Sandy Paws, (Baltic-Style Porter/Dark Winter Lager)
When Rick started the idea for the brewery he was living at the beach and when trying to come up with a name for the Holiday beer he pictured his dog coming back from the beach with her paws covered in sand, thus the name Sandy Paws was born. Sandy Paws is a Baltic Porter, rich and malty with slightly spicy notes. This beer can be consumed now or is one of our beers that can be aged and is usually better after a year. The TTB decided to not allow us to use the term “Baltic Porter” on our label, so although the beer is done in the style of Baltic Porter the label says “Holiday Lager.” Every year a new dog (or cat) graces the label, we raffle off the label picture with raffle ticket proceeds going to the McMinnville Education Foundation. Sandy Paws is released at the beginning of November.