Other news from Scuttlebutt Brewing
April 19, 2011 - 11:51 AM--by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --
New Brews and Other News
As we reported last Friday, Scuttlebutt Brewing's brand new pub on Everett's waterfront is open for business. The new pub is located just a few blocks from the old pub in the Port of Everett's new Waterfront Center (1205 Craftsman Way). As if that isn't enough, there's more news from the Everett brewery.
The new location is spacious by comparison, offering more than double the seating capacity. The new pub offers 11 tap handles, with room for a few more. Expect to find a wide variety of Scuttlebutt beers and eventually a guest tap. Matt Stromberg (Head Brewer) told me looks forward to revisiting some old recipes and flexing his creative muscle.
Scuttlebutt recently acquired a new filtration system that the brewery now uses to provide additional filtration for some beers. While all of the beers are (and have been) filtered, this new system adds a higher degree of filtration for beers being shipped out of state and overseas.
For example, the Homeport Blonde is double filtered to help it withstand the rigors of the trip to Taiwan. Domestically, Scuttlebutt ships beer to Wisconsin and also enjoys some distribution in the southwestern and southeastern United States. Draft beers and locally shipped beers are not getting the higher degree of filtration: no change to the Scuttlebutt beers we get around here.
'Tis the Season
The plan to create a regular seasonal rotation is coming together. Currently, Tell Tale Red is available on store shelves at your finer beer retailers. Familiar to some as Sequoia Red, the beer has been re-branded as Tell Tale Red Ale, Scuttlebutt's second-ever seasonal release. The first-ever seasonal release from Scuttlebutt was 10 Below.
Next up, expect to see the Scuttlebutt Tripel 7 Belgian-style ale, which should hit the shelves in May. A Washington-brewed Belgian-style ale in 12 oz. bottles? Yep. This summer (mid to late July) expect the release of Scuttlebutt's Hoptopia, a balanced and deeply flavored Imperial IPA. The label pictured below has not been approved by the feds; please accept that it is a prototype.