Bakke Hill Black Lager
Alpine-style Seasonal Schwarzbier
Very refreshing and soul lifting, Bakke Hill Black Lager is ideal choice for a Winter seasonal - especially if you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of color and taste.
Bakke Hill Black Lager has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor with a hint of vanilla. Although it shares some similar flavors, this German style is milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters.
It is a light to medium-bodied, malt-accented dark brew, very opaque and deep-sepia in color, with a chewy texture and a firm, creamy, long-lasting head. In spite of its dark color, it comes across as a soft and elegant brew that is rich, mild, and surprisingly balanced.
Warm up with a cold one from Leavenworth - winters have never tasted so good.
5% alc/vol 12.6° Plato OG 25 IBUs
Available October - December
There is no place like Leavenworth during the winter season. Well known for the Bavarian theme and for its festivals, many people don't realize that Leavenworth is also home to an incredible array of winter activities and recreation. Skiing and snowboarding, Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snow tubing and, most importantly, ski jumping.
The hub of winter activity from 1930 thru the 1970's, Bakke Hill was built in Leavenworth in 1933 and was one of the largest ski jumps in the country. Over the decades, it was enlarged several times and gained a reputation as the most known ski jump in western United States through the hosting of the U.S. American championships. International competitors came to Leavenworth and dazzled the huge crowds by jumping record-breaking lengths of 345 feet. Named originally from the Hall of Famer Magnus Bakke - who helped design the jump - the Leavenworth Ski Hill and surrounding acreage is still used today for downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and lower level jumping competitions.