Airways Introduces Sky Hag IPA

Kent, Wash. (10/25/10) – Celebrating the bitter women of the air who refuse to retire, Airways Brewing Company, Kent’s Microbrewery, is proud to announce the official release of Sky Hag IPA™ as the newest addition to its regular roster of beers. This is the first Double / Imperial IPA to come from the brewery and the first change in its standard lineup since opening in March of this year.

“With this beer, we set out to celebrate a true American icon of aviation. One that I feel we’re all united in knowing, the Sky Hag,” says Airways Brewing Company founder and brewer, Alex Dittmar. “With a 7.8% alcohol level and bitterness of over 99 IBUs, this beer is definitely as bitter as she is.”

Sky Hag IPA is made with Pacific Northwest grown malted barley and all Columbus Hops from start to finish. A generous dose of “dry hops” give the beer its distinctive citrus aroma.

“We released this beer as a test batch during the summer in our tap room, and our customers loved it,” says Dittmar. “I’m thrilled to be able to add Sky Hag IPA to our regular tap room lineup, and to be able to distribute it as well.”

To celebrate the beer’s release, the Airways tap room in Kent will feature Sky Hag IPA on tap, on cask, and a special oaked version Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Founded in spring of 2010, Airways Brewing Company is Kent , Washington ’s microbrewery. The brewery produces five standard beers, Starliner Stout, First Class IPA, Jet City ESB, Sky Hag IPA, and T-Tail Blonde, and features casks and special-edition beers in its Kent tap room. Airways distributes its beer to fine microbrew specialty bars and taverns in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area.

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings ��including Sky Hag IPA®, Seat Kicker �� IPA, Loud Lady® IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner ��, Maylani’s �� Coconut Stout, and PSA® Summer Ale ��Airways Brewing also features limited edition beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters, bottles, cans, and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent Tap Room, open Tuesday ��Wednesday from 3 ��8 pm, Thursday ��Friday from 3 ��9 pm, and Saturdays from 3 ��7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T-100). Pints, packaged products, and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, Sunday ��Thursday from 11 am ��9 pm, and Friday ��Saturday from 11 am ��10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout Western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit airwaysbrewing.com. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

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Media Contact:
Dione Dittmar
Marketing Director
Airways Brewing Company
media@airwaysbrewing.com
(253) 200-1707