Thursday, May 21, 2009

Picking Evergreen Tips

Here's a "live action" shot of Dan Ashley, brewer at our West Seattle pub, picking evergreen tips in Lincloln Park this past Monday morning. He took them back to the brewery and added them to kegs of Pinetop Red Ale that will be cask-conditioned.

We collected needles from a downed Western Hemlock limb and fresh green tips from a live
Western Red Cedar, chopped them, crushed them, and steeped them each in a keg so we can determine which flavors and aromas we appreciate the most. The Hemlock definitely screamed "Tannenbaum" and the Cedar was much more lemony.

Keep an eye on these pages for word of when these beers will be released.

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