Friday, February 27, 2009

New Brews 2/27

CORRECTION: We still have a limited number of Hair of the Dog Matts left due to a hiccup in Click's delivery system. Due to extremely high demand the limit of two per person per day is still in effect.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate on Wednesday by coming by for the tasting and cellar sale. It was a great day. Oh...and by the way, we got some new stuff in this week:

New Domestics

New Imports:
Belhaven Scottish Stout 500ml (Scotland)
Silné Zlatyhrad Strong Beer 500ml can (Poland)

Returning Imports:
Harar Hakim Stout 12oz (Ethiopia)
Malheur 12º 11.2oz (Belgium)
Samuel Smith Organic Cider 18.7 oz (England)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Change In Per Customer Limits For Bottleworks 10 Beers

Due to limited quantities, we had to revise the per customer limit on the Bottleworks 10 beers as follows:

New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale - 1 per customer

Hair of the Dog Matt - 2 per customer

Russian River Consecration Is Here

If you don't already have enough reasons to stop by today, here's one more: we have Russian River Consecration. Inspired by the Toronado 20th Anniversary Ale that Russian River's Vinnie Cilurzo made in 2007, Consecration is a strong dark ale aged for 9 months inside Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. During the aging process, currants are added as are Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, & Pediococcus. The beer weighs in at 10% ABV and it is tasty. We have 750ml bottles for $22.99. There is a 2 bottle limit per customer. might also want to know that we got in a new shipment of Russian River Pliny the Elder. It was bottled just over a week ago, which is about as fresh as you're gonna find it in these parts. No limit on this--come and get it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

10th Anniversary Cellar Sale

In yesterday's post on Wednesday's release of our 10th Anniversary beers, we mentioned some cellared surprises we'd be bringing up for sale. The list is finished and it's impressive. Some highlights:

  • Four of the earlier Bottleworks anniversary beers-- Elysian Icarus (#5), Far West (#6), Rogue Issaquah (#7) and Russian River Deviation (#9).
  • Several vintages of Hair of the Dog Adam & Fred and Fish's Poseidon and Leviathan.
  • Seven vintages of De Dolle's Stille Nacht going back to 1996.
  • Cantillon Fou' Foune, Bruocsella and Rosé de Gambrinus.
I could go on and on. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the complete list and plan on being here early tomorrow. We open at 11 am.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday is a big day at Bottleworks. We're celebrating our 10th Anniversary with the release of two special beers, both on sale when we open at 11am. In addition, we will be releasing 10 years of cellared surprises from the Bottleworks series including the 6th Anniversary beer brewed by Far West Brewing. Some information on the two 10th Anniversary beers:

The first is the New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale. The beer was blended at New Belgium during GABF week by owner Matt Vandenberghe, operations manager Matt Bonney and a crew from Brouwer's, Click Distributing, and the Toronado. Bottleworks 10 is a blend of three beers from foedres #3 , #13, and #2 (foedres are the wooden aging vessels that house beers like La Folie, Le Terroir and Eric's Ale). New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar dosed both the kegs and bottles with Brettanomyces Lambicus and, according to NB sensory expert Lauren Salazar, the beer "turned out fantastic! Different from any of our sour blends before and much more brett forward- kinda like Biere de Mars and La Folie ran smack dab into each other." New Belgium Bottleworks 10 will be available in 750ml bottles for $20 each. There will be a 1 bottle limit per customer per day.

Beer number two is Hair of the Dog Matt. To create Matt, HotD Brewer/Owner Alan Sprints took his Adam and blended a combination that was aged in both apple eau-de-vie and 33 year-old bourbon casks for a year. Sprints says "Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke." Matt will be available in 12oz bottles for $15. There will be a 2 bottle limit per customer per day.

From 5-7 pm we will have a tasting of both 10th Anniversary beers. Hair of the Dog's Alan Sprints and New Belgium's Eric Salazar and Jamie Mastin will be on hand along with the two Matts. The tasting will cost $2.

Afterwards, don't forget to head over to Brouwer's where the celebration will continue with the tapping of kegs of both 10th Anniversary beers as well as Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks 9), Flyers 120 Schilling Scotch Ale (Bottleworks 8) and Elysian Icarus (Bottleworks 5).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Monday Closure

We will be closed Monday due to construction. There is a chance we will be able to open back up in the afternoon but you might want to call first (206-633-BIER).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Brews 2/19

New Domestics:
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss 6pk. (WI)
New Belgium Lips of Faith Dark Kriek 22oz (CO)
Shiner 100 Commemorator Dopplebock 6pk. (TX)

Returning Domestics:
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball 6pk. (CA)
Snoqualmie Falls Spring Fever 22oz. (WA)

New Imports:
Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008 500ml (UK)
Cobra Beer Krait Prestige Champagne Lager 750ml (UK)
Manav Karma 22oz (India)
Mohan Old Monk 10,000 Super Beer 22oz (India)

Returning Imports:
Dupont Moinette Bruin 750ml (Belgium)
Erdinger Pikantus Weizenbock 500ml (Germany)
Grain D'Orge Belzebuth 250ml (France)
Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Singel (Stimulo) 330ml (Belgium)
Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Tripel 330ml (Belgium)
Uehara Shuzou Koshihikari Echigo 500ml (Japan)
Uehara Shuzou Echigo Stout 330ml (Japan)

Don't forget that we still have tickets for both sessions of the 2009 Washington Cask Beer Festival for sale but they're going very quickly. In our professional opinion, this is one of the best festivals of the year so don't miss out! Tickets are just $35 in advance and that includes a commemorative tasting cup and all beer tastes. See you there!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Brews 2/12

New Domestics:
Dogfish Head Red and White 750ml (DE)
Full Sail Black Gold Bourbon Imperial Stout 22oz (very limited supply) (OR)
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 12oz can (CO)
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2009 12oz (CA)

New Imports:
Reisetbauer Apfel Cuvee 750ml cider (Austria)

Returning Domestics:
Mendocino Red Tail 22oz (CA)

Returning Imports:
Lurghashall Tower of London English Mead 750ml (UK)
Rochefort 10 33cl (Belgium)

Monday, February 9, 2009


Even if you're superstitious and scared of venturing out this Friday (13th), it is well in your interest to do so. Former Bottleworks manager and lifetime Bottleworks Air Jordan historian Kevin "Sensei 23 projux" Sullivan will be having an art opening reception at Naked City Tap House. Kevin is part of the hot mural painting squad Matamuros (Jill Rothenberger and Zachary Bohnekamp, also members of Matamuros, will have their art featured as well) whose artwork is popping up on and in businesses all over the city and beyond. Naked City Tap House is located in Greenwood (8564 Greenwood Ave N). The reception starts at 7PM so cruise on by, grab a pint and check 'em out.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Monday Tasting

This Monday, Feb.9th, we will be hosting a tasting again. This time it's Alan Shapiro from SBS imports pouring a few of the products he imports. There will be 2 ales from Batemans Brewery; both XXXB Bitter and Combined Harvest. Both are fine English ales our staff is quite fond of due to their expert use of invert sugar to keep their beers light and dry in the finish for a sessionable experience. Also featured will be 4 ciders from Aspall. Their Organic, Medium, Dry (voted best cider in the world in 2008), and their new Perronelle's Blush will be at the tasting. As always the tasting will be $1 and it runs from 5-7PM with your friendly tastemaster Trevor Thomas.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Brews 2/06

New Domestics:

Returning Imports:
Aldaris Porteris 500ml (Latvia)
B.B. Bürgerbräu 500ml (Czech Republic)
Baltika 4 Dark Lager 500ml (Russia)
Baltika 6 Porter 500ml (Russia)
Baltika 7 Export Lager 500ml (Russia)
Baltika 9 Extra Lager 500ml (Russia)
Rinkuškiu Lobster Lovers 500ml (Lithuania)

We also have new glassware in stock. Take a look when you drop by--there are some really cool ones you don't normally see...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Brews 2/05

New Domestics:

New Imports:
Girardin Gueuze 2008 375ml (Belgium)
O'hara's Celtic Stout 750ml (swing-top) (Ireland)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 6l (methuselah) (Belgium)
Unibroue La Fin du Monde 6l (methuselah) (Canada)

Returning Domestics:
Aldergrove American Style Pale Ale 6pk (WA)
Aldergrove Brown-Eyed Girl 6pk (WA)
Aldergrove Czecko 6pk (WA)
Aldergrove Empirical Stout 6pk (WA)

Returning Imports:
Einbecker Pilsner 6pk (Germany)

Also, with Valentine's Day coming up, check out our selection of artisanal chocolates. We're expecting a shipment from Leonidas soon, but we have some great stuff in stock now, including specialty items with unusual flavors such as wasabi/ginger and walnut/plum/cardamom.

Finally, we have Washington Cask Beer Fest tickets for sale. They are $35 ($30 for WABL members with a valid WABL passport) and get you unlimited tastes during one of the two sessions.