Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Seattle Beer Week Events

Sunday 22nd, 12-3PM
The Instrument vs. The Ornithoid
w/ Firestone Walker


David Walker, owner/founder of Firestone Walker Brewing company will be here to debut the latest batch of Parabola. We will be selling bottles to go as well as pouring Parabola, 14, and Black Xantus. Our keg of Parabola went pretty quick last year and we expect a similar turnout. This event will run on a ticket system. Purchase tickets as you come in to be exchanged for beers at the bar. Any unused tickets will be refunded. We will not take cash or run a tab at the bar due to the high demand. There will be two types of tickets; one color gets you Firestone Walker beer, the other gets you Hair of the Dog beer. Tickets for each event will only be sold at the start of each event. For those planning to stay for both events, please pace yourselves so we don't have to. There's plenty of beer to go around, it's not a race and almost everything will be strong. Let's all have a good time and keep things in check.


Sunday 22nd, 4PM
Hair of the Dog Crashes Bottleworks

Alan Sprints, owner and brewer at Hair of the Dog will be here to pour a beer or two of his. One will be a very special, limited blend of lambic from Belgian brewery Bockor with his own beer. The party ends when the keg does. This event will run on a ticket system. Purchase tickets as you come in to be exchanged for beers at the bar. Any unused tickets will be refunded. We will not take cash or run a tab at the bar due to the high demand. There will be two types of tickets; one color gets you Firestone Walker beer, the other gets you Hair of the Dog beer. Tickets for each event will only be sold at the start of each event. For those planning to stay for both events, please pace yourselves so we don't have to. There's plenty of beer to go around, it's not a race and almost everything will be strong. Let's all have a good time and keep things in check.






Tuesday 24th, 3-6PM
New Belgium Sensory Evaluation Class


Join New Belgium Brewing Company's own Jamie Mastin for an afternoon of beer education. He will start with an overview of the off flavors/aromas commonly found in beer. Then each attendee will learn how to identify off-flavors and what causes them. You will never experience beer the same way again! Following will be a discussion about wild yeast strains. We will taste examples of New Belgium Brewing's own beers that are made with wild yeasts as well other examples such as Cantillon and Cascade. Take home a free New Belgium globe glass as well. The class is only open to 16 lucky individuals and is first-come, first-served. Sign up by stopping by the shop with your $5 entrance fee.


Wednesday 25th, 5-8PM

Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA Release
w/ Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

Erik Carels from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company will be here to debut Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA. We'll be tapping the keg at 5PM and running a special on growlers all evening. Be sure to grab a bottle or two on your way out if you want any to enjoy at home, we'll be the only place to get them during Seattle Beer Week.


Friday 27th, 5PM

Trappist Beer Night

Trappist beer takes over Bottleworks. Representatives from Orval, Rochefort, Chimay, Westmalle, and La Trappe will be here to pour their beers and answer any questions. Come learn some history and taste an elite group of beers.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival

Couldn't get tickets to Hair of the Dog's FredFest but still want to take a trip? Gluten Intolerant and wish you had your own festival to go to? Maybe you just love beautiful Orcas Island and drinking local Mead and Cider. Check out some of Bottleworks' favorites at the Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Seattle Cigar Expo

In the heart of the city and at the home of the famed Space Needle – for one day Seattle Center will be transformed into Seattle's Biggest Cigar Lounge benefiting CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA.

Adults will converge for a weekend of on site indulgence, lifestyle vendors, cigar retailers, fine cuisine, Pacific Northwest wine sampling, premium spirits sampling with a large portion of all of these elements hailing from right here in the Pacific Northwest. Cigar enthusiasts from around the Pacific Northwest will converge to ply their passion for cigars, reunite with old friends, make new friends, and celebrate the cigar culture. You are invited to join us in this year's premier Cigar Event.

When: Saturday, August 20th 2011
What Time: Noon - 1pm VIP entry for meet and greet (Limited to 100 Tickets)
What Other Times: 1pm - 8pm General Ticket
Where: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA. 98109
What: Cigars, spirits, wine tasting, fine cuisine, boutique coffee roaster, cigar retailers, lifestyle vendors
What Else: music, burlesque performance, panel discussion, CRA seminar, Cigar rolling
What? Opening Party: Friday August 19th @ Brouwer’s CafĂ© (VIP’s, Retailers and Manufacturers)
What? Closing Party: Saturday August 20th @ The Vertigo Club (VIP’s, Retailers and Manufacturers)