Well folks, it’s that time again. Northwest Brewing News is holding their annual Reader’s Choice Awards where you can cast your vote for best brewery, best brewpub, best beer (by style) and oh so much more! Enter your vote by November 15th by voting online or downloading the entry form and faxing it to (888)665-5007. Or, if you’re here at Boundary Bay Brewery, you can grab one of the voting forms in our foyer, fill it out over a nice big pint to fend off this autumn chill and we’ll fax it in for you when you’re done.
Last year, Boundary Bay Brewery was voted Best Brewery in Washington State (tied with Elysian Brewing), Best IPA and 2nd place for Best Scotch Ale. In past years, we’ve collected awards for Best ESB (2005) and Best IPA (2005 and 2006). You can visit our website to see the list of all the awards our beers have won. We love the Reader’s Choice awards because it’s the voice of the people we brew our beer for, so thanks to all who’ve cast their votes with Boundary Bay Brewery in the past!
Our brewers here at Boundary Bay Brewery turned out a batch of Imperial Porter to celebrate our 2,900th batch of beer.
Historically, porter is a dark-coloured style of beer that is generally brewed with dark malts, but many breweries now brew porters in a wide variety of flavors like pumpkin, honey, vanilla, and bourbon.
We decided to keep things closer to the traditional style by using Pale, Crystal, Munich and Carastan malts with Simcoe and Tradition hops. This is a big beer at 9.2% abv, but it is a sweet and well-balanced porter. The Porter was first debuted last Thursday for our Cask Night. And, on Monday, it finally made its way to our taps! We’ll only be offering this brew here at the Boundary brewery and we’ve only got it until it’s gone, so hurry down and try this limited edition beer. Aaron Jacob Smith, our head brewer, described this commemorative brew as “…deceivingly strong, yet silky smooth and black.”