Wayfinder Birthday Beer V
It’s our birthday week, no big deal. We are turning 5, which means we can take the training wheels off and will hopefully stop wetting the bed. In exuberant celebration of this joyous week, we are releasing a super secret wizard level Birthday #5 Beer today.
This very special collaboration with Firestone Walker is an easier drinking “Summer” Cold IPA and was schemed up to use reliably classic Yakima hops brewed in a fresh way and countered with dip-hopped, new-school tropical guava bombs.
Wayfinder Beer, based in Portland Oregon, is a lager-centric brewery that combines old and new school lager techniques to push the envelope of what lager can be. The founders of Wayfinder, lager fanatics themselves and proselytizers of cool fermentation, installed a dedicated decoction vessel to achieve malt complexities otherwise unattainable.
The beers are a mix of tradition and science, a blending of ancient brewing tactics, newer Narziß-style German precision, and the swagger of American Craft. Although we are rewriting the definition of lager for the next generation of craft beer enthusiasts, we are bringing with it the traditions of Europe and America’s favorite beer.