Glen Hay Falconer Foundation awards 3 brewing scholarships to the Siebel Institute. Those winners have always been invited to brew an annual Sasquatch Legacy Project collaboration beer at Walking Man Brewing. With recent shakeups there the brewing of this annual beer has moved to Eugene OR's Ninkasi Brewing. This year the Legacy beer is a Wheatwine.
Proceeds from this beer will go to support the Glen Hay Falconer
Foundation and the Northwest Legends Foundation, whose mission is to
educate brewers and support the community in memory of our lost brewing
friend Glen Falconer. Below is a video we filmed with Quentin Falconer who founded and runs the foundation and is the brother of it's namesake the late Glen Falconer.
Dave Pendelton of Dick's Brewing, Brett Thomas of Silver Moon and Jason
Carrier of Falling Sky - all 2011 Scholarship recipients - along with
Chip Hardy of the Bier Stein, and Jamie Floyd from Ninkasi, came
together to create this beer. The team brewed the Sasquatch Legacy Beer
in memory of Mike West, a friend of Glen's who started West Brother's
Brewing (among other places) who we lost last year to a heart attack.
Mike was also known for starting Food for Lane County's biggest
fundraiser Chef's Night Out. As a homebrewer (and at his brewery), he
made a signature Honey Orange Wheat, so this wheat-based beer is in
honor of his service to both Eugene and Bend!
A Wheat Wine is a Barley Wine strength beer that is made with a large
amount of wheat in its grist. Wheat Wines are typically smoother than
their Barley Wine cousins with the wheat exhibiting toasted, bready, and
Bocklike malty richness. The Falconer's Flight hops used for bittering
are balanced with the earthy and grassy Willamette and Brewer's Gold
Hops. Elegant, full bodied maltiness with a balanced finish, this is a
big beer with a little bite.
This year's Portland Sasquatch Legacy release event will be held at
Saraveza Tavern, 1004 N. Killingsworth St. on Saturday, July 7th
starting at 6PM. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Falconer
Original Gravity . 1085
Bitterness (IBUs). 80
Alcohol (ABV%). 9.0
Malts . 2-Row, Wheat, Carawheat
Hops. Falconer's Flight, Brewer's Gold, Willamette