NW Craft Brews
2:57 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

The Friday beer: Foggy Noggin Brewing's Big Chief

Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Big Chief Imperial Irish Red is one of those rare ales you’re lucky to find outside of the brewery’s tasting room. I didn’t know that when I sat down to order a beer, but that’s where a good bar and a knowledgeable staff can help guide the beer adventurer.

This malty Irish Red offered a slightly sweet, mildly hoppy flavor without masking the 8.3 percent ABV.

It made for a nice sipping brew at one of my favorite neighborhood taverns (The Noble Fir) that includes a great rotation of Northwestern craft beer in their lineup.

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