We are still planning out some fun summer events but we do have a few cask Fridays planned already.
Friday May 26th we have a cask from our friends at Cloudburst who sent us Fine Line experimental pale.
Friday June 2nd, we tap a keg of Holy Mountain Crownless. This is a super juicy pale that they added a special dry hopping to for our cask.
Friday June 9th, Reuben’s Brews/Alvarado Street Brewery International-Style Juice. 6% Super Juicy/hazy IPA collaboration
More casks to come as we empty ours and send them off to get filled, stay tuned.
We have 3 events this year for Seattle Beer Week.
Saturday, May 6th starting at 10AM we will be releasing our Anniversary beer. This years beer was brewed for us by The Ale Apothecary. Paul at The Ale Apothecary created a special beer to help us celebrate being in business for 18 years. The beer is a mixed fermentation ale (saccharomyces and lactobacillus) brewed with agave nectar and aged in Agave de Cortés Mezcal barrels generously sourced by our friends at Back Bar Project. 750ml bottles will be limited to 1 per person (we have just 204 bottles available for sale). This beer is only available in bottle so we will not have draft to pour, nor will we be doing bottle pours due to the scarcity. Bottles will be $45. We will also have bottles of The Ale Apothecary Sahalie, La Tache, and El Cuatro available on the same day.
Monday, May 8th from 6-8pm we will have our always highly anticipated Cellar Beer Tasting. This event is Sold Out.
Friday, May 12th, 4:20-6:30ish we will have our friends from Lagunitas Brewing Co. here to party. Expect 4 beers on draft, including a couple specialties as well as bottle pours of multiple Gnarleywine vintages, 12th of never can specials, and more.
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.
Friday, March 10th, 5PM-close. We will have Scott Travis from pFriem here and a bunch of rad beers on draft. We will be pouring their brand new Barrel-Aged Oude Bruin and have bottles of it for sale along with 5 other assorted offerings on draft.
Saturday, March 4th
Join us from 8:30pm-10:30pm and sip your favorite beer or cider while you listen to some fine music played directly from old 78rpm records.
Dig some excellent Blues, Jazz, Hillbilly, Gospel & Ethnographic records from the 1920’s through the 1950’s.
DJ JT (co-owner of Wall of Sound and co-author of Victrola Favorites) will be spinning exclusively 78rpm records from his collection.
With A Special Guest Appearance by DJ Rob Millis! (co-author of Victrola Favorites)
Swing by that evening and enjoy the sounds!
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.
Christmas Eve we will likely be closing early, say 7-8.
We will be closed on Christmas Day but back open the 26th normal hours.
New Years Eve we also will likely close a touch early, likely 9pm.
We will be closed for inventory all day New Years Day but back open normal hours on the 2nd.
The start of November brings our Internationally recognized Hand Turkey Contest. Bring your hand turkeys by or drop in and make one as you drink drink a pint. All entries will be displayed behind the bar. Entries must be in before Thanksgiving. Winner takes all contest with top turkey winning a prize.
Saturday 5th, 1PM. Finnriver Sour Plum Cyser release. This cider will be the second in a series we have made with Finnriver Cidery. Last years Country Peach release was so tasty we made the trip out again. This time the product is a mixed-fermentation cider with honey and sour plums. Brouwer’s Cafe will have it on draft to try and meet Andrew, the cidermaker and bottles will be available starting at 1.
Saturday 12th, Noon-2. Chimay. Drop by to meet the new rep for Chimay. Although most folks have tried the full lineup of Chimay’s Trappist ales, it’s always a good time to revisit them.
Friday 18th. 4PM. Seapine Cask night. The fine folks at Seapine brewing will be debuting this years batch of Skipine Bombhole Winter Ale with a cask on our bar. Taps at 4 and lasts till the cask runs dry.
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day as always but open all day the Wednesday before and the Friday after.