Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
- 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.
- 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
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)
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)
Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis ABT 11.5oz (Canada)
Lousberg Golden Ale 750ml (Belgium)
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
Friday, May 15, 2009
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
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
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 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
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
Fuller's London Porter
Victory Hop Wallop
Allagash Grand Cru
Fuller's London Pride
Friday, May 8, 2009
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
Elysian Brewing Imperial Avatar Jasmine IPA (22oz.)
Laughing Dog Alpha Dog (22oz.)
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 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
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
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)
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale 6pk (CA)
Pike Monk's Uncle Tripel 22oz (WA)
Tetley's English Ale 4pk Nitro Cans (England)
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Tripel 330ml (Belgium)
Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Framboise 375ml (Belgium)
UPDATE: As of 5:30 pm, our share of Mirror Mirror is SOLD OUT.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Here's what's on tap right now:
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:
Boulevard Saison Brett 750ml (MO)
Dogfish Head Burton Baton 12oz (DE)
Dogfish Head Festina Peche 4pk (DE)
Russian River Pliny the Elder 500ml (CA) (bottled 4/20/09)