Coalition Brewing's First Bottling

Coalition brew crew (L to R) Elan Walsky, Kiley Hoyt, Bruce MacPhee

Thursday March 22, Coalition 2 Dogs IPA fresh off the bottler2012 marked Coalition Brewing‘s first ever bottling. The beer: 2 Dogs IPA, a lower alcohol, boldly bittered (5.8% ABV, 77IBU) India Pale Ale with a great hops presence. Varietals used to spice this beer included Nugget, Sterling, and  Cascade hops. In addition, Simcoes were used in the hop back.

For this 10 barrel batch bottling (yielding about 150 cases of the goods), Coalition, employed the help of Portland-based mobile bottlers, Green Bottling.

Coalition Two Dogs IPA

“We’re super fuckin’ stoked!” says Coalition co-owner Elan Walsky. “For us this has been the culmination of something we’ve been working on for a full year. We’re beyond excited that the beer people have been so excited to have this beer in bottles that they’ve enjoyed on tap at our pub. Our mission has been to maintain the integrity.”

Coalition bottling up their 2 Dogs IPA

You may also notice the beautifully striking artwork created by local designer Bethany Ng, who has put together branding for the Hop & Vine and Saraveza.

This coming Friday, March 30, Coalition will be bottling their Rooster Cream and King Kitty Red. Look out!