OG: 12.5 Plato
Deep mahogany, malty, chocolate/toffee, juicy
All beer was once dark, but it was not until modern kilning of malts in the early 1800’s and the discovery of cold fermenting Lager strains in the 1840’s that allowed all the beautiful flavors of a Dunkel to come to life. Chuckanut’s Dunkel is a deep reddish-brown color, capped by an impressively sturdy tan head. As in all lagers, the flavors in Dunkel are produced directly by the ingredients; in this case some of the malts have been roasted, giving Dunkel toffee, chocolate, coffee, and even licorice notes. Chuckanut Brewery’s Dunkel has won a total of 7 prominent medals since 2009.
Great American Beer Festival (GABF): Silver 2009, Gold 2010, Gold 2014
World Beer Cup (WBC): Gold 2010, Silver 2014
North American Beer Awards (NABA): Gold 2010, Gold 2011, Silver 2013, Gold 2015
WA Beer Awards (WABA): Bronze 2013, Silver 2014, Silver 2015, Gold 2016
Dunkel goes great with braised meats. Caramel flavors pick up on browned meats and pan juices. Bratwurst, bockwurst, weisswurst- all are great with Dunkel. It’s also a good lunchtime accompaniment with a Rueben sandwich or just about any sandwich containing bacon. Strong flavored vegetables such as Brussel sprouts do just fine with Chuckanut Dunkel.
Malt, Toffee, Chocolate