Seattle is a fantastic beer town any time of year—but during Seattle Beer Week they really bring the thunder. It’s always a struggle to choose which events to attend.
However, when the official beer of this year’s festivities was officially rolled out, it wasn’t any singular event that I was most excited about—it was this can. While a favorite of Seattle drinkers, Bale Breaker’s brewery is located in Yakima Valley, home to about 75% of American hops. Local heavyweight BLINDTIGER Design skillfully illustrated these cans to be perfectly emblematic of the fields that this beer calls home.
The Official Beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017, Fresh off the Farm IPA was brewed in the center of hop field #41, just minutes from downtown Yakima, by Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Founded by fourth-generation hop growers, this truly farm-to-glass brewery crafted a brand-new IPA to celebrate the 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base perfectly showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe® and Mosaic® add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot™, Loral™, and the still-experimental HBC 630. From the fields of the Yakima Valley to the streets of Seattle, Fresh off the Farm IPA delivers farm fresh flavor no matter where it’s poured.
Beer Week is quickly coming to an end, but if you’re in the Seattle area, be sure to check out all of Bale Breaker’s events here.
Label Type: Digitally Printed Shrink Sleeve
Printer Name: CanSource