After you’ve gotten your fill of big, gnarly stouts, it’s time for a palette cleanser or two. Once again, Brouwer’s Café is pleased to present Sour Fest. It’s our favorite event of the year and one we love to bring to the Seattle beer community. As is tradition, we’ll have 55 sour beers on draft, enough to quench the thirst of any who venture to sunny Fremont on May 17th. We’ll be tapping world-class beers from around the globe covering the entire gamut of sour varieties. From lightly tart to enamel ripping, you’ll find it all at Brouwer’s!
Way on the other side of the country, there is a cool little burg that happens to be one of the best places to visit for craft beer lovers. In that town, Asheville, North Carolina, lies one of our favorite craft breweries, Burial Brewing Co. Putting two and two together and after a painstaking negotiation process (we asked, and they were nice enough to oblige us), we bring to you, A Night with Burial. We’ll have 6-8 unique selections showcasing the great beers from down the hollar.
Are you already tired of the oppressive Seattle Spring, with all its sunshine and pollen and warmth? Do you pine for the long, rainy nights of the Pacific Northwest? Do you just want an excuse to drink a bunch of dark beers and eat Stoofvlees on a sunny* day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, have we got an event for you! Join us once again on May 11th-13th for Back in Black Stout Fest! We’ll have the usual fare of 40+ stouts to warm the soul during this trying time of the year. Come on out for some of the biggest of the big, the blackest of the black, and that baddest of the bad-ass stouts that we can assemble!
*Brouwer’s Café does not have any control of the weather and therefore cannot guarantee a sunny day
Stay tuned for a Draftlist
There’s a sweet video on our Facebook page.
You know what sounds like a good time? Watching badass women drink beer and talk about other badass women. That’s right, once again, some of our favorite women of craft are here to entertain and educate with Drunk HERstory. Last year was so positive that we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to host this amazing event again and raise money for one of the most important organizations out there – Planned Parenthood. Last year, $10,000 was raised for PP and this year we hope to do even better.
There will be two sets of storytellers regaling you with the stories of important women throughout history all whilst enjoying a couple pints from the breweries they represent. We invite you to join us for an evening of fun and fundraising with Drunk HERstory!
Brouwer’s Café Celebrates its 13th Anniversary and Orval Day
They say the number 13 is unlucky, but after that many years in Seattle, we’d say we are truly lucky to have found such a wonderful home. We always like to blow it out for our anniversaries and this year will certainly be no exception.
Please join us in celebrating another year in this terrific city. We’ll have two outstanding anniversary beers brewed by our friends at North Fork in Deming, WA and Structures in Bellingham. In addition to those two offerings, we’ll de diving deep into the cellar to bring out anniversary beers of years past and some other tasty brews as well.
To top it all off, it’s also National Orval Day! One of our very favorite Trappist brews is being celebrated once again and we couldn’t be happier to share the day with them. We’ll have Orval both fresh and aged for your enjoyment.
It promises to be a memorable day, so please come out to celebrate and cheers what will be a great year ahead.
16th Annual HardLiver Barleywine Festival
Out of the bleakness of the Seattle Winter comes a shining beacon of hope. After conditioning (or pickling) your bodies during the holiday season, it’s time to do some real heavy lifting and again show your body whose boss. That’s right! Hard Liver is upon us once more.
Now in its 16th year, we’ll be showcasing the best the world in barleywine has to offer. Old stalwarts of the style will mix it up with recent releases in a no-holds-barred event where the winner is surely to be you.
We will be tapping at least 50 barleywines that’ll make you taste buds tingle and your body mourn what could’ve been had there not been such a thing as barleywine.
Join us the last weekend in February for this time-honored tradition where we will once again find out, “How hard is your liver?!”
Change is common in the beer industry, and sometimes that change leads to the creation of a great new brewery. Charles Porter, formally of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales and the mind behind Peche n’ Brett, and his wife and partner, Brenda Crow decided it was time such a change. Together they founded Little Beast Brewing, currently nestled in Beaverton, OR.
You may have had the pleasure of drinking a Dream State Foeder-Aged Ale with Strawberries at Big Wood, or seen a couple of the other rare offerings around Seattle. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting their Seattle launch on Tuesday, February 13th. We’ll have several of their brews on draft as well as in bottles for your enjoyment.
Porter is using his vast knowledge of brewing rustic, wild, and sour ales to create wonderful beers showcasing the Northwest’s vast array of edible plant life. Please join us in welcoming Little Beast to the city where we have little doubt that you’ll enjoy these special ales as much as we do.
BEERlesque– an Evening of Beer and Burlesque featuring Sailor St. Claire as MC, with 2 performances from: Sara Dipity, Ruby Mimosa, and Amara Strutt
Breaking from the normal fare of Brouwer’s Café, we’ll be hosting a wonderful night of entertainment featuring some of Seattle’s finest burlesque performers. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to PAWS, a Washington animal service organization dedicated to treating injured wildlife and finding loving animals their forever homes.
To help fundraising, this will be a ticketed event. We will pre-sell tickets and have a few available for purchase the evening of the event. Pre-sold tickets will be $20 and includes a chair and a beer from one of our partner breweries – Samuel Smith’s, Lindemans, Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, and Dupont.
The show will begin around 9 pm and run until 11 pm. A limited menu will be available during the event. Ticketing details will be released soon.
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4th Annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Kickoff
Several years ago, a few Washington brewers got together and discussed a few topics concerning the industry. One of those topics centered on all the hype a certain early-year, California beer release received every year. Wanting to promote the terrific Triple IPAs that local brewers create, that band of intrepid brewers came together to create what was known as the Hop Mob.
What started out as 12 breweries showcasing their Triple IPA chops has now grown to over 50 Washington breweries coming together to create this amazing and unique event.
Brouwer’s has strived to be a platform to show off these wares and once again we’ll be tapping the lion’s share of the available IIIPAs for the annual kickoff event. We invite you to come out come out, drink some giant IPAs, and help support the mission of the Hop Mob – to promote the fantastic beers that Washington brewers are producing.
Look for a list of participating breweries in the near future.
Farewell to the Master
The time has finally come. Jamie Mastin, or more affectionately known as the Love Master, is hanging up his handlebars after 25 years of service to New Belgium out of Fort Collins, CO. Jamie has been a terrific friend and loyal ambassador of the beer industry and we just couldn’t let him go without one last blowout. We’ll have Mike Butler spinning records and maybe the Master himself on the 1’s and 2’s.
Please join us as we spend an evening telling stories, listening to tales of the old times, and maybe having just a little bit of fun at Jamie’s expense. We will tap our 10th Anniversary beer, Decennium, La Terrior , and a few New Belgium classics for the night.
If Benjamin Franklin was right and beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy (ok, maybe it was about wine), then whiskey could be of someone else’s grand design.
This theory was put to the test when Four Roses Distillery made for us a truly devilish nectar that we’ve since called Demon Sweat. Spicy and hot like the fires of inferno, it certainly is (122.2) proof
Having run its course here at Brouwer’s it’s now time to cleanse ourselves. We’ve asked the High Clerics of Woodinville to lay their hands and provide unto us a purging salve so that we may be saved once again. They have obliged and given us Holy Water, a 132.16 proof single barrel from deep within their catacombs.
Join us on February 21st for the release of our new single barrel whiskey. We’ll have a special flight of both Four Roses Demon Sweat and Woodinville Holy Water. This will be the last opportunity to have Demon Sweat at Brouwer’s and flights are limited. We hope to see you all out that evening.
We will be open regular hours 11am – 2am on Saturday, December 23rd.
We will re-open at 11am on Tuesday, December 26th.
If you are a fan of barrel-aged beers then we’ve got an annual event that you will love!
It’s our annual BIG WOOD FESTIVAL!
We go into our cellar and choose over 50 delicious treats that have been barrel-aged and tap them for you to enjoy. There’ll be something for everyone. The drafts will range from sours to stouts, to even ciders! So, join us and bring your favorite beer friends on Thursday, Dec. 7th – Sunday, Dec. 10th for this delicious event!
We are open normal hours 11-midnight on Wednesday 11/22– if we are busy at midnight we will stay open.
We are open normal hours, 11am-2am on Friday, 11/24.
It’s that time of year again folks! Time to eat, drink and get UGLY! So gather your friends, find your best ugly sweaters, and join us Thursday, November 16th at 6pm for our 7th Annual Firestone Walker Ugly Sweater Party.
We’ll have a delicious selection of Firestone Walker beers on draft, holiday crafting and games! Plus we’ll have wrapped gifts (lots of them!) for everyone who wears an ugly sweater. There will also be prizes awarded for the top 3 most hideous sweaters, which the party gets to choose (it’s a hoot!). This is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, and kick the season off right, so we hope to see you there!
Luponic Distortion #7
From the Cellar:
Sloambic #3 ’16
Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm for some delicious juicy, hazy IPA’s and a sour with Great Notion out of Portland. We will be pouring Juice Jr. IPA, Ripe IPA, and a berry (this was intentional) special sour Boo Berry. We had hoped to get a few others but due to the limited availability of their beers we were happy with these three. We look forward to seeing you.
Structures is one of Bellingham’s newest breweries, and we’ve been big fans since they opened, heading there many a days after riding mountain bikes, or when we just need to get away from the big City!
This night has been a while in the planning, so we are super excited to finally be celebrating Structure’s awesome libations, joined by James and Max.
We will be tapping 4-6 beers, spanning the spectrum of their offerings. Look for there to be some rare beers for the Seattle Market, from IPA to Sour.
When we stopped by Breakside Brewery in Portland a few months ago Jacob graciously showed us around and sampled us on some of their fine barrels and fresh IPAs. We decided then and there to host him for a Brewer’s Night, and we welcome you to join us!
“I first met Jacob Leonard while he was working at Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, WA, which seems like a lifetime ago and may have been in the infancy of Brouwer’s Café. At the time, I was working for Big Time Brewery in the U-District. Fast forward and Jacob is working at Breakside Brewery, making awesome beers, and is still one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.” – Nat
This draft list is subject to change and not every beer has been confirmed but it will be close to the following:
Fresh Hop Mosaic What Rough Beast
What Rough Beast
Rum Barrel aged Golden
And a couple beers from Slabtown or Dekum or from their B-Sides series
This is our 2nd annual celebration of Fremont’s Fresh Hop Series! We’re huge fans and this is a much anticipated event showcasing their seasonally delicious offerings, including the Field to Ferment Series, Cowiche Canyon and more. We’ve also been sitting on some of their exceptional barrel-aged beers, and thought what could be better, fresh hops and barrel-aged offerings all in one awesome evening! What follows is what we will be pouring:
2014 Kentucky Darkstar
New Belgium has been one of our favorite breweries for a long time. They make great beer, and their business philosophy is spot on, they are employee owned after all. They have an amazing sour and wood aged program that they have invested time and energy over many years. Have you heard of their “Lost in the woods” event? They have some new and limited beers coming out of “the forest”, and we are happy to be pouring some of these new beers. We are hoping that all works out and these beers are available in time for our event. We will also be pouring some beers that we have kept in our cellar for a bit.
We are hoping to be pouring:
Trans Atlantic Kriek 17
Vintage La Folie (year tbd)
Bottle pours of Vintage La Folie ’09
Single Foeder Felix
Felix aged in Apple Whiskey
We are planning on having some oh so secret tacos available that evening as well.
Additionally, our friend Jaime Mastin (one of the first hires at New Belgium) and Mike Butler (another New Belgium employee) will be spinning their favorite records starting at 8pm.