The Friday beer: Foggy Noggin Brewing's Big Chief

Mar 23, 2012

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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