5 Rights Brewing

  1. What is a low gravity session beer and does it have anything to do with Neil Armstrong?
    A low gravity session beer is one that is lower than 5 % alcohol by volume with the gravity referring to the amount of sugar before the yeast had their feast.  The less sugar, the lower the gravity and hence the lower alcohol level when they’re done.  Session beers are considered “crushable” and astronauts are strong people that hang out in zero gravity environments so I think it is safe to say that Neil Armstrong and friends would definitely do their part to turn low gravity into zero gravity by drinking a few session beers.  Not too big of a leap, eh?
  2. You offer a line of beers that you refer to as OTC (over the counter) beers. Do you view Prilosec OTC a competitor?
    Our OTC (Over-the-Counter) beers refer to our house beers or the selections we try to have on tap all of the time.  As for Prilosec OTC, we definitely consider them a colleague instead of a competitor as we are all about the food pairing and a few OTC IPA’s with some of our Wasabi Guacamole and Chips can get downright addictive.  If you have a hard time stopping on the food and beer the Prilosec really comes in handy.
  3. You also offer "Prescription Beers". If my doctor says I'm drinking too much beer, he's obviously not the right doctor for me, right?**
    Yeah, that’s a simple one.  Our Prescription (RX) Beers are our seasonal and rotators so if you doctor says you are drinking too many RX beers then you can always tell them that it’s only a season, and like exercising regularly you will change your habit soon. 
  4. "Nurses Orders" is your line of special release beers. If Nurse Ratched (from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) offered you a frosty cold IPA, would you drink it?
    Having been married to a nurse for 15+ years I definitely have a great trust in nurses and would welcome the IPA as I know that they are committed to quality care.  However, if Nurse Ratched handed the IPA to me in a pre-frosted glass I would have to decline and politely remind her that she is compromising the flavor of a finely crafted creation and that she should adjust to her protocol to serve in a properly selected, clean, and room temperature glass so that the flavors of the craft beer will be allowed to shine as intended.  And then hope she took the correction well as I’m not a big fan of antiquated shock treatments.
  5. Your name is based off of the 5 rights of medication administration in the nursing field. If you had to offer Florence Nightingale a sip of your beer, what would you give her?
    We have the ultimate respect for Florence Nightingale and know that she persevered through great adversity to help demonstrate the need for and establish the great profession of nursing.  Her attention to detail and steadfastness lead us to believe that she would greatly appreciate one of our most sought after Nurse’s Orders beers, our Kristi’s Bourbon Fractured Winter Ale.  The Fractured Winter Ale is a very high gravity Belgian Winter Saison that is aged an entire year before release, the last four months on American charred white oak that has been soaked in Two Stars Bourbon.  The rich dark fruit, toffee, chocolate and anise notes from the Saison marry well with the strong vanilla notes from the Two Stars making for a meticulously crafted and incredibly delicious reward for staying the course and following through with the commitment to excellence, just as “Flossey” would have. 
  6. When you watch Grey's Anatomy do you daydream about McSteamy holding a pint of 5 Rights in his hand after a particularly rough surgery?
    He’s not exactly our target demographic.  And daydreaming about him at all is a little creepy for me but I definitely want surgeons and all walks of life to make the “RIGHT” choice and have a delicious 5 Rights beer for any occasion.
  7. The US Bill of Rights discusses cruel and unusual punishment - would you consider it cruel to live in a world without hops?
    We personally try to find joy in all we do, but it would really suck not to have hops in our lives if we were to be totally honest.  The worst part is not being able to smell them every fresh hop season.  It would be brutal.  
  8. You have a beer called Nellie's Nectar Bavarian Hefeweizen. Who is Nellie and has she ever visited Burghausen Castle in Bavaria? 
    Our gold medal winning Nellie’s Nectar Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen is actually named after my mother-in-law who requires me to have “her Hefferweizen” on tap at all times.   And who’s to argue with your mother-in-law about how to pronounce a beer name correctly or anything really so we just named the beer after her as a small tribute.
  9. Mr. O Don't Regret Oatmeal Coffee Stout makes me wonder who Mr. O is and how he's able to live life so confidently? 
    Mr. O is actually Mr. Otis and is a play on the old Cole Porter tune Miss Otis Regrets.  One sip of this beer and you will realize why he isn’t regretting anything at this point except for when maybe it all runs out.
  10. In regards to your Celebration Saison - what are you guys celebrating and will there be cake?
    We brew our Celebration Saison for our anniversary each year in July and it is one of the 6-7 different Saisons that we brew throughout the year here at 5 Rights.  We are big fan of the dry and crisp-finishing beers but unfortunately cake is not always included.  A couple of Saisons though and you won’t really care.


**This was meant to be a silly questionairre and not taken seriously. Please drink responsibly. 



Do you have a special spot in your heart for beer, as well as a heart for helping out in your community? You're in luck! We're looking for volunteers at this year's brewfest! 

What do you get out of it (besides getting warm fuzzies from volunteering)?


The volunteer shifts we need filled are from 2-4 hours long, which is just enough time to whip up a thirst. we thank you in advance for your help and look forward to seeing you there!  

[You must be 21+ older to volunteer/attend the event]

Click here for more information or to volunteer (thanks!)

Boundary Bay's Brewfest lineup!


Do you have goosebumps? Us too. Here's a peek into what you can look forward to at this year's Brewfest!

Cabin Fever
Specially brewed and bottled for the Pacific NW Winters, this winter-warmer’s deep red-brown color and rich malty flavor will complement any hearty meal. While this beer is deceptively strong, it tastes smooth thanks to an extra long, cool conditioning. It pairs well with rich, heavier foods and spicy dishes - however, Cabin Fever is also very satisfying on its own.
MALTS: 2-Row Pale, Munich, C-60, C-75, Carastan, Chocolate and Flaked Oats
HOPS: Zeus, Simcoe and Willamette
STATS: 19°P OG // 8.5% ABV // 45 IBU

Harvest Rye
As summer fades this crisp, rye boogie helps prepare for the rapid arrival of autumn. Local specialty grains from Skagit Valley produce a complex, medium-bodied ale with beautiful, creamy off-white head. The enticing bright-copper Harvest Rye brings aromas and flavors of toasty caramel, earthy, pear and orchard fruitiness to complement the forthright rye spice.
 MALTS: Alba (Pale), Triton, and Vienna from Skagit Valley Malting, + Honey Malt, Abbey, Dextrin, Chocolate, Flaked Rye and hulls
HOPS: Perle, Fuggle and Cascade
STATS: 15°P OG // 7.2% ABV // 45 IBU



Not only will we have some of the best beers in the state right at your finger-tips, we will also be offering amazing bratwurst, German potato salad, chicken sliders, German chocolate brownies, and more! You're vegan? We've got you covered! We'll also be offering vegan brats, because we're cool like that. 

All of the food is provided by Snohomish's very own Java Haus Cafe and Catering Company - we can't wait to fill your belly with brats, brownies, and beer! Not in that particular order. 

Here's a sneak peek at the full menu:

Jester & Judge


This will be the first in our series of interviews with several of the breweries and cideries participating in the 2017 Snohomish Brewfest. First up to bat with 10 questions? Jester & Judge cidery!

  1. You're located in Stevenson, Washington on the banks of the mighty Columbia. All things considered, do you think you guys are by far the coolest thing in town?
    "Our motto is 'We'll Bring the Jester, You Be The Judge'.  We prefer to let you decide..."
  2. Your ciders are free of concentrates and artificial additives. Is it fair to say that if someone decides to drink another brand's cider, they might as well be drinking a Capri-Sun at the kiddie table?
    "Every cidery creates their own snowflake.  We like to think that there is a taste for every palate out there... to each their own, as long as you are raising a glass!" 
  3. Jester and Judge sounds like nicknames Sylvester Stallone might have for his biceps. Where did the name actually come from? 
    "Like the Colonel's chicken recipe, somethings must remain a secret." 
  4. If Judge Judy, Judge Reinhold, and Judge Ito were in a brawl, who do you think would win and why?
    "Hands down Judge Judy.  That lady could scare the white right off of a polar bear."
  5. Would it be considered berry overkill if I'm sipping on your blackberry cider while I pick blackberries in my backyard? 
    "Heck no! Throw it in a glass with some fresh berries in the bottom and enjoy... perhaps add some sprite and a shot of your favorite vodka for a nice summer evening fruit spritzer!" 
  6. You also have a pineapple cider. Have you considered asking the governor of Hawaii to make pineapple cider the official state beverage? 
    "That is a fantastic idea... We will have our people contact their people." 
  7. What are you planning on bringing to Snohomish Brewfest? Will it involve pineapple?
    "Most definitely!"
  8. Have you ever met an actual jester?
    " once met a clown on the streets of downtown Leavenworth at 1am.  Not sure if that is an official Jester, but he did have a squirting flower and a big red nose." 
  9. Who's the mad genius behind the flavor choices?
    "Our fearless leader Bruce. He's been in the game for a few decades now, and we always look forward to his crazy concoctions!" 
  10. Are cider and beer arch enemies or can they live side by side in harmony?
    "Arch Enemies?  No... I think it's more like the Avengers.  Each of us has our own unique set of attributes that will one day combine to save the world!" 

Brewfest Blog! Say that five times fast.


Blogging about beer! We're super excited to be hosting so many awesome local breweries (and cideries!) for this year's 2017 Snohomish Brewfest. We want this blog to serve as a place for you to get to know what we're all about as well as introducing you to some of the brewers and cideries that will be attending this year. 

Follow us on social media to get the latest updates, info, and interviews with local brewers (stay tuned!). We hope to see you at this year's Brewfest! 

[Tickets are available here]