In March we brewed a brand new style- An Old Ale. The term is fairly loose, but inspired by olden ales from England that were highly malty and often times brewed with spices in place of hops. This beer was inspired by the Big Boots Brew Day organized by Pink Boots Society.
The Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization for women in the beer industry. PBS provides scholarships, job opportunities, and networking events for women in the beer industry. They organize the Big Boots Brew Day on International Women's Day to highlight all the breweries with women on the brew deck! A portion of the proceeds of this beer will be donated to Pink Boots Society for future scholarship opportunities.
Our Mother Hydra Old Ale was brewed with caramel malt, smoked barley, and a touch of brown sugar and lightly hopped with Summit and Cascade hops. The brown sugar ferments out to leave a kick of molasses flavor. Overall the combination of smoked barley and molasses from the brown sugar give a pleasant hint of spice without any additional additives to this brew.
This beer has been featured at the Hop Queens event at Flatstick Pub in downtown Seattle and will also be at Women in Beer Festival at Pike Place Brewing on May 8th. The Women in Beer Festival features local breweries, cider makers, cheese makers, chocolatiers and more that have women working hard behind the scenes. The proceeds from this festival will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands. To find out more go to http://pikebrewing.com/events/women-in-beer/
You can find the Mother Hydra Old Ale on tap in our tasting room as well as at Another Castle Bar and Arcade in Downtown Bremerton. More locations TBA!
To learn more about the Pink Boots Society check out their website at pinkbootssociety.org