“Comin’ down the mountain…”
Holy Mountain Brewing (Seattle, Washington) is debuting the fifth edition of The Gray Tower series, which is their continuing series of barrel-aged Saisons with Brettanomyces.
This iteration used Saisons aged anywhere from 6 months to a year, coming from wineries across their home state. While it was bottled in late 2019, it has been allowed to sit for a year to bottle condition and help marry the flavors.
Holy Mountain has a unique business model, producing no year-round beers, instead electing to have a rotating lineup. While they are heavily influenced by the flavors that can be derived from oak, they still brew a variety of hop-forward ales and lagers.
Being smack in the middle of the Pacific Northwest, the brewery has premium access to some of the best raw materials the Yakima Valley has to provide. The brewery location near the Seattle Waterfront highlights this closeness to nature, making it a premium stop for anyone traveling through the area.