Monday, May 29th, 2017

2 Towns Hop & Stalk cider, Gosefish and Cousin Rick Triple IPA

Ron Swarner

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Ghostfish-Gosefish-Hibiscus-Cranberry-GoseMORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, MAY 29 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the golf gymnastics. …

The Washington Beer Commission presents the 12th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park June 16-18. The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 130 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.

2 Towns Ciderhouse has release two ciders for summer. Prickle Me Pink^2 is a prickly pear cactus hard cider, this year with the edition of watermelon. In addition to the very limited return of Prickle Me Pink which will be pouring at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, is Hop & Stalk cider with fresh-pressed apples and crimson red rhubarb that are dry-hopped with Citra hops, producing a cider that erupts with fresh aromatics, and a tart, biting backbone.

Ghostfish Brewing is hosting a release party for its Gosefish Hibiscus-Cranberry Gose May 31. The beer makes use of cranberry juice sourced from Starvation Alley Cranberry Farms of Long Beach, Washington, the state’s first organic cranberry farm. At the party you can enjoy special food menu items made with Gosefish. They’ll also pour Seattle Cider Company’s Cranberry Cider, which was aged on Starvation Alley cranberries.

BREWVANA Brewery Tours, in collaboration with Nourish NW, brings you an exclusive tour Sunday, June 18 called “Cooking with Craft Beer Tour” on Father’s Day during Portland Beer Week! Participants will learn about tasting tips, ingredients in beer, what tasting characteristics beer lends to food, what food to pair different beer styles with, and how to cook with beer.

Caldera Brewing Company has released its 20th anniversary beer, Cousin Rick Triple IPA. Incorporating a malt bill of half Premium Two Row and half Weyermann Light Munich, this hop bomb is brewed with whole flower hops, pelletized hops, hop extract/goo, hop hash pure lupulin and hop oils. The brewing career of Jim Mills is completely the fault of his Cousin Rick as he tasted his cousin’s home brew in the early 1980s and it blew his mine. “Now that’s real beer!” he exclaimed.

Catholic Beer Club was started accidentally in Denver, Colorado. Three Catholic college students walked into a bar (no, this isn’t a joke) and realized that a night of good conversation, good friends, and good beer should all be things people enjoy more often.

Hold my beer while I get over this water hazard. …