Our last batch of Spruce Tip is currently on tap, which signals the beginning of fall and the return of a few fall seasonal beers.
Our main fall seasonal is our Log Splitter Smoked Porter, which should be returning to our regular bottle line-up and tap list, mid-October. This beer is available all fall and most of the winter. If you enjoy that smoky, meaty flavour, this is the beer for you. It’s also amazing to cook with, so add it to chilis, stews, or homemade BBQ sauces.
These seasonal beers will soon be switching places, out with the Spruce Tip (on tap till it runs out) and in with the Log Splitter Smoked Porter.
While our summery High Noon Hefeweizen ran out last weekend, our fall version, Sundown Dunkelweizen, will take its place in late-September as our German-style wheat beer offering on draught (only).
We’ve also been sitting on an English-style barleywine (Tragic Vision) that’s been ageing in Port Chilkoot Distillery (Haines, AK) whiskey barrels for many months. This beer will deserve its own blog, but you should expect to see it early-October. Tragic Vision will be available in limited bottles and on draught.
In time for the Yukon Beer Festival (mid-October), we’ve teamed up with the fine, pedal-powered folks at Firebean Coffee Roasters, to bring you a Rye Coffee Porter. We will tell you more on the development of this beer recipe later.
You’ll also be seeing the return of some crowd favourites this fall:
- Sullen Riot Rye Pale Ale (end of Sept)
- Easy Listening ESB (next week)
- HazySexyCool NEIPA (late Sept)
Other than some changes in the fall tap and bottle list this fall, we’ve also had a few changes in the brewery and Tasting Room staff. You’ll see a couple new faces at the bar starting this month. We’ve hired a new part-time Tasting Room Ambassador named Robert, along with two new casual ambassadors, Veronica and Jen. And Kevin who started in our Tasting Room this past May has now moved back to the Brewery side of things, to join Matt and Alex, as an Assistant Brewer.
We’ll soon be increasing our capacity for the fourth time in 2.5 years! This time we’re adding 50% more cellaring capacity resulting in 50% more beer. The new equipment will arrive late September, when a mad game of tetris will ensue as we try to make space for everything in the brewery. Along with two new 15 bbl tanks, an additional 7 bbl brite tank, and larger chilling unit, we’ve invested in a new bottling machine and keg washer to hopefully help out with the beer load.
We'll make room somehow, right?!
October 5: This date marks our 1 year anniversary of opening the Tasting Room at the brewery, and we’d like to ‘ring’ in this milestone with some special treats (stay tuned).
October 13/14: 4th Annual Yukon Beer Festival – We’ll be serving at both nights of the festival, and will also be open all weekend long at the Tasting Room for your beer tasting enjoyment. Tickets are on sale now.
October 22: 2nd Annual - Pumpkins & Pints - Back by popular demand, we’ll have our pumpkin carving contest on the Sunday before Halloween. Stay tuned for details.
Most Saturdays: Beer & Bivalves, courtesy of the Wayfarer Oyster Bar every Saturday (unless otherwise specified) from 3-6 pm on Saturdays.
The winning pumpkin from the 2016 Pumpkin Carving Contest.