After a daring 3 post day yesterday, I am a bit spent. I really enjoyed the 52 Weeks on the Pub at Third Place, put together by Timperial Stout. That place looks awesome.
So, for today you get a little perspective on what the hell is happening in Seattle and where you need to be on this beautiful Friday evening:
Capitol Hill Block Party
First and foremost, this is on top of the list. This Capitol Hill music festival takes over the hill for the entire weekend. Those of you who were lucky to score $60 weekend passes probably noticed that they are going for over $300 now on Craigslist. Who would have thought that live music was an investment?
Anyways, If you are headed to the hill tonight, you will get to see the likes of Yeasayer, MGMT, Bear in Heaven, Holy Fuck and Jaguar Love. The lineup is pretty damn good.
The problem with CHBP is the lack of enjoyable ales. Typically, you are restrained to a few bars in the Pike & Pine Street area, between 10th and 12th Avenues. There are a few bars here, most notably Quinns, which has an amazing bottle list and typically a few good taps. Last year, they had most of their taps shut down to fill them with PBR and Mannys. Hopefully that is not the case again this year.
My memory was that I took off the bad sets and headed over to Odd Fellows Cafe to grab a Firestone Walker Union Jack. You can also head up to 12th and grab one of the amazing craft beers at Elysian Brewing.
In the words of “the goat”: “have good mosh-pitting.”
Superstars on at Brouwers Cafe
Well they never cease to amaze us with their incredible collection of beer on draft. Today they have two of my absolute favorite beers on earth: my favorite Imperial IPA and a Top 5 Sour Ale. From their Facebook:
Brouwer’s Cafe Just two of the many delicious beers on draft. We still have RR Supplication. We just tapped a keg of thus years batch of Boundary Bay’s Imperial Ipa.
The Beer Junction Hosts First Tasting
The Beer Junction is a quality bottle shop that just opened over in West Seattle. They are hosting their first-ever tasting event this evening. Guess who is the guest: Stone Brewing. From their twitter:
@thebeerjunction 1st tasting [today] w/ Stone! 5-8pm- pale ale, cali-belgique IPA, 14th anniversary IPA, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Russian Stout $2 tasting fee.
Naked City Blows Me Away
I love this place. Let me say it again – I love it. No place in Seattle offers you the amazing bar dichotomy of a brewery and a tap house. Right now they are showcasing their tap house abilities, with an amazing list of micros.
Check out their ever-evolving tap list at their website. But here is a snapshot: Russian River Consecration (Amatuer Hour’s favorite beer), Double Mountain Bonne Idee (our favorite saison made in US), Walking Man Homo Erectus, and Russian River Pliny the Elder (for all you Pliny Watchers out there).
Regardless of where you end up – it looks to be a heck of a night! Anything else that we missed? Post in comments below.