Sour beer! Some of us love it, some of you hate it. For those of us that do enjoy the varied flavors of sour and wild ales, Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District will be hosting For the Funk of It this Saturday, July 18. The event will feature 30 sour beers on tap starting when they open at 11am. You will be able to get 4oz tasters of the beers, making this a wonderful way to try a bunch of different sours. If you are new to sour beers, come check out what they are all about.
Details from Chuck’s:
Join us for a day of enamel eating, mouth puckering, indigestion inducing sour beer! We are going to tap 30 sour beers from some of our favorite breweries. Fremont Brewing Company, Block 15 Brewing Co., Holy Mountain Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, and Firestone Walker Brewing Company are just a few of the breweries that have made the cut!
When you arrive at the door we will have a table set up where you can purchase a taster glass and 9 tasting tickets for $10. Please have your ID ready as well so we can check it and stamp your hand! Beers will be priced on a tiered system, with 4 ounce pours ranging in price from 1 to 3 tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door or at the bar for $1 each. Tickets may also be used as gratuity.
Confirmed Beers for the event include:
The Lost Abbey Red Poppy Flanders Red
The Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Holy Mountain Apricot Table Sour
Holy Mountain Blackberry Table Sour
Aslan Brewing Disco Lemonade Berliner Weisse blended with raspberry puree
Aslan Head of Security Sour Brown Ale
Firestone Walker 2014 Bretta Weisse
Block 15 Cardinal Coalesence
Green Flash Le Freak Barrique
Ballast Point Raspberry Sour Wench
In addition to these beers and more on draft, Chuck’s announced they will have bottles of El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary for sale. They’ll be crazy expensive, though. From Chuck’s:
It’s is our pleasure to reveal the contents of our cryptic white box post, The Ale Apothecary El Cuatro!! Paul hooked us up with 4 cases that will be available at 11:00 am! One per customer, $36.59 per bottle, not available a moment sooner than July 18th. ?#?FirstTimeInSeattle?
I love what I’ve had from The Ale Apothecary in the past, but that’s way above my price range. I’m sure they won’t have a problem selling them out, though.
Chuck’s expects a large crowd for this event, so be prepared:
For those of you that joined us for our 1st Anniversary Party, you know the line was colossal. Our move to a ticket-based format is intended to increase the speed of the lines, reducing transaction times and eliminating the need to search for a tab or make change every time we serve a beer.
And as always, please leave the car at home–take an Uber, cab, Lyft, pair of feet, or bring a designated driver! We all love beer, and we love all of you, and we want to keep this event safe and see you all here for many more years to come!