This Thursday marks the opening day of Seattle Beer Week, so events might be a bit Seattlecentric for the next week or two. For those of you who live in Seattle- awesome for you and for those of you who do not, its time to visit!
Monday, May 10, 2010
FredFest 2010: Portland, Oregon
6:00PM-10:00PM @ Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.
The date of this event recently changed from May 8th to May 10th. Check out our post for more information on the event.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Belgium Beer Fest: Santa Monica, California
4:00PM- 12:00AM @ the Library Ale House
This is just the beginning of a two-week festival featuring, you guessed it, Belgium style beers. Guests can purchase a logo Chimay glass for $15 and refill it with one of the 8 rotating Belgian handles for only $5 during the entire two weeks of the festival. Each beer will be on for one keg only, so once its gone.. its gone. This event stars: Goose Island‘s Matilda, Urthel Hop-it, Russian River‘s Consecration and many more.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Great Beers of the Great Lakes: Bronx, New York
7:00PM-9:00PM @ the Bronx Ale House
You know we have an affinity for beers from the Mid-West and now you lucky New Yorkers can drink up and report back. Beers from Founders Brewing Co. and Erie Brewing Co. will be available for your enjoyment. Cheers!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
OPENING DAY FOR SEATTLE BEER WEEK!!: Seattle, Washington
5:00PM @ Hales Ales Pub
Kick it off with visits to Hale’s Brewery for the featured SBW beer on cask, Shultzy’s Sausage for a special imported cask and end the night at Naked City Taphouse for some special Washington beers on tap!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Back in Black Stout Night: Seattle, Washington
3:00PM-3:00AM @ Brouwer’s Cafe
All I can say, is “Thank God this is on a Friday night.” With a line up of rare and wonderful stouts on tap, surely a beer lover will need a day to recover. Brouwer’s Cafe always gets the finest selections for these events, so if you’re a stout fan, this is not to be missed!
Lazy Boy Brewing Night: Seattle, Washington
5:00PM- close @ Naked City Taphouse
Come join Shawn Loring, owner and brewer for a night of special Lazy Boy Brewing beers! Prizes and giveaways will also be in the mix.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tour de Pints: Seattle, Washington
11:00AM @ Pike Brewing Co.
Grab your helmet, check your brakes and jump on your bike. Today is full of physical activity rewarded with plenty o’ beer. The Seattle Beer Week website states:
The 2010 Seattle Beer Week Tour de Pints, a bike ride with stops at some great beer bars, is now upon us. If you were there last year, we will be following a very similar route. Only one Feat of Strength this year as we hope to keep the group more together. We plan to spend about 30-45 mins at each location.
Route is as follows:
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Brett Brunch: Seattle, Washington
11:00AM- 2:00PM @ Hudson Public House
This is my dream brunch:
Seattle Beer Week- if only I could take a vacation from work to enjoy all of the amazing events lined up EVERY DAY. Those of you who get to go to an event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I want to live vicariously through you!
In celebration of world renowned brewer, Fred Eckhardt, Hair of the Dog will be hosting their 5th annual Fred Fest. Fred, known to many beer lovers as an American style barleywine is just one of many spectacular brews from Portland’s very own HOTD.
Below is a blurb from FredFestPDX’s blog regarding details about the event:
Attendees will be treated not only to a rare assortment of hand-selected beers, but also light fare cooked in beer and a birthday cake — complete with a round of “Happy Birthday” — just for Fred. Cheeses, chocolate, candy and even cereal will be offered in abundance so attendees can experience some of Fred’s famed beer-and-food pairings.
Cost for the event is $50 in advance ($60 at the door for the few remaining tickets, if any) and includes a souvenir glass, free ticket for a raffle of bottled specialty beers and four hours of sampling, sipping and story-telling with Fred. Tickets *are* limited and they are going fast (they’ve sold out every year to date), so order yours today before it’s too late!
So get ready, Monday, May 10, 2010 from 6:00PM until 10:00 PM at Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.’s digs. You will be in the company of some amazingly unique and well executed beers. As always, 100% of the proceeds from FredFest and the related auctions will go to a charity of Fred’s choice. This year, Fred has named the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as the 2010 recipient of the fest.
A quick side note- use the directions to the brewery that are posted on their website. Your GPS will bring you to a place that does not serve beer and that is very upsetting.
Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. makes several beers that are worth your time and pleasure. You have your attainable beers such as Blue Dot, a smooth IPA, Ruth, your quintessential American Pale Ale, Adam, first brewed in Dortmunder, Germany and Fred, a barleywine. Now, on to those HOTD beers that make my eyes pop out of my skull when I see them in bottles and, the unthinkable, on tap. Fred from the wood is aged to perfection, Doggie Claws, a heavy, flavorful, seasonal barleywine and B.O.B (my personal favorite and a rarity that is not bottled to my knowledge) a lambic style beer aged in wine barrels.
HOTD is a highly respected brewery. All of their beers are easy to drink, entice your taste buds and encourage a greater love of beer. These are the reasons why we LOVE this brewery.