Friday, July 18, 2014

A Night with Logsdon on July 22nd.


Today, Friday, July 18th at 4pm we will be tapping a firkin of London Calling British Pale Ale from Reuben's Brews in Ballard.  Adam is a football (soccer fan), follow this link for the story behind the beer.  We will also be playing the Clash at the time of the tapping.
Here are the beer details-- 4.7% ABV-- 35 IBU's--This beer was brewed with Gorilla FC and Seattle Spurs Supporters Club.  Notes of toffee and blueberry are wrapped in a smooth, caramel body with a lightly bitter, crisp finish.  A percentage of the proceeds of this batch will be donated to Street Soccer Seattle.

See you today at 4pm.


photo taken from Washington Beer Blog


We have a Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Event on , Tuesday, July 22nd starting at 6pm.  What better time to drink   We thought it would be a great time to pour some of the Logsdon Beer in the cooler.  We will be pouring:

Far West Vlaming (6.5%)
Our organic red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and a variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character. The aged beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.

Seizoen Bretta (8%)—we will have ’13 and ‘14 vintages
Our organic farmhouse ale is brewed in small batches on a traditional farm brewery as it has historically been made for hundreds of years. This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and a soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity. For the most satisfying results, store upright in a cold, dark place and enjoy in a proper glass. 
Certified Organic

The Conversion Ale (7.8%)
Logsdon’s first wild ale, this is a tart, juicy ale brewed in the farmhouse tradition and opened to wild fermentation.


And their newly released Tripel. 

Please join us on Tuesday, July 22nd.

On Wednesday, July 30th we are hosting a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event.  Sierra undertook the momentous task of getting 12 breweries to collaborate on 12 individual beers and put them all in to a 12 pack.  At our event we will have all 12 beers available on draft, for your imbibing pleasure. There will also be an opportunity to win a trip to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp to brew a beer with other Beer Camp winners.  Here's a trailer that tells the story better than we can.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You want to drink Chimay Red on draft!

We invite you to join us tomorrow, July 9th, to drink a Chimay Red or Chimay "Première" on draft.  This is the first time that it has been available on draft in Seattle.  This is an exciting opportunity to drink a great Trappist Bier.

What follows is a blurb from their website:
The Chimay "Première" was the first beer brewed at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey by the Trappist fathers in 1862.
Its current recipe was crafted by Father Théodore when he recreated the brewery after World War II. He was directly inspired by the original recipes from the beginnings of the brewery.

We have a couple of other events coming up in the near future as well:
A night with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales from Hood River, on Tuesday, July 22nd @6pm. We will be pouring multiple vintages of Seizoen Bretta, their new Tripel, Far West Vlaming and Conversion Ale.  

Seizoen Bretta (say-soon'-brett'-ah)  GOLD at the Great American Beer Festival, 2012

This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with it's beeswax seal, is na.turally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta.  Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation. 
​8.0% ABV, 35 IBU 


Far West Vlaming (far-west-flam'-ing)     >Voted as 20 best sour beers in 2014<

This Red Ale is brewed in the 'Vlaming' or West Flanders style. A combination of pale, crystal, and dark roasted barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops, with a select variety of yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our Red Ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity, tart character.The agest beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish. 
​6.5% ABV, 16 IBU

The Conversion
Northwest Sour Ale, brewed in the farmhouse tradition opened to fermentation with wild yeast and bacteria. malt sweetness with a flavorful hop character gives way to layers of acidity and tartness. This beer represents our transition to wilds ales: tart and juicy with lots of traditional farmhouse goodness. Our conversion to the wild side.
7.7% ABV, 25 IBU

Then on Wednesday, July 30th we host the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event.  Sierra Nevada has for awhile released a Beer Camp box set, where they highlighted their favorite beers brewed at their Beer Camps.  This year instead of picking they decided that they would pick 12 breweries from around the country that they wanted to Collabeerate with and make a mixed 12 pack that would have every one of the collaborations in it.  The 12 pack is scheduled to be released in the area soon, on July 30th we will be tapping all 12 beers here.  Here just watch this trailer....




Then we are in to August!  Bring it on Summer!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Barley Brown's Pallet Jack tapping!


The title says it all.. Barley Brown's have you heard of them?  The are from Baker City, OR and produce some rad IPA's, Gold Medal winning IPA's for that matter.  We were fortunate enough to receive one of their Pallet Jack IPA kegs and will be pouring it on Tuesday, July 1st.  You will want to put this in your face for sure.  What better way to say good bye to June and hello to July? 

Barley Brown's & Baker City Brewing Co. snag 5 medals AND Brewery of the Year at GABF 2013!

Pallet Jack IPA took home Gold in the largest category judged - American Style IPA
Shredder's Wheat - Gold - American Style Wheat Beer
Hand Truck Pale Ale - Gold - International Style Pale Ale
Don Vanuchi "The Killer" - Silver - Foreign Style Stout
Fresh Hop Pallet Jack - Bronze - Fresh Hop Ale
Baker City Brewing Company and brewmasters Marks Lanham and Eli Dickison were named Brewery and Brewers of the Year in the small brewery category

As you can see this is a not to be missed opportunity to drink a Gold Medal winning beer.  See you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An opportunity to drink rare Anchorage Brewing Beers!




We welcome you to join us for this rare opportunity to enjoy a few offerings from Anchorage Brewing. 
For those of you not familiar with Anchorage here is a short description taken from their website:

Founded by brewer Gabe Fletcher, Anchorage Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries to open in Alaska. Specializing in barrel fermentation with brettanomyces and souring cultures. Blurring the lines between new and old styles of beer and brewing procedures, we take extreme steps to produce some of the most unique beers ever made.
"WHERE BREWING IS AN ART & BRETTANOMYCES IS KING!”

On Wednesday , June 18th @ 6pm we will be pouring 4 different beers from them, 3 from bottles-these will be limited—and one on draft.

Deal with the Devil Barleywine:  17%you should remember this one from Hardliver..it’s awesome, here is the commercial description:
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels. 
Available 3oz for $9

Artic Saison: (Grassroots Brewing)  6%  a collaboration with Shaun Hill and Gabe from Anchorage

This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bring with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead Family. Share. Consider. Enjoy...
Available 6oz for $7

Between the Staves: (a collaboration with Crooked Stave) 7%
A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.
Available 6oz for $7

Calabaza Boreal ( a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin) 7%-- Available 12oz for $10

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche

When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!

Please come and join us and taste some great beer from the state of Alaska.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We survived Seattle Beer Week....and have planned a Brewery Launch

Thanks to all of you for your support in making this Seattle Beer Week a roaring success.  Thank you for making Back in Black Stout Fest, Beer and Burger Battle and Sour Fest awesome this year.  How nice was it to be drinking sour beer in the sun on Thursday, May 15th? Lets do it again next year.   Here's to more great events!


That said we have a new brewery from Vancouver, WA that is coming to the Seattle market and we are pleased to be hosting the launch of Heathen Brewing on Thursday, June 12th @6pm. Here is there story:

Heathen Brewing is a small craft brewery that was created from the soul of home brewing. The realization that we as a people want to break the corporate strong hold on the beer industry and get back to using local ingredients in small craft batch brewing has demanded the formation of Heathen Brewing. At Heathen Brewing we make small batches of "Progressive Ales for the Promiscuous Palate". It all begins with fresh, high quality ingredients and that means sourcing those ingredients from those in our community. The freedom to create seasonal and experimental beer will allow Heathen Brewing to truly test the palate of our community. The Heathen way will move quickly towards the new hops and malts that are being introduced as science, technology and the American spirit create new versions of classic recipes. This forward thinking will create new and unique recipes that will tantalize the tongues of the Heathen Faithful. Through the love of travel and the appreciation of different cultures many beer recipes can now be formed or re-born 10 barrels at a time.

We will be offering 4 beers from their portfolio.  We are still finalizing what those offerings will be.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beer and Burger Battle results and are you ready for Sour Fest?



We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Beer and Burger Battle that took place on Tuesday, May 13th.  It was a tough call as Schooner Exact, Ninkasi, Boneyard and Almanac all made great burgers, and brought delicious beers to compliment them, but in the end it came down to the numbers. Since it is a Beer and Burger Battle we looked at the totals for both beers poured and burgers ordered, with slightly more weight placed on the burgers.

For the first time in the 5 year history of this event, we have a repeat winner!

1st  Drew Cluley and the Big Time have done it again with the Sloth Burger.  He won last year with a similar burger, and is always a local favorite.

Figuring out 2nd through 5th was not as easy, but after some debate we went with:

2nd  Ninkasi - who actually sold 2 more burgers than Big Time, but less than half the number of beers (who knew Kim chi was so popular!).

3rd  Boneyard – sold far and away the most beer, but lagged in burger orders. Were folks scared off by “Top Ramen” in the title of their burger?

4th  Almanac - everyone loves sours and they were the only brewery to go through a whole 1/6 barrel of one of their beers, but they unfortunately fell behind in burger orders.

5th  Schooner Exact – a good number of folks ordered their delicious “Smokey & The Bandit” burger, and great selection of beers, but unfortunately just not enough!

It was hard to decide and it was a close competition for sure, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the brewers (competitors) for taking part in the battle, and all of you for attending.  

Are you ready for some sour beer?  Here is the list to start things off tomorrow....

 

All pours are 12oz unless otherwise stated
10 Barrel  Cucumber Berlinerweisse (4%) Bend ...................................... $7.00
10 Barrel Apricot Berlinerweisse (4.2%) Bend ........................................ $7.00
10 Barrel Sparkle Party (4 %) Bend........................................................ $7.00
Almanac Bbl-Aged Pèche (7%) San Francisco ...................................... $9.00
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Pluot (6%) San Francisco............................ $9.00
Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight (7%) San Francisco.................... $9.00
Anderson Valley Grand Cru (8%) Boonville........................................... $9.00
Ballast Point Sour Wench Berlinerweisse (6%) San Diego....................... $9.00
Bear Republic Tartare Berlinerweisse ’12 (4%) Healdsburg.................... $6.00(6oz)
Big Al Time Capsule August ‘08 (6%) White Center................................ $9.00
Birrificio Del Ducato Frambozschella (5%) Soragna.............................. $9.00(6oz)
Black Raven King Dandy (8.5%) Redmond............................................. $7.00
Boneyard Funky Bunch (6%) Bend......................................................... $8.00
Breakside A Saison in Hell ( %) Portland............................................... $9.00
Breakside Kriek with Brett (7.9%) Portland............................................. $9.00
Cantillon  Rosé de Gambrinus ’13 (5%) Brussels..................................... $10.00(6oz)
Cantillon Cuvée Saint Gilloise ’13 (5%) Brussels..................................... $10.00(6oz)
Cascade Cherry Bourbonic Plague (12.6%) Portland............................. $7.00(6oz)
Cascade Elderberry (8.1%) Portland....................................................... $6.00(6oz)
Cascade Live Barrel: Grenadine (8%) Portland...................................... $6.00(6oz)
Cascade Live Barrel: L’aGent Orange (10.7%) Portland........................ $6.00(6oz)
Cascade Live Barrel: Marshmallow Apples (8%) Portland....................... $6.00(6oz)
Cascade Supracot (8.5%) Portland......................................................... $6.00(6oz)
Crux Fermentation Banished Better Off Red Flanders Red (6%) Bend..... $6.00(6oz)
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (9%) Hood River.................................... $8.00(6oz)
Double Mountain Rainier Kriek ’12 (9.4%) Hood River.......................... $8.00(6oz)
Elysian Black Bretty (4.8%) Seattle......................................................... $6.00(12oz)
Engine House #9 End of an Era Wild Ale (6%) Tacoma......................... $9.00
Engine House #9 Rhubarb Wild (6%)Tacoma......................................... $7.00(6oz)
Epic Beet Down Sour (6%) Seattle.......................................................... $9.00
Finnriver Sour Cider (6%) Chimacum..................................................... $6.00(6oz)
Firestone Walker Agrestic Sour Ale (6.1%) Paso Robles......................... $7.00(6oz)
Green Flash Super Freak (10.7%) San Diego ........................................ $9.00
Hales Sour Porter Nitro (7%) Seattle...................................................... $5.00
Local Option/Against the Grain Kentucky Common Wild Ale (6.5%) ...... $6.00(6oz)
Logsdon Cerasus (8.5%) Hood River...................................................... $7.00(6oz)
Logsdon Peche and Brett (10%) Hood River.......................................... $7.00(6oz)
Lompoc Cherry Christmas (5%) Portland............................................... $9.00
Lost Abbey Brouwer’s Imagination #2 ’10 (9.5%) San Marcos.............. $6.00(6oz)
Lost Abbey Red Poppy (6.5%) San Marcos............................................ $6.00(6oz)
Mikkeller/To ØL Betelgeuze (5.5%) Oostvleteren.................................... $9.00(6oz)
Naked City Wild At Heart (8%) Seattle.................................................. $9.00
New Belgium Biere De Mars (Leopold Peach Whisky Barrels)(6.2%)FC. $7.00
New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie ’12 (6%) Fort Collins..................... $7.00
New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Terroir ’13 (7.5%) Fort Collins................ $8.00
New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek (8%) Fort Collins............................ $8.00
Oakshire Bellatrix ½ Tribute to Belgian Beer ( 5.4%) Eugene ……………..$9.00    
Port Townsend Chet’s Kriek (5.5%) Port Townsend................................ $8.00
Propolis Ostara Chamomile Saison (7.4%) Port Townsend..................... $9.00
Russian River Supplication ’10 (7%)..Santa Rosa.................................. $9.00(6oz)
Schooner Exact No Sacc ( 5.5%) Seattle................................................. $9.00
Silver City Le Fat (10%) Silverdale......................................................... $9.00
Snipes Mountain Quinceañera Prieta (7.8%) Sunnyside......................... $8.00
Struise Weltmerz Blond Sour (3%) Oostvleteren ..................................... $8.00(6oz)
Surly Pentegram (6.66%) Minneapolis .................................................. $8.00
Telegraph Obscura Vulpine (5.5%) Santa Barbara................................. $9.00
The Bruery Rueuze (5.9%) Placentia...................................................... $7.00(6oz)
The Bruery Sour in the Rye ’13 (8.7%) Placentia................................... $7.00(6oz)
The Commons Trillium (7.7%) Portland................................................. $7.00
Upright Gose (5.2%) Portland................................................................ $7.00