Brewer’s Choice Series

This series is designed to let our brewers do what they do best... create new, unique beers using specialty ingredients and innovative techniques.

Throwback Series

Our Throwback Series pays homage to the styles of beer that fueled the “microbrew” revolution in the 1990’s. Take a step back in time, one pint at a time with this memorable Throwback line-up.

 

McKay’s Scottish Ale

Brewer’s Choice Series

Our annual tribute to lovable local Don McKay. This Scottish style Ale was brewed with loads of Caramel, Munich and Scottish base malts along with a touch of Smoked Malt. A two-hour boil accentuates the rich caramel flavors while a hint of smoke inspires you to throw on your kilt, fire up the bagpipes and have a pint (or two)! 

ABV: 8.0% 

IBU: 15

 

Available January.

Creekside Smoked Alt

Brewer’s Choice Series

Originally inspired by a collaboration with Burnside Brewery, this brew is our twist on a German style Alt. Brewed with the finest German malts and German Ale yeast, Cherry Wood Smoked malt adds a pleasant smokiness to this malt forward beer.

ABV: 6.0% 

IBU: 18

 

Available February.

Amber Ale

Throwback Series

The first beer in our Throwback Series pays homage to a style that fueled the “Microbrew” revolution in the 1990’s, American Amber Ale. Occupying the space between pale ale and brown ale, American Amber Ale’s appeal lies in its balance between Crystal malt and old school Northwest hops, pleasing hopheads and malt advocates alike. Once a staple of early craft brewers, American Amber Ale has all but disappeared, until now!

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 40

 

Available March.

Eureka! Single Hop IPA

Brewer’s Choice Series

This collaboration with Hopsteiner was born during hop harvest. After smelling Hopsteiner’s newest named variety, Eureka! the unique black currant and intense pine aroma sparked the instant inspiration to create a new beer using 100% Eureka! hops. Eureka! Single Hop IPA features only the most premium malted barley to balance and accentuate the dark fruit and herbal notes of what’s sure to be the next big hop. 

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 70

 

Available April.

American Hefeweizen

Throwback Series

The second installment in our Throwback Series, American Hefeweizen, taught early beer connoisseurs that summer beers could be cloudy and that beer goes beyond barley. Brewed with 50% wheat malt and served unfiltered, American Hefeweizen stands as one of the first American/German hybrid beers. It helped kick start the American tradition of putting a spin on traditional European styles that is now the hallmark of American brewing. American Hefeweizen’s balanced bready malt character and medium body both quenches thirst and satisfies. Add an orange or lemon garnish for a nice citrus kick. 

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 30

 

Available May.

Helles Canyon Lager

Brewer’s Choice Series

A traditional German style Helles Lager utilizing German Lager yeast, floor malted Pilsner malt and Northwest grown Liberty hops. Lagered for 2 months prior to release, a crisp and clean, straw colored Lager emphasizing malt and hop balance. 

ABV: 4.4% 

IBU: 24

 

Available June.

American Pale Ale

Throwback Series

The third beer in our Throwback Series, the most quintessentially American of all, is the American Pale Ale. Before IPA, Session IPA, Imperial IPA, and White and Black IPA, there was American Pale Ale bursting with intoxicating aroma and intense grapefruit flavor of Cascade hops. American Pale Ale showed that hops have more to offer than bitterness. Our faithful send up of this important style harnesses the flavor and aroma of three classic “C” hops balanced by just the right amount of Northwest grown malt. 

ABV: 5.8% 

IBU: 50

 

Available July.

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Dry Hopped Apricot Stonefly

Brewer’s Choice Series

Our classic unfiltered Rye beer is made with 20% Rye malt along with a splash of Honey malt and all Crystal hops and infused with Apricot puree and dry hopped with Experimental 0331 hops to complement the stone fruit aroma.  

ABV: 4.8% 

IBU: 13

 

Available August.

Hop Wrangler Fresh Hop Red

Brewer’s Choice Series

The 2017 version of our fresh hopped Northwest Red Ale features 15 lbs per barrel of freshly harvested Amarillo hops from our friends at Crosby Hop Farms in Woodburn, OR. 

ABV: 6.8% 

IBU: Unknown

 

Available September.

Old Special Premium

Throwback Series

The fourth and final beer in our Throwback Series harkens back to a time before the craft beer revolution. Before the age of mass consolidation regional breweries brewed family recipes. Boasts of sky blue water and glass lined tanks were more than just advertising bluster. Old Special Premium Amber Lager is your Great Grandfather’s beer brewed with pure Lager yeast from the old country, 2-row Barley malt and corn. This amber hued, easy drinking Lager beer will bring back memories of a time gone by, all that’s missing is the green bottle.

ABV: 4.5% 

IBU: 15

 

Available October.

Tree Hunter Winter IPA

Brewer’s Choice Series

Tree Hunter Winter IPA signals the arrival of the holiday season much like the sight of family cars with fresh cut Christmas trees tied on the roof. Inspired by this annual ritual, Tree Hunter nods to ye olde Tannenbaum with loads of piney Simcoe and Chinook hops while a solid malt balance helps protect against the coming winter winds. 

ABV: 6.2%

IBU: 68

 

Available November.

Dark Hollow Winter Warmer

Brewer’s Choice Series

This full bodied, malty Northwest Winter Warmer appears every winter to welcome in the changing seasons. Featuring a mixture of the finest specialty malts including Belgian Special B and German Munich malts and fermented with English Ale yeast, Dark Hollow pours a dark, almost purplish red and is loaded with dark fruit malt flavors balanced by Cascade, Cluster and Willamette hops. 

ABV: 6.6%

IBU: 36

 

Available December.