I wanted to make a reference to the favorable momentum that Helm’s Brewing Co. has been picking up of late, but I don’t know if I can bare to. As a card-carrying member of the Hacky Editorial Writers Union, I'm mandated to take that observation and couch it in some sort of nautical terminology as a thematic call-back to the brewery name. It would probably something about wind in the sails or a favorable current or the like. Well, I won’t do it. You deserve better than that. I’m just going to say things seem to be going in the right direction for the brewery because we’re all intelligent people who don’t need pithy wordplay to make a connection with the material.
The folks at Helm’s Brewing recently shared with me that they're planning to start bottling some of their wares. The current outlook is to release the Captain’s Pale Ale, the Batten Down Brown and the Hop the RIPA by the close of the year. However, there’s no reason to deprive yourself of Helm’s beer in the meantime, especially since they're turning out some interesting stuff. In fact, today they're officially releasing their Messin with Saazquatch, a Belgian pale made with Saaz and Tettnanger hops. It’s a murky amber brew with big fruity aromas, almost reminiscent of lime-ade. It claims to have a spicy and earthy feel to the flavor, but, for me, the more typically Belgian aspects of tropical fruit and bubble gum dominated the palate. Still, no matter whose description is most accurate, it was definitely a unique quaff.
I must say, with their its growing crew of beers, it certainly it looks like it’s nothing but clear sailing ahead for Helm’s Brewing!