Seattle, WA, January 17, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Lucky Envelope Brewing, whose founders are of Chinese descent, will celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd with two collaboration beers brewed with Georgetown Brewing, giveaways, and specialty merchandise.
“Every year we try to make our Chinese New Year celebration bigger and more exciting than the previous year,” said Raymond Kwan, co-founder of Lucky Envelope. The brewery is expected to release six specialty beers for the event including their Buddha’s Hand Citron IPA, Lychee Sour, Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Porter, Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer, and the two collaboration lagers with Georgetown Brewing.
“It was an honor and pleasure to be able to brew not one, but two, collaboration beers with Manny, Matt and Jen from Georgetown Brewing,” says Barry Chan, co-founder and Brewmaster. “We spent a couple hours with their team trying different teas, herbs & spices to each come up with our own unique spins for the LuckyTown Chinese New Year Collaboration.” Lucky Envelope chose to use Jasmine and Honeysuckle in their “Lucky Pig Lager” while Georgetown Brewing’s “Happy Pig Lager” will feature Oolong tea.
Lucky Envelope will also be releasing their Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter which was aged twice, first in a Malbec wine barrel and then in a Westland Distillery whiskey barrels. The delightfully complex beer clocks in at 9.8% ABV with red stone fruit and oak tannin combining with vanilla, smoke, and caramel. Rounding out the special beer releases will be the return of the Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer named after the 5,000 year-old Mijiaya archaeological site in Shaanxi (Northern China), Buddha’s Hand Citron IPA, and Lychee Sour.
Those who arrive early on Friday & Saturday will receive a celebratory lucky envelope with special coupons. The brewery will also be selling limited edition Year of the Earth Pig t-shirts while supplies last.
Lucky Envelope Brewing takes its name from the Chinese tradition – tied closely with New Year celebrations – of elders bestowing often red-and-gold envelopes to loved ones as a gesture of luck and goodwill. Lucky Envelope’s brewing philosophy is centered on Culturally Inspired Beer whose recipes draw from modern and historic styles, techniques, and ingredients. Lucky Envelope is an award-winning family-friendly craft brewery in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The brewery has garnered accolades since its May 2015 opening, including several medals at the 2018, 2017 & 2016 Washington Beer Awards and at the prestigious 2015 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) competition.