On December 20th the Head-Heathen, Sunny Parsons, made the two-hour trek to the Long Beach Peninsula to join the Jetty Brew Crew for the second annual brew day for Graveyard of the Pacific.
Together they crafted an Imperial Red Ale that captures the relentless spirit of this region. Graveyard of the Pacific is a full bodied Imperial Red bursting with aroma and flavor from a hardy dose of Amarillo, Galaxy, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. Citrus sits in the front followed by a hint of passion fruit and floral. Just a touch of earthiness and roast roll over the palate in the malty finish. It’s has a beautiful color from the Crystal, Honey, and Chocolate malts.
Even at 10% ABV and 100 IBU, Graveyard of the Pacific is a big beer that is very approachable. The final product was improved by the killer artwork produced by artist Kyle Shold that will grace the label of the bottle. Kyle captured the feel of the stretch of water from Tillamook Bay, past the treacherous Columbia River Bar to the tip of Vancouver Island that has claimed over 2,000 vessels & more than 700 lives. This unforgiving combination of current, fog, storms, waves, and rocks has long been known by one name: The Graveyard of the Pacific.
Graveyard of the Pacific will be available for a limited time at select bottle shops around Southwest Washington and coastal locations as well as on draft at Feral Public House and Heathen Brewing in Vancouver, WA and North Jetty Brewing in Seaview, WA.
Release parties are scheduled over the following two days: January 25th at Heathen’s Feral Public House located at 1109 Washington St in Vancouver, WA from 6:00pm-8:00pm followed by a nautical-themed trivia night at 8pm and January 26th at North Jetty Brewing located at 4200 Pacific Way in Seaview WA from 5:00pm-9:00pm.