First Up! The Keeper’s Old Ale in Limited Release
Twentieth Century Puget Sound maritime lore is thick with shipping, fishing, cedar mills and early ferry traffic, not to mention rich native history and recreational fun.
The brew crew at Diamond Knot wanted to recognize the Mukilteo light station keepers who aided in navigation after the station’s opening back in 1906, and thus created The Keeper’s Series, a collection of big, bold, cellar-able ales hearty enough for any soul.
The first release in the series is The Keeper’s Old Ale. Brewed using six different malts and barley; this beer has a lot of depth. It’s full-bodied and rich. Flavors of sweet plum, dark sugar, and raisin relax into a warm molasses finish. Character develops with time. We recommend storing Keeper’s bottles upright in a cool dry location with minimal light. Extended cellaring is recommended but not required for enjoyment.
The Series is bottled in 500ml Belgian-style bottles, complete with original artwork by Whidbey Island artist David Gignac, best known for his glass and metal sculptures and his edgy, dark drawings. Some may know his local work with Prima Bistro and Useless Bay Coffee Co.
The Keeper’s Old Ale is slated for a Feb. 8, 2016 release to specialty bottle shops and ale houses.