Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fremont Back to School Special

Join us Friday, September 26th for a back to school party with Fremont Brewing Co. Come hang with the Fremont gang, try a whole bunch of their beers on draft including some one-offs and beers from our cellar, and learn all about their expansion plans. Fun starts at 4. Specials on cans and growler fills. Oh and a cask, the first one in the city, of Cowiche Canyon fresh hop IPA.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Closed Monday

We will be closed on Monday, August 25th for a staff retreat. We will be back open normal hours Tuesday the 26th in rough shape. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Firestone Walker Extravaganza

     We are proud to be hosting a Firestone Walker celebration on Saturday, August 16th.  Join our staff, along with some good folks from Firestone Walker Brewing Co., and drink some world class beers. Firestone Walker will be taking over 10 of our taps, 5 of which will be from our cellar. Expect some fun vintage beers including some extremely rare one-off batches. We will be slowly releasing a bunch of Firestone Walker bottles from our cellar throughout the day to match. We hope to run some games outside (washers, corn-hole etc.), weather permitting. Party starts at 1 and wraps up around 8-9 but kegs will remain tapped until they kick. Package and growler specials will be in effect during the event (no growlers on cellared beers). Bring some food, some friends, and have fun drinking some great beers. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beer Week Events

Tuesday, May 13th, 4-6pm: Sierra Nevada. We kick our Beer Week off with one of the industries oldest players and still a leader of the pack. Brewer Zak Driscoll will be here for a meet and greet and we will have some specialty draft pouring to make things even more fun. Come find out why after all these years Sierra Nevada is still a staff favorite.

Wednesday, May 14th, 5-8pm: Ballast Point. Ballast Point Brewing Co. has been a huge hit since we started carrying them last year. We will have folks here from Ballast Point to talk all about their core line-up as well as pour some specialties on draft. Package and growler fill specials the entire night.

Thursday, May 15th, 5-8pm: Dragon's Head Cider. Need a break from beer during Seattle Beer Week? We will have Dragon's Head Cider here from Vashon Island to show off their goods. We've been proud to carry Dragon's Head Cider since they started. Recently they've added a few new varieties. Drop by to try them and take a break from beer.

Friday May 16th, 5-9pm: Oakshire Brewing. Drop by to meet the folks from Oakshire Brewing, try three specialty draft offering not seen up here in Seattle, and get a shot at buying some rare bottles. Package and growler specials last the whole night.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Liquid Sunshine Release

Join us and the crew from Silver City Brewery on Friday, May 2nd from 5-8 for the release of their Liquid Sunshine Belgian-Style Tripel. We will have bottles for sale of this limited release, as well as draft to try plus a few other Silver City specialties alongside it.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Old Schoolhouse Night

Join us Friday April 4th for a night of Old Schoolhouse Brewery beers. We will have a pair have of hoppy beers on draft from Winthrop's finest; one old favorite and one new and very limited offering. In addition, we will have specials on bottles and pints for the evening. Dan the Hop Man Frueh will be here to answer questions and talk all things Old Schoolhouse Brewery.  Come find out why Old Schoolhouse is one the best selling Washington breweries we carry. Event runs from 5-8PM.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. Night

We are very excited to get to launch Bale Breaker Brewing Co. here in western Washington. For those who haven't gotten to try their beers yet, you are in for a hoppy treat. Surrounded by their family's hop fields, Bale Breaker's beers are hop forward across the board. We will have the Bale Breaker crew in house on Friday, March 28th from 5-8pm to welcome them to the market. We will have cans of their beer for sale (Topcutter IPA and Field #41 Pale) as well as 3 beers on draft for pints and growler fills. Come see why folks went Smokey and the Bandit to Yakima and back for these hoppy beers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shelton Brothers Tasting

      This Monday, March 3rd, we will have a special tasting featuring beers from the Shelton Brothers portfolio. Robert Merryman, their export manager will be in town alongside Geoff Sampson of Urban Family Distributing to show off some of their Belgian-style beers. The tasting will feature beers from the ever popular Cantillon as well as some lesser known gems from breweries such as Brouwerij De Molen and Brasserie de la Senne. The full tasting will feature six different 4oz. pours, each from a different brewery. We only have a limited amount of a few of these beers so we can only offer 30 tasting slots. The cost will be $16, with tickets/sign-up at the store, first come first served. We will break the 30 tastings into 2 start times so things are a little more comfortable in the shop with the first starting at 5 and the second at 6:30pm. Come try a few classics and maybe discover a few new favorites.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Anniversary Release

      Our annual Anniversary beer sale and party this year will be held on Tuesday, March 4th. Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey/Pizza Port Brewing was kind enough to help us make our beer this year and will be here to celebrate us making it fifteen years in the fine beer business.
      We expect this to be like the past few releases with a big rush when we open at 11 in the morning, a steady but quieter midday, and another afternoon/evening rush. Using drink tickets has worked well for us in the past so we will use them again. We can take exact change at the bar so bring some $5s and $1s or purchase drink tickets at the front register to be exchanged for beers at the bar. We will refund unused drink tickets. Bottles will be available as soon as we open. The first day price will be $20, with a limit of 12 bottles per person.
      Please know your limit. Our anniversary beer and some others we will have on draft will be strong, so be your own voice of reason so we don't have to (it would be a shame if you had to be asked to leave and didn't get a chance to buy bottles to go). Things will likely be too busy for our small shop so be patient, there is plenty of beer to go around. We do ask that you buy bottles as you leave, we will not allow people to bring boxes or bags back into the store once purchased. Lastly, we do not ship, nor do we sell beer over the phone to hold for future pickup. We are thrilled to celebrate 15 years in this great business and can't wait to share this token of our hard work with you. Cheers.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tieton Cider Works Night

Drop by from 5-8 this Thursday (Feb 13th) to sample some ciders from Washington's own Tieton Cider Works. It's been a while since we've had the Tieton Cider Works folks stop by for a tasting but they will be here just in time for Valentine's Day. Come learn about their family farm and taste some of the ciders they produce.