North Jetty Brewing and Beach House Teas release collaborative brew
Where the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the Atlantic Ocean worries drift away and, if you listen carefully, the lull of a siren’s song can be heard rising up from the majestic blue. It was in Key West that the mermaid Sirena first captured the imaginations of Erik and Michelle, owners of North Jetty Brewing. She followed them back to the Washington coast and became the inspiration for their new series of beer, Mermaid Tales.
With the second release in the series, they turned to local tea blender Crindalyn, owner of Beach House Teas. “I grew up helping my grandmother create beer, wine and spirits out of local ingredients and in her business helping home brewers, so this collaboration brought back so many memories of my childhood,” Crindalyn said.
Tea is quickly becoming a go-to ingredient for beer brewers to add an herbal element to beer or, often, a refreshing, unique brew.
“We spent an afternoon with Tea Master, Crindalyn smelling and tasting over 100 individual ingredients and found four organic herbs that went well with a delicate, lightly hopped Kolsch base,” said Michelle.
Welcome the newest Mermaid Tales beer, Lorelei Tea Infused Kolsch. Lorelei Tea infused Kolsch is 5.2%ABV and 23 IBU.
“We are thrilled with how well the aroma and slight tannins from the tea blend shine through,” commented Michelle.
Lorelei is named after the legend of the Lorelei Cliffs on the Rhine River in Germany. It's said that a beautiful siren tempted sailors towards the cliffs and treacherous waters below them...will she draw you in too?
Beach House Teas is a family owned and operated business located in Long Beach, Washington. They have a passion for creating delicious and beautiful teas inspired by the Pacific Northwest. All teas are small bath and hand-blended with a kiss of Pacific Ocean Air.
North Jetty Brewing is family owned and operated by Erik and Michelle Svendsen on the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula. While they have been brewing commercially since 2012, the taproom has been open since April 2014 and are the only craft brewery on the Peninsula.