Monday, May 1st, 2017

Gig Harbor Brewing Maritime Maibock Lager, It’s Badass No-Li Cascadian Stout and Ecliptic Comet Calala

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, MAY 1 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the cranky Crosby. …

Gig Harbor Brewing’s new spring seasonal Maritime Maibock Lager will debut in their taproom – along with new extended taproom hours – Tuesday, May 2. This is the Tacoma’s brewery’s first lager beer, and the Maibock sytle — a German celebration beer — is frequently associated with springtime and the month of May.

Badass Brewing and No-Li Brewhouse collaborate to create one total ½ barrel of It’s Badass…No-Li Cascadian Stout — a combination of dark chocolate malt with notes of fresh roasted coffee, and tropical fruity characters from Zeus, Mosaic and Equinox hops. You only have three chances to taste It’s Badass…No-Li Cascadian Stout.

Throughout May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association will recognize the 64th Annual Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that help fuel excitement in the beer industry and enrich America’s social culture.

BridgePort Brewing Company has released its Multi Ball Double IPA. For the past month, this monstrous IPA has been an exclusive on-draft selection at BridgePort’s BrewPub in Portland, Ore., and will now be available on retail shelves starting now.

Ecliptic Brewing will release the newest addition to their Special Release line-up on May 4.  Comet Calala is an Imperial Wit brewed with passionfruit and orange peel.  The name Comet Calala draws inspiration from the breweries astronomy ties combined with another name for passionfruit, Calala.

While IPAs account for a quarter of all craft-beer sales, Pilseners make up just over 1 percent. That could be changing. Bart Watson, the economist for the Brewers Association, a national trade organization, says that “craft Pilsener sales basically tripled” between 2013 and 2016.

Get off David Crosby’s lawn! The legendary 75-year-old songwriter found Twitter.