Friday, April 22, 2016

We have two events next week!

On Tuesday, April 26th we will be hosting Midnight Sun Brewing from Anchorage, AK.  We have had some beers in the cooler for a bit and they were kind enough to send some other greats down.  There will be a brewery representative on hand.  We are tapping 5 Beers for this event:
Termination Dust Belgian Barrel Aged Barleywine
2/29 Vanilla Milk Stout
Tundra Wookie Belgian Dark with Tart Cherries
Brewtality Espresso Black Beer
Barfly Smoked Imperial Stout

Wednesday, April 27th, We will celebrate Kings Day, a national holiday in the Netherlands.  We will be pouring 4 beers from Le Trappe, a Trappist Brewery based in the Netherlands. Those beers are:  Wit, Triple, Quad and Puur.  Please join us for this great celebration.

La Trappe is one of only ten Trappist breweries in the world allowed to carry the logo “Authentic Trappist Product”. This logo guarantees authenticity, recipe, tradition and, in the case of La Trappe, a thriving working relationship between monastery and brewery. These world-class beers have been brewed at the Cistercian Abbey of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven since 1884.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

F*%k Cancer!

F*%k Cancer!  Five years ago today our friend and co-worker Chris Cavanaugh lost his battle with this horrible disease.  Chris was well known in the Beer Industry and was one amazing bartender.  Raconteaur has been brewed, in his honor, by Elysian Brewing every year since.  Brouwer’s Café will be donating all proceeds from the sale of this porter to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, in hopes that one day we can truly F*%k Cancer with a  cure.  We invite you to lift a pint to him and the many others that have lost their battle with this disease.  Cavy, we miss you every day, and we wish you all the best.

Friday, April 1, 2016

6 Degrees of Inebriation

Next Saturday, April 9th we will have a 6 Brewery tap takeover.  Hopworks, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, New Belgium and Two Beers will be taking over. Each Brewery has dug deep in to their cellars for some of the beers on draft at this event.  We will attach the draftlist to the end of this post.  If the beer is not enough the brewery representatives have gotten together and are hosting a Game Show, with lots of chances for audience participation as well as chances to win prizes.  The Game Show will run from 4-6 pm.  We will also be donating a portion of the proceeds as well as passing a donation bin around with the money going to Motley Zoo a local Animal Rescue.  We invite you to join us, we assure you it is going to be a good time.

Here is the draftlist:

Deschutes Abyss 2012
Deschutes Abyss 2014
Deschutes Armory XPA
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Hop Henge IPA
Deschutes Super Jubel 2015
Deschutes Obsidian Stout Nitro
Deschutes Red Chair NWPA
Deschutes The Stoic Belgian-Style Quad

Firestone Walker from Paso Robles, California
Firestone Walker Bravo Brown Imperial Brown Ale
Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse
Firestone Walker DBA Amber Ale
Firestone Walker Double DBA ’12
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion
Firestone Walker Merkin ’13
Firestone Walker Parabajava Coffee Imp. Stout 
Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner
Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout Nitro
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

Hopworks Urban Brewery from Portland, Oregon
HUB Under Pressure Eisbock in Woodford Rsv. Barrels
HUB Big Poppa Bel. Strong  w/Figs in Woodford Rsv. Barrels
HUB Organic Velvet ESB Nitro
HUB Galactic Imperial Red
HUB Pan Galactic Imperial Red in Pinot Noir Barrels
HUB Organic IPA
HUB Organic Lager
HUB Barrel-Aged Noggin Floggin Barleywine
HUB Cultivator Smoked Doppelbock

New Belgium from Fort Collins, Colorado
New Belgium 1554 Black Ale (5.6%)
New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale 
New Belgium Botanical Imperial IPA
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA
New Belgium Decennium Brouwer’s 10th Anny Ale
New Belgium Apple Felix Sour Ale
New Belgium/Hof Ten Dormaal LoF Golden Ale
New Belgium Le Terroir Dry Hopped Sour
New Belgium Shift Pale Lager
New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA

Sierra Nevada from Chico, California
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose w/ Cactus and Grapefruit
Sierra Nevada Hop It to Me Hoppy Dark Lager
Sierra Nevada Maillard’s Odyssey
Sierra Nevada BA Narwhal Imperial Stout
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Ovila Brown w/ Cocoa and Mandarin
Sierra Nevada Oaked Ovila Quad
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA 
Sierra Nevada Cascade Dry-Hopped Pale Ale Cask

Two Beers from Seattle, Washington
Two Beers Barrel-Aged Fall Line RIS
Two Beers Cloverhang Imperial Porter w/Cloves
Two Beers Coffeehang Imperial Porter
Two Beers Cold Brew Coffee Brown
Two Beers Forester IIPA.
Two Beers/Seattle Cider Company Wine BA Berry Cider
Two Beers Pilchuck/Presidential Pils
Two Beers Session X 
Two Beers Tangerine IPA
Two Beers Wonderland Trail IPA 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Thursday, March 24th, Come and celebrate our 11th Anniversary with us!

Can you believe that we are already 11?  What a wild ride it has been.  We couldn’t do it without your continued support.  We contacted our friend Steve Luke at Cloudburst Brewing (who brewed our 9th anniversary while at Elysian) and is known for his hoppy creations.  He agreed to brew our 11th Anniversary,  Hu11abalo DIPA, expect this to be one hoppy ding dong!   
Steve is known for his love of the tropical patterns, we will have some special shirts here, and you should wear your best Hawiian Patterned shirt.  Look for there to be other beers from Cloudburst on draft as well.
Brouwer’s Café is proud to announce the starting line-up for our 11th Anniversary featuring Hu11abaloo 11PA brewed by Seattle’s own, Cloudburst Brewing. Also available from Cloudburst will be:
Cloudburst Hu11abaloo 11th Anniversary IIPA Cask
Cloudburst Darkenfloxx™ Nitro                 
Cloudburst Happy Little Clouds Pilsner
Cloudburst House Guest IPA
Cloudburst Phenomena IPA

In addition to those, we’ve pulled a *few* things from our cellar to round out our offerings:
HUB Brouwer’s VI Army of Darkness Imp. Stout
Fremont Brouwer’s VII Old Bridgerider Barleywine Bottlepours
Flyer’s Brouwer’s VIII 140 Shilling Scotch Ale
Reuben’s Brouwers’s X Gobsmacked IIPA (Batch #2)
Boneyard Notorious IPA3
Black Raven King Dandy ’14 Barreled Pit Fruit Sour
Breakside Safeword Triple IPA
Eggenberg Samichlaus Classic
Engine House #9 Wild Tacoma Fruited Sour: Black Currant
Finnriver Cider in the Rye Barrel-Aged Cider ’14
Fremont Bourbon Barrel Aged Darkstar  '14
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imp Stout
Hair of the Dog Adam ‘13

Friday, March 4, 2016

March is going to be a blur....

What’s next? Well, the month of March is filling up fast with events here at Brouwer’s Café. 

Thursday, March 10th at 6pm, we will be tapping Sump and Burundi Sump, 2 variants of Perennial Sump (a 10.5% CoffeeStout). Nothing like a little bit of gas and a little bit of brake in your beer! Come and join us for this rare experience.

Wednesday, March 16th starting at 3pm is “If you don’t know, now you know!”, is a night with Melvin Brewing. Owner/Field Hoperative Jeremy Tofte will be joining us to officially launch Melvin into the Seattle market. We will be tapping 4 Melvin beers (and maybe a few more!), including the 2x4, a Pale Ale (aka Heubert), the Melvin IPA and Asterisk DIPA, and showcasing some of Jeremy’s favorite things (Wu Tang and Kung Fu!).

Thursday, March 24th starting at 3pm, we will be celebrating our 11th Anniversary! Can you believe it’s been 11 years? What a wild ride, and we couldn’t do it without your continued support! So, for this special celebration we have Steve Luke ofCloudburst Brewing (who brewed our 9th anniversary at Elysian, and is known for his hoppy creations!) making the 11th Anniversary Hu11abalo DIPA. Expect it to be one hoppy ding dong! In honor of Steve’s love of tropical patterns, we’re asking everyone to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt, but have procured quite a few ourselves in case you forget! Look for there to be other beers from Cloudburst on draft as well.

Saturday March 26th is Orval Day, and it’s coming to Seattle this year, hosted by us! What is Orval and why do they get a whole day dedicated to them? If you ask 100 brewers what their favorite beer is, we bet more than half of them will say, “Orval.” Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery has been making 1 beer and that beer is the stuff of legends. ”Three different malts, two types of hops, Belgian candy sugar, complex fermentation with multiple yeasts, dry-hopping and bottle conditioning all contribute to great character and complexity.” – The challenge has been extended to select bars around the country to see which one can pour (and have their patrons consume!) the most Orval in a single day. We would of course love that honor, but need your help in making this happen! Come to Brouwer’s and taste (again or for the first time) the first Brett beer to land on the shores of the United States. Starts at 11AM.

and then its on to April...

Saturday, April 9th all day long is “6 Degrees of Inebriation”, which will raise money for select local charities (still working on which ones!). 6 Breweries including Firestone Walker, New Belgium, Deschutes, HUB, Sierra Nevada and Two Beers proposed this event, so look for rare beers as well as some core beers from these 6 breweries. Some of the proceeds will be donated to charity and there will be a game show (complete with interactive games!) from 4-6pm. This is an all day event, but show up early to sign up for the game show. We will have a draftlist soon and it will not disappoint

Thursday, March 3, 2016

And the favorites were.....

Let’s start off with a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who came out for our 14th Annual Hardliver Barleywine Festival! We had a fantastic time, and we hope you (and your livers) did too!  We lost track of time and forgot to mention that the top 3 Barleywines at this years fest were:
1.    Ecliptic Orange Giant Bbl-Aged Barleywine ’15 
2.     Firestone-Walker Abacus ’10 
3.   Fremont Brewing Batch 1000 Barleywine ‘15 
Thank you all for your support over the years.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


It's finally approaching; the 2016 Hard Liver Barleywine Festival at Brouwer's Cafe and we couldn't be more excited for what we've assembled for you. 49 barleywines on tap at one time. Over a dozen barrel-aged barleywines! Barleywine on cask! Vintage barleywines! Norwegian barleywines! Canadian barleywines! Ducth barleywines! And all of your favorite barleywine brewers from Seattle, Bellingham, Hood River, Portland, Paso Robles, Missoula and more. Check out this line-up:

1. 21st Amendment Lower De Boom ’15 (11.5%) San Francisco
2. 3 Magnets Old Skook in the Woods Barleywine ’15 (12.1%) Olympia
3. Alaskan Barleywine ’11 (10.7 %) Anchorage
4. Alesmith Decadence ’14 Wheatwine (10%) San Diego
5. Anacortes Old Sebastes ’15 (9.9%) Anacortes
6. Avery Hog Heaven ’16 (9.2%) Boulder
7. Bainbridge Island Bbl-Aged Old Toe Jam ’14 (9%) Bainbridge
8. Ballast Point 3 Sheets Barleywine (10%) San Diego
9. Beachwood Annihilator ’12 (12%) Long Beach
10.  Big Sky Old Bluehair ’12 (12%) Missoula
11.  Big Time Old Wooly ’15 (9%) Seattle
12.  Black Raven Old Birdbrain ’13 (12.2%) Redmond
13.  De Molen Bommen & Granaten Barley Wine-ish (15.2%) Bodegraven
14.  Deschutes Mirror Mirror ’14 (11%) Bend
15.  Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine (12.1%) Bloomington
16.  Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d’Hiver Barleywine (10.5%) Montreal
17.  Double Mountain Off the Wagon Belgian Barleywine ’14 (11.8%)
18.  Ecliptic Orange Giant Bbl-Aged Barleywine ’15 (13.8%) Portland
19.  Elevation Arête Barleywine (12.5%) Poncha Springs
20.  Engine House #9 Claret Bbl-Aged Barleywine (10.4%) Tacoma
21.  Evil Twin Freudian Slip Barleywine (10.3%) Stratford
22.  Firestone-Walker Abacus ’10 (12.5%) Paso Robles
23.  Firestone-Walker §ucaba ’13 (12.5%) Paso Robles
24.  Fremont Brewing Batch 1000 Barleywine 2015 (11.6%) Seattle
25.  Full Sail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wheatwine (9.5%) Hood River
26.  Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine ‘15 (12.1%) Chicago
27.  Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine ’12 (12.7%) Denver
28.  Green Flash Barleywine (10.9%) San Diego
29.  Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws ’14 (11.5%) Portland
30.  HUB Noggin Floggin Barleywine ’15 (11%) Portland
31.  Lagunitas Olde GnarleyWine ’11 (10.6%) Petaluma
32.  Laurelwood Santa’s Woody Barleywine (9.5%) Portland
33.  Lost Abbey Angel’s Share ’12 (12.5%) San Diego
34.  Machine House English Barleywine Cask (10.5%) Seattle
35.  Midnight Sun Artic Devil ’13 (13.7%) Anchorage
36.  Midnight Sun Bore Tide Bbl-Aged Wheatwine (10%) Anchorage
37.  Mikkeller Big Worster Barleywine (17.3%) Copenhagen
38.  New Belgium LoF Blackberry Barleywine ’15 (10%) Fort Collins
39.  Ninkasi Sasquatch Legacy Wheatwine (9%) Eugene
40.  Nøgne-Ø Batch #100 Barleywine (10%) Grimstad
41.  Oakshire Vintage Barleywine ’13 (10.1%) Eugene
42.  Old Schoolhouse Brewer’s Reserve Barleywine ’13 (10.5%) Winthrop
43.  Perennial Vermillion Barleywine (10.5%) St. Louis
44.  Pike Old Bawdy Barleywine ’12 (9.9%) Seattle
45.  Sierra Nevada Bbl-Aged Big Foot Barleywine ’14 (9.6%) Chico
46.  Seven Seas Barrel-Aged Old Wheelchair ’13 (11.5%) Gig Harbor
47.  Snipes Mountain Roza Reserve Barleywine (9.2%) Sunnyside
48.  Stone Pekko Dry-Hopped Old Guardian Barleywine (11%)Escondido
49.  Wander 3 Ton Barleywine (11.6%) Bellingham

Now take a deep breath. You're going to be OK. All barleywines will be on tap at 11AM on Saturday February 27th. At Brouwer's Cafe.