Friday, March 29, 2013

We are turning 8!!!

On Wednesday, April, 3rd at 6pm we will start the festivities by tapping  a  Strong Scotch Ale brewed by Flyers for our 8th Anniversary.  Tony from Flyer's will be in the house to celebrate with us.  We hope that you join us.

Here ye here ye!  We mentioned it a ways back and then Hardliver happened and now we are on track for an event that will run every Tuesday through the month of April.  From the Cellar, the concept is quite simple, we will provide a list of 18 or so beers, every Tuesday we will draw from a hat 3-4 beers that will be tapped that day.  We will announce the kegs being tapped that day around noon every Tuesday, and tap have them on tap by 5pm that day.  Here is the list of possible beers:

Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation 2012
Big Sky Centaur
Boulevard Saison Brett 2012
Deschutes Black Butte XXI
Deschutes Abyss’12
Dogfish 120 Minute IPA
Double Mountain Oaked Triple
Fort George Roses on Roses
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Green Flash Double Stout 2011
Lost Abbey 10 Commandments
New Belgium La Folie ‘11
New Belgium Mo Betta Bretta
Russian River Sanctification
Sierra Nevada Life and Limb #2
Stone Double Bastard 2009
Stone Bourbon Imperial Russian ‘08
De Dochter Peated Oak Embrasse

We hope this is an event that you find fun.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday nights in April.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

And the Winners are!!!

Thank you to all that joined us in making this weekend a success!  We hope you enjoyed yourselves and are fully recovered.  We should have done this a couple of days ago...well the barleywine got the best of us. For those of you not in attendance the winners, determined by our esteemed judges are as follows:

1. Big Al Ol #1
2. Firestone Walker Abacus '11
3. Anchorage Deal with the Devil '13

Next up on the Agenda:
We are putting the finishing touches on our From the Cellar event that will be every Tuesday in the month of April.  Details to come really soon.

Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm.  Come and celebrate our 8th Anniversary with a Strong Scotch Ale brewed by Flyers Brewing in Oak Harbor.  We will be pouring some other options from Flyers as well.  Please come join us in celebrating our 8 years!

Thursday, April 4th:  We will tap Stone Vertical 04/04/04, we saved a small amount of Stone's Vertical Epic series to tap throughout the year.

Wednesday, April 17th @ 6pm: Bison Brewer's Night. Daniel, the owner and brewer will be in town for a couple of days and wanted to put together an event, we will have 5 beers on draft and food pairing suggestions to go with them.  This should be a fun evening.

Thursday, April 25th @6pm: Schilling Cider Launch Party:  We are excited about this event.  Schilling is a new Cidery based in Auburn, that has yet to pour any cider in this state.  They have been coming in frequently for adult refreshments, and keeping us up to date with their progress.  We got to talking and thought it would be great to host the launch party here.  Colin is putting together 5 special ciders for us and we will start pouring them at 6pm on Thursday, April 25th.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tentative Hardliver list!

In an effort to keep you informed we are posting a tentative Hardliver Draft list.  Please keep in mind that this is a tentative list and subject to change.  In the past we have hesitated in posting a list ahead of time because there are always late arrivals, and late game decisions need to be made to accommodate those arrivals.  With that warning here you go:

21st Amendment  Lower da Boom 2012
Alaskan Rough Trade Barleywine 2009
Anacortes Old Sebastes 2012
Anchor Old Foghorn 2012
Anchorage Deal with the Devil
Avery Hog Heaven 2012
Beachwood Annihilator 2012
Beer Valley Highway to Ale 2012
Big Al Ol #1 2012
Big Sky Old Bluehair 2012
Black Diamond Dried up Old Geezer 2012
Black Raven Old Birdbrain 2012
Boulder Kiler Penquin 2011
Boulder Mortimer Barrel 2012
Boulavard Harvest Dance Wheatwine 2012
Boundary Bay Old Bounder 2012
Dick’s Barleywine 2012
Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 2012
Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller 2012
Elysian Death Star 2013
Emilliese Jack Daniels Aged Barleywine 2012
Epic Brewing Barleywine 2012
Firestone Walker Abacus 2011
Firestone Walker Sucaba 2013
Fish Tale Leviathon Barleywine 2012
Fremont Old Bridge Rider 2012
Full Sail Old Boardhead 2012
Glacier Old Woody
Great Divide Old Ruffian 2010
Great Divide Old Ruffian 2012
Green Flash/Cigar City Candela Rye 2012
HOD Doggie Claws 2012
Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2007
Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2009
Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2010
Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2011(x2)
Laurelwood Barrel Aged Old Reliable 2012
Lompoc Old Tavern Rat 2012
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share 2012(Bourbon?)
Mad River John Barleycorn 2011
Moylan’s Old Blarney Barleywine 2013
Naked City Old Proper
Ninkasi Critical Hit Barleywine 2012
Ninkasi Wheatwine 2012
Pelican Stormwatcher
Pike Old Bawdy 2011
Port Townsend Old Man Barleywine 2011
Rogue Old Crustation 2012
Sam Adam’s Griffen’s Bow Blonde 2012
Scuttlbutt Ol’ #1 2011
Seven Seas Old Wheelchair 2012
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2011
Snipes Fifth World Apocalypse 2012
Stone Old Gaurdian 2009
 Uinta Cockeyed Cooper 2012

We are also very excited about tonight's Washington Release of pFriem Brewing from Hood River.  Please join us in welcoming them to the Washington Market.  Known for their Belgian inspired beers we will be pouring 7 offerings from them:  Belgian IPA, Belgian Stout, Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Strong Dark, Blonde IPA, Mosaic Pale, and Super Saison.  We hope you plan on attending.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hear ye Hear Ye!!!

If you have been following us at all you know that Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm we will be hosting the Washington launch of pFriem Brewing.  We are very excited about this event, and hope that you are planning on joining us.  Haven't heard of this brewery?  Here's a simple answer:  Josh Pfriem is the Brewmaster and Owner, and is brewing  up some amazing Belgian inspired beers, he's also a Washington native and very excited about launching his own beer here in Washington.   We will be showcasing 7 of their offerings: Belgian Strong Dark, Belgian Strong Blonde, Blonde IPA, Belgian IPA, Super Saison, Belgian Stout and Mosaic Pale Ale. 

All of you know, or should know that Hardliver Barleywine Fest is coming.  All the fun starts on March 23rd at 11am when we open the doors.  We are putting the finishing touches on the draftlist as I write this.  We had hoped to have this done a week or so ago, and you know what they say about good intentions....We hope to have a preliminary list sooner than later, and apologize for not getting it out sooner.

We are also in the process of putting together a month long From the Cellar event for April.  We recently went through the cooler and found some gems that we feel we should pour.  We hope to have that list finalized by early next week as well.  The idea we had goes a little something like this:  We will post a list of all 15 to 20 beers, in the next week or so,that we are planning on tapping for the month of April, then on each Tuesday in the month of April we will announce what 3-5 beers are being tapped that day.  We hope you plan to join us.  Kinda like beer gambling, each and every Tuesday!  We will be announcing the beers on our app, the facebook and here on the blog.

Another event coming up on April 17th, right around Earth Day, is an evening with Bison Brewing.  Daniel ( the brewer and owner) will be in town and we thought it would a great opportunity to have an event that focused on organic beer.  We have some special beers to pour that we think you will like.

On Thursday, April 25th we are excited to announce we will be hosting the launch of a new local Cidery, Schilling Cider.  We are planning on tapping 4 or 5 different offerings from this new start up.  As we get more details we will post them.

Soon after those events it is time for Seattle Beer Week.  We have planned 3 events so far they are:

Underburg Back in Black Stout Fest:  Friday, May 10th at 11am.

Beer and Burger Battle: Tuesday, May 14th ( this year this will be an all day event)  We have confirmed most of the breweries.  So far the contestants will be :
21st Amendment ( the defending champ)  lets hope Shaun doesn't use his birthday again to garner votes...
Double Mountain
Big Time
Green Flash
Maui Brewing

Sour Fest:   Thursday, May 16th at 11am.

Start making your plans now!