Lucky Envelope Brewing’s annual Lunar New Year celebration will be this Friday and Saturday from noon-10am. Guests should anticipate an abundance of culturally inspired beer releases including the return of the Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer and the barrel-aged Double Happiness Imperial Stout—this year with five-spice powder and vanilla.
The release of the Water Tiger Cold IPA marks their third annual Chinese zodiac beer collaboration with the wonderful people at Chinese-American owned Highland Brewing Company of Asheville, North Carolina. Also on tap for the event are the Tasting Room-exclusive draft-only Lychee Thai Basil Sour and the Hawaiian Honey Lager collaboration with Seattle’s Halcyon Brewing Company.
Date: Friday, January 28th-Saturday, January 29th, 2022 from noon-10pm
Food Trucks: Friday- Panda Dim Sum 3-9pm, Saturday – Po’Boy & Tings 3-9pm
Beers: Water Tiger Cold IPA collaboration with Highland Brewing, Hawaiian Honey Lager collaboration with Halcyon Brewing, 2022 Double Happiness: Vanilla Five-Spice, Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer, Lychee Thai Basil Sour
Logistics: Proof of vaccination with matching ID are required for indoor seating. All guests must wear masks regardless of vaccination status while they are not actively eating or drinking and while they are moving about the indoor facilities (during ordering, using restrooms, etc.). We encourage guests to bundle up in warm clothing during their visit as Tasting Room entry doors will be propped open during peak hours to promote air-circulation.
Special Offerings: A limited number of red envelopes containing discounts and giveaways will be distributed to customers beginning at open on each respective day. Year of the Water Tiger Lucky Envelope t-shirts ($18) and Double Happiness (囍) glassware ($6) will be available for pre-order via the webstore on Monday, January 24th at noon. Any remaining stock will be available on the day of the event. Cans of the Water Tiger Cold IPA, Hawaiian Honey Lager, and 2022 Double Happiness: Five-Spice Vanilla Imperial Stout will be listed on the webstore at 12am on Friday the 28th. The Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer and Lychee Thai Basil Sour will be offered on draft for on-site consumption only.
BEER RELEASE DESCRIPTIONS:
Beer: Water Tiger Cold IPA (6.7% ABV)
Availability: Draft, Growler Fills and 4-Pack Cans ($20)
Description: Happy Year of the Water Tiger from Highland Brewing and Lucky Envelope Brewing! This Cold IPA brewed with Seattle’s Marketspice Berry Bush tea marks the third annual Seattle-Asheville zodiac collaboration. Late and dry hop additions of juicy El Dorado hops accentuate the honeybush tea with raspberry, strawberry, and lemongrass.
Beer: Hawaiian Honey Lager (5.6% ABV)
Availability: Draft, Growler Fills and 4-Pack Cans ($18)
Description: This Lunar New Year lager collaboration with Halcyon Brewing blends orange blossom honey from Wao Kele Honey and a hint of orange zest into our American-style lager to create a deliciously crispy, crushable beer with notes of floral honey sweetness, juicy citrus, and toasted corn cereal.
Beer: 2022 Double Happiness: Five-Spice Vanilla Imperial Stout (12% ABV)
Availability: Draft and Single 16oz Cans ($12)
Description: Our 2022 Double Happiness blends double barrel-aged Imperial Stout from Copperworks Whiskey and Westland Whiskey barrels with real vanilla bean and five-spice powder. Traditional Chinese five-spice represents the five elements and brings a soul-warming spiciness to complement our Imperial Stout’s deep notes of caramel, cocoa powder, and boozy toasted oak.
Beer: Lychee Thai Basil Sour (5.7% ABV)
Availability: Limited Draft-Only
Description: In this Lunar New Year Tasting Room exclusive release, our delicious golden kettle sour ale meets the mouth-watering floral sweetness of lychee paired with bold Thai basil. This culturally inspired flavor pairing results in aromas and tasting notes of rose, pear, and a hint of licorice.
Beer: Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer (5.6% ABV)
Availability: Limited Draft-Only
Description: Named after the 5,000 year-old Mijiaya archaeological site in Shaanxi, Northern China. We brewed this special Chinese New Year release based on the starch and grains found in various brewing vessels excavated from the dig site. Brewed with barley, Job’s tears, millet, Chinese squash, lily flowers, and yam, the resulting beer is flowery, light, and clean.