We hope that all of you awake daily and prepare your spirit for what surely will be a week( a brewer’s week i.e 10days) to remember. We have a few events during Seattle Beer Week:
Friday, May 11th @ 11 am…Back in Black Stout Fest. We will be pouring 35 or more delicious dark malt beverages, including, a few Firestone Beers, Nectar Black Xantus, Green Flash Double Stout ’10, Great Divide Espresso Yeti, Evil Twin Yin Imperial Stout and Avery Mephistopheles to name a few.
Monday, May 14th @ 6pm Big Sky, Ride the Bull night. It is exactly like it sounds, we will have a mechanical bull in the middle of the floor and you will be able to ride it if you so desire. Look for cans of Ipa along with a few draft beers. We encourage you to wear your best western getup.
Tuesday, May 15th @6pm Beer and Burger Battle. 5 breweries are tasked with creating a Burger with a beef patty as the base, and bring 4-5 beers to go along with it. The winner is determined by sales. Reigning Champs Fremont Brewing take on challengers, 21st Amendment, New Belgium, Hair of the Dog, and Black Raven. We look forward to this event every year.
Wednesday, May 16th Sean Paxton collaborates with our Chef Bob and Firestone Walker for an evening not to be missed titled ‘Now for Something Completely Different.” 10 courses, with at least 12 beers. David Walker will be on hand as well. Sean and Bob have some great ideas for this English Pub Food meets Brouwer’s Cafe food. Tickets are available for $125 tax and gratuity included through Brown Paper Tickets.
Thursday, May 17th @ 11am. Sour Fest. Look for Russian River Supplication, Temptation, Several Cantillions, Cascade has something in the works, as does New Belgium, Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek, and many more.
We hope you are planning ahead and taking time off from work so that you can join us in this celebration of all things beer in Seattle.
Bigwood, our celebration of wood aged beers is just around the corner. All the woody goodness starts flowing at 11am on Thursday, December 8th. We expect you to take the day off so that you can join us for the day. We will be getting a draftlist together for this one early, look for updates on the blog. I know for the past two festivals we have not posted a draftlist early and we apologize and plan to get a partial list up much earlier for this festival.
Tuesday, November 8th at 6pm, come on in for a Alaskan Brewers night. We will not be pouring the amber, but will have 8 dedicated Alaskan taps including their IPA, Oatmeal Stout and their 25th Anniversary Perseverance Ale. There will be a brewery representative on hand to answer all of your questions.
Its that time of year again, time for some of us to pedal our bikes in circles in the mud and grass for the fun that is called Cyclocross, Sunday, November 13 we host the end of the season party for the MFG Cyclocross series. The upstairs will be closed and used to host this party.
On Tuesday, November 15th, we along with many other establishments around the country will host : Coast to Coast a toast to Vanberd and Dewulf importers of fine Belgian Beers like Scaldis, Saison Dupont, Moinette and Witkap to name a few. What follows is a little more info:
November 15, 2011 – King’s Day in Belgium – marks the official day (and night) of the Coast to Coast Toast celebration for the 30th anniversary of the founding of Vanberg & DeWulf. Ever and always our mission has been to support independent, family-run breweries and indigenous beer styles that express the spirit of a place.
Although the Coast to Coast Toast is taking place on our birthday, at its core, the Toast is a salute to the Heroes of the Good Beer Movement: the bars, restaurants, stores, and patrons who made our cause their cause too. Won’t you join us, on November 15, for the nationwide festivities in honor of good beer?
This is the 3rd year that Seattle Weekly has hosted a Homebrew Competition. The beers have been judged, the winners have been decided, and Big Al has brewed the beer. Now it’s time to announce this to you. Come down, hoist a pint or two this Saturday,October 22nd. It all starts at 2pm. We hope to see you here.
For one Hopfest is just around the corner. It starts Friday, September 9th and runs through the end of the weekend. The cooler is filling up with delicious hoppy goodness. The image above is one of the possible t shirt logos for this year. As we have in past years there will be a special menu, we will be serving Frog legs, Kangaroo, and Rabbit, hoppy animals to compliment the hoppy beers.
Thursday, October 6th we are having a Bayern Brewing night starting at 6pm. The brewery will be bringing in 5 beers in wooden casks and tapping them on the bar top. The beers pouring will be Dopplebock, Dark Hefe, Pils, Oktoberfest, and Amber.
Wednesday, October 12th Washington Beer Fest. We will be replacing all of our taps with Washington Beers. More info to come.