Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beer Week Events

Tuesday, May 13th, 4-6pm: Sierra Nevada. We kick our Beer Week off with one of the industries oldest players and still a leader of the pack. Brewer Zak Driscoll will be here for a meet and greet and we will have some specialty draft pouring to make things even more fun. Come find out why after all these years Sierra Nevada is still a staff favorite.

Wednesday, May 14th, 5-8pm: Ballast Point. Ballast Point Brewing Co. has been a huge hit since we started carrying them last year. We will have folks here from Ballast Point to talk all about their core line-up as well as pour some specialties on draft. Package and growler fill specials the entire night.

Thursday, May 15th, 5-8pm: Dragon's Head Cider. Need a break from beer during Seattle Beer Week? We will have Dragon's Head Cider here from Vashon Island to show off their goods. We've been proud to carry Dragon's Head Cider since they started. Recently they've added a few new varieties. Drop by to try them and take a break from beer.

Friday May 16th, 5-9pm: Oakshire Brewing. Drop by to meet the folks from Oakshire Brewing, try three specialty draft offering not seen up here in Seattle, and get a shot at buying some rare bottles. Package and growler specials last the whole night.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Liquid Sunshine Release

Join us and the crew from Silver City Brewery on Friday, May 2nd from 5-8 for the release of their Liquid Sunshine Belgian-Style Tripel. We will have bottles for sale of this limited release, as well as draft to try plus a few other Silver City specialties alongside it.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Old Schoolhouse Night

Join us Friday April 4th for a night of Old Schoolhouse Brewery beers. We will have a pair have of hoppy beers on draft from Winthrop's finest; one old favorite and one new and very limited offering. In addition, we will have specials on bottles and pints for the evening. Dan the Hop Man Frueh will be here to answer questions and talk all things Old Schoolhouse Brewery.  Come find out why Old Schoolhouse is one the best selling Washington breweries we carry. Event runs from 5-8PM.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. Night

We are very excited to get to launch Bale Breaker Brewing Co. here in western Washington. For those who haven't gotten to try their beers yet, you are in for a hoppy treat. Surrounded by their family's hop fields, Bale Breaker's beers are hop forward across the board. We will have the Bale Breaker crew in house on Friday, March 28th from 5-8pm to welcome them to the market. We will have cans of their beer for sale (Topcutter IPA and Field #41 Pale) as well as 3 beers on draft for pints and growler fills. Come see why folks went Smokey and the Bandit to Yakima and back for these hoppy beers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shelton Brothers Tasting

      This Monday, March 3rd, we will have a special tasting featuring beers from the Shelton Brothers portfolio. Robert Merryman, their export manager will be in town alongside Geoff Sampson of Urban Family Distributing to show off some of their Belgian-style beers. The tasting will feature beers from the ever popular Cantillon as well as some lesser known gems from breweries such as Brouwerij De Molen and Brasserie de la Senne. The full tasting will feature six different 4oz. pours, each from a different brewery. We only have a limited amount of a few of these beers so we can only offer 30 tasting slots. The cost will be $16, with tickets/sign-up at the store, first come first served. We will break the 30 tastings into 2 start times so things are a little more comfortable in the shop with the first starting at 5 and the second at 6:30pm. Come try a few classics and maybe discover a few new favorites.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Anniversary Release

      Our annual Anniversary beer sale and party this year will be held on Tuesday, March 4th. Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey/Pizza Port Brewing was kind enough to help us make our beer this year and will be here to celebrate us making it fifteen years in the fine beer business.
      We expect this to be like the past few releases with a big rush when we open at 11 in the morning, a steady but quieter midday, and another afternoon/evening rush. Using drink tickets has worked well for us in the past so we will use them again. We can take exact change at the bar so bring some $5s and $1s or purchase drink tickets at the front register to be exchanged for beers at the bar. We will refund unused drink tickets. Bottles will be available as soon as we open. The first day price will be $20, with a limit of 12 bottles per person.
      Please know your limit. Our anniversary beer and some others we will have on draft will be strong, so be your own voice of reason so we don't have to (it would be a shame if you had to be asked to leave and didn't get a chance to buy bottles to go). Things will likely be too busy for our small shop so be patient, there is plenty of beer to go around. We do ask that you buy bottles as you leave, we will not allow people to bring boxes or bags back into the store once purchased. Lastly, we do not ship, nor do we sell beer over the phone to hold for future pickup. We are thrilled to celebrate 15 years in this great business and can't wait to share this token of our hard work with you. Cheers.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tieton Cider Works Night

Drop by from 5-8 this Thursday (Feb 13th) to sample some ciders from Washington's own Tieton Cider Works. It's been a while since we've had the Tieton Cider Works folks stop by for a tasting but they will be here just in time for Valentine's Day. Come learn about their family farm and taste some of the ciders they produce.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII

Planning a huge bash to watch the Seahawks win it all? Stop by or give us a call so we can help your party stay flowing. Full case orders receive 10% off, and we also order kegs. We can help you figure out how much beer you might need, what's a good option for draft beer, etc. The earlier we get your special orders, the easier it will be to make sure they are available so give us a call this week or weekend and we can set you up in time. Go Hawks!

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Events

We are kicking off 2014 with 2 back to back events.

On Thursday, January 16th, we have Virtue Cider here from 5-8PM. Virtue Cider, located in Michigan, is relatively new to the cider scene. The company was started by Gregory Hall, former brewmaster for Goose Island Brewing Company for 10 years. We will have 3 of their ciders to sample.

The following night (Friday, Jan 17th), New Belgium Brewing Company will be here to show off some of their less-mainstream beers. Drop by from 5-9PM that evening and try an assortment of beers, many from their Lips of Faith lineup and some being pulled out of our cellar just for the event.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cellar Beers for the Holidays

We've been digging in the cellar again, just in time for stocking stuffers. Here's a quick list of the goods. There might be a few additions in the next few days as well as some that might sell out.

Port Brewing Older Viscosity 2010
Port Brewing Barrel Aged Santa's Little Helper 2011
Lost Abbey Red Poppy 2011
Huyghe Delirium Noel 2011
Huyghe Delirium Noel 2010
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Noel 2008
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2004
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2007
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2008
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2009
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2010
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 2012
Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks IX)
Thomas Hardy Vertical (2003-2008)
Alaskan Smoked Porter Vertical (2006-2011)
N'ice Chouffe 2012
Gulden Draak Vintage Ale 2010
La Trappe Oak Aged Quadrupel 2010
Pike Old Bawdy 2006
Straffe Hendrik Heritage 2011
Rogue Old Crustacean 2001
Elysian Cyclops 2009
Hale's Ales Rudyard Rare 2003
Hale's Ales Rudyard Rare 2010
Baladin Xyauyu Silver 2006
Anchor Old Foghorn 2009
Fish Leviathan 2001
Fish Poseidon 2000
Fish Monkfish 2001
Lagunitas Gnarlywine 2009
Mad River John Barleycorn 2008
Alaskan Barleywine 2008
Full Sail Old Boardhead 2007
Full Sail Top Sail 2008
Full Sail Black Gold 2009
North Coast Twentieth Anniversary Ale
Deschutes Mirror Mirror 2009
Deschutes the Abyss 2008
Cascade BottleWorks XIV
Stone Brewing Bottleworks 13th Anniversary
Stone Brewing Double Bastard 2007
Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout 2007
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2007
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2008
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2009
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2011
De Dolle Special Oerbier Reserva 2006
De Dolle Dulle Teve Special Reserva 2005
De Dolle Dulle Teve 2004
De Dolle Export Stout 2004
De Dolle Export Stout 2008
JW Lees Port Cask 2003
JW Lees Port Cask 2004
JW Lees Port Cask 2010
JW Lees Sherry Cask 2004
JW Lees Calvados Cask 2003
JW Lees Calvados Cask 2004
JW Lees Calvados Cask 2005
JW Lees Calvados Cask 2006
JW Lees Calvados Cask 2007
JW Lees Lagavulin Cask 2007
Avery Mephistopheles 2006
Avery Mephistopheles 2008
Avery Mephistopheles 2009
Avery Mephistopheles 2010
Avery Mephistopheles 2011
Avery Samaels 2008
Avery The Beast 2008
Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2011 Magnum
Big Sky Bottleworks XI
Big Sky Five Valleys Wheat Wine
HE'BREW Jewbelation Fifteen
Skagit Trumpeter 2008
Allagash Curieux December 2010