Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Hellbent Brewing luau, Pike Brewing Hive Five and Block 15 Here Comes the Sunshine

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 9 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the heroes. …

Everybody’s Brewing announced its spring seasonal 22-ounce bottle will be a farmhouse ale brewed with pear juice, Get A Pear. The beer was fermented with a never before used Belgian Saison yeast strain from Imperial Organic Yeast, and used a grain bill that was made up of 25 percent flaked rice. Jarrlo and Centennial hops are featured, and near the very end of fermentation, organic pear juice was added to the tanks.

Hellbent Brewing in Seattle will host the Brewshed Luau April 8. The Hawaiian-themde party will benefit Washington Wild, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Washington’s wild forests, waters and wildlife. The event includes live music, hula dancers, food and, of course, beer.

Black Raven Brewery will release its Wisdom Seeker Double IPA Friday, March 10. Wisdom Seeker Double IPA gets its special powers from an enormous amount of hops and malted barley. Brewed in the West Coast Double IPA style, this bold brew features massive citrus and herbal hop additions and a full hop aroma.

Pike Brewing’s Hive Five is now available year-round in eye-catching 12 oz. cans. Hive Five is brewed with superb local honey from the Salish Lodge & Spa’s bees, which adds dimension to the biscuity flavor of wholesome malt and aromatic Yakima Valley hops. With a surprisingly dry and crisp flavor and a slight clover like essence of honey at the finish, Pike Hive Five is springtime in a glass.

Breakside Brewery, one of Portland’s most beloved brewers, opened its third location in Portland, Slabtown 10-barrel brewpub. Owner Scott Lawrence, brewmaster Ben Edmunds and Slabtown head brewer Will Jaquiss call it a “hop lab.”

Corvallis brewery Block 15 will release two new spring entries in their Seasonal Bottle Conditioned Series — Cosmic Cold Brew, Double Ristretto and Here Comes the Sunshine.

Eight women we had no idea saved our ass.