The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”
Founders Brewing Co. is coming to Washington! Come celebrate with us and Co-Founder of Founders, Dave Engbers on Wednesday, January 11th at 6pm!
We will have these beers on draft:
Azaca IPA—made with Hops from Roy Farms
All Day IPA
Oatmeal Stout (Nitro)
Dirty Bastard (Scotch)
Lizard of Koz—Blueberries, Chocolate aged in Bourbon Barrels
Backwoods Bastard (barrel aged Dirty Bastard)
Yep you read that correct, we will be showcasing Chimay on Wednesday, December 28th. While supplies last this will be your opportunity to try bottle pours of the limited release of Barrel Aged Grand Reserve. We will also have Chimay White, Red and Blue on Draft as well. For $1 you more on your pour you can keep the Chimay goblet while supplies last
We open at 11am Monday, December 26th. Please come join us.
Throughout the month of January we will focus on Brouwerij Lindemans.
We will have unique menu items as well as limited draft lambic beers.
Brouwerij Lindemans is located Southwest of Brussels, in the quiet Belgian town of Vlezenbeek, the Lindemans family has been farming and homebrewing as long as anyone can remember. Commercial brewing started in 1822.
Lambic, or spontaneously fermented beers, are the beers of this region and are among the world’s rarest: they are the only beers fermented via wild, airborne yeast – no yeast is added by the brewers. Lambics come only from the Senne River valley, near Brussels – a region about 15 by 75 miles in size. The unusual, demanding, and unique flavors that come from multiple yeast strains are unmatched in the world of beer.
This gives you the rare opportunity, to taste Lindeman’s unblended Lambic available for the first time in Seattle.
Lindemans Young Lambic is unblended straight lambic, from a single year’s batch – not blended with older brews, like gueuze. It’s made from barley, wheat, aged hops, and the multiple strains of wild yeast that live around Lindemans Brewery.
The flavor and aroma show the Lindemans house character: zesty, crisp, and with a sharp, inviting – but not intimidating – sourness that shows beautiful balance. Fairly light body and a gentle sparkle – lower carbonation than gueuze – really highlight the amazing, layered complexity of this true lambic. ABV is 5.5%.
We will also have other Lambic’s on draft from Lindeman’s.
We are pleased to announce the dates for our favorite festival of the year, our Bigwood Festival. This year the festival kicks off on Thursday, December 1st at 11am and runs through Sunday, December 4th. What you ask is this festival all about? It’s our annual celebration of beers aged in wood from stout to sour. We collect beer all year for this festival and tap over 50 unique barrel aged beers from around the world. Some have aged in our cellar for years, some are delivered right before the event. We invite you to join us for this celebration. We will be posting a tentative draftlist soon.
Firestone Walker Sweater Party—Thursday, November 17th @ 6pm
Now in its 5th year! This is a not to be missed event! We dig deep in the cooler, and suggest you dig deep in your closet (or your parents or grandparent’s closet!) for the ugliest sweater you can find, and make your way to Brouwer’s Café for games, and one hell of a party. No one in an ugly sweater will go away empty handed (or at least they haven’t in past years!). As usual, we will judge ugliest sweater in 3 different categories – male, female and couple. Look for there to be a few of your favorites (draft beers!), as well as some gems from Firestone’s cellar and ours.
Sour X2– we will be searching the cooler
Barrel x2–we will be searching the cooler
pFriem Lambic Event – Thursday, November 10th @ 6pm
pFriem has always been a favorite of ours around here (a must stop if you’re in Hood River, OR!). Since their inception, over 4 years ago, they have been producing some of the finest Belgian Style beers in the US. This year they produced 4 lambic style fruit beers, and tonight we tap all 4 of these beers, along with a few other pFriem favorites.
Belgian Strong Dark
Stone Woot Stout Event— Sunday, November 6th @6pm
W00t Trek Night
Stardate 70231.3. The nights, have become long, and the Romulan Ale unfulfilling. I, crave a supermassive, black hole inspired brew, to get me through the endless, monotony of the void. Soon, we dock at the weigh station, Brouwer’s Café, where I hope to find the antidote to this space sickness. It might just be, the Ceti eel talking, but I fear these, could be my last days here without finding that dark matter stout.
Fortunately for the captain, on Nov 6th, we are showing our love for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by featuring Stone’s Farking Wheaton w00tstout in its 2015 and 2016 iterations. We are also tapping Stone’s Suede Imperial Porter and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard to cure what ails you.
We’ll be hosting some trivia (original and TNG) at 6 pm and showing old episodes on the TV. Prizes will be awarded for the winning teams. So come out, nerd out, and Spock out with Brouwer’s and Stone.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2015
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016
Stone/10 Barrel/Bluejacket Suede 2013 Imperial Porter
Stone Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard 2015
Finnriver Sour Plum Cyser Launch –Saturday, November 5th @3pm
We have always been big fans of Finnriver, which is why years ago we gave them a High West Barrel, and asked them to use it to make a sour cider. The result? The very delicious Country Peach! They have since expanded their sour program (thanks in part to our little barrel!), and after many emails and a visit to the farm, our new brainchild Plum Cyser is ready for release.
Calling all sour lovers! We invite you to stop by Bottleworks in the morning and grab some bottles of Plum Cyser, then join us for the tapping at 3pm. Andrew from Finnriver will be on hand to answer your questions. He is a great storyteller and a wealth of knowledge, so you are sure to be entertained.
Plum Cyser Description: ABV @7%
Super bright acid profile, smells like plums and flowers, stirred into a barnyard swagger high in the Chimacum Valley. Twangs in the back of the throat, floats through the nose for a long and mouth working finish.
This is a soured plum cyser (Name on bottle is PLUM CYSER). Raw apple juice, raw honey + low attenuating white wine yeast. 100lbs of pitted purple plums from Tonnemaker farms in Yakima. Brett C. , Pedio and Lacto starters. 6 months old. Blended with a touch of brett + acetobacter barrel funk. Topped with fresh red plums, and wild golden plums to keep the “bugs” growing.
Elysian Pumpkin Roadshow- Tuesday, Nov 1st @6pm
Let’s all celebrate the gourd! Elysian Brewing, Seattle’s king of pumpkin beers, will be here with 4 of their pumpkin offerings. We’ve also chosen 4 other pumpkin delights to accompany them.
Elysian Dark O’ the Moon Stout
Elysian Punkaccino Pumpkin Latte Porter
Elysian Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Blight Pumpkin Ale
Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imp. Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
One Tree Pumpkin Cider
Pike Harlot Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Heavy Night- Thursday, October 27th @6pm
The final event of our Hopfest celebration! Come join us for a few of our favorite things – heavy metal and big beers!
Dogfish Head 120 min
Evil Twin Molotov Heavy
Hoppy Sour Night Featuring Almanac Brewing, Thursday, October 20th @6pm
This year we changed our annual Hopfest up by making it a month long celebration of hops, and when we thought about all the different ways hops can be celebrated, hoppy sour night was a must! Needless to say, Almanac in SF came to mind, so we reached out to see what they could send our way. We’ll have 5 Almanacs on tap, plus some favorites from the likes of Holy Mtn, New Belgium, and North Fork, as well as few others. So, if you likes hops and sour this is the night for you.
Holy Mtn Demonteller
NB Le Terrior
North Fork — She is Weird with Centennial
Mikkeller Simcoe Sour
Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic
Our first Hopfest showcase event of October — other than having multiple fresh hops beers on draft throughout the month– is hosting our friends at Fremont Brewing and showcasing all 4 of their Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ales, as well as their Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop. It’s an all around celebration of Fremont Fresh Hops. The event starts at 3pm. We look forward to seeing you. More info on here.
Yes this is an old logo, however we are thinking of bringing it back. Which brings us to Hopfest, our annual celebration of hoppy goodness is quickly approaching. This festival is constantly evolving, as it was originally held in August, then moved to September, and is now getting pushed even later. Why? Well, it’s pretty simple! Fresh hop beers are totally dependent on the weather and the timing of the hop harvest, and we want the freshest beers possible for your drinking pleasure.
This year we’re also trying something a little different! Instead of a week long festival, we’re going to celebrate hops and fresh hops the entire month of October! What does this mean? Well, you can count on there being at least 10 fresh hop beers on draft at all times, which we’ll tap as they become available, and constantly rotate. Plus we’ll also be holding select Hopfest events throughout the month, the first of which will be the Fremont Fresh Hop Showcase, on October 8th (see details below).
So, stay tuned, and we hope you will join us (many times!) for our October-long Hopfest!
Fremont Fresh Hop Showcase. Starts @ 3pm. Fremont Brewing is putting out a rotating series of fresh hop beers throughout September, called Field to Ferment—with a different varietal each week. We are going to hold on to one of each, and tap them on October 8th.
On Tuesday, September 13th come out and try some delicious mead and cider from Moonlight Meadery. We will be putting their Paramour and How do You Like Them Little Apples, on draft. We will also be pour 2 or 3 other meads from the bottle. What follows is a blurb about them taken directly from their website:
It all started back in 1995 when Michael, our founder and head mead maker, tried a cyser (apple and honey mead) for the first time. Since that first sip Michael has developed a passion for, and masterful skill at, making international award winning meads. Michael Fairbrother started Moonlight Meadery® with a mission to bring ultra premium meads to the market place. It is more than merely a product or a process, it’s our obsession.
Our meads will be unique and unlike anything you have ever tried – you will find it incredible! Mead and Ciders are only as good as the quality of their ingredients and the passion of the maker. This is why we use only True Source Certified™ honey, which is traceable back to the hives. We never pasteurize the honey we use, this ensures that the volatile aromatics of the honey are preserved through to the finish.
Since starting production in May of 2010, we have grown beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you will stop by to hear our story and try our meads, and tell your friends.
Be a part of the New Belgium’s and Brouwer’s Cafe VIP Crew as we cruise to CLIPS: Beer and Film Tour at Gasworks, Friday, July 29th.
We have a limited amount of tickets available for this event. If you areinterested please email us at: email@example.com
Please arrive at Brouwers Cafe by 6-6:30pm for a delicious New Belgium brew before we ride off to Gas Works Park, where New Belgium Brewing’s Annual CLIPS event is being held. There is usually a huge line for this event, but because you are riding with a VIP Crew, you won’t have to worry about it. Upon arrival to CLIPS, our New Belgium Reps would like to thank you for joining us and attending this awesome event with another delicious brew as you get settled and find a comfy spot before the clips begin.
Guaranteed to be a night of fun, laughs, and great beer!
New Belgium turns 25!
We would like to show our love and appreciation as we thank the Brewery and our New Belgium friends for the great years of the past and cheers them to the many more years to come, with an evening of Fun with Friends!
On Thursday, July 28th at 6pm, we invite you to bring your friends to hang with our New Belgium friends and enjoy a night of remembering a couple of our favorite past times; drinking Fat Tire, and coloring!
For their 25th Birthday, New Belgium Brewing Company has asked some of their favorite breweries to put a spin on a classic NBB favorite, Fat Tire. They have collabeerated with Allagash, Firestone Walker, Hopworks, Avery, and Rhinegeist for this special occasion.
We will have all 5 of the Fat Tire spinoff creations on draft, and a special coloring piece created by our artist friend, Kevin “Sensei 23” Sullivan.
On Thursday, July 21st at 6pm, we will have The Bruery and one of their Brewers here with us for an evening of brews, including 4 unique draft offerings!
We will be tapping:
Oude Tart with Cherries
There will be a brewer on hand to answer all of your questions.
We are hosting a Petrus Custom Blending Night, Wednesday, July 20th at 6pm, and are honored to have Yves Benoit and Albert de Brabandere from Brewery de Brabandere for this very special event.
The event will be held on the upper level of restaurant, so seating is limited. Reservations are required!
Please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $25/person (includes tax and tip)
Attendees will be directed upstairs where pre-set table settings will have placemats, gradient glassware and other fun Petrus gifts.
Bavik – Introduction beer – upon arrival. 8.5oz baby bavik glass
Petrus Pale – Sour Backbone for blending – 4oz snifter pour
Petrus Oud Bruin – Malt Backbone for blending – 4oz snifter pour
Petrus Red – Sweet Backbone for blending – 4oz snifter pour
Bonus ROUND – Wittekerke Wild – 4oz snifter pour
Come celebrate with us on June 11th when we release Fort George 3 Way Ipa brewed in collaboration with Melvin and Barley Brown’s.
SO what’cha, what’cha, WHAT’CHA WANT? (what’cha want?)
3-Way IPA is what we flaunt.
HEY LADIES…and Gentlemen,
On June 11th, This will be the scene.
There’ll be RHYMIN’ & no STEALING,
just keeping it clean.
Fort G. has the lead on this;
THE NEW STYLE, with
Barley Brown’s and Melvin added to the file.
Now let’s put this POSSE IN EFFECT!
So FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT
to keep your BODY MOVIN’,
enjoy some 3-Way Ipa while
THE BRASS MONKEYs keep you groovin’!
Let’s GET IT TOGETHER at 5 pm
to CH CH CHECK IT OUT,
it will be a SURE SHOT to see
what 3-Way IPA is all about!
Look for other beers from each of these fantastic breweries.