Northwest Brewery celebrates a year in business with a party Saturday, March 16
Random Precision Brewing Company will celebrate its first anniversary from noon to midnight on Saturday, March 16, with new beer releases, its first bottle sales and a food truck. The brewery opened on St. Patrick's Day 2018, although owner and brewer Jason Grable didn't release his full range of barrel-aged sours until November.
For his first anniversary party, Grable will release variations of his Misconstrued Sarcasm IPA, which has been on tap since opening day. “Other than upping the dry hopping, I haven't changed the recipe since day one,” Grable said. “It's for people who are hesitant on sours but like IPAs.”
Grable plans to feature variations of the beer infused with mango, pineapple and grapefruit. He's also showcasing a new version of his Unforeseen Consequences golden ale flavored with rose hips and orange peel, as well as his three primary sours — golden ale, red ale and sour stout — in their base forms without infusions.
Grable will debut a new beer, Anxious Glances, a red sour aged in grape brandy barrels and then flavored with orange and lemon zest. “It's almost like a beer take on the sidecar cocktail,” he said. He's also releasing the beer in 500 milliliter bottles, with 200 available to sell at the taproom that day.
One year in, Grable still sees his mission as introducing the public to sours. “Our sours are very approachable,” he said. “None are face-collapsing-in-on-itself, back-of-your-jaw-hurts sour, although our goal is to have one or more like that. The lion's share is approachable. People have preconceived notions, or bad experiences, with sours, so they're pleasantly surprised there's a good balance of the underlying tartness of the beer, plus our flavor additions.”
Random Precision's growing roster of beers is pushing the limit of its taps. “I always thought 12 taps would be more than enough,” Grable said, “but I find myself shuffling things around and wondering if I should invest in a kegerator.”
For those who aren't fans of sours, the brewery will offer outside beers by the bottle or can, like Homestead's Irish Red and Rhinegeist's semi-dry cider. Rick's Rock'n BBQ food truck will be on-site starting at noon; guests can also bring in their own food from nearby restaurants.