Saturday, September 13, 2014

We are excited to be hosting the launch of Perennial Ales on September 25th

Perennial Artisan Ales out of St Louis is coming to the Seattle Market and we are hosting the launch event here on September 25 starting at 6pm.  The owner/brewmaster will be on hand.  Perennial is know for their Belgian Style Ales as well as their barrel aging.  We will be pouring their 3 flagship beers Saison de Lis, Hommel Bier and Aria (a belgian style ale with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis).  In addition to this we will be pouring The Last Word ( a tart ale with key lime, wintergreen, and wormwood), Loomiweisse (a 4% black Berliner Weisse brewed with omani limes in collaboration with Evil Twin), Hopfentea (a Berliner Weisse), and Woodside Honey Triple.  We are working on the menu but we will be using some of these beers in special menu items for the event.

Hopfest--our annual celebration of all things hoppy will start on Wednesday, October 8th and run through the weekend.  We are changing the format a bit this year in an attempt to provide as many fresh hop options as we can.  We are going to start on Wednesday with 20 fresh hop beers plus 12 or so other hoppy options, and keep a rotating cast of 20 fresh hop beers on draft throughout the festival.  We hope to see you on more than one of the days...due to the nature of these beers the list of beers is still a work in progress.  As it gets closer we will update you as to what will be available. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Goose Island Migration event Wednesday, September 3rd


We are pleased to announce that Goose Island Brewing out of Chicago has chosen us to host a Goose Island Migration event.  What is the Goose Island Migration you ask?  The simple answer is this: Goose Island sends brewers, and many rare beers and host events in multiple locations in a market. This is the first time that our market has been included in The Migration and we are one of those chosen locations.  We will be hosting a Migration event on Wednesday, September 3rd starting at 6pm.  As we mentioned before there will be brewery representatives on hand.  What rare offerings are we talking about?  The brewery digs deep for these events they are sending us:

Bourbon County Proprietors
Bourbon County Coffee 2012
Bourbon County Backyard Rye
312 Wheat

This will certainly be the first time that we have seen many of these beers on draft in this market.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

We celebrate Reuben's Brews 2nd Anniversary !

We are very excited to host an event for Reuben's Brews 2nd Anniversary on Tuesday, August 5th at 6pm.  We will be pouring:
Crikey IPA on cask
Kenya Cream Ale--Cream Ale with Coffee
Imperial Ipa
Irish Stout on Nitro
Please come downshow your support, hoist a pint or two for this awesome Seattle Brewery, Adam and the crew will be in attendance.

Thursday, August 7th at 6pm we will be hosting a re-release of Midnight Sun Barfly Smoked Imperial Stout, as well as pouring a few other offerings from this Anchorage Brewery.  This is a rare opportunity to taste this delicious beverage.

Here's what Midnight Sun says about the beer:

ABV: 11.6%
IBU: 45
Somber and smoky, BarFly Smoked Imperial Stout saunters into the room slowly. Thick smoke. Cool swagger. Good wood. Bit of bourbon. Sticky leather. Slow glances. Lingering looks. Vanilla. The only thing that didn’t make the glass was maraschino cherry. Bring your own and…wear out your welcome.
First brewed as part of our 2010 Pop Ten Series, BarFly was added to our Alaska’s Most Wanted line-up in 2014. Bourbon barrel-aging requires a long leisure so this beer is not on a set schedule but we hope to get a batch out about once a year.
AK - 22-oz bottles and very limited draft (Summer 2014)
WA, OR, CA, NY – 22-oz bottles (Summer 2014)
Midnight Sun crafts some of the most sought-after beer in the world. This ongoing and ever-growing line—called Alaska’s Most Wanted—includes creative successes from our themed beer series as well as amazing one-offs. The beers in this line-up will be produced and released as time and tank space permit but they will be repeated.
We hope you love our extra special brews as much as we do. A gracious thank-you to our long time “every weather” fans for years of love and support. And an open-armed welcome to the new aficianados who are just discovering our very characterful beers.

                                                                                         photo credit plus russ

You like hops?  We like hops...this year we are changing up the format of Hopfest, we moved the date a little further back in to October.  October 8th- 11th, to be exact, in an attempt to get more fresh hop beers.  We are going to plan on having a rotating cast of 20 fresh hop beers on draft as well as a few other hoppy beers throughout the entire time.  We hope you plan to join us each day, as we get a better idea of exactly what we will have on hand we will keep you posted. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Night with Logsdon on July 22nd.

Today, Friday, July 18th at 4pm we will be tapping a firkin of London Calling British Pale Ale from Reuben's Brews in Ballard.  Adam is a football (soccer fan), follow this link for the story behind the beer.  We will also be playing the Clash at the time of the tapping.
Here are the beer details-- 4.7% ABV-- 35 IBU's--This beer was brewed with Gorilla FC and Seattle Spurs Supporters Club.  Notes of toffee and blueberry are wrapped in a smooth, caramel body with a lightly bitter, crisp finish.  A percentage of the proceeds of this batch will be donated to Street Soccer Seattle.

See you today at 4pm.

photo taken from Washington Beer Blog

We have a Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Event on , Tuesday, July 22nd starting at 6pm.  What better time to drink   We thought it would be a great time to pour some of the Logsdon Beer in the cooler.  We will be pouring:

Far West Vlaming (6.5%)
Our organic red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and a variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character. The aged beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.

Seizoen Bretta (8%)—we will have ’13 and ‘14 vintages
Our organic farmhouse ale is brewed in small batches on a traditional farm brewery as it has historically been made for hundreds of years. This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and a soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity. For the most satisfying results, store upright in a cold, dark place and enjoy in a proper glass. 
Certified Organic

The Conversion Ale (7.8%)
Logsdon’s first wild ale, this is a tart, juicy ale brewed in the farmhouse tradition and opened to wild fermentation.

And their newly released Tripel. 

Please join us on Tuesday, July 22nd.

On Wednesday, July 30th we are hosting a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event.  Sierra undertook the momentous task of getting 12 breweries to collaborate on 12 individual beers and put them all in to a 12 pack.  At our event we will have all 12 beers available on draft, for your imbibing pleasure. There will also be an opportunity to win a trip to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp to brew a beer with other Beer Camp winners.  Here's a trailer that tells the story better than we can.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You want to drink Chimay Red on draft!

We invite you to join us tomorrow, July 9th, to drink a Chimay Red or Chimay "Première" on draft.  This is the first time that it has been available on draft in Seattle.  This is an exciting opportunity to drink a great Trappist Bier.

What follows is a blurb from their website:
The Chimay "Première" was the first beer brewed at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey by the Trappist fathers in 1862.
Its current recipe was crafted by Father Théodore when he recreated the brewery after World War II. He was directly inspired by the original recipes from the beginnings of the brewery.

We have a couple of other events coming up in the near future as well:
A night with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales from Hood River, on Tuesday, July 22nd @6pm. We will be pouring multiple vintages of Seizoen Bretta, their new Tripel, Far West Vlaming and Conversion Ale.  

Seizoen Bretta (say-soon'-brett'-ah)  GOLD at the Great American Beer Festival, 2012

This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with it's beeswax seal, is na.turally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta.  Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation. 
​8.0% ABV, 35 IBU 

Far West Vlaming (far-west-flam'-ing)     >Voted as 20 best sour beers in 2014<

This Red Ale is brewed in the 'Vlaming' or West Flanders style. A combination of pale, crystal, and dark roasted barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops, with a select variety of yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our Red Ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity, tart character.The agest beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish. 
​6.5% ABV, 16 IBU

The Conversion
Northwest Sour Ale, brewed in the farmhouse tradition opened to fermentation with wild yeast and bacteria. malt sweetness with a flavorful hop character gives way to layers of acidity and tartness. This beer represents our transition to wilds ales: tart and juicy with lots of traditional farmhouse goodness. Our conversion to the wild side.
7.7% ABV, 25 IBU

Then on Wednesday, July 30th we host the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event.  Sierra Nevada has for awhile released a Beer Camp box set, where they highlighted their favorite beers brewed at their Beer Camps.  This year instead of picking they decided that they would pick 12 breweries from around the country that they wanted to Collabeerate with and make a mixed 12 pack that would have every one of the collaborations in it.  The 12 pack is scheduled to be released in the area soon, on July 30th we will be tapping all 12 beers here.  Here just watch this trailer....

Then we are in to August!  Bring it on Summer!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Barley Brown's Pallet Jack tapping!

The title says it all.. Barley Brown's have you heard of them?  The are from Baker City, OR and produce some rad IPA's, Gold Medal winning IPA's for that matter.  We were fortunate enough to receive one of their Pallet Jack IPA kegs and will be pouring it on Tuesday, July 1st.  You will want to put this in your face for sure.  What better way to say good bye to June and hello to July? 

Barley Brown's & Baker City Brewing Co. snag 5 medals AND Brewery of the Year at GABF 2013!

Pallet Jack IPA took home Gold in the largest category judged - American Style IPA
Shredder's Wheat - Gold - American Style Wheat Beer
Hand Truck Pale Ale - Gold - International Style Pale Ale
Don Vanuchi "The Killer" - Silver - Foreign Style Stout
Fresh Hop Pallet Jack - Bronze - Fresh Hop Ale
Baker City Brewing Company and brewmasters Marks Lanham and Eli Dickison were named Brewery and Brewers of the Year in the small brewery category

As you can see this is a not to be missed opportunity to drink a Gold Medal winning beer.  See you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An opportunity to drink rare Anchorage Brewing Beers!

We welcome you to join us for this rare opportunity to enjoy a few offerings from Anchorage Brewing. 
For those of you not familiar with Anchorage here is a short description taken from their website:

Founded by brewer Gabe Fletcher, Anchorage Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries to open in Alaska. Specializing in barrel fermentation with brettanomyces and souring cultures. Blurring the lines between new and old styles of beer and brewing procedures, we take extreme steps to produce some of the most unique beers ever made.

On Wednesday , June 18th @ 6pm we will be pouring 4 different beers from them, 3 from bottles-these will be limited—and one on draft.

Deal with the Devil Barleywine:  17%you should remember this one from’s awesome, here is the commercial description:
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels. 
Available 3oz for $9

Artic Saison: (Grassroots Brewing)  6%  a collaboration with Shaun Hill and Gabe from Anchorage

This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bring with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead Family. Share. Consider. Enjoy...
Available 6oz for $7

Between the Staves: (a collaboration with Crooked Stave) 7%
A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.
Available 6oz for $7

Calabaza Boreal ( a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin) 7%-- Available 12oz for $10

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche

When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!

Please come and join us and taste some great beer from the state of Alaska.