PAPA CHARLIE’S PALE ALE – BIG AL BREWING
Our refreshing Beer of the Month comes from Big Al Brewing in Seattle, and we love their motto “Live Your Dream. Drink Ours” A clean, enjoyable Northwest-style Pale Ale with herbal, spicy, fruit and citrus hop characters, it’s not really named for someone very special to us here at BMB, but rather it was named in honor of Charles McElevy, the man who brought Craft Brewing to White Center.
Big Al’s just celebrated their third anniversary but what we think is really cool is that they’ve recently “gone green” by switching to a solar hot water system to heat the water used for brewing their microbrew beers – the FIRST brewery in the state to use such solar thermal energy. In a city with weather that’s not exactly tropical, we think this is rather bold and brave of them – cheers!