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

Dessert
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.

Halloween at Brouwer’s

Don’t drink crappy beer on Halloween!

Come down to Brouwer’s and enjoy fine craft ales and Halloween fun. We will have a costume contest with Brouwer’s Gift certificates as the prize, and D.J. Deline Cion playing tunes throughout the evening. We should even have some tasty pumpkin beers still on draft from the Great Pumpkin Roadshow.
Wether you’re costumed or not you can always just come for the people watching here in Fremont. There’s bound to be some interesting costumes.
And as always there is No Cover for the evening.

The Great Pumpkin Roadshow, Tonight!

Tonight Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Road Show comes to an end here at Brouwer’s Café. Pouring from Elysian will be the Bete N’Owl Belgian Pumkin Ale, Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout, The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumkin Ale, Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Weiss, The Kaiser Pumpkin Weiss, Night Owl, & Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale.

Though Elysian doesn’t get to have all of the fun tonight. We will also be pouring Big Time’s Hop-Goblin, Dogfish Head’s Punkin, Elliot Bay’s Mashing Pumpkin Ale, Ram’s Pumpkin, and Southern Tier’s Pumking.

Kick off the Halloween weekend tonight with some delicious pumpkin beers.

This Wednesday the 28th


Shmaltz Brewing Company, the handcrafters of HE’BREW Beer and Coney Island Craft Lagers(TM), is turning 13! Join the party at Brouwer’s Cafe and celebrate this momentous coming of age as we officially launch Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah, our 13th anniversary ale, brewed with 13 malts, 13 hops, and punching in at 13% abv. You’ll also have the opportunity to try some special selections, including Lenny on Rye (Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. aged in Rittenhouse 100 Kentucky Rye Whiskey Barrels) and a very special vertical Jewbelation tasting, including Jewbelation 11 (2007), Jewbelation 12 (2008), and Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (2009). Brouwer’s will also be featuring a very special, Bar Mitzvah-inspired, kosher-style menu! See how we’ve changed over the years and hang out with the posse as we declare “We’re all grown up!!”

Starts This Friday

Year in and year out, we here at Brouwer’s Cafe consider ourselves to be an International Beer Bar. Well coming up this October 23rd, we’re turning all of the taps over to Washington, our home state. We’re going to have the best that Washington has to offer from as far and wide as we can get.

Take pride in the best Beer state in the world and come down for a little taste of Washington. Along with all of the local beers we will be serving up classic Washington inspired dishes.

Beers to be Poured:

Alpine Octoberfest, Anacortes Darkside IPA, Baron Liberator Doppelbock ’07, Big Al Harvest Ale, Big Al Mild Mannered Ale, Big E Two Pints Imperial IPA, Big Time Jeezum Crow, Birdsview Ditzy Blonde, Black Raven La Petite Mort, Boundary Bay Irish Stout, Boundary Bay Oak Aged Cabin Fever ’08, Breakaway IPA, Chuckanut, Diamond Knot Shipwreck XXXIPA, Dick’s Bottleworks Rye, Dick’s Double Diamond, Elliot Bay Imperial Von Boorian, Elysian Haleakala Hibiscous Sour, Engine House #9 Brewing Co Dry Hop Pale, Fish Winterfish, Flyers PBY Pale, Flyers Pro-Am Stout, Fremont Lil’ Woody, Georgetown Choppers Red
Cask, Hales Dry Hopped Pale, Hales Hsb Nitro, Harmon ipa, Hood Canal Big Beef Stout, Ice Harbor Hop Warrior, Iron Horse Mocha Death, Lazyboy Big Trouble Double, Leavenworth Alt, Lunar Goat Roaper Scottish Ale, Maritime Dry Hopped Pale Cask, Northern Lights Chocloate Dunkel, Olympia, Peaks Big Ass Red, Pike 5x Stout, Pike Old Bawdy 08, Port Townsend Oak Aged Scotch Ale, Port Townsend Scotch Ale Nitro, Ram Northgate Barrel Aged Red Cherries & Bugs, Ranier, Red Hook Belgian Tripel, Rogue Issaquah Pumpkin Frog, Roslyn Dark Lager, Schooner Exact Dry Hopped 3-grid Cask, Scuttlebut Golden Mariner, Seven Seas Balls Deep, Silver City Fat Woody, Silver City Red, Skaggit Black Jack Lager, Skookum Hooskal Stout, Snipes Porter, Snoqualmie Dry Hopped Avalanche, Three Skulls IPA, Trade Route Chieftan Amber, Two Beers Stout, Walking Man Black Cherry Stout, Waterstreet

Sponsored by W.A.B.L

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Hosted at Brouwer’s Cafe




Chuckanut Night

Join us in celebrating Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchens awarding of Small Brewpub of the Year / Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year, from the Great American Beer Fest, this Thursday night at Brouwer’s Cafe.

On Tap we will have:
Vienna Lager – Won a Gold Medal at GABF
Pilsner – Won a Silver Medal at GABF
Schwarzbier – Won a Silver Medal at GABF
& Rauchbier – Which is Awesome!
Will Kemper himself should be joining the party along with the rest of the award winning brew team. the fun starts around 6 or 7!

Tuesday October 13th A Night With St. Feuillien

Since 1873, the Friart family has been brewing various beers, among others, the St-Feuillien. But the history of this beer goes back even further.

In the 7th century, an Irish monk by the name of Feuillien came to the Continent to preach the Gospel. Unfortunately, in 655, while travelling through the charcoal forest, across the territory of what is now the town of Le Roeulx, Feuillien was martyred and beheaded. On the site of his martyrdom, Feuillien’s disciples erected a chapel which, in 1125 became the Abbey of Prémontrés, but later became known as the Abbaye St-Feuillien du Roeulx.
The Abbey prospered until the upheavals of the French Revolution. During these troubled times, it was condemned by the revolutionaries. For centuries, monks have brewed beer and this tradition has been preserved until this very day.

Come down and join 4th generation owner Dominique Friart for a night of her family’s classic Belgian ales. We will have Wit, Saison, Tripel, & Noel on draught along with a full line-up of Bottles. At 8pm Dominique will be opening a 9 liter bottle of St. Feuillien to share with all.

Van Twee Release Tonight!

Van Twee –
Brewmasters Collaboration with John Mallet

The 2009 collaboration brew was created with John Mallet of Bell’s Brewing in Michigan. Van Twee is a “mash-up” of the porter and dubbel styles blended with sour cherry juice from Michigan and brettanomyces in the secondary fermentation. It is a rich, dark beer capped by tan foam. Malty layers of chocolate and coffee trade on the palate with sour brett and dark fruit notes. Reminiscent of the famous fruit-filled chocolates of Belgium. July 2009 selection – Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club

Brouwer’s Cafe and SBS Imports founder Alan Shapiro, will be tapping Seattle’s first keg this evening. We will also be featuring a full line up of De Preof bottles.

A Night With Speakeasy Brewing


On Draft this Evening

Big Daddy
Prohibition
Double Daddy
Untouchable Pale Ale
Mickey Finn (one-off Imperial Red Ale, being brewed now for the first time)
Fresh-hopped Big Daddy (just for the event)
Tallulah Blonde (our version of a session beer here in San Francisco draft only)
Hunter’s Point Porter (draft only in home market).

Wednesday October 7th @ 7pm

There will be T-shirts and Glassware giveaways as well.


Fremont Oktoberfest Starts Tonight!

The Fremont Oktoberfest is your fall kick-off celebration in the “Center of the Universe” Fremont, Washington. Voted by USA Today and Orbitz.com as one of the top places to toast Oktoberfest, the three-day event has an activity for kids and adults of all ages!

And it’s all for a good cause! The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is the beneficiary of the Fremont Oktoberfest. A portion of the proceeds goes toward funding local schools, art groups, community events and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.”

Come Run, Drink and Play at the Fremont Oktoberfest!

Fremont Oktoberfest starts tonight and runs through Sunday. Come down and enjoy one of Fremonts best parties right outside our front door.

A Night with The Bruery


The founding of The Bruery was rather meager. It started as the first homebrew batch brewed by Patrick Rue, his brother Chris, and his wife Rachel who was wondering if they were actually going to clean the kitchen stove once the batch was finished. This first batch was an amberish ale with Cascade hops, consumed after four days of fermentation, one day of crash cooling, and a few seconds after force carbonating. These were proud moments. Patrick started homebrewing as a diversion in the first year of law school. As the years went by, his skill and passion for brewing came to a point where the only thing he wanted to do with the rest of his life is make beer. Thus, money was raised, grey hairs were formed, and the rest is history (at least to us).

Join Patrick this Tuesday, September 8th, at 7pm.
We will have Autumn Maple, Berlinner Weisse, and Orchard White on draft, and Autumn Maple, Orchard White, and Saison Rue in the bottle.

HopFest Finals


The HopFest audience award ballots have been counted, and to very little surprise the winner is Russian River’s Pliny the Younger.

The top-five are as follows:
1. Russian River Pliny the Younger
2. Hopworks Ace of Spades
3. Diamond Knot Zeus Hop
4. Silver City Indianola Pale/Whoopass aged in french oak
5. Amnesia Goldihops

Honorable mention needs to be given to the people that voted for “Tomme Arthur fathered my love child,” and “Sloth hearts Chunk.” Definitely the two most creative joke votes.

Hop-Fest!

Our 5th annual Hop-Fest Starts this Friday at 11am and goes until the Beer runs out. Here’s the line-up.

7 Seas Ballz Deep Double, Allagash Hughe Malone, Amnesia Copacetic, Anacortes, Avery Maharaja June Batch, Avery Maharaja March Batch, Big Al, Big Time Dry-Hopped Ave Rat, Black Raven Trickster, Boundary Bay Imperial, Breakaway Dry Hopped, Bridgeport Hopczar, Diamond Knot, Dicks Bottleworks, Dogfish Head 120min, Dogfish Head 60min, Dogfish Head 90min, Dogfish Head India Brown Ale Brewed w/Maple Syrup, Elliot Bay, Elysian Hubris, Firestone Doublejack, Fish 10 squared, Flyers Mach 4, Fremont, Full Sail Wet Hop Lupulin, Gilligan Dry Hopped, Grand Teton Double, Great Divide 15th Anniversary, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Hales
Aftermath, Hales Dry Hopped Supergoose CASK, Hopworks Ace of Spades Imperial, Iron Horse Super Dry Hopped, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Laughing Dog Alpha Dog, Lazyboy Dry Hopped, Mad River Double, Maritime Tripple Dry Hoppd Lager, Ninkasi
Dry Hopped Tricerahops CASK, Pike Seattle Beer Week Double, Port Brewing Hop 15, Port Brewing Panzer Imperial Pils, Port Brewing Wipeout, Port Townsend Imperial Hop Diggity, Ram ZZ Hop, Russian River IPA 100, Russian River Pliny the elder, Schneider Hopfenweiss, Schooner Exact Dry Hopped 3-grid CASK, Scuttlebut Dry Hopped, Sierra Nevada Chico Estate, Silver City, Indianola/Whoopass Dry hopped on oak, Skagit River Doubler Hopped, Snoqualmie Dry Hopped Wildcat, Southern tier
Oak Aged Unearthly, Speakeasy Rum Runner Rye, Speakeasy Midnight Run IBA, Stone 13th Anniversary Ale, Stone Double Dry Hopped CASK, Three Skulls Dry Hopped IPA, Urthel Hop it, Victory Hop Wallop, Walkingman Homo Erectus

Friday August 21st – Russian River Brewing Night


In 1997, Russian River Brewing Company (RRBC) was founded by Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville , California . Vinnie Cilurzo was hired as the Brewmaster. At the Great American Beer Festival in 1999, RRBC and Vinnie were awarded “Small Brewing Company of the Year” and “Small Brewing Company Brewmaster of the Year”. In 2002, Korbel decided to leave the beer business and sold the brewery to Vinnie and his wife, Natalie. Now located in Santa Rosa , California

In 2009, on Friday August 21st, Vinnie will take the long trek up to Seattle, where he will host a brewers night at Brouwer’s Cafe. He will be on hand to discuss, and drink his award winning brews.

Russian River beers on tap for the night will be: Blind Pig, Consecration, Damnation, Deviation,Pliny the Elder, Publication, and Temptation.

The fun starts around 6pm.

Russian River Temptation Tapped!

Temptation: “Aged in French oak wine barrels for twelve months with distinct characteristics of fruit and subtle oak” sounds more like a description of wine than beer. However, Temptation is indeed beer. Temptation is a Blonde Ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout its aging. Temptation is re-fermented in the bottle to create its carbonation–a process commonly used to make fine champagne and sparkling wine. Spent yeast forms a thin layer of sediment to remain in the bottle.

7.25%ABV / 1.062 O.G

Russian River Publication is here!

Russian River’s Publication has finally landed! Here is what brewer Vinnie Cilurzo had to say about it.

PUBLICATION

OG: 1.066 (16.5 Plato)
8% ABV
BU’s: 48
Style: Saison finished with Brettanomyces
Tasting Notes: Golden in color, strong yeast aroma with mild aromas of barnyard and leather from the Brettanomyces. Flavor’s of malt and spice dominate the palate with a dry nutty (malt) character mixed with a funky Brettanomyces finish. The hops are dominate but well placed with-in the brew.

Publication started out as a test beer we called Empirical 7 which was a blonde ale fermented with a Saison yeast I wanted to test out for the PNC beer. The Empirical 7 was extremely hoppy and very very dry and the use of Brett for keg conditioning was very heavy handed. The Empirical 7 was meant to be a test batch for the members of the PNC to taste and based on their feedback I would build the recipe for the first ever PNC beer. At about midnight the night before the brew, over a game of Washoe’s and 10 beers into the night we finally got around to talking about the beer. A higher ABV was requested with more characteristics from the yeast and fermentation were also wanted in the PNC beer. With that in mind I set out to tweak the test batch and brew the next day. In the end I did bump up the malt bill so we could reach an ABV of 8%. I also switched out some of the base 2-row malt for some pilsner malt which would add another dimension with the malt characteristic in the beer. We used the same hop bill as the test batch so with a higher ABV and more malt on the palate the hops would be a little less aggressive. In fermentation we fermented about 6 degrees warmer to get more yeast characteristic in the final beer. Once the beer was ready to keg we used a smaller amount of Brett so there would be more flavor from the fermentation coming through. At a young age, this beer drinks very well, but, there are still some rough edges which will round out nicely as the beer ages.

Vinnie Cilurzo
Brewer / Owner
Russian River Brewing Company