We will be closed…

We will close on Monday, July 4th so that our staff can enjoy the fireworks.
We will close on Tuesday, July 5th from 2:30-6:30 for a private party, we will be open for lunch and then reopen for regular business at 6:30.
We will close on Monday, July 11th for an employee appreciation party.

On July 7th we are having a Four Roses Bourbon night, starting at 6pm. We will be pouring:
Yellow Label
Single Barrel
Small Batch
and Brouwer’s Single Barrel
We are offering a signature cocktail made with each, and a 1oz flight of all four. We are really looking forward to this night. Mark your calenders now.

The sun is shining…

It’s the Solstice today, the longest day of the year, and its sunny hope you get outside and enjoy it.
A while back we received some barrel samples from 4 Roses Whiskey. Matt and Matt got together and sampled them all and decided on one. Well a week or so ago we received the bottled version of the barrel they decided on. It comes in at 61.2 percent alcohol and spent 8year and 8 months in the barrel, we have all decided that it is best with a few cubes added to bring out the floral notes. We are also in the planning stages of a 4 Roses event that is tenatively scheduled for Thursday, June 7th. More details to come. We also have plans for the barrel itself….look for something special down the road, possibly Big Wood.

We will be closed on the 4th of July, hope you enjoy the fireworks.

On July 5th we will be open for lunch, but closed from 3-6:30 for a private event and then open for regular business after that.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!! You won’t want to miss this!!

Attention, Attention!!!”I already tried that” , (you haven’t), “Give me something new!!!” (no problem) and “What would you drink?” (This One) People….
Brouwer’s Cafe will be tapping the only two kegs from the Evil Twin Brewery that came to Washington State.
We will have:
Soft Dookie Imperial Stout
Before, During and After Christmas Imperial IPA
In addition we will be offering Yin and Yang a blended black and tan that is sure to make you say Holy Crap!!!
All of these beers are rare and I can say most of you have never had them. So come on down on Sunday, we will be tapping them at 6pm.

Seatt;e Beer Week

Seattle Beer Week is about a week away. 10 or is it 11 days of celebrating Seattle’s fantastic beer culture. We have a lot of events planned. We hope to see you here and out enjoying all that this city has to offer.

Seattle Beer Week

May 19th-29th

Friday May 20th

Kulture Freaks courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing

Saturday May 21st

Back in Black Stout Fest brought to you by Underburg

Monday May 23nd

Firestone Walker and Home Brew Chef Sean Paxton Dinner

$100 per Ticket via Brown Paper Tickets

Tuesday May 24th

5 Guys Burger Battle

Thursday May 26th

Sour Beer Fest

Saturday May 28th

Industry Vinyl Night Brought to you by

New Belgium and HUB

Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar Night

We are in the process of stocking for this event. If you are planning on attending please purchase your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, stop in and purchase a ticket from a manager, or email stephanies@brouwerscafe.com. HUB will also be providing a few cases of beer just for those in attendance.

Stop by Friday April 15th and lift a pint or two in honor of our 6th Anniversary. HUB has brewed a Imperial Oatmeal Stout that will be tapped at 6pm on Friday. There will be a toast at 7pm.

Upcoming Events

We have a few upcoming events:
Wednesday, April 13th: 6PM Beer Valley Brewers Night, Meet the Brewer, Pete Ricks, and look for some special drafts.
Friday April 15th, Brouwer’s Cafe 6th Anniversary Party, HUB has brewed a special beer, a Imperial Oatmeal Stout, to celebrate our 6th anniversary, look for other beers from them as well. Brewery Representatives will be here to help with the festivities.
Saturday April 16th: Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar Night, 2 hours unlimited scotch tasting, gourmet buffet, and a cigar, this is a closed door event. Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, or buy them here. We have added some new liquors, Mekhong Thai Rum, Old Pulteney, Balbar, Speyburn, Tulibardine 93, Abelour 90 and Eradour Caledonia 12yr.
Saturday April 23rd: New Guys Night, If you haven’t noticed there are a lot of new breweries opening in the area in the last year, we thought that it would be a good idea to host a night in their honor. Look for beers from Valhalla Brewing, North Sound Brewing, Foggy Noggin, NW Peaks, American Brewing, Paradise Creek, Emerald City, and Wingman.

Blind Lion is coming….

The Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar night is coming, this is a not to be missed event. www.brownpapertickets.com for tickets in advance or just stop by and get them here. They are $100 dollars in advance or $120 at the door.

In other news we have most of our Seattle Beer Week events planned:
Friday, May 20, 2011 Kulture Freaks sponsored by Shmaltz…Donny Vomit does what he does best, show starts at 10pm.
Saturday, May 21st Back in Black Stout Fest sponsored by Undeburg...starts when the doors open at 11am…
Monday, May 23rd Firestone Walker and the Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton Dinner…10 course meal with beer pairings…this is $100 dollars, tickets will go fast and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com
Tuesday, May 24th Beer and Burger Battle…HUB returns to defend their title against a great list of contenders. Each Brewery designs a burger and showcases their beer…the winner is the one that sells the most of each.
Thursday May 26th Sour Beer Fest…Just what it sounds like, starts when the doors open.

Blind Lion Scotch Night

A friendly reminder to all you Scotch and Cigar lovers. We are hosting another Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar event on Saturday, April 16th. Tickets can be purchased here at the bar or from Brown Paper tickets. Tickets are $100 in advance or $120 at the door. Your entry gets you a Cigar, 2 hours of unlimited Scotch Tasting and a Food from a Buffet. This is a not to be missed event.

In other news HUB is brewing a Big Bad Imperial Oatmeal Stout in honor of our 6th Anniversary, that according to the gentleman above will “have the body of Robitussin.” We can’t wait.!!! This beer will be released Friday, April 15th at 6pm. Come out and celebrate our 6th Anniversary with us.

Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar Night and New Brew Thursday Episode

Another Blind Lion Scotch and Cigar night is coming up. Saturday April 16th at 7:00 pm we will close our doors for this closed door event. Tickets cost $100 and include a buffet, unlimited Scotch tasters for 2 hours, and a hand rolled cigar. If you are interested in obtaining tickets, contact Matt Bonney at mattb@brouwerscafe.com. For those of you that have not attended it is a not to be missed event. What more could you want than great food, amazing Scotch and the chance to enjoy a hand rolled cigar.

New Brew Thursday was here during Hardliver and did an interview with Matt Bonney, watch the episode below. We hope you enjoy it.

March 17 : Brouwer’s Cafe : on location with special guest Matt Bonney from New Brew Thursday on Vimeo.

And the Winners are:

This year at Hardliver more Barleywines were judged than in years past, and the winners are:
1. Anacortes Old Sea Bass 2010
2. Anderson Valley Horn of the Beer 2009
3. Glacier Brewhouse Old Woody 2010

A crowd favorite seemed to be Firestone Walker’s Abacus as well as Lost Abbey’s Angels Share.
We would also like to thank everyone for coming out to enjoy our festival. Everyone appeared to have a great time.

If you didn’t get your fill over the weekend or were hesitant to come out, we still have quite a few barleywines on draft. Additionally Today we are also having a mini Stone Old Guardian Vertical….We will be pouring 5 years starting with 2007 thru the current year. Look for them all to be on draft around happy hour.

Thanks again, and Cheers.

Pliny the Younger!!!!

If you haven’t already tasted it, or missed an opportunity, or just want to drink more of it, We Will be tapping Pliny the Younger at 10pm tonight, Tuesday March 1st. As I am sure you are all aware it won’t last long. We will not be selling tickets.

Also don’t forget Wednesday Night at 6pm we will be pouring :
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: 12percentimports.com

We look forward to seeing you.

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: 12percentimports.com

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.

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.

Russian River Pliny the Younger, Elder, Supplication and Damnation on Draft this evening

Sorry for the short notice, Tonight starting at 5 pm we will be pouring 4 Russian River Beers…Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, Damnation, and Supplication.
The much anticipated and very rare Pliny the Younger has reached Washington, after selling out at the brewery in a day, or was it a few hours…We have one 1/6 barrel and that is it, once it is gone it is gone…
11.0%ABV, 1.098 O.G, GOBS of BUs
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the “Younger” is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.

Supplication: Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and sour cherries .

I am sure you all are familiar with the other two so I won’t bother you with the details…Remember Younger and Supplication are rare and available in small quantities, they will not last long…show up late and you might miss em…

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 Midnight Sun Brewers Night

Since firing up its brew kettle in 1995, Midnight Sun Brewing Company has become a serious yet creative force on the American brewing front. From concept to glass, Midnight Sun relies on an “art marries science” approach, mixing tradition with innovation, to design and craft bold, distinctive beers for Alaska…and beyond.

We at Midnight Sun find inspiration in the untamed spirit and rugged beauty of the Last Frontier and develop unique beers with equally appealing names and labels. But the company’s true focus remains in its dedication to producing consistently high-quality beers that provide satisfying refreshment in all seasons… for Alaskans and visitors alike.

Midnight Sun will have a representative on hand to answer all of your questions…and we will be pouring some rare kegs….We have been told that Midnight Sun will be providing our market with mostly bottles and only very limited draft from time to time. This is your opportunity to sample some of their great beers on draft. We will be pouring:

Sockeye Red IPA, XXX Black Double IPA, Berserker Imperial Stout, Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter, and Monks Mistress Dark Strong Ale Oak Aged Nitro

We hope to see you.

Come out and celebrate…

We have an action packed Month ahead of us. First up, Wednesday July 15th, put on your Canadian Tuxedo and come out and celebrate with Oh Canada night. Food and Beer inspired by our friends to the North.

On Monday July 20th our neighbors from the Fremont Outdoor Cinemas will be celebrating “the Dude” by showing the Big Lebowsky as part of The Lebowsky Fest. Come on in for a Caucasian or two…

Next up, on Wednesday July 29nd its Great Scotts! night…haggis and the beers of Belhaven…

Then on Saturday August 8th the celebration of all things bike rolls in to town with New Belgiums Tour De Fat. We will be in attendance with a limited number of spoke cards that will entitle you to a free New Belgium beer here at the after party. After spending the day at Gasworks park and trading your car for a bike, roll on over for Gold Sprints (think head to head, man to man all out sprints on track bikes), a band and drink specials. This video link here gives you and idea…although we will not have the band playing at the same time as the sprints…

Firestone Walker’s Double Jack

We have just tapped a keg of Firestone Walker’s Double Jack, their Imperial IPA, those of you that missed it last night at Bottleworks now is your opportunity to try it. It was described today like this: “the brewer must have taken nine full hop vines and some how stuffed them in to my glass…” to say the least it is for the hop lovers out there. Travis, the Northwest sales rep, tells me it was dry hopped about 4 or 5 different times…the nose is spectacular… and at 9.5% abv how can you go wrong.
In other news Rodenbach and Rodenback Grand Cru are back on our shelves, both are 750ml bottles. They have not been available for quite some time and we are happy that they are back on our shelves.