Tony Lawrence, Boneyard's Brewmaster and Co-Owner, and John Harris met up many moons ago back in their days at Deschutes Brewery. Back then John hired Tony to "wreck his life" as a cleanup brewer. Now, 22 years later, Tony is rocking it down at Boneyard Beer. He called up John and said, "we need to brew a beer together and ferment it in the "Harris" tank." John said the what tank? Tony explained that he names his tanks at Boneyard after people. John said, "Wow, you named a tank after me," and hustled on down to Bend to create something to ferment in his eponymous tank.
Tony and John met up at Boneyard on September 10th to brew an India Wheat Ale (IWA). Featuring a good portion of wheat malt along with pale malt and a touch of crystal, they then hopped it well beyond Boneyard's RPM IPA. Simcoe and Amarillo were used exclusively throughout the process. Aleias IWA has a crisp malt character with loads of citrus and tropical hop flavor coming from using 3.5 pounds of hops per barrel. Aleias was dry hopped 3 times. Only 40 barrels of this 7.1% beer were produced. Get it while you can!
Aleias will be released on October 4th with a unique "Roving" release party model. Come hang with Tony and John at these times at these Southeast Portland pubs:
5pm Belmont Station
6:30ish Horsebrass Pub