A new, curious beer from Garden Path Fermentation



Release Notice from the brewery:

Garden Path Fermentation in Skagit Valley, WA has released a new beer: The Curious Mix Methods (4th Edition).

Blended and packaged in November 2020, Curious 4 is one of the more eclectic blends to be released. A good portion of the base is a blend itself, of the last batch of spontaneous beer brewed in the 2019/2020 season, and a cooled portion of the base of our fresh hop beer The Wet Hopped Ship (minus the wet hops!) that was inoculated with spontaneous wort in the fall of 2020. To this blend was added a single, very oaky, barrel of hoppy blonde ale brewed in June of 2018, a barrel of “solera beer” (a blend of several batches of beer from the previous few months), and a special 2020-Covid-era addition: approximately 5bbls of Curious 3.


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The result is a beer comprised of multiple ages and multiple types and stages of fermentation (native yeast, spontaneous, solera-ed, foudred, blended, naturally conditioned), that drinks with as much nuance as the blend is varied. With notes of oak, stonefruit, and earthiness on the nose, the palate is soft and rounded, with hints of tropical fruit, and a lightly tart finish.  A wonderful food beer, The Curious Mix Methods 4 makes us crave goat cheese, summer risotto, and strawberry rhubarb pie.

This beer is newly available for sale at Garden Path’s taproom, as well as throughout the region and beyond. Please visit our online store at http://shop.gardenpathwa.com for local pickup, regional delivery, and in-state shipping or email us to inquire about availability in your area.

About Garden Path


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Located in the beautiful rural Skagit Valley in Northwest Washington, Garden Path Fermentation makes hyperlocal beer, mead, cider, and wine using ingredients sourced from our own backyard. We use Skagit-grown grain, fruit, and honey and Pacific Northwest hops, and ferment all of our products in oak with 100% native Skagit yeast. Our process draws on old-world brewing and winemaking techniques from a variety of traditions, which we reinterpret and adapt to take maximum advantage of the Skagit valley’s abundant resources and temperate climate.

Visit http://gardenpathwa.com for more information or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @gardenpathwa.

For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.



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