This weekend marks the very first Snohomish Brewfest, being held tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at the Snohomish Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish, Washington. Tonight’s session will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. and tomorrow’s Saturday session will go from noon to 6 p.m. One-day ticket are $25 per person and include five tasting tokens (each good for one 4 oz. brew sample) and one dinner that includes the original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage. Extra tokens will be available for purchase on the festival grounds. Two-day ticket are $35 per person which gets you ten tasting tokens (each good for one 4 oz. brew sample) and one dinner that includes the original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage.
For more information about the brewfest, we encourage you to check out the Snohomish Brewfest website. Meanwhile, here is a detailed list of the breweries that will be present and what they’ll be serving for your enjoyment this weekend:
Lazy Boy Brewing
A new brown ale on steroids! Stock up now to warm those cold winter nights.
Grains Pale, Crystal, Munich, Brown, Vienna, Chocolate
Hops Ahtanum IPA
A Northwest style IPA utilizing locally grown hops with plenty of malt backbone to give a smooth and pleasant finish.
Grains Pale, Crystal, Munich
Hops Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo
Lady of Avalon
Ninkasi used all German malt from Weyermann (pils, Munich, Caramunich and Dehusked Carafe) to concoct this Prussion-style brew. Two early additions of U.S. Hallertau hops provide a spicy balance. This beer was lagered for two months before being centrifuged, and then lagered another two months for a clean, crisp tasting experience at the festival.(Color: Brown)
Maiden the Shade
Available in 22oz. Bottles and On Draft, Special Release
• First Brewed: 2009
• Starting Gravity: 1065
• Bitterness: 72 IBUs
• Alcohol %: 6.8
• Malt: 2 Row Pale Malt, Vienna Malt, Flaked Barley
• Hops: Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo
On the bottle:
A salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big robust hop character from the liberal use of 7 different varieties of hops. It is completed with a light colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!!
This beer has been dubbed a Summer IPA. Big powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give a big hop profile. We added Flaked Barley to the beer to make for the smooth body and lighter Summer style IPA. Another Ninkasi Cult favorite!
Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale
Available in 12oz. 6-Packs, 22oz. Bottles and On Draft, Seasonally (October – January)
• First Brewed: 2009
• Starting Gravity: 1068
• Bitterness: 50 IBUs
• Alcohol %: 7.2
• Malt: 2 Row Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Munich Malt, Carahell Malt, Roasted Barely, Chocolate Malt
• Hops: Nugget
On the bottle:
A delicious northwest seasonal brewed with winter in mind. A dark double alt, malty, nourishing and delicious, it’s sure to keep the winter at bay, and yes, Sleigh’r does rock!
An Alt ferments with Ale yeast at colder lagering temperatures. This effect gives Alts a more refined a crisp lagerlike flavor than traditional ales. The Double Alt means that it has been Ninkasified. Regular Alts are 5 to 5.5 % and 40 ibus.Sleigh’r has a deep toasted malt flavor that finished dry and has 7.2 % alc and 50 IBUs keeping it in a perfect Alt balance.!
Beef, Lamb, Duck, Steamed Shellfish, Strong Cheeses, Chocolate Torte
Mac & Jack’s Brewing
The Northwest’s original, unfiltered and dry hopped amber ale. African Amber’s pioneering and innovative style is proof that drink-abilty does not have to be achieved by sacrificing flavor. This beer erupts with a floral, hoppy taste, followed by a well rounded malty middle, finishing with a nicely organic hop flavor. Locally sourced two row grain and a blend of specialty malts give our amber its rich taste. Further complexity is achieved by leaving the beer unfiltered, providing exceptional flavor, as well as giving our amber its unique “cloudy” look. Lastly, we actually place a bag of fresh, locally grown, Yakima valley hops in each keg creating what has become the original, cult classic, northwest amber ale.
Hints of chocolate and coffee accent this rich and creamy brew. Blackcat’s smooth approachable flavor demonstrates that dark beers can be enjoyed by all. Our traditional Porter features five select specialty malts, English Ale yeast and fresh Northwest hops. Blackcat is clean and crisp, yet complex and flavorful. A superbly balanced beer that is drinkable any time of the year.
Snipes Mountain Brewing
Iron Horse Brewery
Created by the brewery’s founder, Quilter’s Irish Death is what we call a dark, smooth, ale. Any attempt at classifying it just ends up sending beer geeks into a style guidelines diatribe. So forget style guidelines. Is your pursuit of micro beer about tasting copies of a style that fit guidelines anyways? (Neither is ours) We lovingly refer to it as beer candy. While tempting to session this beer, the name is a necessary reminder that despite the surprising approachability, this beer weighs in at a hefty 7.8% ABV.
High Five Hefe
Wheat, honey and ginger. A hefe with flavor before the fruit. No lemon required. In fact, please spare our beer from the embarrassment.
Sky River Mead
Sky River Semi-Sweet Mead, although drier, enjoys a similar depth and character to the Sweet Mead. With hints of pear and a crisper finish Sky River Semi-Sweet Mead, served well-chilled, delicately offsets the exotic notes of sesame and ginger in Pan-Asian cuisine, and the rich herbal textures of the Mediterranean.
Blackberry Honey – Sky River Blackberry Honeywine brings the alluring warmth of summer and Luciousness of Blackberries to soar over your palate complimenting savory meats and rich desserts.
Single Malt Single Hop Pumpkin Ale
Cascadia Cup Smoked CDA – 8.5% ABV
American Brewing Co.
Caboose Oatmeal Stout
This Oatmeal Stout is dark brown to almost black in color with a rich cream colored head. It has a pleasant, full-bodied, smooth profile with an aromatic blend of coffee, oats, and roasted malts. Savor the long, rich finish that tempts you with just a subtle hint of dark chocolate. This oatmeal stout is something great to behold, enjoy!
ABV: 7.0% IBU: 30
2011 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner
An American Brown Ale that is an exceptional choice for the Northwest craft beer drinker. This deep coppery brown ale has a toasty caramel flavor with an evident, but not overpowering, hop aroma. There is a well balanced bitterness that doesn’t linger, but transitions to a very clean finish with just a subtle hint of citrus from dry hopping. A perfect ale for year round enjoyment! (Limited availability)
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 65
Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.
Winter Seasonal – 10 Below
Pumpkin beer made with local Snohomish pumpkins from Bob’s Farm.
Elysian Brewing Co.
Valhalla Red IPA
Mens Room Original Red
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Pike Brewing Co.
Harlot’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Roslyn Brewing Co.
Outlander Brewery & Pub
Presidential Honey Ale
Monster Mash Raisin Pumpkin
A complex fruit ale, brewed with pumpkin in the mash and raisin in the boil. Light-bodied. Dried raisin in the aroma with dark malts and subtle pumpkin flavors. ABV 7%
“A Bouquet of Balance”
This ‘Northwest Classic’ is a harmonious blend of our pride and our passion inspired by the rugged and gentle terrain of the Cascade Mountains. Starting with the pristine waters of Icicle Creek, we add the intense flavors and aromas of our locally grown Yakima hops, pairing the citrusy floral hop notes with a sweet-malty undertone. It’s an IPA that’s breaking the barrier between bitter and bold.
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 73 OG: 15.7°P FG: 3.8°P
Howe Sound Brewing
A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series.
19 IBU; 16.7 Plato
Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial India Pale Ale
A high gravity India Pale Ale brewed with 100% barley, six varities of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley malt nicely balances the huge volume of hops in this brew. Produced as part of the John Mitchell Series. Turn around bright eyes!
90 IBU; 17 Plato
White & Nerdy
Belgian White with an American Twist – Brewed with Pilsner Malt, Wheat, Sweet Orange Peel, Citra Hops, and Traditional Belgian Yeast. Hoppier than traditional Belgian Wit beers but keeping the traditional character intact. Light bodied for a refreshing change of pace from big bodied beers. 32 IBUs 5.4% ABV
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
The turnaround is the last few notes of the blues progression, the cadence at the end of the phrase which sets up the next verse.
Red ales have a long tradition in the Northwest, and have diverged significantly from their Irish red roots. The Northwest-style red has a complex hop aroma balanced by the use of lots of caramel malts, which provide a sweeter taste and give the beer its distinctive red color.
TBB’s Northwest Red Ale is copper going on ruby red, with a slightly sweeter feel than the rest of our beers. The malt gives the beer a pleasant medium caramel flavor. Six different hops are used in this beer, including Chinook which adds a Northwest outdoors pine aroma, a strong homage to the style.
6.9% A.B.V., 80 IBU, dry, roasted coffee, mocha, very bitter, strong
The supertonic is the scale note that is one step up from the tonic. So, if the scale is in C, then the tonic is C and the supertonic is D.
Although it seems like a logical extension of the whole East India IPA thing, India Black Ale (or American Black Ale) was actually conceived of right here in the USA. Historically, the British dark beers have always been low to moderate in alcohol and very lightly hopped, so a British India Black Ale didn’t actually exist. But we like hops and need little encouragement to add lots to dark beers as well as pales.
TBB’s India Black Ale is malted to be black and strong, with a relatively dry feel. Strong hints of coffee predominate, although there is no coffee in this beer. As with the IPA, five hops are used in this beer, although in different proportion to balance the slightly more acidic dark malt character.
Big E Brewing
Alcohol Volume: 7.2%
A year round treat, has a dark ruby looking complexion with layers of rich malt, subtle hints of blackberry and smooth finish brewed with 2 Row Barley, Chocolate and Crystal Malts. This unique ale has won several awards at multiple Brew Festivals, a great beer to share with your friends.
Alcohol Volume: 9.5%
100 International Bitter Units (IBUs)
Big Imperial IPA with a robust, malty, and hop profile that is perfectly balanced with the high alcohol content brewed with double the amount of 2 Row Barley Victory, Munich and Crystal Malts. We use the best hops available to create this IPA on steroids. Remember two pints is all you get!
Alcohol Volume: 9.0%
Our very popular full-bodied, rich, toasty German Fall Lager.
Very similar to an Oktoberfest, this lager is full of malty goodness.
Paradise Creek Brewery
Skagit River Brewing
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Stout
Our sweet stout base recipe but deleted everything and then added equal parts sweet potato and pumpkin and some secret pumpkin pie spices. 6% ABV
Sour Egyptian Spiced Red
A red ale with a sour side and balanced warmly with spices traditionally used in the ancient egyptian mummification process. 5.75 % ABV
Finn River Cidery
Sparking Black Current Cider
A light, lovely cider, with a purple blush, that blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with the tart mysteries of organic black currant. Immensely drinkable.
Alcohol content 6.5%. Semi-sweet.
Dry Hopped Cider
Bright cider, made with heirloom and organic dessert apples, blended with the bold citrus tang of organic Cascade hops. Some say it’s like sipping a meadow; some say it’s like chewing on grass. A hopped adventure.
Alcohol content 6.5%. Dry.
Diamond Knot Brewing
Emerald City Beer Company
Dottie Seattle Lager and Betty Black Lager