Middleton Brewing’s Lavender IPA will be on tap at the brewery’s spring beer release party. (Submitted photo)

Middleton Brewing hosts spring beer release party in Everett

Geoff Middleton is bringing back two favorites and two new beers to the annual Middleton Brewing spring beer release celebration.

Along with two favorites, That’s My Jam strawberry wheat ale and You’re My Boy, Blue blueberry amber, Middleton brewed two new beers: Flower Power, a lavender IPA and Thai One On, a ginger and lemongrass kolsch.

Middleton will be pouring all four beers from noon to 10 p.m. on April 1 at the brewery, 607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Customers can purchase a taster tray of all four beers for $4. Also, Middleton will be holding a pre-release party at The Independent Beer Bar from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 28.

Here’s a look at the four beers:

Lavender IPA: Made with floral hops, Cluster, Ultra and Vanguard, this IPA has a strong floral bitterness that matches well with the French lavender that Middleton added to the post-boil process. Middleton said it received good feedback when he took it to Port Townsend’s Strange Brews festival.

Ginger and Lemongrass Kolsch: Middleton has made a ginger red ale and a lemongrass kolsch in the past, but tweaked the recipe, bringing them together in this beer. The kolsch recipe acts as a nice base, with the ginger giving this beer a simple spiciness.

Strawberry Wheat Ale: Using 36 pounds of real strawberries per barrel, this beer has a strong nose of strawberry. The wheat ale is light and is a solid bed to showcase the fruit.

Blueberry Amber: The most expensive beer Middleton makes, this amber gets 45 pounds of blueberries per barrel. Like the strawberry wheat ale, the blueberry amber has a big nose of blueberry, with the flavor more nuanced.

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