OUR BEERS

 

We strive to create innovative, flavorful, and inviting beer using ingredients that are as sustainable as possible. As such, we are committed to using North American grown grains and hops*, particularly those from the Pacific Northwest. We love German and British grains, but we would rather not ship them half-way around the world to make our beer. Instead, we select and blend our excellent local ingredients with the goal of replicating European flavors as closely as possible when needed. Our English-Style Pale Ale or Italian Pilsner may not be authentic, but they’re definitely tasty!


*[spoiler alert] – we do sometimes slip and use Australian or New Zealand hops. They’re just too good not to.


Ours beers are not commercially available yet, except for the occasional specialty keg. However, we are continually developing new recipes in preparation for our brewery & taproom opening. Below are some (in no particular order) that are ready for prime time.


Toplivo Imperial Stout

9.2% ABV    0.73 BU:GU 



Black and heavy, like the short-term economic outlook.

(2019 AHA 2nd place)

Tankslapper Ale

9% ABV    0.64 BU:GU


Not quite as Arrogant as some others.

(2019 AHA 2nd place)

Ascari Amber

5.5% ABV    0.66 BU:GU



If you like malty and crushable then you’re in the right place.

Burn Out Black Ale

6% ABV    0.78 BU:GU


The color will probably throw you off, but it’s nice and light. We promise.

Hangar Straight Porter

6.2% ABV    0.72 BU:GU



Maybe it’s a stout? What’s the difference – tastes great, more filling.

Jumpstart IPA

6.2% ABV    0.79 BU:GU



A seriously kick-ass IPA. At least that’s what our moms told us. 

Knickerbrook English-Style Pale Ale

5% ABV    0.69 BU:GU


Not as pale as you might think. Drink at least 8 of them to be English.

Late Apex Hazy IPA

6.3% ABV    0.65 BU:GU


Trendy AND delicious! Our take on the current juicy craze.

Parabolica Pale Ale

5.5% ABV    0.74 BU:GU


Yes it’s hoppy, but nope, it’s not an IPA.

Power Horse IPA

7% ABV    0.79 BU:GU


You think we’re lame and we need a higher ABV IPA? Here ya go. Don’t drive home.

Qualifier Blonde

5.4% ABV    0.39 BU:GU


Get off my lawn – your beers are too dark and/or bitter. Not this one.

Rabbit Ear NW-Style Wit

5.8% ABV    0.68 BU:GU


Yes, we made this style up. Kind of like a hazy, but not exactly. Lots of wheat & hops.

Carousel Pale Ale

4.4% ABV    0.65 BU:GU


Our head brewer’s favorite, so it’s either great or he has no taste.

Dingle Dell Dark Mild

4.4% ABV    0.40 BU:GU


What is a Dark Mild? Try it – we promise they’re good. Again, it’s English so drink 8.

Flying Kilo Irish Stout

4.7% ABV    0.45 BU:GU


Nope, we don’t have Guinness on tap, but we do have this. No kilt required. 

Pitstop NW Pilsner

4.9% ABV    0.55 BU:GU


Uses tasty Skagit Valley malt. Pilsners for us used to be…meh. Now we love them. Weird.

Schwarzbier

4.7% ABV    0.61 BU:GU


No relation to Spaceballs, just a great dark lager.

Veloce Italian-Style Pilsner

4.9% ABV    0.64 BU:GU


Basically a dry-hopped Pilsner with European-like hops. Saluti.

Small Faces IPA

6.3% ABV    0.76 BU:GU


We made this IPA for a daycare fundraiser. We ran out early so we kept the recipe.

Virage Saison

6% ABV    0.53 BU:GU


A hoppy Saison with a cultured (um, borrowed) yeast strain. It’ll probably taste different every time.

This is a hazy/juicy style with lots of citrus, tropical, and stone fruit aromas. It has a creamy mouth feel and medium bitterness level.


WHAT IS BU:GU?  And why we think it matters.

IBUs, or International Bitterness Units, are a reasonable measure of a beer's bitterness, but they don't tell the entire story - the amount of malt is also important.  Malt adds sweetness to beer, while hops add bitterness and aroma.  So, a lower gravity (i.e. lower alcohol) beer with the same IBUs as a higher gravity (i.e. higher alcohol) beer will taste more bitter because there is less malty sweetness to offset the hoppy bitterness.  The ratio between these two aspects - the bitterness unit to gravity unit - is BU:GU. 


In general a BU:GU of 0.5 is considered balanced. Greater than 0.5 is hop forward, and less than 0.5 is malt forward.

ABOUT US

Wheelie Pop Brewing, established in 2017, by two guys who love great beer.


Jeremy Johnson:  #98 WMRRA


Born and raised in sunny Las Vegas, Jeremy moved to Seattle in 2003, embraced the gray, and is proud to call Seattle home, along with his wife Molly and son Hayden (who is a native Seattleite). A tunnel engineer by training, he's been brewing on and off since his college days, and enjoys the mix of science and creativity inherent in brewing.

If you're looking for him, he is probably in the brewery right now thinking about what to make next.

Mark Silverstein:  #99 WMRRA


Born and raised in Seattle, Mark enjoys connecting with the community and hanging out with his wife and two boys. An entrepreneur at heart with a passion for beer, Mark found his calling: Wheelie Pop Brewing.

Mark enjoys the start-up environment, wearing many hats at Wheelie Pop. While his day job is fun and rewarding in a different way, Mark loves bringing great beers to fruition - the reward is the smile from someone who drinks their first pint of a Wheelie Pop beer, and then asks for another.


Where did the name 'Wheelie Pop Brewing' come from? 

Mark's and Jeremy's boys used to call wheelies "wheel pops" back in preschool and they thought it would make a cool name, and the logo came out of their mutual hobby - racing motorcycles.


What inspires Wheelie Pop Brewing?

We keep things simple:  Our passion comes from creating high quality, craft beers using locally sourced ingredients. 

Everyone loves beer, we'll help you find yours.

WHERE TO FIND US

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TAPROOM LOCATION COMING SOON!


We enjoy working with other local artisans and collaborating on projects.

Let us know if you have ideas about working together.


If you need to email someone specific, please use the form below. 

Head Brewer: Jeremy

Sales and Business Development: Mark

Operations, Accounting, and Compliance: Molly