Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Two Beers Day Hike returns, Luponic Distortion No. 006 and Double Mountain Hopped Whiskey

Ron Swarner

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Two Beers Brewing releases its Day Hike Summer Ale at its Seattle taproom today. Photo courtesy of Two Beers Brewing Co.

MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MAY 11 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to beer!!!!! …

Two Beers Brewing Co. marks the return of hiking season with the release of its Day Hike Summer Ale at its tasting room, The Woods today. A crisp summer ale with 4.1 percent ABV and 45 IBUs, Day Hike offers hints of lemon and grapefruit with a subtle hop bite, making this seasonal a great addition to your day pack, and perfect for enjoying at the top of a hard earned summit.

The brewmasters at Full Sail are celebrating the flavors and ingredients of classic American bourbon with the release of their Kentucky Cream Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale Ale. Brewed in February 2016 and aged for over a year in Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, and Old Forester barrels, Kentucky Cream is a medium-bodied, honey-colored pale ale that’s smooth on the palate with a slightly spicy, warm finish.

The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series begins rolling out next week with Revolution No. 006 — a blend of seven hop varieties led by two hops grown in the up-and-coming region of Michigan. Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 006 ultimately provides a vivid taste of a unique hop Terrior.

Idaho craft breweries Payette Brewing and Bogus Basin Mountain will celebrate a joint anniversary party dubbed “A Local Thing” Friday, May 12. Payette is turning six years old. Bogus is turning 75. The two organizations plan to start promoting each other’s brands this year.

Multiple breweries have shared correspondence from hop brokers announcing that Anheuser-Busch InBev has seized all allocations for South African hops that were previously allocated for distribution to American craft brewers.

Double Mountain Brewery will release a whiskey at its Portland taproom Thursday, May 18. Double Mountain Hopped Whiskey is a collaboration with Hood River Distillers paying homage to the bright flavors of Apollo and Cascade hops. Smooth citrus and floral flavors complement the sweetness found in 100 percent corn whiskey.

And finally, it’s National Bike Month and we’d like to … bear!!!!!

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