It might come as no surprise to those who drink a pint or two weekly here but our house IPA made by our friends at Reuben’s Brews has taken home some prestigious hardware. Triumvirate IPA has taken a gold medal at both the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. For the first time ever, Reuben’s is celebrating by doing a small canning run of Triumvirate. We will be releasing cans starting Saturday, December 9th when we open.
August 18th, we have our friends from Atwood Ales in Blaine here to showcase the beers made on their family farm. Josh and Monica from the brewery will be down for the event to answer any questions and also talk all about their brewery. We will have Dark Harbor on draft and will have bottle pours of No Whey Bro, a new brett version of their Grange saison wot try alongside the original and a possibly a new batch of their rhubarb sour. Fun starts at 5.
We got a new Bottleshop Collab Brew coming out tomorrow here at the shop, cans at 11am and draft at 5pm! Here’s the information on the Brew.
Name: Instant Karma
Style: Hazy IPA
Malt: 2row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, Huell Melon, Chinook
Appearance: Hazy, duh
Aroma:Tropical, Fruit Cup, Citrus, Grass, Spice
Flavor: Pepper, Lemon, Grassy, Pineapple
Extras: fermented with NE IPA yeast strain
ABV = 6.5%
IBU = 50
For more info on the Bottleshop Collaboration:
We’ve got a few happenings to close out the second half of the month and welcome spring to town.
Friday the 24th, 5PM we tap into a keg of Cloudburst Soul Proprietor IPA. This special juicy IPA was brewed exclusively for the finest bottleshops in the Puget Sound region known as the BCP (Bottleshop Collaboration Project). We will not be filing growlers as this is super limited. Stop by after 5 to enjoy a couple pints till it’s gone.
Saturday the 25th, 10AM. Holy Mountain Brouwer’s Cafe anniversary beer release (Vol. 12). We will open an hour early to help celebrate the lovely Brouwer’s Cafe turning 12. We will celebrate by releasing their newest anniversary beer made by the fine folks at Holy Mountain. As Brouwer’s doesn’t have the ability to sell bottles to go, this we be the only chance to purchase bottles to take home. You will be able to enjoy bottles at Brouwer’s and also on draft for their anniversary party the same day (starting at noon). We have 50 cases for sale. Bottles will be $20 with a 3 bottle per person limit. We will be opening at 10 (an hour early) for the sale but will not be pouring draft until noon. We will not have Vol. 12 on draft, so you will have to venture down to Brouwer’s to enjoy that. As we expect a line for this release, we will have an employee at the door making sure only a few people are in the store at once. However, we will have 2 registers open upfront to hopefully speedily process everyone. We don’t have a parking lot so please don’t park in the QFC lot (they can ticket you) and also please be respectful if you are here waiting in line. 45th is a well traveled corridor so please don’t impede on folks ability to walk/drive/go about their business and please don’t drink/bottleshare while you wait in line. It brings unwanted heat to our business that we certainly don’t need. Be good citizens. We will be trying our very best to get everyone in and out as quick as possible and will also try to update via social media when we get low/run out of bottles.
Friday the 31st. Seapine Brewing Maibock launch party. We will be tapping a bunch of kegs from our friends at Seapine including their seasonal Alpenhammer Maibock. Steven Trumbull Little from Seapine brewing will be here to celebrate. Drop by, bring a growler, and enjoy a few pints, and maybe win a prize.
Friday, April 7th at 4PM we tap a cask of Reuben’s Brews Bloody Crikey (Crikey IPA with blood orange). Swing by after work and expect a great time.
Join us Thursday, February 23rd to help celebrate our 18th Anniversary. We will have a killer draft line-up featuring both some prior years anniversary beers as well as some other gems. This years anniversary beer release will not be ready until around May (we are aiming for Seattle Beer Week). It was brewed a while ago by our friend Paul down at Ale Apothecary. It then rested in barrels until last November when it was bottled. This naturally refermented beer is now peacefully conditioning in bottles. So, we will have a beer to release, it just won’t be the normal end of February time frame. We are throwing a party anyway because we are still turning 18 and who doesn’t love a party? So stop by anytime on the 23rd. We will likely have cake at some point, open fun bottles to share at others, tap a cask of something sessionable, and will have delicious beers on draft all-day. On top of all that, we will have 10% off all bottles and cans to go.
We will be closed Tuesday, Jan 10th, for an employee outing but we will re-open Wednesday normal hours.
This Friday, Sept 30th from 5-9 we will be throwing a New Belgium Le Terroir sour party. On draft and available in bottles will be New Belgium’s always popular Le Terroir dry-hopped sour. We will also have 2 other very special beers on draft and who knows, maybe a fun bottle or two will get opened? Stop by for a jolly time.