Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest: Holy Mountain The White Lodge

Ron Swarner

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Holy Mountain’s The White Lodge wit will pour at the Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest Saturday, June 3.

Peaks and Pints we will host an all-day Mountain Beer Festival Saturday, June 3. Craft beers and ciders from mountain community breweries and cideries as well as mountain moniker brews will flow from our Western red cedar tap log and into keepsake Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Festival glassware, for those who want to donate to Green Tacoma Partnership. At 8 p.m., Tacoma bluegrass band Barleywine Revue will perform their hits live inside our lodge, including “Peaks and Pints,” the song the band wrote specifically for us.

Let’s meet Mountain Beer Fest participant Holy Mountain Brewing Co. and its The White Lodge witbier that will be on tap and the brewery’s prize packaged that will be raffled off at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The Craft: Holy Mountain The White Lodge

Where in the World: 1421 Elliott Ave. W., Seattle, Washington

Mountain Cred: Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Interbay, near the Magnolia Bridge, and started by three friends who worked in the local beer business, Holy Mountain might sit at sea level but its name gives nod to Mount Rainier, the ominous holy mountain that looms over Seattle, but also to a song and album by doom/stoner band Sleep.

The Talent: After three years of planning, Adam Paysse, Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy opened Holy Mountain in 2014. After stints at Schooner Exact Brewing Co., Bainbridge Island Brewery and Westland Distillery, the three well-respected local beer veterans gained quick respect for their mixed-fermentation ales, primarily saisons and wild ales brewed with a mix of Brettanomyces and local microflora. There isn’t a hotter brewery in the Northwest right now than this one in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. Paysse has since moved on to other endeavors.

The White Lodge: Old World meets New at Holy Mountain. In the case of The White Lodge, Lenfesty and Murphy went Old World. The Belgian Wit (white) beer is a style that dates back more than 400 years. The White Lodge (4.8% ABV) is brewed with a large portion of wheat along with pilsner malt and oats. Holy Mountain uses coriander and orange peel in the kettle, lending a blend of citrus and floral characters, and ferment with a traditional Belgian strain. It’s smooth and dry, with coriander upfront, a little citrus and toasted biscuity malt, with a lightly spicy finish.

PEAKS AND PINTS MOUNTAIN BEER FEST, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

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