Leavenworth Ale-Fest

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Leavenworth Festhalle
1001 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826

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2017 Brew and Ale Descriptions  (Print in PDF)

Woodinville, Washington

Autonomous IPA—An aggressive West Coast Styled IPA designed to showcase some of America’s finest hops. In addition to delivering the aroma that Amderican IPA is known for, Autonomous provides voluminous late and dry hop additions of Columbus, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe and mosaic hops which add complexity and nuanced hop flavor. ABV: 7.2% IBU: 75

Vagablonde – Vagablonde Kolsch showcases centuries-old brewing traditions and techniques to create a clean, crisp and well-balanced blonde ale. The dry finish compliments the spicy noble hop character obtained from the German Tettnang hops. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 25

Oroville, Washington

Alpine Munich Märzen – A classic Bavarian “Märzen” with a rich malty aroma. This amber-colored and full flavored lager beer is brewed from a classic recipe. A conditioning time of 6 to 8 weeks guarantees the exceptional balance, smoothness and full body typical of true German beers.

Alpine Hefeweizen – The golden color of our spring seasonal indicates a full-bodied beer with a velvety smooth taste which accentuates its malty character. This delicate flavor is in harmony with the fruity, estery, banana-clove flavor one expects from Weizenbeers fermented with an original Bavarian yeast strain. Imported aroma hops provide a delicate, subdued balance to the natural sweetness of the malts.

Wenatchee, Washington

Bimbo Beach Hot Blonde – A rick, spicy nose suggests the full but mild habanero that compliments our Bimbo Beach Honey Blonde. A warm finish leaves a hint of heat in the back of the throat. ABV: 5.2% IBU: 20

Mumbai IPA – A dry hop character that is prominent yet beautifully balanced. Aromas of pine, mango and citrus float over a well-rounded malt profile with a touch of biscuit. ABV: 6% IBU: 62

Sitska, Alaska

Silver Bay IPA—Our flagship and best seller, Silver Bay IPA has a bright citrus flavor and aroma. The hops are rounded out with a solid malt background leaving a clean finish. ABV: 6.7% IBU: 54

Medvejie Stout—Our stout will display a coffee and chocolate aroma with a hint of piney hops. Not to mention a flavor of rich coffee and a mind roastiness balanced by a little hop bitterness. It finishes rich and creamy and slightly sweet. ABV: 7.4% IBU: 43

Leavenworth, Washington

Crikside Citra IPA—Brewed in a traditional Northwest style; American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, while Citra and Mosaic hops deliver pronounced citrus with a dominant grapefruit aroma and flavor. In the glass you get a pale amber color, hop intensity and malt. ABV: 7.0%

Old Gus Amber Ale—Old Gus Amber Ale is a classic West Coast Amber. Healthey malt and hop balance, medium body, deep amber hue, and a slight caramel finish. ABV: 6.1%

Nut Brown Ale—Styled after southern English brown ales, our Nut Brown is a great all-around beer. It’s mild enough for light beer drinkers, but characterful enough for more experienced craft beer lovers. The finished product exhibits a deep copper color, fruit/caramel flavor and aroma with toasty, chocolatey notes and a hint of smokiness. ABV: 5.4%

Purnode, Belgium

Saison 1858—For hundreds of years, farmers in the agricultural regions of southern Belgium and northern France have brewed ale to serve to the farm workers as food and drink were part of the daily wage. Saison 1858 has a glowing gold color, medium body and a complex Belgian yeast aroma; crisp flavor with a bit of inviting, dynamic acidity—balanced by forward hops.

Silverdale, Washington

Topspin Double IPA—Topspin balances rich malt flavor with mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops delivering notes of tropical fruit, floral and grapefruit. You will find no alcohol bite here, just a smooth and drinkable Double IPA.

Colors Up Hefeweizen—A refreshing American Hefeweizen. Brewed with wheat and specialty males, this beer has a light, yet slightly malty flavor, with a hint of orange. The aroma is a spicy blend of Hallertau hops and coriander. Enjoy anytime of year.

Leavenworth, Washington

German Pointer – Authentic German styled lagered beer based on an original blue ribbon recipe but without the corporate additives. Hallertau and Saaz hops bring out the good boy in all of us.

Double Dog Dare U – Our flagship brew. Triple dry hopped over a multi-week fermentation cycle smooths otherwise rough edges and brings out floral notes. Citra, Citra, and more Citra! Inspired by gold medal winning recipe. Won’t hit you in the face…until you get off the bar stool. Dare you! ABV: 7.6%

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Dru Bru Kolsch—Golden colored German style Ale with a light-medium body. German grown malts provide a bready aroma and flavor that’s balanced with a subtle honey character—adding complexity as the beer finishes.

Dru Bru Hop Session IPA—light copper colored ale that showcases an aromatic blast of citrus and tropical fruit flavors yielded from Mosaic and Citra hops. Brewed with a modest malt backbone with the intent of showcasing hop flavor without the high alcohol that typically accompanies IPAs.

Kennewick, Washington

D's Wicked Baked Apple -- Honey Crisp apples with a hint of cinnamon giving you the taste of Grandma's pie without the crust.

Chanilla—A delicious blend of honey crisp apples with cherry juice and Madagascar vanilla.

Cider Hammer—Cider Hammer is described as a play on the old fashion cocktail with Honey Crisp Apples with orange bitters. It is made in house at the winery.

Seattle, Washington

Grapefruit IPA—Powerfully bitter, but exceptionally complex, this IPA is built around experimental hop #07270, code-named ‘Experimental Grapefruit”. This wild hop flavor is balanced with Cascade and horizontal hops along with some grapefruit zest to highlight the refreshing citrus notes. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 85

Meteor Shower Blonde Ale—Sparkling crisp and highly refreshing, this beer is brewed with the finest malted millet and California-grown brown rice, then kissed by noble German Perle hops for a light bitterness and classic floral aroma. ABV: 4.5% IBU: 18

Wild Bill’s Non-Barleywine—A barleywine without barley sounds like an oxymoron, but the complex grain bill of malted buckwheat, toasted millet, and crystal rice malts is sure to surprise and satisfy the skeptics. Deep, full bodied and bursting with rich malt flavors of sweet bread, dulce de leche, and a hint of whisky. ABV: 9.0% IBU:70

Yakima, Washington

Bock IN the Goat Rocks - A German Maibock - Traditionally brewed in January, this beer is a lager (slowly fermented and aged with lager yeast) that is aged for a minimum of 3 months. The result is a refined, smooth mellow beer, with a bit of an alcoholic punch to the chops! Mild flavor doesn't mean without character! ABV: 4.2% IBU 30

Daily Weiss - German Hefeweizen - Confused? Don't be! This beer has flavor, so no need for fruit on the rim. Tropical, stone fruit, and spicy clove notes in the aromatics show nicely on the palate as well. Freshly provided using a 2,200 year old recipe without the standard import boat time (which can be upwards of 6 months). ABV: 4.2% IBU 18

Leavenworth, Washington

Khaos Kölsch – A German Style Ale that delicately balances subtle fruit flavors and aromas with a subdued maltiness, a beer that’s fresh like an alpine spring and as crisp as a mountain breeze. It dreams of brewing up to be the refreshing Khaos Kölsch. A BV: 5.0% IBU: 21
Bootjack IPA – 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: 64
Dark Persuasion—…Delicate dark chocolate with a whisper of coconut…You can finally have German Chocolate Cake and drink it too. It’s just wickedly deep and full of flavor and desire. With its provocative aroma and smooth body, this is certainly the darkest of fifty shades of risqué. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 22

Ellensburg, Washington

High Five Hefe—A wheat beer with flavor before the fruit. ABV: 6.0% IBU: 8

Faster—A crisp Northwest Ale. ABV: 4.2% IBU: 24

Petaluma, California

Lagunitas IPA –A well rounded, highly drinkable IPA. A bit of Caramel malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the twang of the hops. ABV: 6.2%

Waldos—A special ale. Herbacious. Botanical. Dank. Resinous. Word. Beer speaks, People mumble. ABV: 11.9%

Vlezenbeek, Belgium

Lindemans Framboise (Raspberry Lambic) – A spontaneously fermented, fruit-seasoned ale from Belgium. The acidity of Lambic beers blends perfectly with raspberries. Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean natural taste. Rose color. Platinum Medal 2012 World Beer Championships

Chelan, Washington

42 -- 42 is Manchester Road's leading cider and our first to bring to market. This cider is light and refreshing with full apple flavor. The recipe was developed over the last decade reminiscent of a modern, British draft, style cider. 42 tastes great with all types of food and is especially delicious on a warm, summer afternoon. 42--a smooth, medium sweet sparkling cider.

Corvallis, Oregon

Mosaic Eruption – This IPA is triple hopped with a blend of Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops. Mosaic hops are the star though, providing Grapefruit aromas. ABV: 6% IBU: 55

Rasplendent – (A Raspberry & Hibiscus Fruit Ale) What could be more refreshing than crisp, juicy raspberries? Add hibiscus and it drinks like a glass of raspberry lemonade, but with a nice head of foam and a light touch of hops. ABV: 5%

Tacoma, Washington

Ottermelon Hefe—Features natural watermelon extract and malted wheat. Light golden color with crisp watermelon and subtle lemon hints. Light body with fruity palate up front easing into a citrus and wheat finish. Perfectly balanced with sweetness. ABV: 5.5%

Ottzel Quatzel Pale Ale—Features Mosaic and city hops with Peruvian purple corn. Medium gold color with slight purple hue. Prominent citrus and passion fruit hop aromas. Light body with full grapefruit notes and bright bitterness.

Winthrop, Washington

Ruud Awakening IPA – A big and balanced Northwest IPA. Mild Csramel malt character combines with a strong citrusy hop finish. Dry-hopped with Simco, Citra, and Amarillo. ABV: 8.0%

Uncle Big’s Brown Ale – A medium to dark brown ale with notes of chocolate and caramel with subtle biscuit flavors. Mildly hopped and very smooth. ABV: 6.0%

East Wenatchee, Washington

Watermelon Pear - Let summer happen. Enjoy juicy watermelon refreshingly blended with pure pear. Take time to Pear Up with warm weather and cold perry.

Raspeary – Fresh raspberry springs forward balanced by juicy pear flavor in this refreshing welcome to warmer weather.

Pear Essentials—The name says it all, this solid blend provides all of the pear and no distractions. Purists invited.

Norwalk, Connecticut

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit -- An incomparable combination of sparkling smooth Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Beer blended with Grapefruit juice. A complete new taste experience! The World's first unfiltered Hefeweizen-Mix. The refreshing well-rounded taste of Schöfferhofer Grapefruit with tangy character and hints of sweetness is pleasing to the palate. Imported from Germany, home of the traditional "Hefeweizen" style. ABV 2/5%

Braufactum Soleye –A German Saison

Seattle, Washington

Hopvine IPA -- Brewed in a post-modern Northwest IPA fashion, this beer's lightly-sweet malt base balances the Chinook and Columbia hops and huge late additions of Citra hops for flavor and aroma. Full of flavor, this beer is like drinking straight off the hopvine. ABV: 6.1% IBU: 60.

Pale Lager – True to its roots, this beer pays homage to its European predecessors. Pilsner malt shines through as the star of the show with just enough Hallertau hops to balance with bitterness. Bohemian lager yeast is the workhorse that gives this beer the crisp, clean finish indicative of the style. ABV: 5.3% IBU: 25

Bremerton, Washington

Tropic Haze IPA—A seemingly magical reaction between a specialized yeast strain, oats, wheat and an experimental hop variety results in a blossom of wondrous, tropical fruit flavor that is a feast for the eyes, with a silky-smooth texture and a remarkably clean finish. ABV: 6.4% IBU: 50

Ziggy Zoggy Lager—Bright and vibrant beer for summertime celebrations!. This Zwicklerbier, an uncommon style, is an unfiltered lager that balances crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavor with assertive, classic German hop character. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 40

Fat Scotch Ale—World Class scotch Ale—A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness and a touch of smoky peat character. ABV: 9.2 IBU: 30

Woodinville, Washington

Enabler—Our gold medal session IPA. A lower alcohol, lighter body IPA with BIG citrus punch! ABV: 4.9% IBU: 40

Bloodgeon—Blood Orange Wheat. Incorporates the subtle raspberry like citrus notes of a blood orange with a light and refreshing wheat body. ABV: 4.8% IBU:18

Ellensburg, Washington

Buzz On Blackberry Wheat—Our American Pale Wheat beer with a layer of blackberry, lemon and floral qualities. This variation is fruity enough without being too sweet. Just as refreshing as its wheat sibling with a pleasantly soft mouth feel. ABV: 4.5% IBU: 19

Stump Blower IPA—Full of bright and bountiful hop flavor. Lime, papaya, strawberry and kiwi aromas are here at full strength. A plethora of lemon flavors topped with mint and orange marmalade carry through to a bracingly bitter finish. ABV: 8 IBU: 71




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