Maritime Pacific Brewing Releases (re-releases) Harvest XPA
While the world waits with bated breath for the release of Jolly Roger Christmas Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing, the Ballard brewery announced today the upcoming release of its Harvest XPA. (Expect to see Jolly Roger around Thanksgiving, or so we've been told.)
Maritime Pacific will release the beer at the Jolly Roger Taproom in Ballard on Halloween night (October 31st). Look for the Harvest XPA at pubs and alehouses around the greater Seattle area beginning on November 2nd.
The beer is described as a harvest Pale Ale that "exudes freshness" and was brewed with copious quantities of fresh Amarillo hops harvested at Gamache Farms in Toppenish, WA. This is the first time in three years that Maritime Pacific has brewed the Harvest XPA.
Here is the official press release from Maritime Pacific.
October 24, 2011– Maritime Pacific Brewing Cmpany is releasing its latest special offering, Harvest XPA, on Halloween night
Seattle, WA – Maritime Pacific is celebrating All Hallow’s Eve by treating everyone with the release of their latest special offering, Harvest XPA, in the Jolly Roger Taproom on Halloween night. The special Harvest Pale Ale will be available in draught on November 2nd at select pubs, taverns, and alehouses throughout Seattle and Tacoma.
Harvest XPA exudes freshness! It is brewed with 100 pounds of freshly harvested Amarillo hops from the Gamache Farms, as well as the finest Organic malts the Northwest has to offer. The carefully selected malts give the Harvest XPA a light amber hue as well as subtle caramel notes while the Amarillo packs the palette with loads of citrus flavor. At 5.5% ABV and 45 IBU, it is the perfect session ale for hop heads as well as people seeking ales made with local, fresh ingredients.
A crowd favorite, this is the first time the Harvest XPA has been brewed in 3 years. It is also the first time that it has brewed with all Organic Malts from Great Western Malting in Vancouver, WA. Head Brewer, Corey Blodgett, believes, “If you are going to brew a true harvest ale, you should at least use Organic ingredients when at all possible.” The beer release will take place on October 31, 2011, in the Jolly Roger Taproom starting at 5 pm with the tapping of the inaugural firkin. Come and join the celebration.
Maritime Pacific and The Jolly Roger Taproom, located near Historic Ballard, is a small, family-owned brewery featuring hearty fare as well as world-class ales and lagers. The 40 barrel brewhouse produces over 6,600 barrels per year for its taproom and for distribution throughout the Puget Sound and the Spokane area.
The Jolly Roger Taproom features eleven (11) different Maritime beers at all times with two (2) cask conditioned ales on the beer engines. Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 pm daily, with a great menu of food and $3 pints. The Taproom is located at 1111 NW Ballard Way, is kid friendly, and its hours are: Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 to 10:00; Thursday from 11:00 to 11:00; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to Midnight; and Sunday from Noon to 9.
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