Our “Beer of the Month” comes to us via Seapine Brewing company, located in the SoDo District of Seattle. This unique IPA is kegged and bottled fresh right from the tanks and served unfiltered. It remains slightly sweet and very smooth. A slight citrus hop aroma rounds out the profile. This is a West Coast IPA -O.G. 14.5 F.G 2.5 Hops: Nugget, Cascade.
If you have yet to hear of Seapine in your neck of the woods, it’s because operation is currently very small. The owner, and head brewer, is a gentleman named Drew Colpitts. A graduate of the exclusive UC Davis Brewing Masters Program, Drew’s a long-time industry veteran with a passion for local craft beer and is always in search of the next perfect pint.
The brew system is a 3.5 barrel system and the fermentation tanks are 7 bbl. Just looking around the brewery you can tell that Drew is a master craftsman. From the tables made of locally sourced driftwood and the light fixtures refurbished from old railroad station lights, Drew pays attention to detail, and this is truly seen in his beer. The Seapine IPA is arguably one of the best that Seattle has to offer. It’s piney in essence, with nice citrus aromas. The body is not overpowering and the ABV comes in at 6.7%.
The beer is on tap, locally, at about 15-20 various bars and restaurants around Seattle, but the best way to enjoy a pint is to hit up the brewery directly. The taproom is open every Friday from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.
Visit their site @www.seapinebrewing.com