Frosty Frog is HOT at U.S. Beer Tasting Championships
Issaquah Brewery’s Frosty Frog was designated Grand Champion at the 2008 United States Beer Tasting Championships in the Spice/Smoke beer category. Frosty Frog was also awarded the title of Pacific Northwest Champion in the Spice/Smoke beer category.
This is Issaquah Brewery’s third award from the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships. Previous Pacific Northwest Champions were Issaquah Brewery’s Bullfrog Ale in 2007 and its Farm Frog Saison in 2006. The 14th annual United States Beer Tasting Championship was held in December in Princeton, New Jersey. Over 400 beers from 141 breweries participated.
The U.S. Beer Tasting Championships takes a unique approach in that its competition is held in multiple stages. Sequential field trials are conducted wherein judges evaluate beers and select the best beers to advance to subsequent rounds. This allows beers to be judged in relatively small flights while ensuring that the best beers are still determined through head-to-head competition. All beers were tasted blind and judged on a hedonic scale.
Issaquah Brewery’s Frosty Frog uses 11 ingredients: Bairds Maris Otter, Bairds Brown, Biscuit, and Bairds 30-75 Malts; Columbus, Chinook, and Amarillo Hops; Raisins, Molasses, Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.
Issaquah Brewhouse is located in the heart of historic downtown Issaquah. The brewhouse has 21 taps, 4 of which are dedicated to Issaquah’s Frog beers, brewed on site by Dave Hutchinson.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Issaquah, the Issaquah Brewhouse opened in 1994. It expanded into the adjacent Manicure nail shop in 2002 and the Masonic room in 2005 (now called the Lily Pad). The odd shape of the building is due to the Coal train tracks that used to be behind the building. Brewer Dave Hutchinson creates Belgian Ales under the Issaquah Frog label. Located 15 miles from the Space Needle in Seattle the Issaquah Brewhouse offers catering, steam pot cooking for fresh & healthy seafood, meeting spaces, private parties, dog menu, gift shop, brewery tours, and a kid’s play area.
Issaquah Brewery was bought by Rogue Ales in March of 2000. The Brewhouse has been in Issaquah since 1994. Issaquah brews, such as Bull Frog Ale, will continue to be produced on site in its 7bbl brewsystem. There are 21 taps at the Brewhouse, 15 Rogue, 4 Issaquah and 2 domestic. Rogue exported employees to insure that the pub provides the same quality of service as Rogue’s other pubs in Newport, Oregon.
If you have questions about the Brewhouse, would like to make reservations or book private parties email Vince [email protected] or Brandt [email protected] or call (425) 557-1911