Our last stop in the Evergreen State is dreamy, El Sueñito Brewing in Bellingham.
Founded by Dennis Ramey and Osbaldo Frelard of Frelard Tamales in Seattle. The couple have visions of an inviting space for queer and BIPOC beer fans.
Here are some beers to taste from a recent tap list:
Alemania – “A Kolsch-style ale, this beer is based on the traditional beer style from Koln, Germany. While not *technically* called a Kolsch unless brewed in Koln, this beer sticks to the traditional style with additions of Vienna malt, giving light bready malt notes. German noble hop additions in the kettle and whirlpool give a balanced grassy/resinous aroma. Fermenting on the cool side with German ale yeast gives a unique ester profile that compliments the style.”
Cerveza Blanca – “Belgian style Witbier, brewed with lots of malted and unmalted white wheat. Unmalted wheat provides a higher protein content than malted wheat, which helps keep Cerveza Blanca nice and hazy as intended. Oats smooth out the mouthfeel, but this beer still finished fairly dry and crisp. Hopped with Pacific Jade, a New Zealand variety that gives notes of melon, lime, and orange. Whirlpool additions of ground coriander and dried orange peel play well with the hops to give a little extra boost of citrus notes. Best served with an orange slice!”
Güerita Blonde Ale – “This is a simple, no frills, crushable light beer. Biscuit and Toast notes from Vienna malt provide sweet, bready flavors that are balanced by light-handed additions of Chinook and Cascade hops, that provide some slight bitterness and notes of pine, grass, and grapefruit.”
New Friends Pale Ale – “Being a hoppy, American Pale Ale, Cascade hops couldn’t be left out of this brew! Complimented by Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7, this beer has lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes. It has a distinct and balanced hop aroma and flavor, but more subdued and less bitter than a typical IPA.”