The weekend of August 17th-18th, we will be releasing five new summer beers and hosting a two day release event for our membership at the tasting room! This release we’ll be introducing two new additions to our terroir series, another crisp take on a classic gin cocktail, a reminiscent cookie inspired sour red ale, and a mix-culture ale with some very delicious fruit sourced from our neighbors at King Estate. Here’s what’s on the lineup for August:
Terroir: Pinot Noir Blanc – Continuing our series of wine grape-matured farmhouse ales, this honey-colored beer underwent a second fermentation on fresh pressed Pinot Noir juice from Benton Lane winery. This subtly nuanced beer/wine hybrid expresses rich berry notes with hints of pear, lemon, and baked apples.
Terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon– Continuing our series of wine grape-matured farmhouse ales, this deep garnet-colored beer underwent a second fermentation on 2018 Cabernet grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Rich, jammy, wine grape flavors are balanced by firm tannins from the grape skin ferment and the French oak barrels in this luscious beer/wine hybrid.
Cucumber Tom & Tonic – Inspired by a classic G&T garnished with cucumber slices, this beer started as our golden sour base and was aged in Old Tom Gin barrels from Ransom Spirits imparting elements of spicy and earthy gin botanicals. Finished on Oregon grown cucumbers, the resulting beer is complex, refreshing, and perfect for a warm summer evening!
Ginger Snap – Spicy ginger, warm cinnamon, and smooth vanilla beans make up Grandma’s favorite cookies, and also our newest sour beer. After aging our Flanders Red inspired sour base in neutral oak barrels for nearly 18 months, we added ginger snap spices to our final blend, resulting in a beer that is unique and complex, yet somehow so familiar.
The BeerMonger’s Biscotti — A blend of rich imperial stouts matured in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels and finished on orange peel, cocoa nibs, coffee, Jacobsen sea salt and hazelnuts. Crafted in celebration of 10 successful years of mongering at The BeerMongers and as a nod towards the next 10! Cheers!
With the summer release, we are hosting our third Blender’s Circle release dinner for our members at the tasting room the evening of August 16th. The dinner will feature five paired courses, and acts as an opportunity for our club members to pick up their Summer shipment early. More details on the menu coming soon!
After good feedback from last release, we have extended our release to a two day event again! From 1-6pm on August 17th and 18th, we will have tastings of each of the new beers paired with delicious small bites and live music. Beers will also be released online to our mailing list a few weeks prior to the event, and the only way to get into the party without being a member is to order at least 6 bottles from the presale. Remaining inventory will be released in our tasting room and to our accounts the following week.
Stay tuned for our release email coming the week of July 28th, and keep checking back here for more info on each of these new beers!