We love Belgian Beer and are very pleased to announce that we will have a representative from Westmalle here at Brouwers on Monday, July 24th starting at 5pm. He will be here till about 6:30 or 7. After which time he has other engagements.
Mr. Manu Pauwels is the Export Director of Westmalle Trappist Brewery. A graduate of Lessius University in Belgium, he has been at Westmalle since 2002.
Manu is responsible for a wide range of duties, working with the brewery’s global business partners regarding shipping, forecasting & planning, packaging, and POS goods. Basically he’s the guru of everything Westmalle for their global markets.
We invite you to come join us, drink some of the best beer in the world and meet an interesting man.
We are pleased to host two of our favorite beverage producers on one night. Fort George Brewing and Finnriver Farm/Cidery have gotten together to produce what we are sure will be an awesome blend that they have named Shady Grove here is the description from the brewery:
TART, FRUITY, UNION
A blend of tart black cherry cider from Finnriver Cidery and deep red sour saison from Fort George Brewery, aged among the grove of barrels in the Lovell Showroom in Astoria. French oak wine barrels shade the acidity that blooms with the additions of brettanomyces and lactobacillus, producing a complex bouquet of fruity esters and spice.
We will also have a couple other options on draft from each producer that evening. We look forward to seeing you.
Please join us for this event during Belgian Beer Week featuring Brouwerij St. Bernardus. The event will kick off at 6pm. We will have a brewery representative on hand. We will be pouring Wit, Tripel and Abt 12. We will also be offering a limited number of bottle pours of St Bernardus Oak Aged Abt 12. We look forward to seeing you.
We love Belgian Beer, and you do too! We invite you to join us and “Revisit the Trappist Beers”, that are available here in Washington. Throughout this week we are offering a $1 off all Trappist Bottles. Come (re)try beers from these amazing breweries: Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Achel, La Trappe, and Westmalle.
Also on Thursday, July 20th @6pm we will be hosting “An Evening with St. Bernardus. ” We will have 3 draft beers from them, and hopefully a special bottle pour. We will keep you posted.
We are please to announce that on Thursday, June 29th we will be hosting Sierra Nevada and showcasing their 2017 Beer Camp Across the World Beers. We will have all 12 collaboration beers on draft. We will also be hosting the first stop of the Sierra Nevada Pub Crawl that evening. We expect that because the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Festival is the next day at Gasworks that many Sierra employees will be in attendance, we have been told that the founder Ken Grossman will be joining the Pub Crawl. Mark your calendars for this day and a great opportunity to meet one of the founding fathers of the Craft Beer Movement. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 29th.
We are proud to host Aslan Brewing on Wednesday, June 21st. We will be pouring 4 or 5 of their beers, including:
Simcoe Slice IPA
Disco Lemonade Raz infused
Batch 15 IPA
FIFA Farmhouse IPA
And possibly something else.
We look forward to seeing you on the night of the 21st.
Please join us this Saturday, May 27th for a night with Finnriver and Starvation Alley Farms. We will be pouring 2 Finnriver Ciders, Cranberry Rosehip and Winter Solstice, and featuring a few cocktails using Starvation Alley Farms, it all starts at 5pm. We look forward to seeing you.
Well this is a big day for us here at Brouwer’s. We work all year long for you. We hide kegs in the cooler for years and bring them out for this event. If you like sours, are new to sours, have any interest in sours, are curious about sours, this is your event, chance to try a bunch of sours and compare them all in one location. We look forward to seeing you.
On this day at 3pm we will be tapping a very special beer. You’ll just have to trust us that showing up at 3pm to taste it will be worth all the mystery and the vague title. We hope that you put your trust in us that you will show up knowing that your taste buds will be delighted you did.
We like to kick every Seattle Beer Week off here at Brouwer’s Cafe with our Underberg Back In Black Stout Fest. Not familiar with Underberg? Not sure you get the connection, we urge you to come down and try one you will certainly understand the connection after that. It really helps to settle the stomach. All year long we hide the darkest and blackest of the black stouts for this event. Some we have had for a few years, others are new releases. Mark you calendars and come down to enjoy, your palette will not be disappointed. We will be posting most of the draft list soon, stay tuned for that.
Can you believe that it is almost time for the Ninth Seattle Beer Week! Since its inception many other Beer Weeks have started. Long story short, Bellingham Beer Week is April 21st through April 29th and Seattle Beer Week is May 4th through 14th, the fact that these two Beer Weeks are so close to one another spawned “20 Days of Beer Week ” a Collabeeration between Wander, Melvin, Elizabeth Station and Brouwer’s Cafe. “20 Days of Beer Week” will be released on Friday, April 14th. 4 Pack Cans will be available at Bottleworks, and we will have draft available here at Brouwer’s.
Here’s the lowdown:
-Style: Double Red IPA
-Size: 1 Pint
-Alcohol: 8.4% ALC. BY VOL.
-Brewed by Wander Brewing Bellingham, WA
Trust us you will want to put this goodness in your face!
Brouwer’s Cafe & Sensei 23 cordially invite you to an evening of Visual Music & LIVE Painting!
“Rhythm Remix” Here’s the event page!
An ensemble of colorful compositions inspired through music created by Sensei 23
Art will be displayed @ Brouwer’s Cafe all month.
Turn My Headphones Up !!
Does anyone remember this day? No? Well let us fill in the details for you. It was a Tuesday, almost 2 years ago during Seattle Beer Week, our friends at Barley Brown’s, Boneyard, and Melvin got together to share their collabeeration during an event called “Rise of the 3 Headed Hop Monster”, Jeremy from Melvin brought his black Hearse and we had one hell of a party.
A few weeks ago they got together again, this time at Boneyard and re-brewed this beer. We are proud to be hosting re-release of this beer “The Return of the 3 Headed Hop Monster”, Saturday, April 1st at 3pm. We will also have a few other tasty adult beverages from the aforementioned breweries. We hope to see you Saturday.
March is Women’s History Month. We are hosting a couple of events to highlight some of the women in the beer industry.
Our second event to celebrate Women’s History Month is: Drunk HERstory! Here is a link to stay up to date.
A few of our favorite gals in the beer industry want you to join them on Wednesday, March 15th from 6-9pm for a classy evening of beer drinking and tipsy storytelling. Each of the participating brewery representatives will have 2-3 of their beers on draft in which the proceeds from these beers will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
The Breweries taking part are: Fremont, Ecliptic, Victory, Hop Valley, Left Hand, New Belgium, Ninkasi, Deschutes, and Weihenstephan.
Draft list will be posted soon.
March is Women’s History Month. We are hosting a couple of events to highlight some of the women in the beer industry.
Our first event is with Whitney Burnside, the Head Pub Brewer at 10 Barrel’s Portland Brew House.
In 2010, Burnside got her start working as an intern at Laurelwood Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. From there, Burnside strategically climbed the ropes and worked at some of the Northwst’s best breweries: First at Upright Brewing in Portland, then at Elysian in Seattle, she was the Head Brewer at Pelican in Pacific City, and is now currently killing it as Brewmaster at 10 Barrel Brewing Company in downtown Portland.
Join us and Whitney on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm when we will showcase 5 of her beers on draft for you to enjoy.
Pearl IPA- Double IPA– The number one best selling beer at the Portland pub and the first beer brewed on the system. Massive piney and tropical fruits come together to create this old school meets new school IPA.
Grapefruit Tartlette Gose– Brewed with toasted coriander, cardamom, vanilla, and honey.
Glen Coco- Coconut Stout– American stout brewed with loads of both toasted and untoasted coconut from Bob’s Red Mill.
A.W.D.- Belgian Dark Strong– Deep, rich flavors of dark fruits and caramel with spicy Ardennes yeast.
XS – Session IPA
Alton Bruin- Belgian Dark Strong aged in Merlot barrels for 1.5 years with Roeselare* and fresh raspberries.
*Roeselare is a brewing yeast that is a mix of lambic cultures, including lactic bacteria. Produces beers with a complex, earthy profile and distinct pie cherry sourness from a brettanomyces culture.
We invite you to join us for one of our much anticipated festivals. Hardliver Barleywine Festival is a celebration this delicious boozy beer style. We did away with the judging a couple of years ago, this year we are bringing it back. It won’t be the same format as in previous years. We have carefully crafted a list and have some older vintages as well as current year vintages for your palette’s tasting pleasure.
We will post the list soon.
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting 2nd Shift Brewing from St. Louis on Friday, February 24th starting at 5pm. We first met 2nd shift while in Alaska attending the Culmination Fest at Anchorage Brewing. We drank a few beers and ideas were hatched. They are here to attend the Farmhouse Fest, which happens to be on the same day as our Hardliver Barleywine Fest. We will be putting 3 beers from them on draft:
Katy Brett Beer
Art of Neurosis IPA
Cat Spit Stout
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
On Thursday, February 16th, we invite you to join us for An Evening with Wander Brewing out of Bellingham. We have collected a few of their beers throughout the last year and will be pouring them on this night. We will pouring:
and maybe one not yet named beer. Please join us.
The whole thing begins with the official Hop Mob Kickoff at Brouwer’s Café in Seattle on Thursday, February 2 @3pm. At that event, we’ll have 32 triple IPAs on tap, the single largest collection of Hop Mob beers. Maybe the largest collection of Triple IPAs anywhere. Following that, there will be more events (Hop Mob Roadshow events) up and down the I-5 corridor. The entirety of Washington Hop Mob spans the course of 10 days.
What is Hop Mob? It all started a few years ago when the hoopla surrounding the annual release of Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Younger reached a fevered pitch. That’s when some breweries around Seattle decided to make triple IPAs of their own, most notably Big Time Brewing’s Whiney the Complainer and Naked City Brewery’s Cry Me a River.
Following that lead, Washington Hop Mob was conceived to showcase how Washington breweries can make triple IPA that is every bit as tasty, albeit not nearly so ballyhooed, as Pliny the Younger. It is no accident that Hop Mob coincides, roughly, with the annual release of Pliny the Younger. The first year, Hop Mob saw 14 Washington breweries produce triple IPA. The second year, 42 breweries. This year? We want to make Hop Mob an annual, enduring thing. We want it known that in Washington a whole lot of breweries release triple IPA at the same time. Nobody else does that.
For the first two years, events were held around the Seattle-Tacoma area only. This year, we are expanding to include all of Washington’s I-5 corridor, with events already confirmed in Vancouver and Bellingham, as well as other locations in between.
What follows is most of the breweries that will be on tap here at Brouwer’s on February 2nd.
New Belgium has a new series of beers coming out. The Voodoo Series. We will be pouring 3 beers in the series: Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA. We will also bring out a couple of our favorites from the cellar. Decennium (our 10th Anniversary Sour Brown) and Tart Lychee. Jamie Mastin one of our favorite New Belgium employees will be bringing his turntables and spinning records. We look forward to seeing you.