This weekend, Friday through Sunday, Maritime Pacific is pulling out all the stops to celebrate one year since the grand opening of its new Jolly Roger taproom in Ballard.
Its been 21 years since this brewery began and after many years serving beers out of the small taproom on Leary Ave (with the brewery right next door), Maritime Pacific opened the new Maritime Pacific Brewery and Pub one year ago.
It seems like just yesterday, I was standing outside (3rd in line) watching beer lover after beer lover line up behind me. It was a successful day to say the least.
Starting tomorrow Maritime will be offering a different cask every day through Sunday starting at 5PM each day.
They will have a special cask on the bar each night starting at 5pm, as well as some special menu items from the kitchen. All pints of beer will be just $3 from tonight through Saturday, and on Sunday beers will be just $2.50 in honor of their anniversary. Each day with bring a special beer on tap.
February 18th – Special Release of Navigator Weizenbock aged with vanilla beans
February 19th – Dry Hopped, Oak Aged Imperial IPA
February 20th – Jolly Roger Christmas Ale aged with Oak Chips soaked in Rum
This Brewpub has amazing food. So of course, to celebrate food specials are in order.
Seared Halibut Cheeks tossed in Moroccan spices with pistachio cous cous & preserved lemon
Smoked Pork Spare Ribs dressed in ghost chili-mustard BBQ sauce served with Cheese Grits
Deep fried calamari lightly breaded in blue corn and seasoned flour served with a Habanero / Buttermilk aioli
Congrats on all the success with the new space and with the new brew for 2011 Seattle Beer Week this May! Is it May yet?
Well we’re here. We waited in line a chilly 35 minutes but our devotion paid off, as we were persons 4 and 5 in the door. The new Jolly Roger filled our senses and we embarked on a journey for cold beer (ok, I got cask but it’s still kind of cold).
The Jolly Roger shut down four months ago to prepare for a move to it’s new digs on Ballard Way in between Ballard and Fremont.
The space is beautiful, a testament to the hard work expended by George Hancock and his crew. The new area is larger without losing much of the cozy warming feeling that the ole Roger held.
From the massive treasure map mural floor to the large aluminum cut Jolly Roger on the wall, the space is teeming with the brewery’s signature iconography.
The bar and cupboards are freshly constructed, and the woody scent fills the air. The same old bar construction remains, the vessel’s steering wheel-like tap lineup intact.
Today the Roger is pouring all it’s favorites, including Nightwatch and Imperial IPA, which it added in cask.
Get here soon I you want to get in. The line outside is close to 100 deep for those hoping to grab some $2.00 beers today.
Good job George and crew! Good luck to Maritime Pacific in their new digs!