MUKILTEO, WA — This red is red hot. It’s not as sly as your neighborhood ginger, but it might just trick you into believing its season won’t end. Every year production is increased and every year the beer sells out, confirming what the Diamond Knot crew already knows: this is one hell of a great red.
Scheduled for a Feb. 1 release, Slane’s Irish-Style Red, named after a founder’s uncle, will hit the shelves and taps throughout Washington, as well as British Columbia and 11 other states, through Total Wine & More.
“We couldn’t be happier with the loyal following Slane’s is earning,” said Sherry Jennings, DK’s sales & marketing wrangler. “The beer is simply delish, and beautiful in color. As soon as I tell people it has hints of caramel, they are sold.”
Indeed, the complex malts finish with hints of caramel; however, Slane’s is crisp with subtle smokiness and hop.
“Though we actually brew Slane’s in the dead of winter, we look forward to it every year because it signals that spring is just around the corner,” said Pat Ringe, DK’s VP of Brewing Operations. “I have fond memories of an elderly couple, whose surname was Slane, coming into the Alehouse with their whole family every spring to enjoy our beer that shares their name.”
Here are the stats:
Availability: February — April
Style: Red Ale
Malts: 2-row Pale, Flaked Barley, Munich Malt, Chocolate Malt, Caramel Malt
Hops: Galena, Willamette
“Slane’s pairs well with chicken, seafood, burgers, tangy cheese and poached pears.” according to Ringe.
About Diamond Knot Craft Brewing:
Established in 1994, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is a privately held company and Snohomish County’s oldest continuously operating brewery. Hand-crafted Diamond Knot ales can be found in multiple states, both in bottles and on draft. Additionally, Diamond Knot operates three full-service restaurants in Washington; the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo, Camano Lodge on Camano Island and the new Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace. Diamond Knot prides itself in providing exceptional craft beer and food, and lively experiences, as well as being charitable members of the communities in which it operates.