In case you hit your head and forgot, Seattle Beer Week is coming up soon. Things kick off on Thursday, May 7 with a party at Pike Brewing where they’ll be celebrating the release of Pike’s first double IPA as the commemorative brew for the first year of Seattle Beer Week. With all of the great events I’d like to hit, it’s unfortunate that I just found out my boss will be in town for the first time in like 4 months during that week…
A full events list with all the details can be found on their website, but here are a few things I’m really looking forward to at this point:
Sour Beer Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe on Thursday, May 14. Over 30 sour beers being poured from the tap. Most of which will either be one-off creations or rare brews. The kick off is Thursday night with many of the brewers in attendance such as Adam Avery (of Avery Brewing), Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing, Rob Todd of Allagash, and Ron Gainsburg of Cascade. The night will also be the Seattle premiere of Victory Brewing’s Wild-Devil!
May 15th – 16th (Fri & Sat) Bodacious Beverages – all day at the Beveridge Place Pub
As many unusual beers as we can come up with. Odd ones, rare ones, new ones, etc.
Elysian Peppercorn Saison, Trade Route (formerly Laughing Buddha) Curry Rauchbier, Anacortes Sour Tripel Aged in Oak, 10 squared from fish, Allagash Hugh Malone, Big Time Sorano (spelled wrong, but the chili pepper) Beer, Silver City Fat Woody, the last little bit of the Black Gold, 07 Anacortes Imperial Stout, and maybe some other stuff!
THE GREAT ELYSIAN BEER FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 9
We will pour 40+ Elysian-brewed beers on draught at Elysian Fields 12 noon-10PM
Immortal IPA, The Wise ESB, Perseus Porter, Dragonstooth Stout, Zephyrus Pilsner, Elysian Fields Pale, Prometheus IPA, Dry-hopped Immortal, Avatar Jasmine IPA, Ambrosia Maibock, Oaken Maibock, Woodruff Maibock, Bifrost Winter Ale, OakFrost, JackFrost, BretFrost, New Belgium Collabeeration Trip I & The Trip II, Icarus Belgian-style Strong Ale, Knot Owl, The Great Pumpkin, Wout Bier, Bete Blanche Belgian-style Tripel, Barrel o Bitch, Cyclops, Loser Pale Ale, Loki Lager, ByeByeFrost, Pandemonium American Sour, Daedalus Irish-style Stout, Hubris Imperial IPA, Greenman IPA, Son of Wout, Yuzus , Saison Poivre, Black Cardamum Porter, GameWorks Lambic, The Sirens Ale, The Golden Boot, Oaked Idefix, Bete Noel Belgian-style Xmas Ale.
Get on the Bus! Northern Washington Brewery Tour on Saturday, May 9
& Skagit River
Round Trip Bus from Seattle with Beer on-board (and bathrooms),
Lunch at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
$50 Advance registration Required
21 and over.
Old Sol Vertical on Monday, May 11 at Big Time. Brewer Bill Jenkins is pouring a vertical of his Old Sol wheat wine dating back to 2003.
Firkin-Firkin on Tuesday, May 12 A Firkin Throw-down Washington vs California at Elysian Capitol Hill.
8 styles -16 Breweries all in Firkins: 3PM Capitol Hill.
Pale Ale – Walking Man Knuckle Dragger Pale vs Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
IPA – Big Time Scarlet Fire vs Firestone Walker Union Jack Pale
Imperial IPA – Boundary Bay Imperial IPA vs Pizza Port Carlsbad Poor Man’s IPA
ESB – Elysian The Wise ESB vs Marin Brewing ESB
Porter – Snoqualmie Steam train Porter vs Russian River Porter
Stout – Pike XXXStout vs Stone Russian Imperial Oak-aged Stout
Scotch Ale – Silver City Fat Woody Oak-aged Scotch Ale vs Bear Republic Heritage Scotch Ale
Specialty – Ram N-Gate Challenger Pale vs 21st Amendment Black IPA
You receive 2 – 6 oz logo’d glasses and 6 tokens for $12. Each token is for a 3oz pour and more tokens can be purchased for $1.25/per token.
Beer & Brat Tasting on Wednesday, May 13 at Shultzy’s. Master sausage maker Don Shultze will make a special Hopwurst. A series of different sausages utilizing hops in the ingredients. All sausages will be paired with specially considered beers
Molyan’s Brewer Dinner on Wednesday, May 13 with Denise Jones. 7pm – 10pm. Denise has prepared some very special kegs exclusively for this Seattle Beer Week event at Naked City. How ’bout these for a teaser. Wet Hopsickle ’08?, Cask Hopsickle?, Batch #1000 Double Scotch?, Freshie Kolschbier?, NOR CAL IPA?, Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout?, Something special from the barrel? You’ll just have to come to Naked City and find out for yourself. One thing is for certain, you won’t be dissapointed
Hair of the Dog Vintage Bottle Night on Thursday, May 14 at Beveridge Place Pub! Pouring samples from vintage bottles of Adam, Fred, Golden Rose, Doggie Claws and more! Ever had a beer that was cellared for 12 years? Now’s your chance!
“New Brewery Night on Thursday, May 14 at The Park Pub 6pm. Compare the newest brews and meet the newest brewers in town. Joel at Two Beers, Marcus at Schooner Exact, Alejandro from Big Al’s, and Josh from Chuckanut all will be present with 2-4 beers on tap each. There will be give-aways and shwagg available for purchase.”
Firestone Walker Night on Saturday, May 16 at Brouwer’s Cafe. Enjoy the beers of Firestone Walker specially paired with the evenings Dinner Menu. More details TBA.