Thursday July 8th – Get out of the Heat with Russian River

It’s supposed to be a hot one this Thursday with temperatures reaching well into the 90’s. I can’t think of a better way to stay cool than our air conditioning, and the beers of Russian River Brewing Company.  We won’t have Vinnie or Natalie in attendance, but we will have 7 of their beers on tap.
Starts at Happy Hour.

Russian River Beers on tap:
Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels. 10.0%ABV

Strong Golden Ale 7.0%ABV

Pliny The Elder
Double IPA 8.0%ABV

Blonde Ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels 7.25%ABV

Strong Dark Ale 9.0%ABV

Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels 7.0%ABV

Zombies take over Fremont this Saturday

This Saturday, Fremont attempts to reclaim the Guiness Book Of World Records title, for most Zombie impersonators gathered together in one spot at one time. Expect thousands of Zombies
roaming the streets out front of Brouwer’s Cafe, as well as inside. Apparently the next best thing to brains is strong malty beer and hard liquor. Come on down and watch the spectacle, or become a zombie yourself for one night.

More Info:

2010 World Cup at Brouwer’s

There are plenty of bars around town that are going crazy for the world cup and opening their doors as early as 4am to show every match possible. We are not one of those bars. However there are a number of games that do fall within our operating hours. We will be showing the following list of games with the sound on through our massive stereo system. We’re even researching extra screens for the games.

2010 World Cup Soccer at Brouwer’s Cafe

Friday 7/02 11:30 Uraguay v Ghana
Saturday 7/03 11:30 Paraguay v Spain
Tuesday 7/06 11:30 W58 – W57
Wednesday 7/07 11:30 W59 – W60
Saturday 7/10 11:30 L61 – L62
Sunday 7/11 11:30 W61 – W62

Post Beer Week Wrap up:

2010 Beer Week was one hell of a party this year. I’d like to thank my partners in the Beer Collective for all the hard work we’ve done to get Beer week rolling the past 2 years. Internally I need to thank all of the staff here at Brouwer’s for the extra shifts and long hours to make the many wonderful events happen. This year was even bigger and more explosive than before.
The biggest thanks of course goes out to everyone who came down to our events and made them the best they could be. As a reward over the next couple weeks we will be re-tapping some of our favorites beers that we poured during beer week. So keep your eyes on the draft list and check your tweets because there will be some amazing beers on tap, without the beer week crowds.

It’s that time, Sour Beer Fest

Allagash Confluence
Allagash Confluence Firkin
Anacortes Sour
Avery Andy’s mom
Avery sui genesis
Bocker Jacobins Rouge
Bocker Old Lambic
Bocker Young Lambic
Cantillon Classic Geuze
Cantillon Lout Pepe Kriek 06
Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 04
Cascade Frite Galois
Cascade Kriek 09
Cascade Sang Rouge
Cascade Spring gose
Cascade Vine 09
Cascade Winter gose
Elysain Krokus
Elysian Perseus Lost
Glacier Black Lambic
Hales TBA
Lost Abbey Brouwer’s Imaginaton 1
Lost Abbey Brouwer’s Imaginaton 2
Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Lost Abbey Red Poppy
Naked City Duchesse de Rentogne
New Belgium BW 10
New Belgium Erics
New Belgium Tart Lychee
Odin Sour Stout
Oude Beersel Framboise
Petrus Oud Bruin
Pike Tripel Kriek
Russian River Consecration
Russian River Publication
Russian River Supplication
Russian River Temptation
Upright Mingus and Monk
Verhage Echt
Verhege Duchesse de Bourgogne

Tonight! The Tomme Arthur Experience

Join Tomme himself as he leads you through his amazing beers from Port Brewing and Lost Abbey. The cost is $60 for 14 amazing beers. Light fare will accompany the Beer.
Contact: for reservations.
6pm, Wednesday the 19th.

Avant Garde
Red Barn
Wipeout IPA
Anniversary Ale
Lost and Found
Judgment Day
10 Commandments
Red Poppy
Framboise de Amorosa,
Duck Duck Gooze
2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Angel’s Share,
Older Viscosity

Tonight! East Meets West!!

Still 5 guys Burgers and fries but it’s kind of White castle versus dicks burgers now. East meets west with 3 West Coast Brewers and 2 East Coasters.

Tomme Arthur (Lost Abbey / Port Brewing, California)
“The Heart attack”
8oz lean West Coast natural beef burger
Thick sliced smoked Gouda cheese
Chipotle mayo, fresh pineapple
Banana peppers

Lost Abbey Anniversary Ale
Lost Abbey Barrel Fermented Serpent’s Stout
Lost Abbey Bourbon Angels Share
Lost Abbey Brandy Angels Share
Lost Abbey Judgment Day
Lost Abbey SPA(summer Pale Ale)

Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head, Delaware)
“The Dela-WORD!!!!”
West Massachusetts vanilla bean & juniper berry
Infused maple syrup burger
Six year-old World Wide Stout onions
Spinach, stinky cheese & organic bread

Dogfish Head 90 min Through Bourbon Oak Chipped Randall
Dogfish Head Black & Blue
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA
Dogfish Head Fort
Dogfish Head Red & White
Dogfish Head Immort Ale

Dick Cantwell (Elysian Brewing, Washington)
“Dick’s Deluxe”
8oz fresh ground lamb burger
Swiss Gruyère, Mama Lil’s peppers
Arugula, shaved fennel & Tzatziki on the side
Elysain Avitar
Elysain Oaked Frost
Elysain Perfesser
Elysain Prometheus
Elysain Valkyrie 08

Christian Ettinger (Hopworks Urban Brewing, Oregon)
“The American Dream”
8oz lean West Coast natural beef burger
Sautéed local mushrooms n’ sweet onions
Natural thick sliced bacon, Tillamook cheddar
Trailer park white bread
HUB Organic Ace of Spades – Imperial IPA
HUB Organic DiaBlato – STRONG Belgian Golden
HUB Organic Galactic Imperial Red – Imperial Red
HUB Organic Rise Up Red – NW Red Ale
HUB Organic Secession CDA – Cascadian Dark Ale

Rob Tod (Allagash, Maine)
8oz natural sirloin beef burger
Allagash Wit washed cheese
Deep fried Ramen noodles
Sexy salsa

Allagash Black
Allagash Curieux
Allagash Four
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Tripel
Allagash Oddysey

Seattle Beer Week May 13th – 23rd

May 13th through 23rd marks the Second annual Seattle Beer Week. Just as last year we’re planning events nearly every day of the ten day long “Brewer’s Week.” Old favorites from last year are returning like our Back In Black Stout Festival, Sour Beer Fest, and even our old friend Donnie Vommit is coming back to out do his show from last year with Kulture Freaks.
Along with these classic Seattle Beer Week events, we have several beer dinners and brewers nights. Keep checking back for updates on events and special taps for the festivities.

Hopscotch This Weekend in Fremont

This weekend in FremontHop Scotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival offers spirit aficionados and novices an opportunity to sample the flavors of Scotch in an accessible and educational two-day festival April 23rd and 24th at Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th Street).

Stop by Brouwer’s before, after, & during as we have over 300 different Beers and over 60 single Malt Scotches.

For more info visit

CANCLED!! Thursday April 22nd – Balvenie Master Class 6pm

We just found out that Andrew Weir is stuck in Scotland (at scotch distillery that is tough) and they are not sure when will get out? He would like to postpone the tasting on Thursday and will let us know about another date. I apologize for the inconvenience but this is strange delay in Europe with everyone being grounded and Andrew truly makes the event being the host.

Experience an intriguing evening with Andrew Weir, The Balvenie Brand Ambassador, to learn the history of the Distillery and a formal tasting with a range of Balvenie single malt scotch whiskies.
We will be Tasting:
12 Year DoubleWood
15 Year Single Barrel
17 Year Rum Cask
21 Year Port Cask

Each scotch will be served with a small plate pairing by our Chef Eric Draper
The Cost is only $30
Space is Limited
Please R.S.V.P. with

Honk! Fest West THis Friday Night!

This Friday Night, April 9th, Honk Fest West brings over 20 street bands from U.S. and Canada to the streets of Fremont right outside our front door. As the night goes on you can expect several of these bands to leak their way inside Brouwer’s giving up the street for our humble stage. Admission is free to the event outside and as always there is no cover for Brouwer’s Cafe.

Check out for more information on the weekends Festivities.

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 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