We had the pleasure of hosting Marika and Aaron of Scratch Brewing last August for a collaboration complete with a camping trip to the Olympic Peninsula. The result is a saison made with ingredients foraged from the Olympic Peninsula: Madrone Bark, Yarrow and sea water from the Pacific Ocean. Madrone has a delicate aroma of honey suckle followed by notes of mushrooms, baked apples and cinnamon. Brewed with a variety of malts from LINC in eastern Washington and a salt addition from the Pacific Ocean courtesy of the sea water, Madrone carries a full body while finishing dry.
We first met Marika and Aaron in 2017 and bonded over our shared love for the outdoors, utilizing the abundance of ingredients around us and making beers that truly are an expression of the time and place we live.