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Nothing To Do in Seattle Tonight? Hit Some New Belgium Events

October 5, 2010 3 comments

A look inside Whiskey Bar, Seattle, WA. Photo creds: sortuv.com

New Belgium Brewing is holding a few events this evening, in Seattle. If you have nothing going on, there is no reason to miss out on the opportunity to taste some very rare NB offerings.

The Colorado brewer has been very active in the area of late. We assume this is in part related to the ongoing collaboration with Seattle’s Elysian Brewing, with whom New Belgium recently released the sixth installment of its Trip series of beers. Check out Jess’ article on the series by following this link.

Tonight you can catch New Belgium at either of these two fine events:

New Belgium Brewers Night @ The Whiskey Bar

Wow. So glad that I heard about this event. New Belgium’s Brewer’s Night features New Belgium-Elysian Trip VI Fresh Hop IPA, Lips of Faith Sahti, NB-Elysian Trip III Sour brown, Lips of Faith Fall Wild Ale (Dubbel w/ Brett), 1554, & Lips of Faith Matty’s Dunkelweiss.

All of these beers are incredible. Most of these beers are a hard find in Washington. I am most intrigued by the Lips of Faith Sahti, the latest addition to this absolutely mouth-watering collective of beers. The Sahti is rumored to feature much of the flavors found in Trip IV, which is one of my favorites. The brewery stated that it will almost mimic Trip IV with “maybe a slight tweak in percentages but same grain bill for sure.” That means juniper, rye, and amarillo magic. Don’t miss it.

You probably also want to try the Dunkelweiss and the Trip III, before its gone for good. Oh yeah – the Fresh Hop will be pouring as well.

The Whiskey Bar is at 2000 2nd Ave # 101, Seattle, WA. Get there at 7:00 PM, when this event kicks off!

New Belgium/Elysian Brewing Trip VI Firkin @ The Hopvine

Its Harvest Beer Week at the Hopvine! Tonight, Oct. 5th is Cask Night at the bar. They will be rolling out a firkin of New Belgium-Elysian Trip VI Fresh Hop IPA.

This is the last remaining cask of this amazing beer! You will not want to miss a chance at tasting this off the cask.

Hopvine is at 15th Ave E., Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA. The event kicks off at 6:00 PM.

URGENT: Hate Your Car? Want a Rad Bike? New Belgium is Still Looking For You!

One of the excellent bikes made by Black Sheep

We just received a press release from New Belgium Brewing indicating that they are yet to find a Car-for-Bike swapper for this weekend’s Tour de Fat stop in Seattle. If you are feeling the need to dump that crappy gas guzzler and pick up an amazing, hand-crafted Black Sheep cruiser – make your case!

We discussed the Tour de Fat in a post here last week. If you are interested in being the central figure in this years Tour de Fat extravaganza, visit their website and submit your video. You need to make a commitment to being car-free for at least a year. Believe us, we made this decision about 5 months ago and have yet to look back! Its a worthwhile change.

Here is the information provided to us by New Belgium. We hope to see you out at the festival:

Ft. Collins, CO, July 27, 2010 – Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, will stop in Gas Works Park on July 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Get your costumes and bike ready, and join us to honor mankind’s greatest invention.

For the fourth year in a row, Tour de Fat is looking for volunteers to accept the swapper challenge. One volunteer in each city will give up their car and receive a hand-built Black Sheep (http://www.blacksheepbikes.com/) commuter bike. The volunteer is chosen after submitting a video or essay describing their desire to live sans-car for a year.  To submit an application, log on tohttp://www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fatA swapper is still needed in Seattle!

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds from the Seattle stop will go to The Bicycle Alliance of Washington (www.bicyclealliance.org) and Bike Works (http://www.bikeworks.org/).  Since its inception, the philanthropic cycling circus has raised more than $1 million on behalf of non-profit organizations.

What: New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat
When:
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Where:
Gas Works Park

Tentative Schedule:
10:00 a.m.      Bike Parade Registration
11:00 a.m.      Bike Parade Launch
12:00 p.m.      Performances Begin
12:20 p.m.      The SLOW RIDE
1:30 p.m.        The Great Bike Story Contest for New Belgium Cruiser Bike
2:35 p.m.        Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration
4:50 p.m.        Faux Finale
4:55 p.m.        Faux-Real finale
5:00 p.m.        Curtain Closes

Acts:
Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt (http://theterrorpigeondancerevolt.com/hi.html)
The Dovekins (http://www.myspace.com/dovekins)
A Honeymoon Cabaret (http://www.daredevilchicken.com/honeymoon.html)
Jonathan Burns (http://www.comedystunts.com/)
Americaine: Stupide

Benefitting:
The Bicycle Alliance of Washington and Bike Works

Sustainable Support:
Sustainable Seattle (www.sustainableseattle.org)

See www.tour-de-fat.com for the Tour de Fat credo, schedules, videos and more.  Also visit our Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Belgium-Tour-de-Fat/10150099069050417?ref=ts .

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