Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Brews 5/30

New Domestics:
Caldera Pale 6pk (OR)
Diamond Knot Blonde 22oz (WA)
Diamond Knot Industrial IPA 22oz (WA)
Hidden Legend Wild Chokeberry Mead 750ml (MT)
Iron Horse High Five Hefe 22oz (WA)
Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 2008 750ml (MO)
Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barleywine 2008 750ml (MO)
Three Skulls Black Bonney Porter 22oz (WA)
Three Skulls Cutthroat Red 22oz (WA)
Three Skulls Pillagers Pale 22oz (WA)

Returning Domestics:
Dogfish Head Immort Ale 12oz (DE)
Hale's Aftermath Imperial IPA (WA) SOLD OUT!
Sierra Nevada Summerfest 6pk (CA)
Snoqualmie Falls Summer Beer 22oz (WA)

New Imports:
G. Schneider & Sohn Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse 500ml (Germany)

Returning Imports:
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 750ml (Belgium)
Dansk Mjod Viking Blod Mead 750ml (Denmark)
O'hanlon's Thomas Hardy's Ale 2007 8.5oz (UK)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Beer Recommendations

The forecast for Memorial Day weekend says we're in for beautiful weather. We can't think of a better way to enjoy it than with some crisp, refreshing IPAs. We just got in a bunch of hoppy beer including:

  • Russian River Pliny the Elder: a fresh batch of one of the very best IPAs, bottled only nine days ago.
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack: new to Seattle last week, a balanced and dangerously drinkable beer from CA that's been flying off the shelves.
  • Pike Double IPA: second batch of Seattle Beer Week's inaugural beer, it's gone through another round of dry-hopping and is supposedly even more delicious than the first batch.
  • Caldera IPA: solid West Coast IPA in cans from Oregon, a six pack is perfect for backpacking or relaxing in the hammock at a bbq.
  • Laughing Dog Alpha Dog: Idaho beer that's green with resinous hoppiness and packs a punch at almost 9% ABV. You might want to share this one with a friend.
If you aren't crazy about hops, don't worry. We also have some lighter refreshing beers perfect for the warmer weather. Consider trying these:

  • New Belgium Skinny Dip: an easy-drinking, lightly hopped ale with a touch of kaffir lime from Colorado.
  • Cooper's Sparkling Ale: Australian variation on a British pale ale, not a lot of big flavors here but light, fizzy and refreshing.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Brews

New Domestics:
Allagash Confluence 750ml (ME)
Caldera Amber 6pk (OR)
Caldera IPA 6pk (OR)
Crispin Original Cider 4pk (MN)
Elysian Batch 2000 Imperial Avatar 22oz (WA)
Harmon One Hop IPA - Columbus 220z (WA)
Port Brewing 3rd Anniversary 22oz (CA)

Returning Domestics:
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice 6pk (CA)
Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine 22oz (OR) Limit 4 per customer!
Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA 22oz (WA)
Mad River Jamaica Sunset IPA 6pk (CA)

New Imports:
Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis ABT 11.5oz (Canada)
Lousberg Golden Ale 750ml (Belgium)

Returning Imports:
Cantillon Classic Gueuze 375ml & 750ml (Belgium)
De Dolle Brouwers Arabier 330ml (Belgium)
De Dolle Brouwers Special Extra Export Stout 330ml (Belgium)
De Dolle Brouwers Oerbier 330ml (Belgium)
De Regenboog Vuuve 330ml (Belgium)
Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel 11.5oz (Canada)
Heller Trum Aecht Schlenkerla Helles 500ml (Germany)
Leipziger Gose 750ml (Germany)
Mikkeller It's Alive 750ml (Denmark)
Nøgne-Ø Dark Horizon Batch 2 500ml (Norway)
Uerige Sticke 330ml (Germany)
Uerige Doppel-Sticke 330ml (Germany)
Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Our Glass ESB 500ml (England)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Seattle Beer Week: Firestone Walker Brewing Tasting Today

Seattle Beer Week is coming to an end. We have one more tasting today from 5-7 pm and it features the beers of Paso Robles, California's Firestone Walker Brewing. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson will be here pouring three beers.  The Union Jack IPA, Double Barrel Ale (DBA) and Pale 31 California Pale Ale will be poured from bottles.  The tasting will cost $1 and includes samples of all three beers. We'll also have the DBA available on tap for $4 a pint.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our Grand Re-Opening yesterday. Believe it or not, all five beers are still on tap (along with the cask of Pike Double IPA), so please stop by if you didn't get a chance to yesterday.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Today

This is it. This is what you've been waiting for. Two weeks ago, beer started flowing from the five taps at Bottleworks. Today, we officially celebrate our "re-opening" by putting five incredible beers on tap:

Hair of the Dog Matt
New Belgium Bottleworks 10
Russian River Pliny the Younger
Russian River Consecration
Elysian Bitch from a Barrel with Brett

We're anticipating a lot of traffic in the shop today. Here are a few things you should know to help things run smoothly:

  • We are open from 11am-9pm. All five beers will be available in snifter pours starting at 11am.
  • We will be selling tickets at the front register. These tickets are taken to the back bar area and exchanged for beer. These are all strong beers, so there is an initial limit of 2 tickets per person.
  • We have a cash tip jar on the back bar. 100% of the tips we collect today will be going to help our friend Chris Cavanaugh, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (Leukemia).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Seattle Beer Week: Allagash/Russian River Tasting Today

Today is the first of two huge days at Bottleworks. Tomorrow is our Grand Re-Opening Celebration (details on that later), but today we have something just as exciting: a special tasting with two of the craft brewing world's most well-respected brewers/owners.

Here's what you'll find if you stop by from 4:30-6:30 pm today:

Allagash Brewing founder, owner and brewmaster Rob Tod pouring Allagash Confluence from a firkin.

Russian River Brewing brewmaster and owner Vinnie Cilurzo (and his wife and co-owner Natalie Cilurzo) pouring Russian River Temptation from the wood.

Snifter pours of both Confluence and Temptation will be $7 each. Please stop by and meet Rob, Vinnie and Natalie and try these rarely-seen, amazing beers before you head over to Sour Fest at Brouwer's.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Firestone Walker Beers Are Here

We're excited to announce that beers from Calfornia's Firestone Walker Brewing are now available at Bottleworks. We have 22-ounce bombers of their three flagship ales: Double Barrel Ale (DBA), Pale 31 and Union Jack IPA. These are all excellent beers, especially the Union Jack, which was one of the standout beers on display at yesterday's CA vs. WA Firkin-Firkin throwdown.

Also, this Saturday we'll be welcoming Firestone Brewmaster Matt Brynildson to the shop for a tasting from 5-7 pm. The tasting will cost $1 and includes bottle pours of the three beers mentioned above, as well as a limited amount of the draft version of the DBA. Don't miss the chance to meet one of the most talented craft brewers in the industry and sample some of his work.

Seattle Beer Week: Avery Brewing Tasting Today

Seattle Beer Week is headed down the home stretch and we're ramping things up a few notches at Bottleworks. Today we're hosting an Avery Brewing tasting with President and Brewmaster Adam Avery. We'll be pouring bottles of the different batches of the Collaboration Not Litigation Ale, as well as bottles of the Demons of Ale series (Samael's, The Beast & Mephistopheles).

Adam might have some surprises in store, so get here early. The tasting is from 4:30-6:30 pm and costs $1. If you weren't able to lock down a spot at the Avery Experience at Brouwer's tonight, you won't want to miss this. Hell...even if you're going to the Brouwer's event, you won't want to miss this.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Seattle Beer Week: Port Townsend Brewing Tasting Tonight

Not only is it Mother's Day (Happy Mother's Day, Moms), it's also Day 4 of Seattle Beer Week. We continue our daily tastings from 5-7 pm today with Port Townsend Brewing.

Tom from PT will be here, pouring from their entire lineup of bottles. Highlights include the Hop Diggidy IPA, Chet's Golden Ale and Strait Stout, but you really can't go wrong with any of Port Townsend's 10+ beers.

As usual, the tasting will cost $1. Bring Mom with you to sample some excellent Washington craft beer.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Seattle Beer Week: Pacific Beverage Tasting Tonight

Seattle Beer Week continues at Bottleworks tonight with a Pacific Beverage tasting from 5-7 pm. Pac Bev agent and Seattle Beer Collective member Mike Baker will be here pouring bottled and draft selections from the company's portfolio. The tasting costs $1 and includes:

Dupont Foret
Fuller's London Porter
Urthel Hop-It
Victory Hop Wallop

Allagash Grand Cru
Fuller's London Pride

Friday, May 8, 2009

Seattle Beer Week: Dogfish Head Tasting Tonight

Seattle Beer Week continues at Bottleworks with a vintage Dogfish Head tasting tonight from 5-7 pm. Devin from Dogfish Head will be on hand and we'll be pouring a few bottled vintages of the 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout and Fort. We'll also pour from bottles of this year's batch of Festina Peche and we'll have the Palo Santo Marron on draft.

The tasting is $1. Also, anyone who wants more than a sample of the Palo Santo Marron will be able to purchase it by the snifter.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

new brews 5/7

New Domestic:
Elysian Brewing Imperial Avatar Jasmine IPA (22oz.)

Returning Domestic:
Laughing Dog Alpha Dog (22oz.)

New Imports:
Brauerei Ried XXX Weisse (Austria, 6-11.2)
Fuller's London Pride (Now in 16.9oz. Cans)

Thanks for everyone who came out and made our Iron Horse tasting such a great event. Those who missed it can still catch their Imperial IPA on draft.

Seattle Beer Week: Iron Horse Tasting Tonight

Seattle Beer Week starts today and we're kicking things off with an Iron Horse tasting from 5-7 pm. Ross Chalstrom from Iron Horse will be here and we'll be pouring the following:

Brass Ass Brown Ale
Loco Imperial Red Ale
Quilter's Irish Death
Black IPA
Imperial IPA

The first four beers will be poured from bottles. The Imperial IPA will be on tap. As usual, the tasting will cost $1 and includes samples of each of the five selections.

If just a taste of the Imperial IPA isn't enough, feel free to buy a pint. Or, if you enjoy one of the other Iron Horse beers, have us crack open a bomber and share it with a friend for the price of the bottle plus a small corkage fee.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Brews 5/6

New Domestics:
Alaskan White Ale 6pk (AK)
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation Batch #3 22oz (CO)
Boulevard Double Wide IPA 750ml (MO)
Boulevard Long Strange Tripel 750ml (MO)
Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quadrupel 750ml (MO)
Boulevard ZŌN 6pk (MO)
Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale 22oz (CA)
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy 6pk (WI)
Midnight Sun Monk's Mistress 22oz (AK)
Samuel Adams Longshot Variety 6pk (MA)

Returning Domestics:
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale 6pk (CA)
Pike Monk's Uncle Tripel 22oz (WA)

Returning Imports:
Tetley's English Ale 4pk Nitro Cans (England)
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Tripel 330ml (Belgium)
Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Framboise 375ml (Belgium)

Deschutes Mirror Mirror Has Arrived

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Deschutes Mirror Mirror is here. We have a very limited amount, so there is a 2 bottle limit per customer. Get in here's gonna go fast!

UPDATE: As of 5:30 pm, our share of Mirror Mirror is SOLD OUT.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Bottleworks Taps Are Flowing!

Today was an exciting day here at Bottleworks. After months of anticipation, the much-rumored taps are flowing. No longer are we just a beer store--now you can also drink a glass or two from our five draft selections before choosing beers to take home. And if you're craving a beer we don't have on tap, grab any bottle from one of the coolers and have it here for a small corkage fee.

Here's what's on tap right now:

Russian River Pliny the Elder

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Southern Tier Jah*Va Imperial Coffee Stout

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils

Ninkasi Spring Reign

We hope you'll drop by soon and check out the exciting new addition to the store. And, by the way, we also added a few things to the shelves today:

New Domestic:

Boulevard Saison Brett 750ml (MO)

Returning Domestics:

Dogfish Head Burton Baton 12oz (DE)

Dogfish Head Festina Peche 4pk (DE)

Russian River Pliny the Elder 500ml (CA) (bottled 4/20/09)