When someone hears about hoppy beers from the West Coast, they usually think of Southern California or Portland. However, there are two breweries in Seattle who might have something to say about it.
Up in Washington, Holy Mountain Brewing, and Cloudburst Brewing are harnessing the tradition of west coast ales and coupling it with the new(ish) recipes of New England to produce their annual collaboration, Wetwired.
For the fifth year, both breweries have joined forces to brew this wet-hopped ale. However, this year sees the first time that Wetwired will be brewed at Cloudburst instead of only at Holy Mountain.
On paper, Wetwired does not look like a complex beer: a couple of malts, wheat, oats, house yeast, and hopped exclusively with Mosaic hops. But the devil is in the details. The Mosaic is sourced from nearby hop farms, where 26 pounds of the “soaking wet hops” are used in the beer to provide the juiciest, dankest hop flavor nature can provide.
While cans have been sold out at Holy Mountain, check out Cloudburst’s locations for additional cases.