Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Inventory hours

We will be closed January 1st in observance of National Hangover Day and will re-open for Friday and Saturday. We will then be closed Sunday and Monday (Jan 4th-5th) for inventory. Sorry but it has to happen. We might dig up some tasty gems, we might not, but either way please don't knock and shake our door in an attempt to make us open. Thanks.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Picks from the cellar!

The end of the year is inventory time for us, and today we stumbled upon some goodies to put out. Here's the list so far:

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2004 22oz.
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws 2007 12oz.
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger 2007 12oz.
Moylan's Ryan O'Sullivan's Imperial Stout 2007 22oz.
Stone XI Anniversary 22oz.
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine 2003 22oz.
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine 2007 22oz.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout 2007 22oz.

That's all for now. Be sure to keep checking back because we're nowhere near done when it comes to inventory.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Update for 12/26

New Domestics:
Avery Czar Imperial Stout 22oz. (CO)
Scuttlebutt Old No. 1 Barleywine 12oz. (WA)

New Imports:
Brewdog Punk IPA 220z. (Scotland)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Hours

This is just a friendly reminder from the Bottleworks crew that we will be closed Christmas Day. Normal operating hours will be in effect for the rest of the week. Hoppy Holidays from Shaughn, Tex and Seth!

How come you taste so good...

Lagunitas Brown Shugga has arrived just barely in time for Christmas! Originally a batch of Gnarlywine gone wrong, this one has become a much-anticipated seasonal release for the brewery. Made with over 2oo lbs. of sugar in each batch and clocking in at 9.5% ABV. Our supplies are limited so stock up now while it's available!

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Chocolate Orders Are In!

The new shipment of Leonidas General Assortments has arrived just in time for Christmas! A well-balanced and representative selection that fully illustrates Leonidas’ wide range of Belgian Pralines. This assortment includes the Manon Blanc and Manon Café alongside a representative sampling of fresh butter creams, Ganaches with fresh cream, and Pralinés (by far the most popular, always ideal for all gift-giving occasions!). Available in 1 lb and ½ lb gift-wrapped Ballotins.

We've also filled our chocolate section to the brim to provide you with the perfect stocking stuffer or special treat for your beer and chocolate pairings! Including selections from such world-renowned chocolatiers as Dolfin, Pralus, Callebaut, República del Cacao°,Valrhona and many more.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Update for 12/18

New Domestics:
Snipes Mountain Roza Reserve 22oz (WA). Tasting notes: (Shaughn) Fairly easy drinking as far as barleywines go. Light caramel malts with a big but pleasing ale yeast fruitiness. slight hoppy finish but nothing in the Bigfoot realm of bitterness so a 22 oz bottle is easily vanished. Recommended for a "beer and a movie" barleywine.
Lang Creek Glacier Pilot Winter Warmer 6-pk. (MT)

New Imports:
Pasieka Maciej Jaros Maliniak 6yr Raspberry Mead Ceramic 750ml (Poland)
"This Dwojniak style mead (1:1 honey to water) is 16% ABV, has raspberry juice added and has been aged in oak for 6 years."

Otter Brewing
Hoppy Otter 500ml (England)
St. Bernardus Gift Pack 4x11.2oz plus glass (Belgium)
St. Feuillien Noël 2008 750ml (Belgium)
Thomas Hardy's 2008 8.5oz (England)
Weltenburger Winter-Traum 500ml (Germany)

Returning Domestics:
Hood Canal Dabob Bay IPA 22oz (WA)
Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial IPA 22oz (CA)
Moylan's Ryan O'Sullivan's Imperial Stout 22oz (CA)
Skagit River Sculler's IPA 22oz (WA)

Returning Imports:
Aktien St. Blasius Weizenbock 500ml (Germany)
Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet 750ml (Belgium)
Koningshoeven (La Trappe) Bockbier 750ml (Netherlands)
Liefmans De Boomgaard Kriek 375ml (Belgium)
Liefmans De Boomgaard Tropicale 375ml (Belgium)
Straffe Hendrik Brugse Zot 750ml (Belgium)
Urthel Hop-It 750ml (Belgium)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Update For 12/17

It's cold out there...a great time to enjoy some beers at home. If you have to be out and about, we now have Bottleworks beanies in stock to keep precious bodily heat from escaping. At $15 each, they make great stocking stuffers.  Here's what hit the shelves today:

New Domestics

New Imports:
La Chouffe Grande Chouffe 1.5l 2006 batch (Belgium)

Aspall Cider (England)
Dupont Avril 25oz (Belgium)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Update for 12/12

New Domestics:

The new batch of Dogfish Head's Pangaea has arrived.
Brewed with ingredients from every continent, including crystallized ginger from Australia, Moscavado sugar from Africa, basmati rice from Asia, European malt, American hops, quinoa from South America, and water from Antartica. This slightly spicy ale, with a mouthful of rich flavors, displays a nice hint of ginger, and its complexity increases if drunk cool, not cold.
7.0% ABV

We have finally received our share of the Dogfather Imperial Stout. The Dogfather is one of the biggest brews yet from Laughing Dog, weighing in at a hefty 11% ABV. The Dogfather is made with seven different malts and four hop varieties, giving it a complex flavor profile. A portion of the original brew spent time in bourbon barrels requiring a total of 11 months to complete.

This one is pretty limited with production totaling 40 Keg equivalents for draft and only 300 cases of bottles, so grab it quick before it's gone. But don't fret if you miss out, it looks like this one might be back for the sequel next winter.

Also in is Ninkasi's Oatis Oatmeal Stout:

"Dark, complex and delicious, a strong, flavorful Oatmeal stout. Enough hops to balance the large amounts of dark and roasted malts, with the addition of oatmeal creating a creamy smooth drinkability. 7.5% alc/vol. 45 IBUs."

New Imports:

Fullers London Porter is back! In-date this time and in 500ml cans! Needless to say the Bottleworks crew is stoked considering this is one of our favorite porters.

"Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavour. It is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. The range of flavours works well with a wide variety of foods, ranging from rich meat dishes, to oysters, and even chocolate puddings."

Another new one is the Lager from St. George Brewing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Back In Stock:
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 12oz. (DE)
Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru 11.2oz (Belgium)
Pietra Amber Chestnut Beer 750ml (Corsica, France)
Wychwood Hobgoblin 500ml & 6-pks. (England)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tex's 30th

On Sunday, Bottleworks staffer Trevor (a.k.a. Tex) turned 30. He planned a 9-stop pub crawl to mark the occasion. Things didn't go quite as expected and a few stops were skipped. Blame it on the unexpected shots of whiskey at the Tin Hat or the Belzebuth bomb at The Dray.

The sixth and final stop of the night was the Stumbling Monk, where the flattering picture seen here was taken. I'm not sure what Trevor was thinking at this moment. Maybe he was praying for no hangover (not bloody likely) or maybe just gargling with his beer. You'll have to ask him...if he remembers.

Bottleworks Gift Certificates

The holiday season is upon us and your favorite winter beers have arrived. Can you think of a better present than a Bottleworks gift certificate? If you have a friend or family member who loves beer, drop by the store or call us and give someone the gift of beer this year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Update for 12/10

New Domestics:

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout 6pks. (DE)
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 12oz. (DE)
Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 12oz. (DE)
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws 2008 12oz. (OR)

*Due to limited availability, bottle limits may be imposed on certain items.

New Imports:

Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer 2008 750ml (Belgium)
Mikkeller Big Worse Barleywine 375ml (Denmark)
Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf 12oz. (England)

The only other thing to report is another fresh batch of Russian River Pliny the Elder (as if that's something minor!) which should move pretty fast, so get it while it's here!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


A very very very small amount of Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 750ml bottles hit the shelves late this afternoon. It is a blend of aged lambic with north bank Bordeaux wine grapes added and aged in Bordeaux wine barrels. This one is quite rare and we didn't receive much so grab it while you can.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Update for 12/5

New Belgium's La Folie has just rolled through the door. More on this one from the brewery:

"La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being hand bottled, numbered and corked for your enjoyment. Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach – home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter’s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones."

We also received one case of Silver City's Whoop Pass Double IPA.

"Without a doubt the boldest, hoppiest, biggest mother of a brew we have ever created. More than 50 lbs. of Washington State Cascade and Columbus hops are infused, injected, or otherwise inflicted upon a single batch. Welcome to hop country! 9% ABV "

Also in this week, Fish Brewing's Winter Fish:

This is the Cascadian ale brewed for the season of celebrations. Very pale and full bodied with a rich flavor imparted by Pale and Honey malt and assertively friendly hop character, Winterfish will put a glow in your cheeks and warmth in your heart. The hop profile is quite distinct, featuring 100% Yakima "Chinook hops in the kettle for bittering, flavor and aroma. In fact, this is the hoppiest beer yet from the Mighty Fish Brewers, and perhaps the hoppiest Winter seasonal you’ll have the pleasure to taste this year."

And last but not least, a new shipment of the Pike Entire Wood-Aged Stout has arrived. We unfortunately have to impose a limit of 3 bottles per customer because this shipment was very limited and we don't expect it to last long.

That's all for today, Have a great weekend and hopefully we'll see you tonight at Brouwer's for Round Two of Big Wood!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Brews 12/03

Thanks for everyone who came out last night to make the Stone tasting so much fun.

Speaking of Stone, their
Cali-Belgique came in today (220z.) but we could only get our hands on a small amount. It will go fast.

Two new English ales imported by our friend Alan Shapiro have arrived:
Batemans Combined Harvest and Batemans XXXB.

Another limited quantity beer,
Frambozen, from New Belgium is available in 6 packs.

For those of us who enjoyed the Stone tasting here and then later at
Brouwers and missed the debut of Rogue's Captain Sig's Deadliest Catch at the LockSpot last night, don't get crabby. We've got bombers of it.

Bridgeport Raven Mad Imperial Porter (22oz.) is in, complete with 3D glasses to experience the label.

And, as always this time of year, Ridgeway livens up the holiday season with some lighthearted English ales. Bad Elf, their hoppy winter ale, arrived in 500ml bottles.

That's it for today. Get some sleep so you can enjoy Big Wood Fest at Brouwer's starting tomorrow afternoon with us Bottleworks boys.

Monday, December 1, 2008

12/02 Tasting: Stone Brewing Co.

Newsflash: Tomorrow from 5-7 pm, Bottleworks welcomes Stone Brewing's President and Brewmaster, Steve Wagner. For $1, you can sample Stone beers and interact with a guy who's been instrumental in developing one of the country's most successful craft breweries. We're not sure which beers will be poured, only that Steve will be hand-selecting them. Don't miss out on this, folks.