Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Peddler Brewing and Sumerian Brewing anniversaries, Thick Mint Stout and Perzik Saison

Ron Swarner

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southern-tier-thick-mint-stoutMORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 23 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom rude llama. …

Jump on your bike and peddle your butt over to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood Saturday to Peddler Brewing Co.’s four-year anniversary party, beginning at 11 a.m. The brewery will pour three of its special aged sour beers on tap, with a very limited supply of the Oak Barrel Aged Belgian Sour.

Speaking of brewery anniversary parties in Washington state, Sumerian Brewing Co. will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday, April 8. The Redmond brewery will have special beers tapped for the event, along with food specials, raffle prizes and a birthday cake.

Longtime Oregon brewery and pub chain McMenamins is readying the release of its first beer in its limited edition Canned Seasonal IPA Series. Packaged in 16-ounce cans, the first release will go down Friday, March 24 with Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA.

Southern Tier Brewing Company out of Lakewood, New York produces more than 100,000 barrels of beer annually and that number could grow now that they’ve started producing Thick Mint Stout. The 10 percent alcohol content imperial brew is part of Southern Tier’s “Blackwater” series, which features dessert-inspired stouts such as Choklat, Creme Brûlée, Choklat Oranj, and Salted Caramel.

Boulder-based Avery Brewing Co. will release its spring seasonal beer, Perzik Saison, in early April. More than 11 pounds per barrel of peaches were used to create this dry, crisp, fruity, slightly spicy and refreshing saison.

The global craft beer market is expected to reach $502.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period on account of the rising demand for low alcohol by volume and flavored beer.

Don’t laugh dad! A llama is attacking me!