Monday, March 6th, 2017

Fresh off the Farm IPA, Tiny Horse Pilsner and Hopruption

Ron Swarner

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Tiny Horse Pilsner is named after the tiny model horses on Portland’s sidewalks tethered to old metal horse rings.

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, MARCH 6 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom skin printer. …

Now in its ninth beery year, Seattle Beer Week will serve up hundreds of beery events May 4-17 (because a beer week should be longer than a regular week). In honor of the civic week of beer, organizers, once again, have selected an official craft beer to represent the occasion. Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official SBW beer. Fresh off the Farm IPA will be packed with farm-fresh hops, of course. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base will showcase a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe and Mosaic will add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot, Loral and the still-experimental HBC 630. Fresh off the Farm IPA will be available in cans and on draught throughout Washington during SBW’s run.

Sumerian Brewing will celebrate its second anniversary will an all-day party at the brewery Saturday, April 8. Coinciding with the anniversary, the Woodinville brewery will launch a new can series. Hopruption (former Eruption Double IPA, same beer/evolved trademark name) and Holy Water Citra IPA will hit the market first, followed by Lucidity Pilsner and lastly the Narcissism IPA.

Californians, there’s good news. No — great news. Hold onto your hats, because Fremont Brewing has announced that their brews are now being distributed throughout Southern California.

BridgePort Brewing, Oregon’s original craft brewery, will release two brand new brews, Tiny Horse Pilsner and India Pale Wheat. The first pilsner for BridgePort, Tiny Horse’s look celebrates Portland’s well-known population of miniature horse figurines found around the city. IPW, the second new release, is part of BridgePort’s new Deep Cut series, a rotating brew selection.

The Bruery’s third installment in their Share This series of imperial stouts will be released to the public this month. A rich, imperial stout base, already chock full of notes of chocolate and roast, has been dosed with orange zest, TCHO cacao nibs, and vanilla beans, to create the orange-chocolate Share This: OC. Each Share This beer is made in partnership with a charity in order to give money back to the region which inspired, or contributed to, the craft beer’s flavor profile.

Bell’s Brewery has been rumored to begin distribution in Washington state for the past six months. Still no word. Last month, Laura Bell took on the role of CEO at Comstock-based Bell’s Brewery Inc., the company her father started in 1985 when she was 2 months old. She says Bell’s will be in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Let’s look at design-savvy craft beer.

Three-dimensional printers are already being used to print prosthetics. Researchers have now constructed a game-changing 3D bio-printer, and they’re not very far off from printing actual human tissue.