July 21, 2017

Full Sail Wassail

A- / 4.1
Full Sail Wassail

According to Full Sail:

A few unmistakable signs tell us when winter has arrived here in Hood River. The waterfalls in the Gorge start kicking out the jams. The snow report for the backcountry regains its hold over us. And the Wassail starts flowing once again. We’ve brewed Wassail every holiday season since 1988, and it’s now as much a part of the festivities as sharing a roaring fire with our closest family and friends. A deep mahogany color, Wassail is brewed with four different malts and a blend of Pacific Northwest hops, giving it a malty full body and a pleasantly hoppy finish that appeals to both hop and malt lovers alike. In other words, a Christmas miracle.

Titan IPA

A- / 4.2
Titan IPA

Titan IPA is a big, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale brewed for hop disciples. It starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness.

Hoptober Golden Ale

B+ / 3.9
Hoptober Golden Ale

Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of the earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with a creamy mouthfeel.

Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette, and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale.

Seasonal in August, September, October.

Tire Bite Golden Ale

D- / 1.2
Tire Bite Golden Ale

The young pup of the pack… Tire Bite Golden Ale is a refreshing, light, warm weather slammer with a flavorful hop edge. Brewed using exclusive imported German hops, this beer draws craft beer drinkers back from the “dark” side of the cooler.

Plato: 11.5
Specialty Malts: Malted White Wheat, Munich
Hops: German Perle, Hallertau

New Belgium Skinny Dip

B+ / 3.9
New Belgium Skinny Dip

Ever tried a Skinny Dip? You wouldn’t be alone. Featured by both Men’s Journal and the Today Show as a favorite summer brew, this full-bodied, highly drinkable beer makes a splash every summer in New Belgium’s Seasonal line-up. Cascade hops frolic with a hint of lime leaf, giving the beer complexity that’s surprisingly refreshing.

Calories: 110
Hops: Cascade, Styrian Golden, Willamette
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Victory
OG: 8.9
TG: 1

Left Hand Oktoberfest

A- / 4.1
Left Hand Oktoberfest

Left Hand starts brewing this in the Spring and it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish.

Style: Marzen Lager
Color: Copper, 21 SRM
Body: Medium
Plato: 16°
Malts: Munich and Pilsner
Hops: Magnum and Spalter Select

Mothership Wit

B- / 3.1
Mothership Wit

Their first venture into organically-produced beer, Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer elevates the zesty Wit or White beers of Belgium. Far-flung Beer Rangers affectionately refer to the Fort Collins brewery as the Mothership, a name that conjures images of earth shot from space and the interconnectivity of it all. Mothership Wit is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.

Wasatch Polygamy Porter

B- / 3.0
Wasatch Polygamy Porter

This dark, medium bodied ale offers the drink-ability of a much lighter beer. The inviting chocolate and malty flavors fade into a slightly dry, silky smooth finish.

Pumpkin Lager Beer

B / 3.5
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

In 1989, Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch was reading a dusty brewing tome, sipping a fine lager, and came across a beer recipe that Thomas Jefferson had brewed with pumpkin at his home in Monticello.

Pours a light orange with an off-white head. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves meld well with a slightly sweet background that actually does taste a bit like pumpkin. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer’s mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness.

Serve this with holiday meals, the spice characters really bring out the depth of full-flavored meats and vegetables.

Wasatch Pumpkin Ale

C- / 2.0
Wasatch Pumpkin

Brewed with the finest barley and pure pumpkin, then spiced like your favorite holiday pie. This amber-hued ale is sure to please!