Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th, 17th Annual Hardliver Barleywine Fest

17th Annual HardLiver Barleywine Festival

It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been 17 years since Bottleworks decided to host the first HardLiver. So much has changed since then. Seattle has been an exponentially growing community bringing with it new ideas, people, breweries, beers, and bars. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is its taste for pain – both emotionally and physical. As far as emotional pain, get a grow light, we guess; what do we know, we aren’t doctors. The physical, though? Now we might have something for that.

Of course, we are taking about Barleywine! That hop and malt treat disguising itself as beer. After sustaining yourself on egg nog, mulled wine, and whiskey through the winter it’s time to come back to barley. As is tradition, we’ll have more barleywines on draft than is doctor recommended.

We’ll be hosting this time-honored tradition again the last Saturday and Sunday of February. We’ll have at least 40 beers on draft celebrating the old and welcoming the new. Join us that weekend for some light drinking and friendly fellowship. !

Thursday, February 7th @3pm 5th Annual Hob Mob Triple Ipa Kickoff Party

Here at Brouwer’s we are into training; training our staffon beer, training ourselves to handle the rigorous festival schedule we setforth, and training our palates to be the most knowledgeable we can be.

But what about our dear guests who find themselves needing to gear up for the events of February through May?! We haven’t left you out. You may ask, “Gee, how are you going to help us get ready for Hard Liver, your anniversary, and Seattle Beer Week?” Great question!

Come out on Thursday, February 7th for the 5th annual Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow. This year, we’ll be selecting 24 souped-up barley treats to get your livers ready for the rest of the year. With many of these IPAs knocking down your door at 10% and 100+ IBUs, your palate will have just enough time to recover for the next hoppy onslaught. What started out as a small collective of Washington brewers, eager to show that good IIIPAs exist outside of California, the Hop Mob has grown to over 50 breweries, all trying their hand at throwing as much malt and hops into a kettle that it can hold. Come celebrate all that is Washington born and brewed with the 5th installment of this great even

Thursday, January 31st @7pm 2nd Annual Beerlesque Fundraiser for Old Dog Haven

BEERlesque – A special evening of world-class beer and the ladies of burlesque to show us how it’s done withn grace and style.

After the rousing success of last year, it was inevitable that we’d give it another go at hosting one of our favorite events of 2018. This year’s performers will be Boom Boom L’Roux, Ruby Mimosa, Lady Drew Blood, and Amara Strutt. Joining us once again to MC will be none other than Sailor St. Claire.

 Like last year, this will be a ticketed event and proceeds will go to charity. The charity this year will be the Old Dog Haven, a wonderful organization dedicated to taking care and finding forever homes for older pups. Tickets are $30 and include a beer from one of the partner breweries – Ayinger, Brasserie du Bocq,Dupont, Lindeman’s, and Weihenstephan.

There will be a change in protocol this year, however. Doors will open at 7 and the show will begin at 9. This will allow attendees to order and enjoy dinner beforehand. Dinner service will end when the show begins to limit interruptions.

Please go to to secure your ticket to what we’re sure will be a sold out show.

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