Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ranger IPA Release / Haiti Fundraiser

Monday, February 1st marks the release of New Belgium's first ever IPA, the Ranger IPA. There are going to be numerous release parties all over Seattle and the U.S. this evening kicking off the Ranger in style. The difference with our kick off party that evening is that we are giving every dollar spent on the New Belgium Ranger IPA for Haitian Relief. There's nothing better than drinking for a cause.

For more information about the crisis in Haiti and how you can help please visit This site was organized by our friend Phillipe, who over the years has helped us build out Brouwer's Cafe. Phillipe grew up in Haiti and still has many friends and members of his family there.

Now About the Beer! (From New Belgium's Website)
Ever met a New Belgium Beer Ranger? They are our beloved folks out in the field. Spanning all 26 of our states from the Pacific to the Atlantic, our Beer Rangers do their best to protect, to pour and to partake. And explore many a beer from many a brewery, they do. The fellows up in the Northwest kept calling for “more hops!” Soon it became a common theme across the land. Rangers, fans and craft lovers everywhere were searching for hoppier beers.

So, here it finally is – New Belgium’s foray into the true American India Pale Ales. Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

70 IBUs
6.5% ABV

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brouwer's Imagination Series #2 released!

This Friday, January 22nd, the second edition of the Brouwer's Imagination Series brewed by Lost Abbey, will finally be released. Yes this is the 2009 edition. There were a few hang ups with posting and label approval, but alas it has arrived. We will be selling bottles at both Brouwer's Cafe and Bottleworks. Bottles will be $19.99 at Bottleworks with a 3 bottle limit and $24.00 at Brouwer's Cafe (bottles of course must be enjoyed on premise).
The beer was blended last year after Bonney, Nat, and I went down to Stones sour beer fest. With afternoon packed with Sour Beers I can't say that all three of us were in prime blending mode but the job got done. Tomme opened up the barrel room to us and we tried everything we could finally blending up a nice strong dark sour. Get some this Friday, bottle only at first, but we'll be tapping some kegs soon enough.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 19th Green Flash Brewers Night

Join head brewer Chuck Silva in properly welcoming his beers into the Seattle market.
On tap for the evening we will have from Green Flash:
7 anniversary
West Coast IPA
Hop head Red
Imperial IPA
Double Stout
Le Freak
Coffee Stout
The fun all begins at 6pm.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blind Lion Scotch & Cigar Night

Saturday, January 16th, Brouwer's Cafe will close it's doors to the public,
and the Blind Lion will open. Try over 50 Single Malt Scotches while
smoking cigars indoors for one night only.

Entry fee allows you to try up to 50 different scotches and talk with representatives from distilleries, full dinner buffet, and a complimentary Cigar for the evening. After the tasting portion of the evening you are invited to stay until closing, smoking Cigars.

Beverages and extra Cigars at this point will be available fo purchase.

Doors 6:30pm
Tasting 7pm - 9pm
Buffet 8pm
Cigars 9pm - 2am


Please stop by the bar in advance or contact for purchase.

More information will be updated with a list of Distilleries and Scotches.

A Portion of the Proceeds will be going to the Seattle Police Foundation and the families of the fallen officers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This Thursday @ 6pm

Come down and try an 07 + 08 Snowcap alongside with the new Super Snowcap.
Beers to be tapped at 6pm.