As I am sure you are all aware Hardliver X was this weekend. We would like to thank all of you that showed up, waited in line and drank from our taps. We would also like to let you know that there are still quite a few delicious barleywines on draft currently. We would like to take this time to announce the winners:
1.Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Brandy Barrel
2. Firestone Walker Abacus
3. Black Raven Old Birdbrain
Toughest Tiger: Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Bourbon Barrel
We will take this time to let you know about a few events we have in the upcoming weeks, that we think you will appreciate…
First off, for those of you who need more Barleywine, Tomorrow Night at 6pm, Vertical Barleywine Night: We will tap Verticals of both Stone and Lagunitas starting with 2007 thru the current year.
Next Wednesday, March 14th at 6pm Boundary Bay/Dry Fly evening. Awhile back these two Washington Business’s got together and had an idea, they wanted to age Washington Beer in Washington Whiskey Barrels. On Wednesday we will be pouring the results of this project. Boundary Bay aged their Cabin Fever and Imperial Oatmeal Stout in Dry Fly Barrels. We plan on having a special cocktail as well. We hope you take this opportunity to come out and support your love of Washington.
On Wednesday, March 21st we will be hosting a Silver City Brewer’s night. There will be a brewery representative on hand to answer your questions. We will have 8 beers on draft from them. Come on out and show your support of local beer.
On Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm we will tap this years Herbert’s ale brewed by Diamond Knot. This is a beer is brewed each year in honor of Bert Grant, one of the pioneers in the craft brewing industry. It is usually a hop monster.
We have lots of Washington Beer Events here this month. We look forward to seeing you.
We have some closures to announce. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. This Sunday, January 15th we will be closed for a private party starting at 2pm, we will be open for lunch this Sunday. We will be open regular hours on Monday.
We will also be closed on Sunday, January 22 and Monday, January 23 for employee appreciation. Again sorry in advance for an inconvenience this may cause you.
Also don’t forget, the 10th edition of Hardliver Barleywine Fest is March 3-6th, our annual celebration of Barleywine. We replace all of our taps with a delicious Barleywine. There is usually a line for this one so be prepared. We are working on putting up a partial list in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned.
We are please to announce that on next Saturday, March 26th we will have the Lucas Cates Band playing here at 10pm, Thanks to Dicks Brewing. Look for some newly released beers from the brewery to be on draft.
For those of you that have not gotten enough of Matt Bonney and New Brew Thursday’s here’s another clip from Hardliver about the winners.
We would also like to take this time to apologize that the Draftlist, and Food Menu have not been updated lately online, we are experiencing some technical problems and hope to have them resolved sooner than later. We know this could be an inconvenience, and hope that you decide to come on in knowing that we will certain have something that will quench you thirst and fill your stomach.
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.
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.
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.