Alpine,WY — Two award-winning Western breweries, Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing and Washington’s Wander Brewing kick off the Bellingham Beer Week pre-party on April 14 with the limited release of their collaborative brew, 20 Days of Beer Week.
The collaboration between Melvin and WanderBrewing was in conjunction with Brouwers and Elizabeth Station who helped conceptualize the beer, provide label and design input as well as brewed day of. Available only while supplies last, catch this outstanding one-time brew for bragging rights at Bellingham Beer Week,which officially starts April 21 with a week of brewery tours and tastings, new releases, block parties and more. The beer spree continues May 4-14 with Seattle Beer Week.
For 20 Days of Beer Week, a hoppy Imperial Red Ale, (8.4% ABV),Melvin/Wander sourced two amazing Australian hop varietals for finishing and aroma– newcomer Vic Secret and the highly sought after Galaxy. They were also able to source some ‘Citra LupuLN2 Hop Powder’ for dry hopping. This is a unique new hop product and Melvin/Wander is excited to bring yet another beer from the future.
20Days of Beer Week will start flowing at 5 p.m. Friday, April 14,at four locations in Bellingham and Seattle including Wander Brewing’s BrewHall. 20 Days of Beer Week will be sold in cans and 16-ounce 4-packs (SRP $15) at three locations.
Don’tmiss 20 Days of Beer Week starting April 14 at the following locations:
- Brouwer’sCafé, 400 North 35th St., Seattle — draft only, Melvin Brew Team on site
- ElizabethStation, 1400 West Holly St, Bellingham — cans and draft, WanderBrew team on site
- Bottle Works, 1710 N. 45th St., Seattle — cans and draft
- Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave., Bellingham — cans and draft
About Melvin Brewing
Melvin Brewing was founded in2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their need to drink the biggest, most exciting West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. Experimenting on a30-gallon, then three-barrel brew house system, they developed the Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA, which went on to win gold medals at the 2012 GreatAmerican Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards in 2012 and 2013, and aGold Medal at the World Beer Cup. On the strength of these and other beer brands, Melvin Brewing was awarded the 2015 Small Brew Pub and Small Brew PubBrewer of the year.
Melvin brewing now has more than 40 amazing beer recipes to its name, expanding its portfolio of hoppy beers and other styles with brands or beer styles such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (fruit beer), Killer Bees (honey ale), Coffee Ruckus (coffee Imperial stout), Wu’Wit(Belgian wit) and Hey Zeus! (Mexican lager).
In the fourth quarter of 2015, Melvin Brewing opened its production facility in Alpine, WY, brewing out of anew 30-barrel brew house. Kirk will keep manning the three-barrel system in the back of Jackson, Wyoming’s Thai Me Up Restaurant to keep creating some of the most exciting beers on the market today, while Dave Chichura will take over the larger scale production in Alpine. Visit Melvin’s web site for additional launch dates,updates and sample opportunities.
About Wander Brewing
Founded by Chad and Colleen Kuehl, Wander is all about the fermentation. In May of2014, Wander Brewing opens its doors to their warehouse brewery space to express their passion for craft and fermentation. In short time, Wander has found a strong following as well with high accolades including medals at both the Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup®. A small,family-run team, Wander Brewing produces traditional styles in addition to blurring the lines of mixed fermentation, blending, and barrel aging through its barrel-aging and coolship projects. Wander Brewing’s paper airplane logo embodies the spirit of Chad and Colleen’s life and work together. Each paper airplane’s design, journey, and point is unique. Have a wander at www.wanderbrewing.com