farm’s honey to offer a crushable crisp lager with aromas and flavors that unfold sip after sip. Straw colored and slightly opaque, the Farm Honey Lager offers a dry finish and high carbonation, making it an easy drinker.
All three releases are for sale on-tap and in cans at Public Coast’s brewpub in Cannon Beach. For a full list of beers on tap or order online for curbside pickup, visit: publiccoastbrewing.com/beer/
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.