Friday, April 29, 2016

Seattle Beer Week

Saturday May 14th. Fort George/ Melvin Brewing/ Barley Browns 3-Way Anticipation Premature Release. Can't stand the anticipation of this years 3-way IPA? Well here's some relief. We will have a prototype batch of it on draft alongside offerings from all three of the breweries involved in this years 3-way. The beer starts pouring at 1. Growler fills available. Industry/Press Pre-pre-release.

Sunday May 15th. Vintage sour tasting. We chose 6 diverse sour beers from our cellar, all over 5 years old, for a fun tasting. Limited to 12 people due to quantities. This will feature 6 different sour beers in 4oz. pours. SOLD OUT

Friday May 20th. Structures Cask Night. 2 casks from Structures Brewing in Bellingham. Come thirsty. Tapping at 4.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

March Happenings

Friday March 11th we will have Krishna in the house for the release party of Finnriver Oak and Apple. You will be able to buy bottles as well as grab a few rare ciders on draft, including our last keg of Country Peach that we've patiently cellared to bring out the brett funk. Fun starts at 5, bring your own cheese.

Friday March 18th. Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion launch party. Come try the newest IPA from our friends in Paso Robles. Luponic Distortion will be an ever changing IPA for the brewery to experiment with new hop varieties and combinations. In addition to having cans to go and Luponic on draft, we decided why not add 3 different 2013 vintage kegs from our cellar to the mix. 5pm Kick-off.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


17 Years! This year's celebration and beer release will be on Monday, February 22nd. We had the honor of traveling to Denver Colorado to make both our new beer and some new friends. We teamed up with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project to make an oak-aged golden sour ale. The fine folks at Crooked Stave let us sample barrels, puncheons, and foeders to our heart's desire; seeing what caught our attention, what might be good to blend, etc. In the end it was an enticing blend in a single foeder that stood out to Matt and proclaimed itself Bottleworks XVII.

This release will work much like the past three. We will have the beer on draft all day long, along with some other treats. The bar will run on a ticket/cash-only system with no tabs being run. If you don't have cash on hand you'll need to purchase drink tickets up-front before ordering at the bar. Drink tickets are fully refundable. If you want to purchase bottles to drink in-house please pay for them at the front in the same manner before heading to the bar to get them opened.

Bottles of the XVII Anniversary are 375ml format for the introductory, celebration price of $12 all day Monday. The bottle limit will be 4 per person. We ask that once bottles are purchased they are taken out of the store (no bags/boxes hanging out in the crowded store).
Despite always doing this little PSA about behavior there is always someone who pushes the boundaries. Please be courteous of those around you and know your limit. We don't want to have to babysit/regulate people but we will if needed. We are all here to celebrate and have a good time. Please don't ruin the vibe.

We start pouring as soon as we open at 11 and will do last call close to 8pm. Stop in and help us celebrate 17 years of bringing Seattle the best beers we can get our hands on.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Now Hiring.

We are hiring again. This time it is for the role of Derek Bracho. Do you dream of joining the immortal ranks of the Bottleworks Confederacy? Can you match Derek's charm as well as the number of keys jangling from his belt? If so, stop in and introduce yourself to whomever is working, hit us up with questions you may have, and drop off a resume with a cover letter explaining why we need to hire you. Attributes we value are experience handling money, customer service, beer knowledge, a sense of humor, and reliability. As the newest employee, shift options will be limited, with weekends to start along with fill-ins as needed/available.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Victory Special Release Night!

We're doing a special release party for Java Cask and the return of Hop Wallop this Friday at 5pm!
We will also be tapping Vital IPA and Headwaters Ale, and you shouldn't miss any of these beers.
Melissa will be in house talking about the beers and making this a party of course!
See you Friday!

Here is a little about Victory:
Victory Brewing Company is a privately held microbrewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Begun by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania's widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 29 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity.

Click here for Facebook event!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Cask Night with Seapine Brewing Company

Newly expanded and always skillfully crafted Seapine Brewing Company is back at it again with some more delicious beers. We asked Drew awhile back if he would kick off our cask program and now that he is up and running he's got a cask of Positron IPA for the us and we are tapping it Friday for you!

Positron is the first of their single hop series, two pounds of Galaxy hops per barrel are used in this citrusy IPA!

Come grab a pint and help us kill this cask!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Plaid Party Wednesday and Bourbon Abominable Bottle Release Friday!

Come by Wednesday night for a night of Plaid shirts and Plaid beer, make sure to remember your plaid so you can be in a raffle for some sweet Fort George gear!

Friday night at 5pm join us in the release of Fremont's Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable! Come try the new vintage on draft and grab a bottle to take home!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Annual Hand Turkey Contest

Every year we invite you to come by and make your best hand turkey, this year we are adding a prize to this contest! If you can beat the returning champion, Angie, then you can win a $25 gift certificate. So get your entry in before Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ovila Belgian Night & Three Magnets Bottle Release!

Ovila Night

We have an exciting week coming up!
This Friday, October 16th, we have a showcase of old-world beers from Ovila, Sierra Nevada's collaboration with the Abbey of New Clairvaux. We will have some of our favorites on tap including the very limited Madeira Barrel Aged Quad!
Stop by Friday from 5pm-11pm! Click here for Facebook event page.

Three Magnets Bottle Release

Saturday morning, October 17th, starting at 11am we will be hosting the Seattle bottle release for Three Magnets Brewing! We are extremely excited to launch bottles of this talented brewery's beer.
We will have head brewer Pat Jansen here hanging out talking about his brews and it will be a fun celebration all day, or until you guys buy all of our bottles.
Bottles released that day will be:
- El Dorado/Amarillo Wet Hop Pale Ale
- Citra Wet Hop Pale Ale
- Mosaic Wet Hop Pale Ale
- Grisette Style Farmhouse Ale
- Olympia Coffee Roasters collaboration Big Truck Stout

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HOPFEST - Holy Mountain Fresh Hop Cask

Hopfest starts next week, this year all of our places are celebrating. We are tapping fresh-hopped beers all week and also hosting a special tapping with Holy Mountain. Since this is one of our favorite local breweries we're very excited. We'll be tapping a cask of their Amarillo Fresh-Hop Pale and another very special keg. Come hang out with us and the crew from Holy Mountain Wednesday 10/7 from 4pm-8pm!