Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Brews 4/30

New Domestics:
Deschutes Red Chair IPA 22oz (OR)
Diamond Knot Brown 22oz (WA)
Diamond Knot IPA 22oz (WA)
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils 6pk (CO)
Southern Tier Back Burner Barleywine 22oz (NY)
Southern Tier IPA 6pk (NY)
Southern Tier Jah*Va Imperial Coffee Stout 22oz (NY)

Returning Domestics:
Bayern Maibock 6pk (MT)
Dogfish Head Black & Blue 750ml (DE)
Hale's Pikop Andropov's Rushin' Imperial Stout 22oz (WA)

New Imports:
BrewDog Dogma (aka Speedball) 660ml (Scotland)
BrewDog Paradox 015 - Smokehead 330ml (Scotland)

Returning Imports:
Broughton Old Jock 500ml (Scotland)
Corsendonk Apple White 750ml (Belgium)
Corsendonk Pater (Abbey Brown) 750ml (Belgium)
Val-Dieu Blond 750ml (Belgium)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pike Double IPA Is Here

You may've heard about a little something called Seattle Beer Week. Starting May 7th, it's an eleven-day celebration of Seattle beer with festivals, tastings, dinners and other beer events. And what's a beer week without a special brew to mark the occasion? On Monday, March 30th, Pike Brewing head brewer Drew Cluley, assistant head brewer Dean Mochizuki and the four members of the Seattle Beer Collective brewed a Double IPA that will be the inaugural beer of Seattle Beer Week.

The IPA was made with a ridiculous amount of five types of hops (Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo) and floor-malted Warminster Maris Otter and Gambrinus Pale malt. It was also dry hopped and weighs in at about 8% ABV.

While kegs of the Pike Double IPA won't be tapped until 5 pm on May 7th at the Pike, we now have 22-ounce bombers in stock here at Bottleworks. Shaughn, Trevor and Seth have tried the beer and all say it's delicious. I had some too, and I'm not gonna disagree. It's hoppy as hell but is not harshly bitter and drinks smoothly for such a big beer. Start celebrating Seattle Beer Week early and get in here and grab a few bottles.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fresh from the Cellar!

As I'm sure you remember, back in February we released a number of vintage beers from our cellar to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Unfortunately, there were three lambics from the legendary Brasserie Cantillon that were unreachable without an extraordinary amount of effort, so we decided to delay their release until a more convenient time. Fortunately for you, that time has come!

Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 1999 750ml: One of the very few unblended lambics available in the U.S. It spends at least three years in oak casks before being bottled with no additions, meaning it will be nearly still.

Fou' Foune
2001 750ml: A fruit lambic made with Bergeron Apricots. The apricots are hand-stoned before being added to two year old lambic to ferment for two more months.

é de Gambrinus 2007 750ml: Made from the same base beer as the Kriek. Whole, fresh raspberries are added to casks containing lambic that is "more or less" one and a half years old to produce an unparalleled and fully authentic Framboise.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Brews 4/15

Stone Brewing 2009 Russian Imperial Stout (22oz.)
Stone Brewing Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (22oz.)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (12oz.)
Full Sail Keelhauler (220z.)

Back in:
Měšťanský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod Lev Black Lion (.5L)

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Brews 4/10

New Domestics
Port Hot Rocks Lager 22oz (CA)

New Imports:
Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon 2nd Edition 500ml (Norway) [very limited!]
Samuel Smith Organic Cherry Ale 18.7oz (England)

Returning Domestics:
Flying Dog Double Dog 4pk (MD)
Northern Lights Crystal Bitter 22oz (WA)
Sky River Dry Mead 750ml (WA)
Sky River Sweet Mead 750ml (WA)

Returning Imports:
Tooheys New 6pk (Australia)

From the Cellar:
Elysian Bête Blanche (2001) 22oz (WA)
St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël (2004) 750ml (Belgium)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This just in...

The Lost Abbey's 2009 Brandy Barrel Angel's Share has just arrived. This limited release is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors that are imparted to the beer by the barrel aging. Each batch of this malt-bomb spends no less than 6 months in the barrel, and it shows.

Due to the limited availability of this beer we only have a few cases for sale. Unfortunately this means that there is a 2 bottle per customer limit and it's first-come, first-served. Play nice.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Brews 4/3

New Domestics:
Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine 2009 22oz (CA)

New Imports:
Dieu du Ciel! Equinoxe du Printemps 12oz (Canada)
Maciej Jaros Dwójniak A-M Mead 750ml (Poland)

Returning Domestics:
Baron Über-Weiss 22oz (WA)
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red 6pk (OR)
Russian River Pliny the Elder (bottled 3/23) 500ml (CA)
Scuttlebutt Tripel 7 22oz (WA)

Returning Imports:
James Boag's Premium Lager 6pk (Australia)
Urthel Samaranth 750ml (Belgium)
Weltenburger Barock Dunkel 500ml (Germany)
Weltenburger Barock Hell 500ml (Germany)