News & Events
Wondering what’s going on behind the scenes at Vault? Well we’ve got some great beers coming up for you….
Trial & Error Series:
Come into Vault any Tuesday and you’ll find a new beer on tap as part of our experimental Trial & Error Series! The idea here is that we make a small amount (5-10 gal) of a special beer designed to test one or more specific ingredients. We typically do these types of experiments in the brewery, but once a week, we give you the chance to peek behind the curtain and give us your insight into the beer related decisions we make here every day. We’ll be experimenting with new styles, hops, yeast strains, adjuncts, etc. Try a glass for only $3 and fill out the attached card to let us know what you think.
If you want a heads up on what’s coming, follow us on Facebook where we post the details before each one is tapped.
Upcoming New Beer Tappings:
- Chinook Rye IPA (a more complex version of our Chinook IPA)
- Aussie Blonde (a hoppy blonde ale using all Australian hops)
- Smoked Robust Porter (7% abv, 50% smoked malt)
Oceania Hop Series:
“Oceania” refers to the region centered on the islands of the tropical ocean (which including the hop-growing countries of Australia and New Zealand). You can read more about Oceania here.
The hops in this region are especially fun to use in brewing. They impart unique tropical fruit and floral flavors that are simply not found in US-grown hops. We specially source whole flower hops from Australian and New Zealand and are one of two breweries (the other being Sierra Nevada) that go to such great lengths to source whole flower hops. Some of the hops in our series are available in pellet form from US hop suppliers, but since using pellets in our beer is not what we do, we get them straight from the source.
Beers in this series will include:
Victoria’s Secret IPA (Victoria’s Secret hops from Victoria, Australia)
Motueka Pale Ale (Motueka hops from Motueka, New Zealand)
Ella IPA (Ella hops from Australia)
Galaxy IPA (Galaxy hops from Australia)
Pacifica Saison (Pacifica hops from New Zealand)
Nelson IPA (Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand)
Summer Pale Ale (Summer hops from Australia)
Oceania Double IPA (using all of the above to make one giant Aussie/NZ double IPA)