Last week we published an article about Washington Beer Festival, which begins tomorrow at Brouwers Cafe. Brouwers will be clearing every single tap in the house for Washington brewers and matching the exquisite beer offerings with some locally sourced food options.
If you want to check up on the event as it develops, check out Brouwers’ website. But, the bar released its initial version of the tap list. We are speechless.
Anacortes Tenth Anniversary, AnacortesBig Al Alt Bier, SeattleBig Time Big Dance, SeattleBirdsview Cardiac Arrest Strong Brown Ale, ConcreteBlack Raven All Washington Fresh Hop, RedmondBoundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout, BellinghamChuckanut Pilsner, BellinghamDer Blokken Sacred Hop IPA, Bremerton (fairly sure this is their first visit across the Sound)Diamond Knot Whip Ale, MukilteoDick’s Bottleworks RyePA, CentraliaElliot Bay Mashing Pumpkin, Seattle / BurienElysian The Great Pumpkin, SeattleEmerald City Dotties, SeattleFlyers Proptoberfest, Oak HarborFremont Harvest Saison, SeattleGeorgetown Choppers, SeattleHales Super goose, SeattleHarmon ESB, TacomaHood Canal Dosewallip, KingstonIron Horse Fresh Hop, EllensburgLaht Neppur Piper Canyon Scotts Ale, WaitsburgLazyboy Big Double Trouble, EverettMaritime Bosuns Black Porter, SeattleNaked City Fresh Hop Saison, Seattle (have yet to try; got to love the creativity)New Belgium Trip VI, Seattle / Fort CollinsNorth Sound Brewing Hop Chops IPA, Mount Vernon (loved the first few things i had from them)North Sound Brewing X-batch Single Hop IPA, Mount VernonNorthern Lights IPA, SpokaneOdin Smokey Bacon, Seattle (people have loved this!)Palouse Falls Crimson Pride Amber, PullmanParadise Creek Dirty Blonde, PullmanParadise Creek Over the Hop, Pullman (ummm? who?!)Peaks Trainwreck, Port AngelesPike Double IPA, SeattlePort Townsend Green Tea Golden, Port TownsendRam Northgate Locavore Fresh Hop, SeattleRed Hook Eisbock, WoodinvilleRiver Port BullseyePA,Clarkston (again, who?!)Rogue Issaquah CASK Belgian Pale, IssaquahRogue Issaquah Wet Frog , IssaquahSchooner Exact CASK Cascade Dry-Hopped 3 Grid, SeattleSchooner Exact Fresh Hop, SeattleSeven Seas Ballz Deep, Gig HarborSilver City Blonde, SilverdaleSilver City Fat Bastard, SilverdaleSkaggit Black Jack Lager, Mount VernonSkaggit Gospel IPA, Mount VernonSkookum Mule Strong Ale, Arlington (loved the few things ive had from them; strong = interesting)Snipes Two Fresh, SunnysideSnoqualmie Belgian Wit, SnoqualmieThree Skulls Coconut Porter, Seattle (every coconut porter i’ve had has killed)
Two Beers Pumpkin Spice, SeattleTwo Beers Summer Hop, SeattleYakima Brewing Ipa 1, Yakima
Saturday was a good beer day- Big Al Brewing Co. for a sampler: Tripple, Alt Bier, Abbey Wheat, Smoked Porter and the IPA were all very tasty. The Alt Bier and Abbey Wheat stood out among the crowd. We stopped at Cask in West Seattle, a new wine/beer bar that opened just 5 weeks ago. The owner offers a “to-go” section that focuses on imports. We stayed for just one, Fremont Brewing Co.’s Interurban IPA dry hopped with Cascade hops, Lime, Orange and Grapefruit zest. Damn good. Porter House- just across the street has about 12-15 beers on tap- Pliny the Elder was up for grabs but I went with this new brewery- North Sound Brewing. Both their Stout (classic dry Irish stout served on Nitro) and their IPA were stellar. A night in was filled with IPAs- 7 Seas Ballz Deep Double IPA (in a tall boy can) and an IPA from Yakima Craft Brewing Co. But now for your week in beer:
Monday, August 30, 2010
Southern Tier Tasting: Jacksonville, Florida
4:00PM-7:00PM @ Grassroots Natural Market
Although I do not know what beers will be poured- Southern Tier will not disappoint!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Founders Nemesis Tapping: South Bend, Indiana
8:00PM-10:00PM @ Fiddler’s Hearth Public House
Nemsis, Founders’ Barley Wine is out and available tonight! Stop by and if you get your hands on this, please report back to bb.com. Look for this beer at your local beer bar – you lucky people that live in the mid-west or north east!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Back to (Beer) School, Mikkeller: New York, New York
11:30AM-11:30PM @ The Ginger Man
Get schooled on hops and yeast! The Ginger Man will be featuring Mikkeller’s Single Hop Series and their Yeast Series. The beers in the Single Hop Series use a control recipe with a different hop in each brew, showcasing the flavors and aromas of one variety of hop. Same rules for the Yeast Series, this time with varying yeast strands. The Single Hop Series will be on draught and the Yeast Series will be in bottle format.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Best of the Belgians: Beverly, Massachusetts
6:00PM-9:00PM @ Bogie’s Beer and Wine
Tonight- 15 beers…15 different styles….including Rochfort 8 & 10, Orval, Duvel, and many more. There will also be a special something from De Struise. This event is free, but Bogie’s is asking for a $5.00 donation. All proceeds will be donated to MCPCA Walk for the Animals.
Friday, September 3, 2010
The Little Woody Barrel- Aged Brew Festival 2010: Bend, Oregon
5:00PM-10:00PM @ Des Chutes Historical Museum
The Little Woody celebrates this ancient brewing technique as adapted by American craft brewers, featuring beers aged in wine barrels, whisky barrels and oak barrels, which uniquely flavors and intensifies the beer. The Little Woody 2010 will encompass two days-September 3 from 5 -10pm and September 4 from 12pm -10pm on the lawn of the Des Chutes Historical Museum in Downtown Bend. Admission to the event includes a commemorative glass. A tasting package is available and includes a commemorative glass and tasting tickets. For more information click here.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Tour de Fat: Fort Collins, Colorado
10:00AM-4:00PM @ New Belgium Brewing Co.
Annual national moving bike festival put on by hometown heroes New Belgium. Featuring bands, good people, good brews and a damn good reason to get silly! Bring a bike and a funky costume for maximum enjoyment. For more info, click here.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
6th Annual Festival of Iowa Beers: Amana, Iowa
1:00PM-5:00PM @ Millstream Brewing Co.
Iowa microbrews are getting some love today- Come down to the brewery and taste the best beers that Iowa has to offer and meet the brewers who make these great brews as they serve you. Live music, local food will also be part of the event! Proceeds go the the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation and Iowa Brewers Guild.
So thats your week in beer. If you go to an event, want us to post about an event, please leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Cheers!