Harmon Brewing Pt Defiance IPAHarmon Brewing Crafts New Pt. Defiance IPA
Just in time to celebrate the Twelve Beers of Christmas Dec. 13 – 24

TACOMA – Harmon Brewing Company announced today that their Pt. Defiance IPA recipe has undergone an exciting change. The new Point Defiance IPA is an updated version of their iconic classic, without straying from the roots.

“Bright, clean, crisp and hoppy, the iconic PT. Defiance IPA is re-born,” said Head Brewer Jeff Carlson.

Originally brewed in 1997 to commemorate the opening of the Harmon Brewery, the Point Defiance IPA was crafted to encompass what Tacoma stood for, a no fuss, palate quenching brew. The improved version uses five different malted barleys to accommodate the boat load of Pacific Northwest hops.

“The combination creates the classic West Coast hop aroma and flavor that we all crave, while maintaining drinkability,” added Carlson. “In keeping with tradition we left the hoppy backbone unchanged, but added some Citra to give it that edge.  Hop in your Kayak, pour yourself a glass and enjoy.”

For the first beer of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Yes, it’s time again for Harmon’s annual Twelve Beers of Christmas. The daily festivities, held at the Tap Room, begin on December 13th and end on Christmas Eve. To get people in the spirit of the holidays, the first beer, a delectable Candy Cane Porter, will be served Firkin style, just as beer was quaffed back in the mid-15th century.

The Twelve Beers of Christmas lineup, including everything from barrel aged imperial stouts to blondes and sours, is subject to change. Here is the lineup in no particular order:

Ivan Russian Imperial Stout – 2013
Apricot Tart – 2012
Casper’s Revenge Ghost Pepper Peach – 2012
11th ST. +1 IPA
5-Mile Drive IPA
Old John Barrel Blend
One Hop Wonder
Columbus Candy Cane Porter Firkin
Honey Blonde
Dry Fly Barrel Aged New West CDA
Farmhouse Blonde
Whiskey Soaked Oak Aged Steep & Deep