Events

Oktoberfest/Fresh Hops

It’s mid-September the rain has started to return, and we are excited. This change signals the return of fall, which makes us think of a couple of things, Oktoberfest, and the fall harvest going on in Yakima. Here in the NW this is special times, breweries start taking lots of early morning trips to Yakima to harvest/pick up the freshest of hops, and then quickly return to Seattle to get them in the kettle.

Current Oktoberfest beers:

Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen (5.8%)

Bayern Oktoberfest Dark Marzen (6%)

Chuckanut Fest Bier (5.5%)

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (7%)

Level Fresh Hopped Oktöberfest (5.9%)

Otherlands Excessive Celebrations Fest Bier (5.5%)

pFriem Festbier (5.5%)

Current Fresh Hop:

Matchless CSA Fresh Hop Pale (6.5%)

Matchless Fresh Hopped Harvest Moon Foeder Aged Saison (5.4%)

Skookum Fresh. Dank. FH Strata IPA (7.1%)

Seattle Beer Week 12 May 6th-16th, 2021

After a COVID-year hiatus, Brouwer’s Café will be hosting our annual Stout and Sour Fest once again during Seattle Beer Week, this time a little bit differently.

In order to revive Stout and Sour Fest from a rough year off, we knew what was needed was a shot (or two) in the arm. Fortunately, the team here in the beer cave has just that. Having our staff fully vaccinated made us feel like hosting a Beer Week event was actually possible. Still though, we know many people are not or will not hit that milestone before the annual May festivities would have kicked off. Once again, we are going to pivot the event a tad to keep it as responsible as we can.

This year, instead of two separate events with too much beer for the current climate, we are going to hold Stout and Sour Fest jointly throughout Beer Week. It’ll be a bit smaller, obviously, as have been the events we’ve held in the last couple of months. What we are thinking is putting twelve stouts and twelve sours for your enjoyment. We’ll make sure the quality of the beers make up for the lack of quantity. It is a departure from the usual Beer Week blowout, but we know bigger festivals and events are down the road, hopefully sooner than we think.

In addition to the in-house draft list, we’ll also be doing special “Fest-at-Home” packs for those who want to make it to their own milestones before venturing out to events again.  Those will be made available on May 2nd.

As is the case with everyday dining here, we are strictly adhering to all King County regulations for indoor and outdoor dining. We are also placing a cap on party sizes to six (6) guests.  We won’t be taking reservations, and as such, we ask that tables limit their time here to two (2) hours. That should be plenty of time to get your fill of awesome brews.

Beer Week has historically been the end of our festival season here and we really want to thank all of your who have beared with us and supported us as we’ve tried to deliver a little bit of normal through Big Wood, Hard Liver, our Anniversary, and this upcoming week. This time has been anything but normal, and we look forward to seeing a lot of you in the near future. Hopefully. Keep wearing your masks and wash your damn hands.

Brouwer’s Turns 16, Saturday March 27th

Last year we planned to blow the doors off any previous anniversaries.

Last year we wanted to celebrate fifteen f*ckin’ years of craft beer.

Last year we were going to run back some of our amazing birthday beers for the last time.

Last year we couldn’t wait to see hundreds of our friends at the biggest party we could throw.

All of that was so last year. This year, though? Well, we’re turning sixteen and given the difficulties of the previous year, we are pretty stoked to be doing so. Making it through all the gray and uncertain days has been a labor of love, but thankfully, a light at the end of this is starting to brighten. That being said, we’ll be celebrating our anniversary this year in a more subdued manner. We are still going to have some kick ass vintage pulls from our cellar, so no worries there. We will also be following the state mandates for capacity and party sizes, so those days of being shoulder to shoulder drinking, laughing, and celebrating will have to wait for another year. 

As is tradition though, we are going to have some kickass brews for you to celebrate with. First up will be Stationary Momentum IPA from Ravenna Brewing. Tommy, Audra, Alex, and the rest of the team over there are putting together a super refreshing, northwest style IPA that will pair well with the terrific weather we are having and hope to keep around for a while.

Our second beer will be coming from the wild beer minds of Paul and Eric, of The Ale Apothecary and The North Fork, respectively. Both brewed the same base beer at each of their spots and then Eric drove down to Bend to blend his version with Paul’s. The finished product is a spontaneous ale brewed with Aronia berries and then aged on Chardonnay Lees. If you know either of these two breweries or brewers, you know it won’t be a beer to be missed. 

As we get closer to the date, we’ll release the draftlist as well as the instructions on how to get these great beers out of our hands, and into yours. 

We feel incredible lucky to have had the support of the Seattle beer scene for sixteen years and we know with your support we’ll be here another sixteen. Cheers!

Orval Day, Saturday, March 20th

Wait, didn’t we just do this? Well yes, but also, no. Back in October several fine establishments
and patrons at home raised a glass and celebrated one of the finest Trappist beers in the world.
It was a make-up Orval Day, kind of like a snow day, except this snow was a global pandemic
and the day has now been a year.
As the world slowly crawls out of the fog, the fine people at Merchant du Vin, the importers of
Orval, wanted to get Orval Day back to rightful place in March. Brouwer’s Café, the fine people
who love Orval, don’t want to miss an opportunity to get an Orval into the hands of the 25%
masses.
While we wish the days were still here that we were opening up cases of Orval, filling the big
glass, and passing it all around, we still think it is a day worth celebrating. Whether you come in
and see us that day or add an Orval to your to-go order, everyone can safely celebrate this
wonderful brew together, separately.
Did we mention it is for a great cause? Each year Merchant du Vin makes a donation to charity
based on US sales of Orval on Orval Day. This year, their charitable contribution will go to
regional US hunger-relief organizations Houston Food Bank and our very own Northwest
Harvest. Charitable donations AND an Orval?! Sounds like a pretty good Saturday to us. Cheers!

Hardliver 2021– Thursday February 25th- Sunday February 28th

Event: 19 th Annual Hard Liver Barleywine Festival
Date: February 25- 28th, 2021
Summary: Brouwer’s will be tapping 12-16 barleywines in celebration of Hard Liver this year. We will also be making a select number of beer packs to enjoy the festival at home. Last year if you would have told us that the next event we’d hold after Hard Liver would be Hard Liver again, we’d have to have cut you off from service. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened and soon after last year’s festival we all entered into a pandemic lifestyle that made such events impossible for us to host. Well, though things remain tentative, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Should phase restrictions currently in place remain in place, we feel confident in being able to put on an abbreviated version of one of our most popular events. To spread out the seekers of “life”, we are going to hold this event over four days instead of two, meaning the beers will be tapped and ready to go on Thursday, February 25th. Remember, party sizes are limited to six people from a max of three households and our capacity is capped at 25%. As an extra
precaution, we are limiting indoor dining to parties of five (5). Parties of six will be seated
outside. We are placing an extra restriction this year as well – glass sharing between households will be prohibited. We know there is a lot of sharing that happens at our festivals as people aim to try as many of the offerings and this year. We simply cannot allow that to go on
this year; don’t hesitate to ask for an extra glass or two.
For those that will choose to fest at home, we will be offering limited mixed packs of 6-8 barleywines so you can play Hard Liver: The Home Game. That pack will be posted and put in our webstore for pre-order on Sunday, February 21st. Pickup will begin on Thursday the 25th.
We know it isn’t ideal and we wish we could burst open the doors like we used to, but this is the best we can offer right now. We hope to see some of you that weekend for one of our favorite events!

We are closed this week. We will reopen Wednesday 11/18.

One of our employees tested positive for Covid 19.

Good News:

The Rest of our staff tested negative for Covid!

Bad News:

Out of an abundance if caution and care, and to follow CDC guidelines, we are deciding to close for the entire weekend.

We apologize to everyone who had planned to come and see us this week. We will Be back open next Wednesday, November 18th @ 4pm.

Brouwer’s Miniatur-Oktoberfest (Sept 25-Sept 27) and Hop Fest-ish (Oct 1-Oct 4)

Hallo and Hello. Well, this year has been quite the ride. With perhaps the exception being the noticeable movement towards equality in this country, 2020 has been kind of a sham. We were supposed to roar into the 20s and distance ourselves from the last couple of years. It’s been disheartening to say the least.

What it’s meant for us at the restaurant and for the service industry at-large is we have had to take a giant leap back from the main function of why we stay dedicated to this life – hospitality. Not being able to see all of you and host awesome events for and with the community has taken a lot out of our collective sails. Not just ours, but we are sure yours as well. What is a beer drinker’s calendar without the barleywines at Hard Liver or at Bacchanal at Gary’s, the dark stuff at Stout Fest or the Festival or Dark Arts, tart treats at Sour Fest or Chuck’s, the expression of brewers’ imaginations at Strange Brew, fresh, hoppy delights at the hop harvest, or just going into the Monk (which always feels like a celebration to us)? Hell, GABF and Zwanze Day were supposed to be this weekend.

The truth of the matter is that we want to see all of you. We want to hold these events where we are packed with excited imbibers. We also know that cram-jamming people into spaces is counterintuitive to guidance for getting through this health crisis. We have been racking our brains trying to find a safe middle ground. Here is what we’ve come up with.

Of course, one of the biggest events on the docket is Fremont Oktoberfest and it certainly isn’t happening this year. This weekend we’ll be doing a small Oktoberfest celebration. We are going to have on a handful of German beers, about 4 or so, and put on a couple of our previous Oktoberfest specials. We are also going to have an online-order only special for some food and a crowler of Festbier if you want to fest at home. We aren’t taking reservations, there is no standing room at the bar, all of the restaurant-specific social distance guidelines we’ve dutifully followed to this point are still going to be followed.

Next weekend, we’ll be celebration Fresh Hop Fest. While we do have Fresh Hops is enjoy currently, we are going to try and have a full bank of freshies (8) for you to enjoy. We’ll have a food special as well for it that is still TBD. Crowlers will also be available.

Again, these aren’t the huge parties or yesteryear, but still a way to celebrate the time of year in the most responsible way we can manage right now.  We do hope to see some of you out over the next couple weekends to celebrate with but do understand many or you are still wary of dining out. In that case, we be happy to see your masked faces picking up some food and a crowler to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Either way, have a happy harvest season, support local businesses, and survive 2020 as best as you can so we can see more of you next years. Cheers from all of us.

We are taking a break, we will be back Thursday, August, 13th.

Important hours of operation update

We will be closed August 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. We want to assure you that it isn’t directly COVID related, i.e. neither staff nor recent guest have tested positive. We have enjoyed seeing many of our regulars’ faces since reopening our doors; but with uncertainty surrounding pretty much everything, we are going to take the next week and a half off to reevaluate our current strategy. A semblance of normalcy is just that – a semblance.

With no timetable on when, if ever, normal returns, we are constantly adjusting both our guests’ needs and the requirements of the state. This time will give us a much needed break to step back, clear the air, clear our heads, and think of ways we can more effectively serve the beer drinking community while being good stewards of the community at large.

Please don’t worry, we’ll be back after the break, we’re too damn determined not to.

Hours for August 2020

We are open during Phase 2 for Dine In and Take Away, Beer, Food and Alcohol.

Our hours for the month of July are:

Thursday and Friday: 4-9pm (Kitchen till 8:30)

Saturday 2-9pm (Kitchen till 8:30)

Sunday 2-7pm (Kitchen till 6:30)

We are following all Washington State guidelines, we are cleaning all the time.

We are asking you to follow the following guidelines:

Wear a mask. If you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t come here.

Please be patient with us, we are learning a new dance.

Don’t move the tables– no groups of more than 5 at one table. If your group is larger you will be seated at different tables, and asked to stay at those tables.

Please don’t sit with strangers.

Credit Cards only, Please.

Phase 2.0 — We are open for in house dining as well as take out.

Brouwer’s will be open this week for dine-in and take-out on Wed 4-8, Thurs 4-8 and Fri 4-9.

We’ve decided to close on Saturday June 20th, for Solstice (wait! what?!). We know, even writing that sounds strange, as it’s usually one of our busier days. Here’s a brief explanation.

We keep referring to our re-opening as a “grand experiment”, because right now everything we’ve ever done to keep our house packed – creating great draft lists, having fun festivals, supporting important causes and more – is all on hold. Instead we’re coming up with new cleaning protocols, figuring out schedules for limited hours and employees, ensuring people are spaced 6 feet apart, wearing masks, and using a host to keep our capacity within the guidance for each reopening phase. As a restaurant, we want to maximize the amount of people who can enjoy a meal here, while also following all the protocols to keep you and ourselves safe. It’s a fine line we’re trying to navigate here, keeping our business going, but also trying to keep everyone protected. We know it is a tense time, but we hope to assuage your concerns by taking all necessary safety measures and following them strictly. All that is to say, it just doesn’t make sense to be open on a day when large groups of people will be celebrating in Fremont, and we can’t welcome them all into Brouwer’s as we would like to and have done so in the past.

So, STAY OUTSIDE, STAY SAFE and HAPPY SOLSTICE to all!

Here are our hours for the next few weeks:

Wednesday, June 24th– 4-8pm     

Thursday, June 25th – 4-8pm

Friday, June 26th – 4-9pm

Saturday, June 27th 4-9pm

Wednesday, July 1st 4-8pm

Thursday, July 2nd 4-8pm

Friday, July 3rd 4-9pm

Closed July 4th

Our Anniversary Beer with E9/Holy Mountain for sale online today! Along with Reuben’s Brews Triumvirate IPA cans!

Feel Free to order as many Triumvirate 4 packs as you see fit.

The following information applies to our anniversary beer Sleepers in the Cave:

https://brouwerscafe.square.site/s/order

Pickup Times and Important Information!

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 8: 00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


*********PLEASE READ THIS SECTION*********
This pertains to our anniversary beer release

3 bottle limit per order. No duplicate orders. If you attempt to order more than 3 bottles, your order(s) will be canceled

NO PROXIES. At pickup, present your ID and the credit card used for payment. The name on your ID must match the name on the credit card processed for the order. No exceptions and no pickups for anyone but yourself.

Pick-Ups begin this weekend during our kitchen operating times Thursday-Saturday 4-8. Space in our restaurant is at a premium and we kindly ask that you pick up your bottles this weekend or next week. Orders may be cancelled if pickup is not completed. Please follow the rules. Please don’t be a dick. Beer is meant to be shared and consumed.

We are open for take out. Thursday-Saturday 4pm to 8pm.

We are pleased to announce that we are now open for takeout FOOD and BEER!
Our hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8pm, and we ask that all orders be made online in advance.

We’re instituting new systems here, and trying to make our ordering process quick, easy and contact-free. But, this is a work in progress, so please bear with us!

Currently we cannot accept scheduled beer pickups. Beer orders can be placed any time throughout the week, but they will only be available for pick up during our open hours (see above).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. 

We are asking folks to please wear a mask, and follow social distancing practices when picking up your order.

We appreciate your support and look forward to the day we can welcome you back in for the experience you are more accustomed to.

Checkout our new Webstore!

We are excited to announce the creation of our webstore where you’ll be able to purchase items from our cellar, growler fills, cider, wine, and gift cards. This is a new experience for us, so please keep that in mind when ordering. Also keep in mind that Nat and Cannon have been working on it, so we are expecting a couple hiccups to pop up that we didn’t expect. We will fix those as they arise. All orders must be placed online, i.e., you can’t walk up and place an order.

Items are only available for pickup at this time (except gift cards) and that will be on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. If you order after 1 p.m. on Friday, your order will be ready on Saturday. If you order after 1 p.m. on Saturday, your order will be ready the following week. If we get a substantial enough amount of interest, we will look to expand our pickup times.

We look forward to be able to better support the beer drinking community with this new service in this time of uncertainty. All order fulfillment will be done with proper PPE in mind to ensure as safe as a transaction as we can provide. Cheers and come check out our new site!

UpDate on Brouwer’s 15th Anniversary Celebration: Let’s all celebrate from a distance edition!

Well these sure are interesting times we’re living through! It was 1 week ago today that we had to temporarily close our doors, and when we’ll be able to open them again is a complete unknown. March 24th is Brouwer’s actual 15th Anniversary, and our original plan was to open our cellar and have a big party, to celebrate the community of patrons, family and friends that have made this possible on March 28th this year. All that has changed ….

Well these sure are interesting times we’re living through! It was 1 week ago today that we had to temporarily close our doors, and when we’ll be able to open them again is a complete unknown. March 24th is Brouwer’s actual 15th Anniversary, and our original plan was to open our cellar and have a big party, to celebrate the community of patrons, family and friends that have made this possible on March 28th this year. All that has changed ….

We also brewed two beers we had hoped to tap, a sour with E9 and Holy Mountain, which we will be holding onto and releasing at a later date. The other an IPA collaboration with Stoup, Cloudburst and Standard. Instead of tapping the IPA, we have asked for cans, lots of them!

So, 4-packs of our 15th Anniversary IPA, “I Thought We Were Friends!” will be available at Stoup, Cloudburst and Standard for pick up, starting Wednesday, March 25th at 12 noon.

We hope you grab yourself some and toast us on our special day! We’re sorry we can’t celebrate with you in person, but really look forward to doing so sometime soon!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember we’re in this together!

Thank you all and we appreciate each an everyone of you.

Here’s the original post:

Holy shit, we’re turning 15. While it could be warranted to talk about what we’ve strived to provide for the beer community and how, after 15 years, we are still committed to the mission of providing one of the very best venues in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy beer, it isn’t our style to sit back and rest on our laurels. It is a time to reflect and then look forward.

We want to say thank you.

Thank you to every person who has ever stepped foot into Brouwer’s to enjoy a craft we love so dearly. Thank you to every guest who’s asked a question, tried a new beer or style, made a bad joke, become a regular, pre-gamed for your flight, spent your lunch break here, etc. What we mean to say is this: we couldn’t and wouldn’t be here with each and every one of you. We’ve changed a little over the years as we’re tried to meet the needs of beer lovers, whiskey drinkers, quick lunch eaters, and people who just casually walked in. We’ve tried to always do our best. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

Thank you to our present and past employees. We can still open our doors because of your dedication to craft beer, Belgian cuisine, and customer service. Not all of our relationships ended amicably, but at least a story or two from each of your time here still gets passed on; you are still part of this place. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

Thank you to all the brewers, distillers, brand reps, purveyors, and distributors for keeping us in stock of all our favorite beers, spirits, and food items. Your tireless, and often overlooked, work makes our jobs here so much easier. Without your dedication to quality, this place wouldn’t be thought of in the same light. Not nearly. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

And maybe most importantly, thank you to Vern. For over 15 years, he has provided many of us with a place to call home. Never one to micro-manage and always one to praise, you will not find a better business owner to work for. The Seattle beer community is a stronger place thanks to you and Bonney’s vision to take a Belgian-style bier café and make it into a world-class beer destination. The lineage of some of the Northwest’s finest beer establishments can trace its path through these doors and our little community tucked in the rainy PNW is all the richer for it. This anniversary is for you; enjoy it.

This year, we will have two anniversary beers. The first is a collaborative effort between E9, of the Tacoma E9s, and Holy Mountain, two of the finest producers of craft beer the country has to offer. The beer will be a sour rosé-style beer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The second is a west coast-style IPA from the trio of Stoup, Standard, and Cloudburst. Both beers will be available to purchase from Bottleworks on the morning of the 28th.

In addition to those beers, we’ll have a few beers from each of the breweries, some of our past anniversary beers, and some other deep cuts from our cellar. If you’ve been to one of our anniversaries before, you know we also break out some cool beers from yesteryear.

We hope to see you out on March 28th to celebrate this occasion with us. We are so excited to be able to have the good fortune to turn 15 and start to plan for the next 15 years. Cheers!

Well these sure are interesting times we’re living through! It was 1 week ago today that we had to temporarily close our doors, and when we’ll be able to open them again is a complete unknown. March 24th is Brouwer’s actual 15th Anniversary, and our original plan was to open our cellar and have a big party, to celebrate the community of patrons, family and friends that have made this possible on March 28th this year. All that has changed ….

We also brewed two beers we had hoped to tap, a sour with E9 and Holy Mountain, which we will be holding onto and releasing at a later date. The other an IPA collaboration with Stoup, Cloudburst and Standard. Instead of tapping the IPA, we have asked for cans, lots of them!

So, 4-packs of our 15th Anniversary IPA, “I Thought We Were Friends!” will be available at Stoup, Cloudburst and Standard for pick up, starting Wednesday, March 25th at 12 noon.

We hope you grab yourself some and toast us on our special day! We’re sorry we can’t celebrate with you in person, but really look forward to doing so sometime soon!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember we’re in this together!

Thank you all and we appreciate each an everyone of you.

Here’s the original post:

Holy shit, we’re turning 15. While it could be warranted to talk about what we’ve strived to provide for the beer community and how, after 15 years, we are still committed to the mission of providing one of the very best venues in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy beer, it isn’t our style to sit back and rest on our laurels. It is a time to reflect and then look forward.

We want to say thank you.

Thank you to every person who has ever stepped foot into Brouwer’s to enjoy a craft we love so dearly. Thank you to every guest who’s asked a question, tried a new beer or style, made a bad joke, become a regular, pre-gamed for your flight, spent your lunch break here, etc. What we mean to say is this: we couldn’t and wouldn’t be here with each and every one of you. We’ve changed a little over the years as we’re tried to meet the needs of beer lovers, whiskey drinkers, quick lunch eaters, and people who just casually walked in. We’ve tried to always do our best. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

Thank you to our present and past employees. We can still open our doors because of your dedication to craft beer, Belgian cuisine, and customer service. Not all of our relationships ended amicably, but at least a story or two from each of your time here still gets passed on; you are still part of this place. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

Thank you to all the brewers, distillers, brand reps, purveyors, and distributors for keeping us in stock of all our favorite beers, spirits, and food items. Your tireless, and often overlooked, work makes our jobs here so much easier. Without your dedication to quality, this place wouldn’t be thought of in the same light. Not nearly. This anniversary is for you; all of you.

And maybe most importantly, thank you to Vern. For over 15 years, he has provided many of us with a place to call home. Never one to micro-manage and always one to praise, you will not find a better business owner to work for. The Seattle beer community is a stronger place thanks to you and Bonney’s vision to take a Belgian-style bier café and make it into a world-class beer destination. The lineage of some of the Northwest’s finest beer establishments can trace its path through these doors and our little community tucked in the rainy PNW is all the richer for it. This anniversary is for you; enjoy it.

This year, we will have two anniversary beers. The first is a collaborative effort between E9, of the Tacoma E9s, and Holy Mountain, two of the finest producers of craft beer the country has to offer. The beer will be a sour rosé-style beer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The second is a west coast-style IPA from the trio of Stoup, Standard, and Cloudburst. Both beers will be available to purchase from Bottleworks on the morning of the 28th.

In addition to those beers, we’ll have a few beers from each of the breweries, some of our past anniversary beers, and some other deep cuts from our cellar. If you’ve been to one of our anniversaries before, you know we also break out some cool beers from yesteryear.

We hope to see you out on March 28th to celebrate this occasion with us. We are so excited to be able to have the good fortune to turn 15 and start to plan for the next 15 years. Cheers!

Friday, March 13th-March 23rd, Structure’s Loam Temple IPA Seattle Release and Fundraiser for Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Loam – a fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus. 

Temple- a building devoted to worship. aka a place where people worship

Last year it was “Dirt Church”, this year “Loam Temple”, but had we known how wet this winter would be, we might have dubbed it “Mud Shrine”! Why the nods to religion you ask?  Well, we all worship something (to some degree or another!), and for some of us it’s riding the dirt. I said just the other day “I don’t know where I’d be without mountain biking”, and the same holds true for the craft beer industry. Where these two communities intersect is where I live, breathe, drink and celebrate, and I’ve got lots of fantastic company!

Loam Temple is a way to say thanks, bring two passions together, and honor the folks that build and maintain mountain bike trails here in Washington (Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and WMBC), as well as make awesome beer (Structures Brewing).

How can you get involved?

Seattle Release/Events:

Friday, March 13th Bottleworks, located in Wallingford will be selling 4 packs to go.  $2 from every 4 pack will be donated to Evergreen, they will also donate a $1 a pint.  From March 13- March 23 Brouwer’s will donate the proceeds from all pint sales of Loam Church to Evergreen, so stop in for a pint or 3.

Saturday, March 14—There will be a trial dig/shred day in the I-90 corridor, probably in the Raging River trail system.  Details are still being worked out.  The plan is to dig for a bit, then get some shredding in.  Stay tuned for more details. Here and on the Evergreen site.

Bellingham Release/

Saturday, March 21st Sturctures will release cans at the brewery when they open at noon and donated a portion of the sales to WMBC.  Kona and WMBC will host a trail day on Galby.  More Details to come.  We will all meet up at the brewery around 4 pm to have a few pints.

Drunk Herstory Has Been Rescheduled for October 21st, 2020

We the Women of Drunk Herstory 2020 along with the management at Brouwer’s Cafe have chosen to reschedule our event that was planned for Wednesday March 11th due to concerns over COVID-19. We know that Brouwer’s customers have been great supports of this event in the past so please accept our most heartfelt apologies and mark your calendars for October 14th when we will be back. Please continue to support Brouwer’s, remember that Planned Parenthood is always accepting donations and wash your hands.

Saturday, February 29th and March 1st, 18th Annual Hardliver Barleywine Fest

What were you doing when you turned 18? Looking forward to graduating high school and getting out of the house? Getting ready to take on the awesome responsibility of jury duty? Preparing to vote in a government election for the first time? Thinking about running for office? All of the above?

Well, we know someone who is turning 18 this year! The Hard Liver Barleywine Festival of course! That’s right! It’s been 18 years since the little start up festival put on by Bottleworks at the Phinney Ridge Community Center began. Now it can do almost anything; well, except drink at its own celebration, but that’s neither here nor there.

Barleywine probably won’t be running for office, but we know it’d have our vote if it decided to. Luckily, it’s great for watch parties. Let’s be honest, we’ll probably need a stiff drink or two to get us through this election cycle. Join us on February 29th and March 1st for the 18th iteration of Hard Liver Barleywine Fest. We’ll have 40+ boozy barley treats for you to choose from, so remember that old timey adage…

Vote early, vote often, and vote Barleywine.

February 6th @ 3pm, 7th Annual Hop Mob

After five years the Washington Hop Mob has more than succeeded in its original goal of showing that we don’t need any fancy hypeboi Triple IPA from California, our local brewers can brew our very own fancy hypeboi Triple IPAs just as well

At one point, the number of participating breweries skyrocketed to over 40 from its humble beginning of just 12 Washington-only shops.

As with most things, the powers that be decided that the event needed change and adapt in order to survive. That’s why we are announcing a huge change to the Triple IPA only format. This year, Hop Mob will be open to all beers, provided they meet the following criteria:

Must be a new beer, specifically created for this event,

Have an IBU of 50+, and

Must be a complete expression of hop character.

That’s it? That’s it.

No style is off limits. A big, boozy, marshmallow macadamia nut imperial stout cram-jammed with Mosaic? Cool. A light-bodied lager double dry-hopped with Saaz, Motueka, and Galaxy? Word. An over-hopped juicy 12% Triple IPA? Tradition.

We’re super excited to let our friends in the brewing industry really let their hop flag fly. Join us on February 6th for a hop showcase a bit unlike anything we’ve done in the past.

Thursday, January 30th @7pm-11, 3rd Annual Beerlesque

Oh Yeah! It is BEERlesque time again! One of our favorite events is going down on January 30th. Weve had such a blast the last two years that we had to keep it going. Well have some of Seattle’s finest burlesque performers on our stage to entertain, titillate, and maybe get a few giggles here and there (Easy Cheese never forget). Lots of great moments have been shared, and everyone is left satisfied by the end of the night.

Doors will open at 7 and the show will begin at 8:30. This will allow attendees to order and enjoy dinner beforehand. Dinner service will end when the show begins to limit interruptions. Tickets will be $30 and include a beer from one of our partner breweries:

Merchant Du Vin:
Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome
Lindemans Young Lambic
Lindemans Peche
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Dupont Avec
Dry Hop

Weihenstephan
Hefe
Pilsner

Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4476549

As we have done in years past, proceeds from ticket sales will be going to a very important charity. This years recipient will be Old Dog Haven.
www.olddoghaven.com

Here is a list of the performers:

Ruby Mimosa;
website – www.rubymimosa.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/missrubymimosa
Instagram – @RubyMimosa
Bio – Ruby was born and raised in Hawaii. She was brought up on Hula, Ballet, and Gymnastics
this Island Flower has been dancing since she was three. Ruby moved to Seattle in 2006,
where she quickly got recruited as seventh member to the International Supertroope,
The Atomic Bombshells.
Ruby has been one of the primary instructors at Miss Indigo Blues Academy of
Burlesque since 2007; teaching Burlesque Bump & Grind, Tassel Twirling, and The Art
of the Tease, and most recently Burlesque 101 to women and men of all shapes and sizes.
She has taught her classes at BurlyCon, up and down the West Coast, Vancouver B.C.,
London, and Paris.
Rubys unique mix of athleticism, dance, theatrics, and bubbly charm makes her a Seattle
treasure and beloved all over the world. She has been a highlighted performer in France,
England, Portugal, Canada, China, and Australia.
Ruby is the creator of BurlesKaraoke a monthly party that combines the joyfulness and
beauty of burlesque and the improvisational goodness of the audience singing karaoke!
Mimosa also works with cowboy band Brent Amaker & the Rodeo has been shimmying
her way along countless rock and roll stages throughout Seattle, the West Coast, and
festivals including SXSW. She has worked with The Seattle Opera, Grammy award
winning artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as a host of Burlesques crème de la crème.

Faggedy Randy;
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Faggedy-Randy-2399027877001292/
Instagram – @faggedyrandy
Bio – Faggedy Randy has been a dynamic part of the Seattle boylesque and dance scenes for over a decade. Among his contributions are his roles in Homo for the Holidays, Ben Dela Cremes Gaylord Manor, and Scott Shoemakers War On Christmas. Catch Randy at venues where feathers, rhinestones, and pasties can be found!!

Lady Drew;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/ladydrewburlesque
Instagram – @LadyDrewBQ
Bio – Lady Drew Blood is “Seattle’s Burlesque ASSet”. A performer since 2005, she came to burlesque from roller derby and thrives on kicking ass. She is a true lover of all things nerdy and dirty, with the resume to back it up. She’s performed in productions such as Disney After Dark, Pretty Haute Machine Burlesque Behind the Pink Door, and Tuesday Tease, to name a few. She guest performed in Metalesque, Freezing Tassel, Oregon Burlesque and New York Nerdlesque Festivals! Add to all that, her love of music and the hardcore, and you get one talented, bad ass performer!!

Sailor St. Claire;
Website – www.sailorstclaire.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/sailorstclaire
Instagram – @LadyDrewBQ

Hyacinth Lee;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/misshyacinthlee
Instagram – @misshyacinthlee
Bio – Hyacinth Lee has been entertaining burlesque audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with her signature musicality-driven high-energy style since 2011. She has won multiple burlesque festival awards for her performances, including “Most Innovative” and “Best Group” at the Oregon Burlesque Festival for her duets with Baby Le’Strange. She once even got a shout out from Alison Bechdel and well-known radio personality Daria Eliuk once said she should be on money.

Amara Strutt;
Website – www.amarastrutt.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/amarastrutt
Instagram – @amarastrutt
Bio – Amara Strutt is a flavor that lingers on the tip of the tongue, a dangerously addictive blend of bitter and sweet that bespeaks her refined palette. Clothed in feathers, fur, satins, and silks, Amara recalls the elegance of classic Hollywood and pairs it with the shameless sass of bygone burlesque queens. Parading across stages throughout the Pacific Northwest, Amara combines her background in dance and theatrical costuming to create vintage burlesque fantasies that are oh-so-refined and oh-so-elegantly filthy. Armed with cunning, confidence, and cool charm, this Feathered Fox commands the stage with her sultry sophistication. You’ll certainly want to keep your eyes peeled while she peels, or she just might outfox you.

She has strutted her stuff at the Vancouver Burlesque Festival, The Moisture Festival, and the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender and has also become a mainstay in the Seattle burlesque scene appearing at Tuesday Tease, Burlesque Behind the Pink Door, The Emerald City Burlesque Revue, and numerous other Northwest stages. In addition to performing and costuming up a storm, Amara shares her passion for burlesque with others as an instructor at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque, where she teaches the FANtastic fan dance primer, ChairOgraphy and BOAdacious classes.