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Fremont Brewing Announces Official 5th Annual Seattle Beer Week Organic Pale Ale

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by draheim, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    How can this beer not be good?

    http://seattlebeernews.com/2013/02/...th-annual-seattle-beer-week-organic-pale-ale/

    And here's the statement from Fremont:
    Seattle Beer Week Official 5th Anniversary Beer
    April 1
    4.5%, Organic Pale Ale using Cowiche Canyon Organic Simcoe & Citra Hops…and in a Can! Can, Bottle and Draught.

    We are very honored to be chosen to brew this year’s Seattle Beer Week beer and to honor the occasion, we chose to focus on the organic Cowiche hops and the can. Stay tuned, this one is about to get really fun…​
     
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,045) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    For those of you who remember our long lost thread, this beer was formerly known as BDMB#1. Thanks Fremont!
     
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  3. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    LIKE even more. I don't see an official name associated with this beer. Is it going to be called Organic Pale Ale, or do we know if there's another name in the works? I believe a few folks were lobbying for Haiku, but that seems unlikely...
     
  4. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    I'm going to buy six-packs of this. Many six-packs, I imagine.
     
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  5. Is this a small batch just for the event, or will get the same distro as their other seasonals? If so, SOMEONES WIFE may be putting a couple cans in the mail!
     
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,045) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I'm not sure, but I seem to remember the other SBW brews just being called SBW___.
     
  7. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    What about Split Shot? SBW Split Shot. SBW Haiku?
     
  8. Maritime's SBW beer had a name, too. Decompression.
     
  9. All simcoe and citra pale ale in cans? I'm in for at least a case. Oh and that Decompression ale was shit. Can we just have Fremont brew the SBW beer each year?
     
  10. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    They can trade off with Elysian
     
  11. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Speaking of a local collaboration I'd really like to see...
     
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  12. Thanks for the comments. Haiku beer name? Sadly, only on our much maligned thread.

    Organic pale ale
    Epic Beer Week
    Need more beer?
    Find it here.

    We will can 3000+ cases and distribute state wide (if the plan works). And then? Well, this is also the Cowiche Hop Lab #2 beer we were going to release anyway. This amazing honor came our way and voila, SBW #5 beer. We want to feature the organic hop farmers in WA and show that OG beer can be tasty. Hopefully, Cowiche SBW #5 makes that point...now to craft the recipe....Stay tuned for a super secret release of a sister beer for SBW to be released at the brewery on opening night (May 9th) and very limited...ahem, I mean rare. Hopefully, we will get a good review by our favorite beer expert...if we are good enough. And stop hitting the pipe, fresh pow, salmon runs, etc and just focus on quality and pride in craft for once...cough.

    As for Elysian...what can you say? They are amazing. We would love to work with the artists over there and are close to those guys. Someday, hopefully. Tangletown Tango?
     
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  13. BLAMMO!!!
     
  14. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Looks like this one is starting to show up around Seattle. Really been looking forward to grabbing a few cans.
     
  15. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (785) Washington May 12, 2005

    Per untappd, seems like a bust?
     
  16. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    What's a bust? SDW5? I picked up a clip last night and I think it is awesome IMO
     
  17. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (785) Washington May 12, 2005

    Haven't had it yet - just saw some people saying "not hoppy enough".
     
  18. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    They're idiots.

    ;)
     
  19. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    If I'm hoping for a local version of Zombie Dust (approximately) will I be disappointed?
     
  20. I hope not, draheim. However, don't look for us to ever do a beer based on another brewery's beer. We go our own way. That said, I think you'll be pleased. At 4.5%, SBW Pale is a session beer with a balanced hop profile provided by the Citra/Simcoe.
     
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  21. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    I call shenanigans. This is a very tasty, nicely hoppy beer.

    I am pleased. Cheers!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Good to hear. I have never had Zombie Dust but understand it to be good. Feel free to share :)
     
  23. Unawares but very tempted. Where are/will these cans be available beyond the brewery?
     
  24. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Bottleworks and Full Throttle tweeted today that they had it in. The beer guy at WF Roosevelt (who was clearly not pleased when I informed him of this around 5 today) said it should hit wider distribution on April 1.

    $9/6-pack @ the brewery.
     
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  25. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Savant (310) Oregon Mar 15, 2008

    Found the initial hop burst pleasing, but the following grainy weirdness offputting.
     
  26. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Splitshot is going to be a tough act to follow...
     
  27. Zombie Dust like dumping a bag of Citra dust into a beer and drinking it. SBW5 kinda smells similar, but the taste is totally different.
     
  28. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    I for one endorse Fremont's success in crafting well balanced very tasty beers. It doesn't seem to be their intent to blow people away with over the top hop profiles. Plus they have some of the tastiest 4-5% abv session beers to be found anywhere.
    Congratulations in making your own mark in the craft beer world. 100+ IBU beers have their place but it sure is nice having good beer around that doesn't wreck your palate.
     
  29. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Cheers to that. I just enjoyed my third SBW5 (is that what we're calling it?) since Friday evening, and I think I'll go crack open another one right now. I rarely drink two of the same beer in succession but this one is calling out to me.
     
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  30. Not really
     
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  31. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,045) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I agree. Splitshot was a mess.
     
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  32. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I can't decide if I like the beer, or the artwork more. Both are stellar.
     
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  33. The cans are absolutely beautiful, especially when you rotate them in the six-pack rings to have the image extend to all three cans.
     
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  34. Absolutely loving this, and I have to say that it is a perfect post-mowing beer.
     
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  35. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    [sarcasm] Sorry but I only drink DIPAs, -bal RIS, -bal barleywine, AWA, or lambic/gueuze. [/sarcasm]
     
  36. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    [​IMG]

    Seattle Pride!!!
     
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  37. Got a six pack over the weekend. Possibly my new favorite beer! Just fantastic.
     
  38. Aside from Cowiche Fresh Hop, Summer Ale (which is out now!!!!!!!!!) is still my favorite Fremont beer.
     
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  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,045) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I was in Elizabeth Station yesterday, and no sign of it. No love for Tha Ham?
     
  40. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Washington Sep 21, 2010

    Yeah, dude, this is the Seattle Beer Week beer, not the Bellingham Beer Week beer... ;)
     
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