Seattle Beer Week: Highlights and Events for Wednesday, May 19

May 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Ready for another round of Seattle Beer Week madness? Below are some highlights followed by a complete list of events.

“The Odd Couple” with Charles and Sam – One of my favorite restaurants, Art of the Table, hosts Charles Finkel of Pike Brewing and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing for an afternoon of small plates paired with their beers. As it takes place from 2pm to 5pm on a Wednesday, it will surely be difficult to attend for many, but it is worth your time if you can. It’s also not a bad reason to skip out of work early. Check out the link for the full menu.

Firkin Firkin at Elysian Capitol Hill – One of my favorite events from last year returns. This year it is WA vs OR, they will match 8 breweries from each state with 8 styles all in cask conditioned Firkins. From WA: Big Time, Pike, Silver City, Elysian, Naked City, Ram N-Gate, Black Raven & Fremont Brewing. From OR: Ninkasi, Rogue, Laurelwood, HUB, Pelican, Beer Valley, Bend Brewing & Double Mountain. They will honor last years winner Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA and have that on cask as well. Check out the link for the full beer list.

Sodo Boys at Full Throttle Bottles – Brewers from Epic Ales, Schooner Exact and Two Beers will be on hand to taste beers and talk about brewing and their beers.

Tomme Arthur Experience at Brouwer’s – I’m trying to highlight a variety of venues/events, but I could honestly probably sit at Brouwer’s every night during SBW and be happy. Tonight, join Lost Abbey and Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur for rare beers, special vintages and food to go along with it. Check out the full list of beers, with serious rarities like Red Poppy, Duck Duck Gooze and Bourbon Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper. Jesus.

  • All Day Growlers Galore!To celebrate Seattle Beer Week, starting on May 14, we will be tapping some rare kegs everyday from Stone, Avery, Allagash, Port/Lost Abbey, D…
  • All Day Mai-Bock, Your Bock @ Prost W SeattleJoin Seattle’s Original German Pubs everyday starting May 13 as they welcome in Sping and Seattle Beer Week with a selection of rare German Ma…
  • All Day Mai-Bock, Your Bock @ Prost PhinneyJoin Seattle’s Original German Pubs everyday starting May 13 as they welcome in Sping and Seattle Beer Week with a selection of rare German Ma…
  • All Day Mai-Bock, Your Bock @ die BierstubeJoin Seattle’s Original German Pubs everyday starting May 13 as they welcome in Sping and Seattle Beer Week with a selection of rare German Ma…
  • All Day Mai-Bock, Your Bock @ FeierabendJoin Seattle’s Original German Pubs everyday starting May 13 as they welcome in Sping and Seattle Beer Week with a selection of rare German Ma…
  • 11:00 AM Squirreled Away @ The DrayServing up beers from our secret stash. Check website for list of beers. http://thedray.com/
  • 12:00 PM Lazy Boy & Left Hand BBQ @ Fiddlers There will be plenty of food to go around. Join Left Hand Brewing from Longmont Colorado and Lazy Boy Brewing from Everette for a Fiddlers Inn…
  • 12:00 PM Lunch with Tomme @ The Red HotCome bend Tomme Arthur’s ear of Port Brewing/Lost Abbey over lunch and a pint at the award winning Red Hot. Best Hot Dog in Western Was…
  • 12:00 PM If it’s not Scottish, it’s CRAP!“If It’s Not Scottish, It’s Crap” Festival where we’ll be pouring Scottish beer from taps and bottles all day.  We’ll also be offering a variety of Scot…
  • 01:30 PM Tomme Arthur Bottle SigningTomme Arthur will be on hand to talk about Port/Lost Abbey breweries and sign some rare offerings of his award winning beers.
  • 02:00 PM ‘The Odd Couple’ w/ Charles and SamSam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing and Charles Finkle of Pike Brewing will be on hand to talk about their beers, brewing and all that is be…
  • 03:00 PM Firkin-Firkin WA vs.OR @ Elysian This year it is WA vs OR, we will match 8 breweries from each state with 8 styles all in cask conditioned Firkins. From WA: Big Time, Pike, Si…
  • 03:00 PM CAN-tankerous CAN-structionCAN you build it? Yes you CAN! Join the crew at Piper’s Creek for the CAN building event of the year. 6 teams of up to six pitted aginst each…
  • 03:00 PM Beer O’Clock @ Quinn’sThink happy hour on steroids. In honor of SBW, we’re digging deep and offering half price on our entire beer inventory between 3&5pm for the d…
  • 04:00 PM Afternoon Delight @ Boundry Bay BrewingMeet the Boundary Bay Brewers and join us for vertical tastings of Cabin Fever and Old Bounder! The beers will be paired with a selection of …
  • 04:00 PM Taste of Russia: a Dish’n Beer PairingRight behind vodka, beer is an incredibly popular drink in Russia. Baltika beers, first brewed in St. Petersburg, were introduced to the Russi…
  • 05:00 PM Flyers Brewery @ the 74th St. AlehouseCelebrating Seattle Beer Week at the 74th. Wednesday, May 19th. The FLYERS BREWERY out of Oak Harbor will be bringing a CASK CONDITIONED PORTE…
  • 05:00 PM Snoqualmie Falls Tasting @ BottleworksWe’ll have several of our year-round beers as well as Sunstroke Imperial Pilsner! Come meet Erik ‘Lemonrind’ Carels from the brewery!
  • 05:00 PM Sodo BoysLocal South Park heros- Epic Ales, Schonner Exact and Two Beers. The brewers will be on hand to talk about brewing great beers in SoDo. Word.
  • 05:00 PM Heavy Metal Beer Bash #2. Eastlake ZooEastlake Zoo Tavern, Seattle’s coolest Dive Bar, is having its first Heavy Metal Wicked Wednesday! May 19th from 5pm to closing. Happy Hour s…
  • 05:00 PM Beers and BallsJoin us at King’s for $1 off specialty cans and bottled Beers. In the spirit of beer week we have put together a fun and unusual collection of…
  • 05:00 PM Firestone Walker Brewers NightFirestone Walker Brewing will be at the Elephant and Castlewith 3 great beers, including their award winning Union Jack IPA. Drawingsand Gi…
  • 05:00 PM Cask Night featuring Seattle NativesJoin the Park Pub crew in tapping some great casks from two of Seattle’s oldest breweries: Big Time and Elysian.
  • 05:30 PM The Beers of Mad River Brewing Co.Come taste through some of the best beers brewed in N. California, Mad River Brewing, with Will Macleoud from the brewery.
  • 05:30 PM Beer & Brats at the Ballpark“Come down to Safeco Field for a Washington Brewer’s pre-funk, in the center field beergarden! Ticket price of $42 gets you a ticket to the 7…
  • 06:00 PM Chuckanut Spring Dinner6pm: Chuckanut Brewery Spring Beer Dinner in the brewery at 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. Tickets to be purchased in advance. Four beers to thre…
  • 06:00 PM Great Beer from Oregon @ Naked CityServing some unique beers from amazing breweries from the second best beer state in the world.
  • 06:00 PM Fremont Brewer’s Night Come meet the brewers from one of Seattle’s newest breweries, Fremont Brewing. Taste through their beers and maybe win a prize!
  • 06:00 PM Tomme Arthur Experience @ Brouwer’sA journey the beers of Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. There will be rare beers, special vintages, and light banter with Tomme himself. From t…
  • 06:00 PM Savor the Market @ Pike BrewingA BENEFIT FOR THE PIKE PLACE MARKET FOUNDATION. New Price, a Seattle Beer Week Special! $20 all inclusive Please join us for a Seat…
  • 06:00 PM He Said Beer/She Said WineSam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing and Sommelier Kristen Young will battle with this age old issue. A 5 course dinner battle, each with its…
  • 06:00 PM Elliot Bay Brewing Barrel-aged Beer A ticketed event ($40) featuring five barrel-aged Elliott Bay beers, each paired with an house-prepared appetizer. Only forty tickets availabl…
  • 06:00 PM IPA-A-Palooza & Frito Pie Cook OffCome try some of the rarest IPA’s from Washington and beyond. Also, we will be having a Frito Pie contest. Bring your best version of Frito P…
  • 06:30 PM Billy’s Belgium Barbecue Brew FeastJoin Larry Rock of Click Distributing & Chef Jerry Jackson in an exclusive pairing of food & brew. $35.00 per person Appetizer: Smok…
  • 07:00 PM Baron/ Three Skulls “Meet the Brewer” NiteMeet the Brewer – Three Skulls Ales and Baron Brewing. The brewer of these two great breweries will be at Pillagers starting at 7:00pm to tal…
  • 07:00 PM Stone Brewing Co. DinnerJoin Chef Ericka Burke and Heather Earnhardt as they create a five-course dinner paired with the award-winning beers of Stone Brewing Co. Foun…
  • 07:00 PM New Belgian Beers with the MonkA trip through Belgium with New Belgium Brewing Company. Limited edition and rare releases.
  • 07:00 PM Big Al @ DC’s Bar and GrillJoin Big Al as he brings a little piece of Seattle Beer Week to the Southend!
  • 07:00 PM Rock’em Sock’em Robot TournamentJoin Left Hand Brewing from Longmont Colorado and Snoqualmie Brewing from Snoqualmie Washington in a head to head tournament of ROCK’EM SOCK’E…
  • 07:00 PM Undiscovered Beer Tour at the FiddUndiscovered Beer Tour: A Taste of the Unkown. Be at the Fiddlers Inn and be prepared to discover your new favorite beer. Taste beers from p…
  • 08:00 PM All Beer Quiz Night @ Beveridge PlacePretty self explanatory. All the questions this night will be related to beer, including taste tests!
  • 08:00 PM Beer Trivia nite @ Pillager’sPillagers will be turning it’s attention to the great world of beer for our Wednesday Trivia Night starting at 8:00pm. Some great prizes will…
  • 10:00 PM After party with Jamie Floyd NinkasiJoin Ninkasi Brew Master Jamie Floyd at the Snoose Junction Part Deux for a after party. Drink specials and a DJ will be rocking into the ear…

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Jeff Alworth

    Geoff, any report on the Firkin-Firkin event? I have to live vicariously through your reports.

  • Kaiser

    Hey Jeff – no report on results yet, but I’ll post when I get them.

    Overall, it was a nice event and I love the idea….but it could be executed a little better. For instance, tough to judge a close to 5% ABV brown porter vs. a close to 10% ABV cherry baltic porter. They’re just completely different. Fun to drink, but the judging is probably not exactly fair. Should at least be done blind.

    The IPAs were the highlight for me. Elysian Prometheus is a fantastic cask IPA.

  • Kaiser

    Firkin Firkin results from Elysian: “We have tallied the votes and WA won by a landslide 70%-30% OK it is the home turf. The best of show was extremely tight in fact it was a tie between Fremont and Elysian (honestly)….”

    I can’t argue with the 2 best in show picks.. They were both easily my favorite 2.

  • Jeff Alworth

    Thanks for the update. While I will normally rise to the defense of Oregon, I’ve been critical of our cask selections lately. On our state’s beer report card, that one would read “area needing improvement.” But we’re getting there! The center of cask activity is outside Portland. Deschutes makes some of the best cask ales, and in Corvallis there’s Block 15 and further east, in Oakridge, Brewers Union.

    A little humility’s a good thing. Though I thought Double Mountain’s cask IRA was superlative. Hope it got some love. (And it is brutal going against my favorite WA brewer, too.)

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