Introducing: Whiny the Complainer, by Big Time Brewery
February 11, 2012 - 4:02 PM
-- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --
If the introduction of this beer is anything like the release of Pliny the Younger, then there is probably a line outside the Big Time's front door as I write this. Consider Whiny the Complainer a tribute beer that pays homage to the great beer from Russian River Brewing and all the people who are hopelessly obsessed with it. Here's the press release from Big Time.
The Big Time Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of Whiny the Complainer on February 7th 2012 when the doors open at 11:30 am. Brewed on 12/28/2011, Whiny is a delicious triple India Pale Ale that features an abundant amount of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma from over 3 lbs of hops per barrel. Hops include, Cascade; Centennial, Chinook; Columbus; Magnum; Amarillo; and Simcoe. It was dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Original gravity 1.088; Terminal gravity 1.019; 9.1% abv.
The name Whiny the Complainer was thought up by former head brewer Bill Jenkins – it is in homage to Russian River’s Pliny the Younger – and the patrons who whine because they missed out on their coveted few ounces of PtY.
Whiny the Complainer is the 2,300th batch brewed at the Big Time since batch #1 was brewed on November 10th 1988. Whiny will be available on draft at the Big Time through the month of February. It will be served in 10 ounce snifters only. Seven quarter barrels have been released to the following accounts for release at their discretion: Beveridge Place Pub; Brouwers Café; Fiddlers Inn; The Hopvine, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse; Wedgewood Alehouse; The Yard Café.
The Big Time is the oldest brewpub in Washington State having opened its doors on December 7th 1988. Big Time is celebrating its 24th year of serving quality craft beer to beer aficionados in the University District of Seattle. 4133 University Way, Seattle 98105