5 Years of Brouwer’s Cafe, 10 IPA’s

This March marks 5 years of Brouwer’s Cafe being open for business. To commemorate ouyr anniversary we’re had 10 local breweries brew up a special IPA for us to have on during the month of march. With our official anniversary Date landing on Hard Liver, we’re celebrating Monday March 1st.

There will be one off IPA’s by Big Time, Black Raven, Boundary Bay, Elysian, Fremont, Hales, Pike, Port Townsend, Ram, Schooner Exact, & Skagit River.

Party Starts at 6pm!

Duvel Moortgat Night

Thursday, February 25th at 5pm, Brouwer’s Cafe will feature a line of 8 beers on tap from importers Duvel Moortgat. We will also offer a free Duvel glass with purchase of a Bottle of Duvel.

Maredsous Blonde
Maredsous Bruine
Maredsous Tripel
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang 3 Philosophers
Achouffe Houblon
Achouffe N’ice Chouffe
Achouffe Mc Chouffe
In the Bottle of Course, Duvel.

Bottleworks 11th Anniversary!


Tomorrow, February 24th, marks Bottleworks 11th anniversary as Seattle’s premier bottleshop.

As usual a beer has been brewed to commemorate another year. This years beer was brewed by Big Sky Brewing out of Missoula MT. The brew consists of 5 different Barrel aged beers to make this 11% imperial Stout.
Bottles will be on sale when the doors open at 11am, and we will tap the keg at 5pm
Keep an ear out to find out when we pour it at Brouwer’s.


Tuesday February 9th 6pm and on

Don Feinberg of Vanberg & DeWulf Present:


In the Middle Ages, the term Flanders was applied to an area in Western Europe, the County of Flanders, and spread over what today are parts of Belgium, Northern France and the Southern Netherlands. This area has long history of beer and cheese production, many of which originated in the in the Cistercian monasteries of a Roman Catholic religious order often referred to as Trappist Monks. Tonight we will take inspiration from these monastery traditions and explore several artisinal Belgian beer styles, paired with cheeses originating in Flanders, and a few surprises!

We will be offering 10 Beers from Vanberg & DeWulf Paired with a special cheese to compliment. Owner of Vanberg & DeWulf, Don Feinberg, will be in to talk about his beers and breweries that he imports.

Will will be pouring each beer in a 4oz portion with the cheese pairing. Order one or all 10!

Dupont Avec les bon s Voeux ‘08

Dupont Avec les bons Voeux ‘09

Dupont Avril

Dupont Farmhouse Saison

Dupont Bier du Miele

Dupont Moiette Bruine


Scaldis Noel

Witkap Pater Single

Witkap Pater Dubbel

The fun starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm

Visit Vanberg & DeWulf Online

Ranger IPA Release / Haiti Fundraiser

Monday, February 1st marks the release of New Belgium’s first ever IPA, the Ranger IPA. There are going to be numerous release parties all over Seattle and the U.S. this evening kicking off the Ranger in style. The difference with our kick off party that evening is that we are giving every dollar spent on the New Belgium Ranger IPA for Haitian Relief. There’s nothing better than drinking for a cause.

For more information about the crisis in Haiti and how you can help please visit www.lasiren.com. This site was organized by our friend Phillipe, who over the years has helped us build out Brouwer’s Cafe. Phillipe grew up in Haiti and still has many friends and members of his family there.
Now About the Beer! (From New Belgium’s Website)
Ever met a New Belgium Beer Ranger? They are our beloved folks out in the field. Spanning all 26 of our states from the Pacific to the Atlantic, our Beer Rangers do their best to protect, to pour and to partake. And explore many a beer from many a brewery, they do. The fellows up in the Northwest kept calling for “more hops!” Soon it became a common theme across the land. Rangers, fans and craft lovers everywhere were searching for hoppier beers.

So, here it finally is – New Belgium’s foray into the true American India Pale Ales. Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

70 IBUs
6.5% ABV

Brouwer’s Imagination Series #2 released!

This Friday, January 22nd, the second edition of the Brouwer’s Imagination Series brewed by Lost Abbey, will finally be released. Yes this is the 2009 edition. There were a few hang ups with posting and label approval, but alas it has arrived. We will be selling bottles at both Brouwer’s Cafe and Bottleworks. Bottles will be $19.99 at Bottleworks with a 3 bottle limit and $24.00 at Brouwer’s Cafe (bottles of course must be enjoyed on premise).
The beer was blended last year after Bonney, Nat, and I went down to Stones sour beer fest. With afternoon packed with Sour Beers I can’t say that all three of us were in prime blending mode but the job got done. Tomme opened up the barrel room to us and we tried everything we could finally blending up a nice strong dark sour. Get some this Friday, bottle only at first, but we’ll be tapping some kegs soon enough.

Blind Lion Scotch & Cigar Night

Saturday, January 16th, Brouwer’s Cafe will close it’s doors to the public,
and the Blind Lion will open. Try over 50 Single Malt Scotches while
smoking cigars indoors for one night only.

Entry fee allows you to try up to 50 different scotches and talk with representatives from distilleries, full dinner buffet, and a complimentary Cigar for the evening. After the tasting portion of the evening you are invited to stay until closing, smoking Cigars.

Beverages and extra Cigars at this point will be available fo purchase.

Doors 6:30pm
Tasting 7pm – 9pm
Buffet 8pm
Cigars 9pm – 2am


Please stop by the bar in advance or contact for purchase.

More information will be updated with a list of Distilleries and Scotches.

A Portion of the Proceeds will be going to the Seattle Police Foundation and the families of the fallen officers.

Life and Limb, Limb and Life

Tuesday, December 29th, we will be tapping both of the Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada collaborations at 6pm. –

Life & Limb is a collaborative effort, the brainchild of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong, dark beer that defies style characteristics- brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman “farm” at the brewery in Chico, CA. The beer is alive with yeast-a blend of both breweries’ house strains-bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska.

Limb & Life is a ‘small’ beer, made from the second runnings of the larger brew, Life & Limb. Limb & Life has a roasted malt flavor reminiscent of dark roasted coffee and toasted bread, combined with a pronounced hoppiness from the use of bold and aromatic American hops.
Limb & Life is an easy drinking ‘session’ beer – an antidote to the heavy sippers, and a beer that begs for another glass. It is balanced yet flavorful, hoppy yet not without strong malt, and drinkable but still complex.Limb & Life will be an extrememly limited draft-only release.

New Shirts In

New Shirts Are in Stock Now!
We have Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve.
Short Sleeve has the Logo on the back, says Brouwer’s on the front, and are $18
Long Sleeve Have the Logo on the front, says Brouwers’s in big font down the right sleeve, abd say Brouwer’s in small print on the back. They are $25.
Get while they last!

Heavy Metal Tequila Sprints

Wednesday December 16th at 10pm, Come down and race Emerald Sprints for a chance to win over $100 in sweet schwag. There will $5 Cazadores Tequila drink specials along with some tasty New Belgium Brews. To help you spin faster we’ll be spinning some energetic tunes from your favorite metal bands (our favorites at least).

Race registration is free and in starts at 10pm.
Even if you don’t race it’s a good time to watch and drink.

Location:N 36th St,Seattle,United States

Thursday December 3rd, Big Wood

Doors open at 11am, Here’s the List:

Allagash Curieux
Allagash Interlude
Alvinne Oak Aged Balthazar
Alvinne Oak Aged Podge
Avery Beast from the Wood ’08
Avery Samaels
Big Sky Bourbon IPA
Big Sky Ivan the Terrible
Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux
Boundary Bay Bourbon Old Bounder
Cantillon Classic Geuze
Cantillon Framboise 06
Cantillon Kriek 06
Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 04
Cantillon St. Lamvinus
Cantillon Vigneron
Cascade Vlad the Imp Aler
Deschuttes Abyss 08
Deschuttes Abyss 09
Deschuttes Black Butte XXI
Diamond Knot Oak Aged Shipwreck
Double Mountain IRA from the Wood
Elliot Bay Brandy Barrel Imperial Brown
Elysian Jack Frost ’08
Firestone Walker Barrel Aged Double Barrel
Firestone Walker Black Xantus
Flyers Laphroaig Chipped BW 8
Fremont Bourbon Barrel Dry Hopped Abominable
Full Sail Bourbon Imperial Porter Cask
Great Divide Espresso Yeti
Great Divide 15th Anny Oak Aged Double IPA
Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred from the wood
Hair of the Dog Matt
Hair of the Dog Michael in Wood Firkin
Hales Bucephalus
Harmon Oak Aged Double Porter
Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout
Lost Abbey Angels Share
Mad River BBN Extra Stout
New Belgium Bottleworks 10
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium La Terroir
Oude Beersel 3yr lambic
Pike Entire
Port Brewing Brouwer’s Imagination #2
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Port Townsend Oak Aged Imperial Porter
Russian River Consecration
Russian River Temptation
Schooner Exact Hoppy The Woodsman
Skaggit BBn Imperial IPA
Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly
Stone BBN 12th Anniversary

Mad River Brewers Night

Wenesday November 18th at 7pm
Mad River Brewing Night!
Come down and meet Mad River’s head brewer, Dylan Schatz! We will have 9 taps dedicated to there wonderful brews.

On Tap:
Steelhead Extra Pale 5.6% abv
Steelhead Double IPA 8.6% abv
Steelhead Extra Stout 6.6% abv
Steelhead Scotch Porter 6.7% abv
Jamaica Red 6.7% abv
Serious Madness Black Ale 8.6% abv
The Mad Belgian Golden Ale 6.5% abv
John Barleycorn Barley Wine 9.5% abv
& the 20th Anniversary Rorschach Wheat Wine 11% abv

Crispin Dinner – Wednesday Nov. 11

Wednesday November 11th, Brouwer’s Cafe will be hosting it’s first ever Cider Dinner. The evening will be a 6 course meal paired with the Ciders of Crispin. To MC the event will be Crispin’s President and CEO Joe Heron.

Our Chef, Eric Draper, has prepared a special menu for the evening:

Crispin cider menu

Organic heirloom baby lettuce cup
Shaved fennel, holy basil, sprouts
Ginger-chili-soy Jidori chicken confit
Cider poached apple-lime coulis
Pairing: Crispin Cocktail

Apple smoked duck breast & belgian endive “bruchetta”
Crispin honey crisp & pomme lambic reduction
Huckleberrys, toasted hazelnuts, cilantro oil
Pairing: Crispin Brut

Seared & chilled coriander & Szechwan pepper dusted, yellowtail jack fish
Citrus zest & apple butter Maine lobster & langoustino topping
Celery root puree, bacon fat fried turnip, toasted pecan
Pairing: Crispin Brut

Pheasant apple mushroom leek sausage
Wild mushroom-fingerling potato-kombocha squash hash
Balsamic & Crispin cider poached Walla walla onions
Pairing: Crispin Original

Prosciutto wrapped, Crispin cider brined wild boar tenderloin
Duck fat fried purple potatoes & plantains, rosemary aioli,
Dikon radish, citrus, bleu de vern cheese & root vegetable crudité
Pairing: Crispin Honey Crisp

Apple manchego en croute, Toasted pine nut brittle
Lemongrass ginger ice cream
Pairing: Warm Crispin Honey Crisp & organic blue agave nectar

The cost of the event is $50 with a portion going to support Northwest Harvest Hunger Relief Agency.

Please RSVP to IanR@BrouwersCafe.com

Begins at 7pm

Monday November 9th, Guest Bartender

Over the years our beloved Operations Manager, Matt Bonney, has always made it very clear to the staff that he could do anyones job here. Well this coming monday it’s time to put up or shut up for Bonney.
Bonney is taking over the bar from 5pm to midnight to prove he is a true Publican… or not.
Please come down, and by no means take it easy on him.