Saturday, February 26, 2011

Attention Beer Geeks!!!Attention Beer Lovers!!!

We received this email yesterday :

Tell the cyber nerds to call in sick on Thursday because we have a sweet lineup of brand new, never before tasted fancyness for Wednesday night.

The beers:

Contreras, Valeir Extra-Belgian IPA 6.5%
t'Gaverhopke, Extra-Quadruple 12.5%
Hof Ten Dormaal, Winter-Belgian Strong 8%
De Dochter Van De Korenaar, Embrasse-Dark Strong 9%

Emelisse, Imperial Russian Stout 11%
Emelisse, Espresso Stout 10%

Hantverksbryggeriet, Kosacken-Stout 7.5 %

Seven total drafts spanning three countries from six breweries.
The website for 12 percent is:

Let me know if you have any more questions or need anything else. Have a great weekend!


The event starts at 6pm this upcoming Wednesday night March 2nd.
If you don't already know this years Hardliver list has been posted over on the site. Check it out...We expect to see you all waiting patiently in line outside on Saturday, March the 12th.
Don't hold your breath, and please, please don't pick up the phone and call, keep your eyes glued to this page or our facebook page for information about Pliny the Younger. Some of you wait all year round and we get so many calls about this beer, it's in the cooler just chillin. We plan on tapping it soon, and with a little twist. In other Russian River news we also just received Sanctification a Belgian Pale with 100% Brettanomyces, 6.25%ABV and Redemption a Blonde Ale, 5.0% ABV . We find them quite delicious.

I know this is a lot of info to take in in one post, Matt Bonney had an idea to brew another beer for Bottleworks 12th Anniversary, a few months back he traveled to down to San Diego to put that idea to kettle with Patrick Rue of The Bruery. On Sunday that beer will be released on draft and in the bottle at Bottleworks. We sampled it yesterday and let me tell you we had good things to say. It is an 8% Wit that has raspberries in it, that spent some time in a barrel leaving it quite tart, and the color is this great orange/auburn color. This beer goes on draft here at 5pm on Sunday night.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Hour with Rob Tod from Allagash, Wednesday, February 23 3-6pm

FEB 23 3-6PM Happy Hour with Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash Brewery. Come drink White, Curieux, Black, Hugh Malone. Also, (hopefully if it arrives in time) taste both versions of Vrienden (one brewed in CO the other in ME). Each used same ingredients but did their own twists. New Belgium family is also rumored to be in attendance. Good times. See you there.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Don Remembered, By Tom Dalldorf of Celebrator Magazine

Here is an excerpt of a great ode to the late Don Younger, written by Tom Daldorf of the Celebrator Beer News. Don was a great publican and will be missed by all of us here at Brouwer's Cafe.

Don Younger, famed publican extraordinaire and legendary beer evangelist, died early Monday morning, January 31, 2011 of complications from a fall a few days earlier. He was 69 years old.

Don was a “larger than life” character with an enormous passion for beer, brewing and beer culture. He loved meeting new people and spreading the word of good beer but eschewed “phonies” and poseurs. He also eschewed people who would say “eschewed.” He was not a model for the healthy lifestyle preferring beer, whisky (make it MCCALLAN 12 please, 18 if ya got it) and cigarettes (Sprits will do) to more conventional comestibles. It is suggested that both he and Patsy from the BBC's
Absolutely Fabulous had not had solid food since 1977. That is not true, of course, but close.

To  read the entire column please visit

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sprint your Stache Off!

Monday February 21st at 9pm!
In support of this months Beard & Stache Fest, Sailor Jerry and Emerald Sprints Bring you

Sprint Your Stache Off!
Come down and race, or sit back and cheer while enjoying some of the finest beverages in town.

Emerald Sprints
Beard And Stache Fest
Sailor Jerry