Hardliver Barleywine Festival is here and so is our 9th Anniversary!

Hardliver Barleywine Festival is this weekend, March 15th and 16th, we apologize if for some reason it seemed otherwise.   Our livers are sufficiently prepared, we hope yours are too. We have just about all the beers in the cooler and are getting them organized and ready to serve.  We will have 57 beers flowing on Saturday, March 15th when we open.  In our last post we announced most of what will be available.  We have some special beers that we have not announced yet, and you will be rewarded for arriving early.   This year we are not doing the judging early we are going to be deciding the winners by the vote of the people.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite.  Just a reminder that we will be closing at midnight on Friday, March 14th, so that we can prepare for the event.  Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday for an amazing day of drinking!

If you didn’t know now you do.  Our 9th Anniversary is approaching and we will be celebrating it on Friday, March 28th starting at 3pm.  We are planning on tapping a few previous Anniversary beers from us and Bottleworks, don’t ask us exactly what right now, we are still readying ourselves for Hardliver this weekend.  We are also pleased to be pouring a beer that we brewed with Elysian, to be exact we brewed it with Steve Luke at Elysian Fields.  Steve makes great beer and was gracious enough to invite us down to brew a low abv hoppy ale that we have named Hopped to the 9’s and are thinking of calling an All Day Everyday IPA.  In the above photo you can see us in front of the kettle steeping 50 lbs of whole cone Cascade hops, just imagine the aroma therapy that we received while taking this photo!  We hope that you plan on join us in turning 9 years old on March, 28th at 3pm. 

We are very excited to announce that on Thursday, April 10th @6pm we will become Scotch Malt Whisky Society spot.  This is a great honor.  For more information on the Society here’s a link to their website.  We will be starting with about 20 single malts from the Society collection that have in the past only been available to their members, and are now going to be available to you the general public through us.   On Thursday, April 10th there will be representatives from the Society on hand to sample you on some of our offerings as well as answer any of your questions about all things Scotch related. This is quite exciting. We hope all of you come out and join us in sampling some great Single Malt Scotch.

and after that Seattle Beer Week is upon us… we have 3 large events planned:
Back in Black Stout Fest on Friday, May 9th.
Beer and Burger Battle on Tuesday, May 13th.
Sour Fest on Thursday, May 15th.