2014 Washington Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest

Washington Winter Beer Fest
The Washington Brewers Guild will present their annual Winter Beer Fest on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. Now in the second year at the historic Hangar 30 the festival features 50 Washington Brewers and over 130 different beers and for the first time a couple of local ciders. This festival is for the BIG beer lover with additions of sugar and spice and everything nice!

Featuring a wide variety of winter and holiday inspired beers.

  • Big winter warmers such as Seattle local Stoup Brewing’s English inspired Winter Warmer or Kulshan Brewing’s Kitten Mittens Winter Ale from Bellingham.
  • Dark and hearty brews with Imperial Stouts from Boundary Bay, Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Georgetown Brewing, Oharov Russian Imperial Stout, 7 Seas, Chili Pepper Imperial Stout and more.
  • Wood aged beers make a showing with Frosty Frog of Issaquah, aged in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels, Sound Brewing of Poulsbo with their Whiskey Barrel Mayan CaveBear and Hilliard’s of Seattle with Fino Countdown a sherry barrel aged Industrial Porter.
  • Some lighter seasonal, sour and spiced beers are well represented including Snipes Mountain’s Winter Valley a cranberry and apple wheat saison from Sunnyside, Big Al’s Hopped Farm House Ale brewed with brettanomyces, Bing from Naked City in Greenwood, their take on an English Old Ale with cherries and spice or how about a Cinnamon Coconut Porter from Scuttlebutt in Everett.
  • A complete list of 2014 Winter Beer Fest Participating Breweries and Beers is available online at http://washingtonbrewersguild.org/Events.html.

The Winter Beer Festival will host one session on Friday, December 5 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM and two sessions on Saturday, December 6 from Noon to 4:00PM and 5:30 to 9:30PM. $25 in advance or $30 at the door, if tickets are still available. Advance purchase is recommended. Separate tickets are required for each session. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and six 5 ounce samples. Additional tokens may be purchased for $1.50 each. Tickets are available online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org and at select ticket outlets. This is a 21-and-over-only event.

There will also be several Food Trucks on site to satisfy and compliment the hearty beers.

WA Brewers Guild

The beer list is as follows:

Kulshan Brewery
Kitten Mittens Winter Ale (winter ale)
Rich malt flavors finish with chocolate and roast malts, balanced hop bitterness and Light hop finish, 7.5

American IPA, brewed in the style of West Coast IPA, 6.6

Washington Beer Commission

Big Time Brewing Co.
Yulefest (Christmas Ale)
Malty Christmas Ale with a chocolate note and rich Caramel compleity with a slight hop character 7%

Old Rip ( Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
Big and rich, but with a smooth finsih from the addition of Oats Infused with Coffee and beans and Cocoa Nibs. 7.4%

Jabba The Hop Cask (Imperial IPA)
Big Piney nose and Slight Citrus aroma with a slight sweet body and massive hop notes. Cask Condition and Double Dry hopped. 7.5%

Georgetown Brewing Company
Oharov Russian Imperial Stout
Many versions of strong dark stouts have come and gone throughout the centuries, but the Russian Imperial Stout has been the style of choice since the 18th Century for those who appreciate rich, complex dark ales. Our version, Oharov, was brewed to be true to the style – a drinkable ebony brew, warming the frigid days like a ray of black sunshine. Loaded with caramel, chocolate and roasted coffee flavors, Oharov’s bold aggressiveness quickly finishes smooth, dry, and crisp. ABV: 8.3%, IBU’s: 56

Vanilla Georgetown Porter
Creamy, Velvety undertones of Vanilla combined with tons of Chocolate, Munich, and Roasted Malt, then blended with Centennial and Northern Brewer hops to create what we like to call Roasted Chocolaty Goodness. ABV: 6.4%, IBU’s: 40

Odin Brewing
Batch of the Beast (barrel-aged stout)
7.5%. Batch #666, prepare to taste the darkness. Brewed with the blackest malts around and aged in wet Oola whiskey barrels, this robust, dry stout soaked up the whiskey and barrel flavors to finish as a strong, full bodied, mouth of darkness stout.

Wine barrel-aged saison
6.7%. A gorgeous French-style saison aged in OS Wineries wet red wine barrels. The wine barrels added just a touch of color, as well as a soft floral and vanilla character.

Dirty Jackhammer (barrel-aged belgian dark w brett)
12%. We inoculate a small batch of Thor’s Equinox (our Belgian dark strong) with Brett and mature it for a year in Oola bourbon barrels. The earthiness and tartness of the Brett blend with the vanilla from the bourbon and the fig from the beer itself to create a beer that needs to be experienced to be understood.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Bean Stop Coffee Porter
This combines Chuckanut’s Robust Porter with Bean Stop’s Organic Coffee to create a paring of roasted chocolate flavors of Chuckanut Porter and the smooth richness of The Bean Stop’s Coffee Toddy (cold dripped coffee taking at least 24 hours to make). ABV 5.6% with 38 IBU’s (original gravity 14.5 Plato).

Vienna Lager
Chuckanut’s multi award winning Vienna is a copper colored, medium bodied brew with a toasty, malty character balanced with a subtle hop presence. Sure to please your palate this highly recognized lager finishes clean and crisp. ABV 5% with 25 IBU’s (original gravity 12.5 Plato).

American Brewing Company
Highstick Imperial Red
Northwest Red IPA with rich caramel flavors and subtle chocolate undertones. Big & Bold, Sticky & Sweet! ABV 8.2%

Vanilla Stout Porter
Dark, Rick, Creamy Smooth and oh, so delicious! ABV 6.2%

American Blonde
This Kolsch Style Ale has a light citrusy aroma, delicate hop notes with a crisp sweetness. Perfect, easy drinking ale. ABV 4.5%

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
The Big Lebrewski
Imperial Cream Stout aged on Kahlua soaked oak. 9.5%

English Style Old Ale aged on Bing and tart cherries and spices. 8% abv

Boundary Bay Brewery
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever Specially brewed and bottled for the Pacific NW Winters, this winter-warmer’s deep red-brown color and rich malty flavor will complement any hearty meal. While this beer is deceptively strong, it tastes smooth thanks to an extra long, cool conditioning. It pairs well with rich, heavier foods and spicy dishes – however, Cabin Fever is also very satisfying on its own. 8.5% ABV

Oak/Bourbon Infused Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Perhaps more than any other beer, Oat Stout deserves to be called a “meal in a glass.” For many years, it was considered so nutritious, that it was often served as a health tonic! Lightly hopped, it is aged for one month to allow the medley of dark malts and oats to celebrate their union. This brew is not for the timid. Enjoy an even more souped up rendition; this keg bas been infused with aged bourbon-soaked oak spirals, licorice and toffee! 9.6% ABV

Foggy Noggin Brewing
Wee Wee (Scotch Wee Heavy)
After looking at what Santa left, you have an incredible urge to Wee-Wee! A wonderful delicious toffee sweetness matched with the perfect hoppy finish makes this a holiday tradition. ABV: 9.8% IBU: 68 SRM: 32

Christmas Duck (Porter)
This should be on your Christmas must list for beers. A mouthful of sweetened roasty flavors that linger long as a roasty dryness. Satisfying in every respect and a pint of the holiday spirit each time. Everyone deserves to celebrate Christmas year-round. Jingle Beers! Jingle Beers! ABV: 5.6% IBU: 36 SRM: 31.5

Cranberry Frost (Strong Golden Ale)
This beer reflects the seasons first frost with a crisp, bright refreshing burst of holiday cheer. A wonderful balance of cranberry bliss and perfectly balanced sweetness, makes this everyone’s favorite holiday beer. ABV: 7.3% IBU: 72 SRM: 16

Pike Brewing Company
Pike Wood Aged Kilt Lifter
Peated malt for slight smoke flavor. Aged in Oola whiskey barrels for 6 months. 9% ABV, IBU 30

Pike 25th Anniversary Collaboration Beer
Imperial Pale, Galena hops for bittering, Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe hops for flavor and aroma, amber in color. 7.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Pike Entire
Imperial Stout aged in Dry Fly wheat whiskey barrels for 6 mos., then blended with 5X stout. 9.5% ABV

Old Bawdy 2013-Barleywine
Dark amber, hops, 90 IBU Nugget, Columbus, Ahtanum, Falconers 7C’s hops used throughout. 10% ABV

No-Li Brewhouse
Vanilla & Chocolate Infused Rise and Grind
This smooth and luscious ale imparts flavors of coffee, chocolate and toasted grain. Layers of freshly roasted Gemelli coffee gives the beer an extra punch. Then, we added fresh Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and chocolate, creating a delicious mocha beer! 6.5% ABV, 22 IBUs

Randallized Winter Warmer
This ruby-red ale is lush and aromatic with a rich, malty flavor and contrasting spicy hop finish. Copious amounts of crystal malt give this winter beer a sweet character reminiscent of caramel and toffee. This beer is hopped like an IPA, providing plenty of grassy and piney flavors and aromas to balance the sweetness. The beer is dry-hopped with Northern Brewer and Chinook to provide additional piney aromas to balance the sweet character. As an extra twist for the Winter Beer Festival, we are randallizing the beer with dry-hops. 7.5% ABV, 72 IBUs

Red Wine Barrel Aged Aksel on Cherries
We aged our No Boundaries small batch beer, Aksel, a Belgian Strong Ale, in a fresh Townsend Cellars red wine barrel for several months. We added 10 pounds of locally picked cherries to the barrel, providing notes of ripe, tart cherries while adding body to the beer. The oak from the barrel contributes complexity to the mouth-feel, and the wine adds a hint of tannin-derived acidity. 8.0% ABV, 50 IBUs

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Avalanche Winter Ale
Avalanche has complex dark malt flavors courtesy Two Row, Munich, Aromatic and Special B malts, and 48 IBUs from Chinook and Cascade hops. 6.8% ABV

Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA
Plant 1 Powerhouse is a high gravity IPA with a 7.5% ABV, brewed with a big malt profile in mind and flavored with Cascade and Columbus hops for a big 85 IBU bite.

Zippy Lemon Abbey Wheat Ale
Zippy is brewed from a wheat and malt grist yielding a flavor reminiscent of a Kristallweizen, fermented with an Abbey yeast, and flavored to 25 IBUs with Saaz hops, then given a liberal addition of lemon juice. Think of the flavor of a shandy or Radler with a 7.2 ABV kick.

Issaquah Brewhouse
Frosty Frog 2014
A strong but well-balanced winter warmer, this ale has extreme complexity made for a holiday feast. The addition of raisins and molasses in the brewing process produces unusual spiced rum like flavors to go along with the well-balanced malt. 8.2% 67 IBU

Frosty Frog 2013 Barrel Aged
Our winter beer aged 6 months in Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrels. 8.5% 60 IBU

Dick’s Brewing Company
Double Diamond Winter Ale
Dick’s Double Diamond Winter Ale combines Northwest premium 2-row malted barley and ample rich Munich malt. We add a full bag of sweet caramel malt and lots of malted white wheat, with a touch of highly roasted black barley to give complexity to this ale. To give this beer it’s backbone we add plenty of Northwest hops in the brew kettle. If you like your ales with a balanced bitterness and a nice finish try this beer to keep you toasty warm on a cold night. 7.5%

Dick’s Cream Stout
Dick’s Cream Stout is black and incredibly creamy with flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. A large portion of highly roasted black unmalted barley gives this beer its opaque black color and deep flavors. Additionally, a generous percentage of un- malted flaked barley gives this beer its unmatched creaminess. We add just enough hops for complexity. 5.5%

Double Danger
This beer is “The One” Dick’s brew crew is most proud of. Brewed in honor of our mentor and friend, Dick Young, we hope you knock a few back in his honor and memory. Dick loved his Danger Ale, so we thought it was fitting that we use his original recipe and make it a bit more danger-ous. The Double Danger’s smooth flavor makes this beer a highly drinkable ale. This beer doesn’t fit any category, won’t fit into some set criteria… and we like it that way. 8.5%

7 Seas Brewing
Chilli Pepper Imperial Stout
Adding a spicy twist to our annual Winter Imperial Stout release, this year we conditioned the beer on a bed of locally grown hot chili peppers. Cultivated on the peninsula, we infused the fruity, sweet, and complexly spicy Caribbean Red, Trinidad Scorpion, and Chocolate Ghost peppers into this rich and boldly smooth Imperial Stout. A slight tingling sensation of the lips is followed by a mellow, yet building sensation of spice and warmth on the palate, leading to a roasted-malty sweet finish. ABV 9%

Welcome to the dark side of India Pale Ales. Conceived here in the NW, we’re proud to offer this intensely hoppy, black, yet velvety smooth unique ale. Brewed with de-husked black malt, caramel malt, and generously hopped with Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo. Our CDA achieves layers of hop character nicely balanced by a hint of roast and a smooth lingering finish. At 7% ABV, this ale offers both power and finesse, audacity and subtlety.

253 Pilsner
This NW Pilsner pays homage to those local brewers who came long before us, a shout-out to our home, the 253. Our NW spin on a classic pilsner-style lager. Brewed woth NW Pale and Pilsner malt, hopped with Sterling and Cascade, this brew is 100% WA. An extremely refreshing, dry, and crisp authentic Pilsner with that classic mineral, cracker like finish. Executed with precision, patience, and care, yielding a truly premium Pilsner. ABV 5.2%

Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Hoppy the Woodsman
At 8% ABV, Hoppy The Woodsman is a rich oak-aged beer with a light hop note and a strong toasty malt character. Aroma results from the seamless blend of vanilla, caramel, brandied cherry, and Yakima Valley Hops. Flavors of caramel and oak are offset by the warmth of alcohol. A perfect winter warmer that is well balanced to the end.

Hopferno Black IPA
Combining dark malts and insane doses of Cascade and Amarillo hops, Hopferno Black IPA packs complexity and balance into a classic Pacific Northwest style. Brewed with Washington grown hops and grains, it is part of our Homegrown Series. Weighing in at 7.2% ABV and 80 IBUs, it is pure liquid hop magma.

Hoppy Holidays
A rich, malty beer with an assertive but balanced hop character. Hints of chocolate and dark fruits greet you on the nose. Roasted malt undertones play over your tongue and finish with an earthy hop finish. IBU’s 52 18.1°P abv 7.5%

Schooner Black Lager
A light bodied black lager is the perfect combination with food. This slightly roasty lager is creating quite a buzz in the craft beer world and look for it at the finest pubs and restaurants in 2015. abv 4.8% IBU’s 18

Snipes Mountain Brewing
Barrel-Aged Bandolero (Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Baltic Porter)
Made with 40% rye, split between five different types of rye malts: Three different straight rye malts, the rich spice of chocolate rye, devious caramel rye, smooth roasted rye, and the snappy body of flaked rye. Perhaps the most rye you will ever have in a beverage. Did we mention rye? Then we barrel aged it in 18 year bourbon barrels for over a year. 7.8%

No-Bake Stout (Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Stout)
Obnoxious amounts of oats and chocolate come together to make a rich, smooth stout. Then topped off with rich peanut buttery goodness. Oven not required. 6%

Winter Valley
Cranberries and apples harmonize in a tart chorus over a light bodied wheat saison. Enjoy the fruits of your labors this winter with a beer that is sure to enliven all of your festivities this Holiday Season. 6.3 % ABV 18 IBU

Anacortes Brewery
Noel Winter Ale
(7.0% ABV / 45 IBU) Brewed to celebrate the holiday season, this winter warmer uses various aromatic specialty malts and has a prominent hop character from mild American Noble varieties.

(5.3% ABV / 35 IBU) Originally brewed at the Anacortes Brewery under the guidance of the visiting Brewmaster of Kalt Loch Brewery in Bavaria, this beer is modeled after a dark lager brewed by Kalt Loch for the Engelberg monastery. Our version uses Perle hops and a portion of apple wood smoked malt.

India Pale Ale
(6.1% ABV / 118 IBU) Our award winning IPA emphasizes Northwest hop varieties and features significant hop flavor, bitterness and aroma from Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe.

Fish Brewing Company
Ice Breaker Winterfish (Imperial IPA)
Full bodied winter warmer, 100% Chinook hops 7.5% ABV

Spire Mountain Spiced Apple Cider (Apple Cider)
Washington apples, brewed with cinnamon, allspice and cloves. 5% ABV

Leavenworth Bakke Hill Black Lager (Black Lager)
Light body, full chocolaty flavor with hints of vanilla. 5% ABV

Mac & Jacks Brewing Co
Ibis IPA
Aromatic IPA with tropical fruit nuances. 7.0%

Cascadian Dark Ale
Dry hopped dark ale. Smooth malt presence with a background of hops. 7.0%

C U Lator Barleywine
Complex and strong malt body. 9.8%

Lantern Brewing
Bonneville – Dry Hopped Belgian Style Pale Ale
A substantial flood of hops held in check by a massive edifice of malt. 7.2% ABV, 73 IBU

Des Moines – Belgian style Dark Strong Ale
This flavorful dark winter ale is built with layers of caramel and malt and finishes with dark toffee, dried fruit, and spicy flavor notes. 8.9% ABV

Au Brun – French Style Bière de Garde
This auburn ale has a smooth and malty backbone balanced by a crisp hop finish. 6.5% ABV

Harmon Brewing Co.
Black Tartan CDA
Black Tartan CDA is brewed with 6 different malted barleys and chocolate wheat. Simcoe, Columbus, and Amarillo hops provide the hoppy flavor. Black like a stout and hoppy like an IPA this is a complex and wonderful combination of roasted malts along with piney and citrusy hop notes. 8% ABV & 84 IBUS

Steep & Deep Winter Ale
Steep and Deep Winter Ale is brewed with 5 different malted barleys and 4 different hop varieties. This hoppy winter warmer ale has flavors and aromas of bitter chocolate and roasted barley. This combined with just the right amount of hops creates a smooth, hoppy and satisfying medium to full bodied winter ale. Steep and Deep finishes crisp, clean and dry just like the cool mountain air.

Bainbridge Island Brewing
Barrel Prince Barley 2013
8.0% ABV – 30 IBU
Peated Scotch Whisky Barrel Aged Scotch Wee Heavy Ale
Ach, sae tha ten times fast! Brewed for Rabbie Burns Night each January in honor of men in skirts everywhere, Bonnie Prince Barley is our seasonal Scotch Wee Heavy ale. This rare special release was aged for 11 months in a Westland Distillery Peated Single Malt barrel. The perfect accompaniment to a warm winter’s haggis. Dinnae wait, just one keg per day.

Broadhead Barrel Ale
8.3% ABV – 50 IBU
Barrel-Aged Ale
Newly released from our Barrel Aging Program, Broadhead is a bigger version of our Arrow Point Amber aged in reused bourbon barrels. The barrel aging imparts an oak flavor with a light whiskey character, along with fruity almost cherry notes, caramel, and malty toastiness. Tapped after the Barrel Prince Barley kicks each day.

Wing Point Winter Ale
6.8% ABV – 45 IBU
Northwest Winter Ale
As the days are darker and the rains have moved in, it’s time for a beer best drunk with friends in the comfort of a warm pub. Wing Point is our NW Winter Warmer, full-bodied with a malt complexity showing caramel, toffee, dried fruit and chocolate, with a hint of hoppiness to remind you of the fir trees outside.

Sound Brewery
Entendez Noel
Entendez Noel Belgian Quadrupel – 11.5% ABV 50 IBU (Winter)

Whiskey Barrel Mayan CaveBear
Mayan Cavebear Our Ursus Spelaeus 10% Belgian Imperial Stout with 3 types of Chilis and Vanilla Beans, aged in Westland single malt whiskey barrels.

Elysian Brewing
Bifröst Winter Ale
Strong, hoppy, and smooth – Named for the mythical bridge connecting the mortal world to the heavens. Brewed with pale malt and small amounts of Munich and Crystal malts. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Chinook and Styrian Goldings hops. Starting gravity 18.4° Plato (1.074), alcohol 6.35% by weight, 7.6% by volume.

Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout
Elysian Brewing and Stumptown Coffee come together in a deliciously smooth, very Northwest beer. A complex bill of malts hold it all together–Northwest pale, C-15 and C-45 dextrine malts, Franco-Belges kiln coffee malt, Black, Roasted and Chocolate malts and flaked oats. Magnum hops add a touch of bitterness and milk sugar sweetens just a bit. Cold-infused Stumptown coffee provide an invigorating richness. Split Shot will warm and sustain through spring’s cool evenings, and the combination of coffee and stout will definitely keep your attention. 5.6% ABV 28 IBUs

Space Dust – A Totally Nebular IPA
Great Western premium two-row, combined with c-15 and Dextri-Pils, give this beer a bright and galactic Milky Way hue. The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. Space Dust is out of this world, with 62 IBU, an OG of 16.8°, and 7.2% abv.

Diamond Knot
Storm Surge Winter Ale
Medium body with light fruity esters that hint to its sweet malty finish. It’s dark in color, but don’t let appearances deceive you; this beer is highly drinkable and perfect for those cold, stormy winter days when you want to dream of Spring. 5.9% ABV 30 IBUs

Industrial Ho!Ho! *NITRO
It’s big, dark, malty, hoppy and will seriously warm your cockles! As a holiday bonus, we’re serving this seasonal treat on nitro, which imparts a soft creamy mouthfeel making it dangerously drinkable. 8.5% ABV 40 IBUs

Industrial Red
A local favorite rarely seen outside our brewpubs until now. This beer is big and malty with a distinct citrusy hop character that keeps the palette pining for more. This is a Winter Beer Fest must! 8.5% ABV 40 IBUs

Cinnamon Coconut Porter
Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? We put a delicious holiday twist on our always popular Possession Porter for all the good little boys and girls. Already multilayered in flavors of coffee, chocolate and molasses, the cinnamon and coconut find their perfect place in this complex brew. 5.7% ABV 40 IBUs

Fremont Brewing
Sister Imperial IPA: INFUSION
Family always comes first. Just when you thought that your poor tongue couldn’t stand any more humulus lupulus, The Sister comes home to prove you wrong. Using the same unbreakable malt backbone of The Brother to balance out a truckload of Calypso and Bravo hops, The Sister weighs in at approximately a billion IBUs. 8.5% ABV, 1 Billion IBU

Bonfire Ale
Bonfire Ale steals from the winter fires its gift of dark barley and gentle hops to provide you, beer drinker, with this delightful winter treat. Fremont set the sky rockets to flight and wrote the book on afternoon delight before waking the night on the wings of a great blue heron to soar below the radar and above the clouds, raining down beer to blow your mind and caress your soul. Light a Bonfire today. 6.0% ABV, 40 IBU

Gingerbread Infused 2014 Bourbon Abominable
Lovingly referred to by Fremonters as B-Bomb, this year’s release was aged in 12 and 15 year old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 24 and 12-month old barrel strength Abominable Ale. Each barrel contributes a different note and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. 11.0% ABV, 65 IBU

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star VARIANTS (Coffee Variant at Sessions 1 & 3, Spice Wars at Session 2)
Aged in 15 year-old single use Kentucky bourbon barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts complement the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel aged warmth. A touch of sweetness balances with the hops to finish with a wave and then she’s gone. 11.0% ABV, 50 IBU

Port Townsend Brewing Co.
Reel Amber (Amber Ale)
A slight citrus hop flavor is balanced by a light body and crisp malt profile. A combination of citrusy Yakima grown hops and six varieties of barley provide a depth of complexity that begs another sip.

Hop Diggidy IPA (India Pale Ale)
A classic NW style IPA, Hop Diggidy has a smooth pale malt background and a full round hop profile. Dry hopping insures an aromatic and lasting hop finish, our best selling ale.

Winter Ae (Strong Ale)
Our winter ale is made from a blend of pale, caramel and chocolate malts with each contributing an interesting malt character reminiscent of a traditional English Old Ale. We then add a NW twist by agressively hopping this ale to provide contrast to the malty body.

Icicle Brewing Company
Dark Persuasion (German Chocolate Cake Ale)
Delicate dark chocolate with a whisper of coconut… You know you want it, go ahead and indulge. You can finally have German Chocolate Cake and drink it too. There’s no need to be nervous, it’s just wickedly deep and full of flavor and desire. With its provocative aroma and smooth body, this is certainly the darkest of fifty shades of risqué. ABV:6.5%

Crosscut (Pilsner)
We’ve brewed up a bit of our local logging history and crafted a medium-light bodied Pilsner-Style Lager that offers up a hint of our home. Like the surrounding Northwest forests we call our back yard, this beer is complex in its subtleties. From a clean malty profile to a moderate Noble-hop flavor and aroma, our Lager combines local ingredients and local inspiration, which results in a beer that’s a cut above the rest. ABV:5%

Two Beers Brewing Co.
Barrel-aged Jive Espresso Stout
Oatmeal Milk Stout, aged in whiskey barrels. 7.5% ABV.

Cold Brew
Locally roasted coffee is combined with a roasty, chocolatey brown ale creating a smooth companion for Seattle winters. 5.3% ABV.

American Strong Ale
This delightful beer has notes of toffee, caramel, and biscuit but is balanced out by a substantial bouquet of hops. Drinks like a clean barleywine. 9.0% ABV

Seattle Cider Co. – Oaked Maple Hard Cider
Mahogany in color and fermented with American oak chips, raisins and finished with Vermont maple syrup; it offers notes of vanilla, oak and a clean toast. ABV: 6.9% BRIX: 1.2

Big Al Brewing
Winter Warmer
Dark Strong Ale – 7.5% ABV

Smoked Porter
Smoked Porter – 5.8 ABV

Hopped Farm House Ale
Hopped Farm House Ale – Brewed with Brett – 7.3 ABV

Rainy Daze Brewing
Only The Tip – Our Winter Double IPA
2 Row, Maris Otter, Kiln Amber, Munich and Crystal malts. Backed up with four different hops and Sitka Spruce Tips both in the boil and with the Dry Hops. The Spruce tips blend well with the fruity, citrus notes from the hops. 9% ABV 87 IBU

Ginger Snapped
Based on an Alt style, to take advantage of the large amount of Crystal malt. Then add Molasses, Brown Sugar, Ginger, Cloves, Cinnamon and a touch of Cayenne pepper for that little extra snap. 6% ABV 25 IBU

Bale Breaker Brewing Company
High Camp Winter Warmer
Named for the ski lodge atop our local White Pass Ski Resort, High Camp Winter Warmer takes Bale Breaker’s signature hop-forward style to a slightly darker side. Perfect for the season, this winter beer hits first with a malty backbone of spice and chocolate. Dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Mosaic, the hop character in High Camp bursts with pine and grapefruit. And at 7.3% ABV, this fireside sipper is sure to warm from the inside out.

Topcutter India Pale Ale
Our flagship IPA is a well-balanced yet aggressive West Coast IPA that showcases Yakima Valley hops at their finest. Late additions of Simcoe®, Citra®, Ahtanum™, and Mosaic™ give this beer its complex citrus, fruity, and floral aroma and flavor. Named for a unique piece of farm equipment that removes hop vines from the trellis during the annual hop harvest, Topcutter IPA delivers loads of hoppiness all year long. – 6.8% ABV 70 IBU

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co
10 Below (Imperial Dunkelweiss spiced with molasses
Our annual Dunkelweiss is spiced with molasses and comes in at 8% abv. This malt forward beer showcases amazing depth of character and stands out among the typically aggressive winter offerings.

Barrel Aged Selection (tbd)
from our barrel aging program

Rock Bottom

Elliott Bay Brewing
Organic Noäle Holiday Ale
Dark Wheat Bock 8.5% ABV

Epic Ales LLC
Chocolate orange stout
A hearty stout brewed with orange blossoms 7 abv

X-Mas Partytime!!!
A festively spiced sour ale. 5 abv

The Dark Bleak Blahs of Winter
A rich balanced winter ale. 7.5 abv

Kris Kringle
This hearty and robust ale has a bold malt profile and generous amounts of hops that definitely make this a “winter warmer” ABV: 6.84%

Paeter’s Imperial Porter
Made in 2012, this big chocolaty porter was aged for one year in a Brandy/Syrah barrel and then another year in the cooler. The flavors of oak, vanilla, and red wine have really come through with the passage of time. One to try for sure. ABV: 8.5%

Brain Freeze DIPA
Citrus flavors take center stage with this very refreshing DIPA. Its high bitterness and hop flavor combine well with the sweet malt and alcohol flavors. Be sure not to drink it too fast as brain freeze may result! ABV: 8.21%

Redhook Brewery
Winterhook 30th anniversary
Winter seasonal, dark and rich in color with Chocolate malts to create bold flavor 6%

Blackhook Barrel Aged
Porter aged whisky barrles 8%

Rye beer with strong malt notes and hoppy finish 6.5%

Black Raven Brewing Company
Festivus Holiday Ale
This copper colored ale helps us celebrate the holiday season in Black Raven style. This annual limited release features various citrus peels, cranberries, galangal root, and a mélange of Christmas spices. ABV 7.1%

Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout
This robust black ale is full with rich dark caramel, unsweetened chocolate, and hints of coffee aromas and flavors. Annual limited release ABV 9.5%

Barrel Aged Walnut Barleywine
We brewed this beer for our last Bravehorse Tavern brewer’s dinner. Big barleywine aged in a rye whiskey barrel with walnuts added. A very rare bird indeed. ABV 13.4%

Wisdom Seeker DIPA
Brewed in the West coast Double IPA style, this bold brew features massive citrus and herbal hop additions and a full hop aroma. Seek your wisdom cautiously; this hop feast packs a punch. ABV 8.9%

Hilliard’s Beer
OMG Cookies
Winter Warmer brewed with flaked Oats, blackstrap Molasses, and crushed Ginger. 8.4%ABV

Fino Countdown
Industrial Porter aged 9 months in fino sherry casks. 6.2% ABV

Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Ol’ Mallwalker
Ol’ Mallwalker – A festive strong ale, hopped with Chinook/Cacade – 9.0%

Dawgsled – rich and malty winter ale – 8.0%

Peddler Brewing Company
Snow Beer’d Winter Ale
(8.0%, 52 IBUs) A winter warmer that balances dark chocolate and coffee flavors with classic NW hops. The result is a delightfully complex beer with a surprisingly dry finish.

Night Rider Dark Saison
(8.3%, 20 IBUs) Brewed with dark roasted wheat malts and fermented using a French saison yeast, this deceptively dark beer bursts with flavors of pepper, spice, and citrus before ending with a smooth roasted finish.

Silver City Brewery
Winter Bock (Winter Lager)
7% ABV a strong winter lager with deep, rich color and mild roast.

Old Scrooge Christmas Ale (British Style Barley Wine/Old Ale)
8.5% ABV a rich and malty British Barley Wine with all the character of a fine wine. Intriguing notes of apple, cherry and apricot occur naturally.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Scrooge
9.5% ABV 2013’s batch of Old Scrooge aged for a year in bourbon barrels, imparting rich notes of vanilla & sweet bourbon.

Hales Ales
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
We didn’t set out to reinvent the wheel, just to perfect and personalize it. Brewed in 2013 and laid to rest in rye whiskey barrels for 16 months. Made with Crystal, Carafa, roasted, chocolate, and aromatic malts with a touch of wheat, rye and oats for additional body. Hops include Caliente, Willamette and Exp 6300. All the components are present: a rich, roasted taste with hints of choco- late from the malt; coconut, vanilla and whiskey from the barrel. Our version is unique in our use of oats and rye in the grist and rye whiskey barrels for aging. 9.9% ABV

Wee Heavy Winter Ale
The NW’s first designated “seasonal” beer, Wee Heavy is an award-winning strong ale. Mahogany colored and rich, with an extra complexity from the addition of 2 year old whiskey barrel aged Wee Heavy. Ingredients include Pale, Crystal, Torrefied Wheat, Spelt, Aromatic & Cherrywood-smoked malts. Hops include Columbus, Chinook and East Kent Golding Hops. 30 IBUs, 7.1% ABV.

Cask Supergoose IPA
A classic Northwest India Pale Ale. Liberal use of Yakima’s finest new hops, including the elusive and exclusive Amarillo, create an expert blend of citrus & pine hop aromas with a rich malt body. Supergoose is, best of all, a balanced and drinkable IPA, characteristics that have made it a regional favorite. 87 IBUs, 7.1% ABV.

Pyramid Breweries
Snow Cap
7% ABV; Deep mahogany in color, our full-bodied winter warmer is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the perfect cold weather companion.

Railroad Avenue
8.2% ABV; You’ve arrived at your destination on time. We laid the tracks to this Imperial Porter with deep roasted malts and barley, along with dashes of vanilla, cinnamon, and dark brown sugar. Railroad Avenue is a big, malty brew that conducts the palate to a nicely spiced, mildly sweet finish.

Espresso Stout
5.6% ABV; A deep complex ale with a few extra perks, Espresso Stout is brewed with a hair-bending blend of caramel and dark roasted malts, and a jolt of espresso.

Stoup Brewing
Whiskey Barrel aged Imperial Porter
ABV 9%, IBU: 40, SRM: 41 – Our Imperial Porter was brewed as a celebration of Stoup’s first year in business. It is a bigger, bolder cousin of our Robust Porter. THEN we gilded the lilly by aging it in a whiskey barrel from our friends at Westland Distillery, adding notes of vanilla, toast and the appealing warmth that comes from a higher ABV.

Winter Warmer
ABV: 7%, IBU: 30 A full-bodied winter treat in the English tradition. This well balanced beer is loaded with rich layers of malt that are first evident in the aromas and follow through on the palate. Savory, toffee-carmel flavors are complemented by just the right amount of bitterness. A full pint of gratitude to Big Time Brewery for letting us use their very unique yeast.

ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 60, SRM: 7 This beer greets you with floral and citrus aromas, the result of aggressive Cascade dry-hopping. The addition of Chinook hops leave you with a lingering pineyness reminiscent of a hike in the mountains. A light malt sweetness provides balance while maintaining the hop forward character.

Orlison Brewing Co.
2 Finger Pour (cocktail inspired beer based on the Old Fashion)
Cocktail inspired beer with craft bitters, whiskey barrel chips and orange peel: ABV 8%

Underground Stout (Stout)
American-Style Stout: ABV 6.2%

IPL (India Pale)
India Pale Lager with nine hops: ABV 7%

Salish Sea Brewing Company
Winter Warmer
Winter Warmer Ale with flavors of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. 7.8%

Big Chocolate Love (Robust Porter)
Big in flavor, fills you full of warm aromas of coffee and chocolate, has a light smoky finish, and a clean palate. Single hopped: all Simcoe, all the time. 7% ABV

Drop Anchor IPA (American IPA)
Featuring Citra hops, light in body with a beautiful sunny color. Well balanced malt and hop. Dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops to give it a lovely floral and citrus nose. 6.7% ABV

Hangar 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington