Using 95%+ Organic and locally sourced ingredients, Propolis is melding Old School with New School, blurring the lines between styles, and creating enticing and healthy herbal infused ales.
Robert & Piper, Propolis Brewing
Meeting Robert and Piper is like introducing yourself to an old friend, and when they do open a tasting room, make it a high priority to join them for a brew or two. Robert had been a homebrewer for seven years, and teaming up with Piper, they have a great synergy which promises a long-lived specialty brewery with a heart for natural ingredients and unusual brews. Fresh off a Silver Medal win at the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, Piper and Robert are invigorated and teeming with ideas for new beers, working diligently to build their brand, and paying close attention to quality control and creativity.
Although they rightly guard their yeast recipes, they are just that, blends Robert has been perfecting for years. What does that mean to the beer aficionado? Propolis beers taste like no other. You are getting a hand-built beer from top to bottom.
We know the “locally sourced” marketing mantra all too well, but what makes it special in relation to beer, is that you get the terroir effect, with which you get the flavors of the local area coming through as you enjoy your beer. When you enjoy a Propolis Ale, you ARE tasting the Northwest, and specifically all that makes up the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, the surrounding sea, and of course the Olympic Rain Forest.
Look for Prunus to release on September 17, and enjoy a wonderful 60% sour Belgian style ale with herbs and Port Townsend Wild Cherries. This will be one to enjoy fresh, but also hold one back for a few months as it will develop for quite some time. You may even get to enjoy a limited release of Wine Barrel-Aged Prunus some time in the future.
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Want to make an amazing meal to go with your ale? Be sure to check the Propolis web site for suggested pairings. Each beer has suggested complimentary and contrasting foods to enjoy with it, making the Proplis experience even more special.
You can find Propolis Ales at fine beer shops and occasionally on tap at better tap rooms. If you can’t get to one, you can also purchase them online at marinamarket.com. More pictures at WSBN on Facebook!