The Chinese New Year is in a couple weeks, and Ballard brewery Lucky Envelope will host their annual celebration, complete with the release of collaboration beers and giveaways.
The founders of Lucky Envelope Brewing are of Chinese descent, and will celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig on Feb. 1st and 2nd. The brewery will release two Georgetown Brewing collaboration beers as part of the festivities.
“We spent a couple hours with their team trying different teas, herbs and spices to each come up with our own unique spins for the LuckyTown Chinese New Year Collaboration,” Barry Chan, co-founder and head brewer said. The two beers are “Lucky Pig Lager”, brewed by Lucky Envelope with jasmine and honeysuckle; and “Happy Pig Lager”, brewed by Georgetown with Oolong tea.
Lucky Envelope will be releasing a four other new beers during the celebration: Buddha’s Hand Citron IPA, Lychee Sour, Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Porter, and Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer.
The Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter was aged twice, first in a Malbec wine barrel and then in a Westland Distillery whiskey barrels, according to Lucky Envelope. “The delightfully complex beer clocks in at 9.8% ABV with red stone fruit and oak tannin combining with vanilla, smoke, and caramel,” they write.
For the New Year celebrations, the brewery will hand out actual lucky envelopes with special coupons inside. The brewery is, as you may have guessed, named for the Chinese New Year tradition of bestowing red and gold envelopes to loved ones as a gesture of luck and goodwill.
The brewery will also be selling Year of the Earth Pig t-shirts as part of the festivities.
Images from Lucky Envelope’s Facebook page