Sunday, June 16, 2013

Brewvet #7 -- Skookum Brewery Katspaw Saison at the Washington Brewer's Festival

Friday (06/14/2013) was the ultimate Brewvet ride! Kasia needed to do some shopping in Woodinville, so we parked there and I rode to Marymoor Park in Redmond for the first day of the Washington Brewer's Festival! While there I tasted quite a few (possibly too many) excellent beers from local breweries, including:

It was a beautiful day for a ride, and an even better day for trying new beers in the park.

Plenty of bike parking

Dirty Bucket Brewing (Woodinville, WA) with their India Black Ale

Triplehorn Brewing (Woodinville, WA)

Triplehorn Brewing Coconut Porter

192 Brewing (Kenmore, WA)

The 192 Brewing guys

192 Brewing Strong Shticky Blonde

Skookum Brewery (Arlington, WA)

Many choices from Skookum Brewery

I went with the Skookum Brewery Katspaw Saison

A few of the many food vendors present

Sausages and beer go together like... sausages and beer

Twelve Bar Brews (Woodinville, WA)

Twelve Bar Brews Red Ale

Enormous line for Black Raven Brewing (Redmond, WA).

Brickyard Brewing (Woodinville, WA)

The Brickyard dudes

Brickyard Brewing Masonry Oatmeal Stout

A beautiful day for beer

Foggy Noggin Brewing (Bothell, WA)

The Foggy guys

Foggy Noggin Bit O'Beaver

A little something to "dry me out" before riding back to Woodinville

For "Brewvet purposes", I considered the Skookum Katspaw Saison my official beer for the day, mostly because I needed a saison as one of the nine Brewvet categories. The Katspaw is an excellent, refreshing beer, and I definitely look forward to trying it again.

That said, I think my absolute favorite beer of the day was the 192 Brewing Strong Shticky Blonde. It was made with honey and a touch of lavender. The lavender was very subtle, but added a nice depth to the beer's flavor. Sadly, it was only made in very limited quantities, and it may be a long time before I get another chance to try it.


Brewvet #7 (part 1, part 2) -- "'Tis the Saison", 17.5 miles

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