2013 BEER/WINE/CIDER

Admission includes 3 drink tickets. Beer tastes are 1 drink ticket each and cider and wine tastes are 2 drink tickets each. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase during the Festival.

Download pairing suggestion sheet here.

BEER  

Airways Brewing (Kent)

Airways Brewing (Kent)
  • Pre Flight Pilsner (Classic American Pilsner)

    Our take on a pre-prohibition style pilsner; fuller in body with a distinct, spicy hop presence.

  • PSA: Pale Session Ale (American Pale Ale)

    A bright, citrus-forward session ale – perfect for warm summer days or having a few with friends.

Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham)

Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham)
  • Oatmeal Stout (Oatmeal Stout)

    A black, very rich and full-bodied stout with a silky smoothness that gives way to a long "roasty" finish. A heavy weight monster of a beer - not for the timid!

  • Scotch Ale (Scotch Ale)

    A hearty, deep red ale with full body and fine malt character. We add just enough hops to balance the malt. The result is smooth and rich without becoming too sweet.

Odin Brewing (Seattle)

Odin Brewing (Seattle)
  • Odin’s Gift (Nordic Amber Ale)

    Dark Ruby Ale with a perfect balance between malts and hops, accented by a touch of juniper like an old Viking ale.

    Pairing suggestion: Asiago, Gruyere, marbled

  • Freya’s Gold (Kolsch-Style Ale)

    Very light and crisp Golden Ale that is big on flavor. Strong, citrus notes with a touch of spice.

    Pairing suggestion: Gouda, Brie, Parmesan

Pike Brewing Co (Seattle)

Pike Brewing Co (Seattle)
  • Belgian Pale Ale (Belgian Pale Ale)

    Brewed specifically for the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival and designed to be paired with cheeses. Copper in color, brewed with Centennial hops for bittering and Golding hops for the flavor and aroma. 6.5% ABV, 25 IBU’s.

    Pairing suggestion: Fresh and/or soft cheeses

  • Harlot’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale (Belgian Dark Strong)

    Deep dark nut brown with pumpkin-colored highlights. The mouth-feel is rich and luscious. It is big, bold, and voluptuous, with a smooth sweetness reminiscent of pumpkin pie spices and the boldness of a monastic style double ale.

    Pairing suggestion: Hard cheeses with sharper flavors

 

CIDER  Cider tastes are two tickets each.

Alpenfire Cider (Port Townsend)

Alpenfire Cider
  • Organic Pirate’s Plank Bone-Dry (Dry)

    Bold, brash and tannic. 6.9% ABV.

  • Organic Ember (Bitter-Sweet)

    Made from late season estate grown bittersweet apple varieties. Complex flavors of the tannic and astringent apples. 7.25% ABV.

  • Dungeness Orchard Blend

    This delightful cider has no carbonation, allowing you to really focus on the flavor and mouth feel of the cider.  Made with over 70 varieties of apples picked in the Dungeness Orchard. 6.8% ABV.

Tieton Cider Works (Tieton)

Tieton Cider Works
  • Wild Washington Apple (Semi-Dry)

    A pineapple aroma and a pronounced mineral quality that give the cider a lively mouth feel. Notes of green apple and preserved lemon. 7.0% ABV.

    Pairing suggestions: Mild to strong clothbound cheddars
  • Apricot Cider (Semi-Sweet)

    A crisp apple cider infused with the tartness of Apricots. The apple notes play a supporting role and let the tartness of the apricots shine, your mouth will taste both dry and fresh apricot flavors. 6.9% ABV.

    Pairing suggestions: Fresh goat/sheep's milk cheeses
  • Tieton Blend (Dry)

    This crisp English style cider begins with a floral and fruity nose. It has perfectly balanced citrus notes, and then introduces hints of green grape skin and slate with a lingering pepper quality at the finish. 7.0% ABV.

    Pairing suggestions: Tieton Farm & Creamery Venus (the rind is washed in our Cider)

 

WINE  Wine tastes are two tickets each.

Gilbert Cellars (Yakima)

Gilbert Cellars (Yakima)
  • Unoaked Chardonnay

    Sourced from 5 different vineyards within the Columbia Valley, our Unoaked Chardonnay is eager to impress with bright aromas of lemon meringue, candied pineapple, and apricot.  Beneath the surface lie more subtle aromas of elderflower, hazelnut, and cream with a slight mineral tinge.

    Pairing suggestions: Soft-ripened cheeses, sheeps milk cheeses

  • The Pilgrim Red Blend

    A blend of 35% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. After 22 months in 100% neutral French oak, the fruit really shines through with notes of cranberries and blackberries.

    Pairing suggestions: Semi-hard cows milk cheeses, washed or natural rind cheeses

  • Allobroges Red Blend (Rhone varietals)

    A blend of 37% Syrah, 34% Mourvedre and 29% Grenache. Ripe aromas of blackberry, plum, and late-season bing cherry deepen and soften with time in the glass as subtle aromas of sage, smoke, and baking spice begin to make their way forward.

    Pairing suggestions: Semi-hard cows milk cheeses, hard goat milk cheeses

  • Left Bank Red (Bordeaux varietal blend)

    One of our flagship featuring  Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec.

    Pairing suggestions: Hard goat milk cheeses, blue cheeses

Jones of Washington (Quincy)

Jones of Washington (Quincy)
  • Viognier

    Beautiful aromas of ripe peaches excite the senses, inviting you to this fully loaded Viognier. The ripe mango and nectarine flavors of this wine are complimented by a long citrus finish.

    Pairing suggestions: Soft-ripened cheeses, semi-hard cows milk cheeses
  • Merlot

    A beautiful dark red color, with aromas of Cherry, and cigar box. Our Merlot coats your palate with bright cherry, plum, and rich mocha flavors. The long firm tannins stretch into a blissful, seemingly endless finish.

    Pairing suggestions: Cows milk cheeses such as Gouda, soft fresh cheeses with spice
  • Syrah

    This is a lush elegant Syrah, that was aged in 50% French oak and 50% Hungarian Oak puncheons which gave this fruity Syrah, soft leather undertones that invite you into a spicy profile of cherry with hints of Licorice.

    Pairing suggestions: Semi-hard cows milk cheeses, waxed or natural rind cheeses, blue cheeses
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Clove and floral aromas complement the smooth, cherry, and blackberry, flavors of this wine. The integrated French oak barrels combined with a combination of neutral American and Hungarian oak gave this wine its texture and complexity.

    Pairing suggestions: Blue cheeses, Pepper jack cheeses with jalapeno, semi-hard natural rind cheeses