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Ninkasi Sasquatch Legacy Wheat Wine


Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Eugene, Oregon USA
Style: Barley Wine | Ratings: 15 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 9%
R&D Series. Beer made by brewers who received scholarships from brewers making beer! The Sasquatch Legacy Project, started by Walking Man Brewing and recently transitioned to Ninkasi Brewing, invites each year’s Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship recipients to come to our brewery and make a beer together. Proceeds from this beer go to support the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation and the Northwest Legends Foundation, whose mission is to educate brewers and support the community in memory of our lost brewing friend Glen Falconer. Dave Pendelton of Dick’s Brewing, Brett Thomas of Silver Moon and Eugene’s own Jason Carrier of Falling Sky — all 2011 scholarship recipients — along with Chip Hardy of the Bier Stein, and Jamie Floyd from Ninkasi, came together to create this beer. The team brewed the Sasquatch Legacy Beer in memory of Mike West, a friend of Glen’s who started West Brother’s Brewing (among other places), who we lost last year to a heart attack. Mike was also known for starting Food for Lane County’s biggest fundraiser: Chef’s Night Out. As a home-brewer, and at his brewery, he made a signature Honey Orange Wheat beer. The Sasquatch Legacy Wheat Wine is brewed in honor of his service to both Eugene and Bend!

A wheat wine is a barley wine strength beer that is made with a large amount of wheat in its grist. Wheat wines are typically smoother than their barley wine cousins with the wheat exhibiting toasted, bready, and bock-like malty richness. The Falconer’s Flight hops used for bittering are balanced with the earthy and grassy Willamette and Brewer’s Gold hops. Elegant, full-bodied maltiness with a balanced finish, this is a big beer with a little bite!

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