Winter is winding down, although around here January looks a lot like February, which looks a lot like March, which bears a striking resemblance to April. Nevertheless, we’re gearing up for the Spring seasonals!
First up is Bonnie Prince, released every January. Brewed for Rabbie Burns in honor of men in skirts everywhere, Bonnie Prince is our seasonal Scotch Wee Heavy. Rich and malty, with just a hint of Highland peat smoke, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a warm winter’s haggis. 7.9% – 30 IBU. MALT: NW Pale Ale, Maris Otter, Crystal 40 and 120, Pale Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Peat-Smoked Malt. HOPS: Apollo and Willamette
February will see our brand new Spring Seasonal, Windfall Grapefruit IPA, which showcases the combination of several exciting new hops, paired with a refreshing blast of grapefruit. 7.0% – 70 IBU. MALT: NW Pale, Special Aromatic and Premium English Caramalt. HOPS: ADHA 529, ADHA 484, Cascade, Centennial and Azacca™.
February will also see the release of our triple IPA! Love of the Game showcases what a Washington-brewed Triple IPA can be. This year we used NW classic Cascade, plus new and experimental hop varieties grown at Roy Farms in the Yakima Valley. It’s a ludicrous, ridiculous thing. Why do we brew it? Love of the game. 9.9% – ??? IBUs. MALT: NW Pale, Crystal Light, Special Aromatic and Wheat. HOPS: Cascade, ADHA 484, Pekko™ and Azacca™.
March sees the return of our beloved Bainbridge Baltic Porter, a Northwest version of a Baltic-style Porter. It’s dark, malty, and chocolaty, with hints of raisin and plum. We use our hybrid Kölsch ale strain and ferment long and cool to add a lager-like smoothness. 8.0% – 30 IBU. MALT: Pilsner, Munich, Amber, Caramel Rye, Pale Chocolate, Blackprinz and Extra Special. HOPS: Apollo and Sterling.
April brings the return of Bainbridge Blonde, our three-time WA Beer Awards medal winning Belgian-style Blonde. Showcasing classic aromas and flavors of clove, spice and banana, Bainbridge Blonde is perfect for a warm Spring day. (If we ever get one!) 6.0% – 30 IBU. MALT: Gold Pils, Vienna and Wheat. HOPS: Sterling and Crystal.