Hazy IPA, 4-Ways
Lost Canoe Brewing, Spada Farmhouse Brewery, Haywire Brewing and Scrappy Punk Brewing, Snohomish
Style: Hazy IPA
Available: On tap at all four breweries
My thoughts: Show off the hops.
That’s the idea behind this collaboration beer between four Snohomish breweries. With the idea to brew something special for Washington Beer Open House Saturday, Lost Canoe Brewing, Spada Farmhouse Brewery, Scrappy Punk Brewing and Haywire Brewing decided to brew a single malt hazy IPA made with four different hops.
Instead of a SMASH (single malt and single hop), call it a SMA4H experiment.
Brewers from the four breweries brewed a 4 barrel batch of the base beer, which was made with Golden Promise malt and Imperial A38 Juice yeast, at Haywire Brewing. They split the beer into four fermenters and then later dry hopped the beer with 3 pounds of hops of their choosing.
Here’s a look at which hops each brewery chose:
■ Lost Canoe Brewing: Mandarina Bavaria, a unique German hop that is a daughter of Cascade hops. Flavors and aromas of sweet tangerine and clementine.
■ Haywire Brewing: Australian hop Enigma. Up front flavors of pinot gris, raspberries and red currant, finishing with rock melon and light tropical fruit.
■ Scrappy Punk Brewing: Cashmere hops, a cross between Cascade and Northern Brewer hops. Flavors of tropical coconut, peach and tangerine.
■ Spada Farmhouse Brewery: El Dorado hops, which were bred starting in Moxee Valley, a sub-growing region in the Yakima Valley. Bold fruity aroma with notes of citrus and apricots.
To taste the beers, visit the breweries during Washington Beer Open House on Feb. 24.
From the brewery: Brewed one four-barrel batch of a single malt Golden Promise and pitched the beer with Imperial A38 Juice yeast, splitting it into four fermenters. After that the four breweries, Lost Canoe, Haywire, Scrappy Punk and Spada Farmhouse, dry-hopped it with four different hops to create four unique hazy IPAs.
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Washington Beer Open House
Breweries from around the state of Washington will be welcoming visitors for special events on Feb. 24 at their locations:
Rock the WABL Open House: Dress up like an ‘80s rock star and join the Snoho Brew Tours for a tour of five Snohomish breweries. Tickets are $80. For more information or to reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Everett Pub Crawl: Visit all three south Everett breweries, Crucible Brewing, Middleton Brewing and Lazy Boy Brewing, for a pub crawl and win prizes. All three breweries will be pouring a collaboration beer.
At Large Brewing tours: Visit the Everett brewery and enjoy two new beers. Brewery tours begin at 1 p.m. and every hour after that until 5 p.m.
Pairing up at Lake Stevens Brewing: Stop by Lake Stevens Brewing and pair four of the brewery’s beers with a variety of cheese, charcuterie and chocolate.
Three Bull Brewing opens: Snohomish’s Three Bull Brewing will be opening its doors and serving Racked, its seasonal blackberry IPA. The brewery is at 809 19th St., Snohomish.