Good old Dad used to tell me quite regularly that I wouldn’t believe how quickly time seems to speed up the older you get. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe him…it just wasn’t relevant to me at the time. I was busy being a kid and then a teenager when things like summer vacation or the countdown to Christmas seemed to stretch on into infinity. But, years have passed and…like all of us…I’ve gotten older. And suddenly, Dad’s words make a whole lot more sense than they used to. I find it nearly impossible to believe that another year has passed again and it’s almost time to break out the Cabin Fever for another Bellingham winter.
The Boundary Bay Brewery Cabin Fever is a strong ale or “winter warmer” with a dark red-brown color and a very rich malty flavor. We make it with Mt. Hood, Warrior and Crystal hops and balance the flavors with the following malts: Pale 2-Row, Dark Crystal, Munich, Carastan, oats and Chocolate Malt. While this is a big beer that is deceptively strong (7.2% ABV) it tastes very smooth thank to extra long cold conditioning. Try this beer with spicy foods or any rich, heavy dishes…perfect for the holidays!
Our Cabin Fever has developed a bit of cult following and we have customers asking for it year round here at Boundary Bay Brewery. It’s our Winter Seasonal brew, though, so we only bring it out at certain times of the year. Lucky for you, that time is now! Here at the brewery, Cabin Fever will officially be on tap Friday, November 5th and we’ll debut it the day before with a special Cabin Fever cask on Thursday, the 4th. If, however, you can’t wait that long…you’ve got a couple of options. If you feel like heading to Seattle, you can score Cabin Fever at Pouring Main Street Alehouse in Bothell and at Sully’s in Seattle on Phinney Ridge. But, if fighting I-5 traffic doesn’t seem like a good time to you, check out our Brewers Night at Mckay’s Taphouse (aka: Pizza Pipeline on Samish Way in Bellingham) on Monday, November 1st at 5pm when we’re taking over the joint armed with kegs of Cabin Fever and lots of BBAY goodies to give away.
Winter’s coming…get your Cabin Fever now!