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"Get Frosted" presented by No-Li Brewhouse
Dec
1
to Dec 31

"Get Frosted" presented by No-Li Brewhouse

  • 1003 E Trent Ave #170, Spokane, WA 99202 (map)
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Get Frosted is a No-Li community holiday all December long at our pub.  We’re bringing the best holiday atmosphere, with three specialty and barrel aged Get Frosted beers to try every week.  To top it all off, we’re selling a No-Li holiday ornament for $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to Spokanimal, a local animal rescue and shelter.

No-Li will also have a special Get Frosted pint glass available all month.  You just have to purchase a pint of Get Frosted beers anytime in December and you get to keep the glass, on us!

Some of the beers you’ll see during Get Frosted include:

Peanut Butter Porter Cup:
Creamy roasted peanuts and rich milk chocolate both said "I do" when they came together for this holy matrimony. It is going to be one hell of a wedding reception so raise your glass and say cheers!

Jet Juice:
Our Jet Star Imperial IPA that the Grinch grabbed early, so it's unfiltered and he then dry hopped it with Ekuanot and Simcoe,giving this IPA melon and berry notes to compliment the citrus and floral characteristics of the original Jet Star.

Apple Pie Ale:
A Golden ale with an apple and cinnamon flavor blizzard to create an easy drinking beer that hits your pallet like moms apple pie with the light and malty finish of our golden ale.

December 1st through 31st, 2018. For more details visit http://www.nolibrewhouse.com/events/

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Smoke Fest at Dru Bru
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Smoke Fest at Dru Bru

Introducing Smoke Fest! An event to celebrate our love of all things smoked and the release of our Rauchbier - a classic German-style smoke beer. 

In additional to our new smoke beer the Squatch Box will be featuring a special one-day only menu of Smoke inspired foods. Plus try your luck at Smoke Ring Toss and take home a fabulous prize.

Rauchbier 
An amber-colored beer with a profound smoke/mesquite aroma. Applewood smoked malt combine with pilsner, Munich, and caramel malts to create a sweet-and-smoky experience. 
2018 Washington Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner
Available on draft and in 220z bottles.

 image sourced from Dru Bru’s Facebook page

image sourced from Dru Bru’s Facebook page

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2018 Fn Holiday Ale release at Foggy Noggin Brewing
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Fn Holiday Ale release at Foggy Noggin Brewing

Available December 15th between 12 pm and 5 pm.

… we release a brand new Holiday Ale -2018 Fn Holiday Ale(Winter IPA) 7.6% ABV - 79 IBU.  Celebrations deserve a big beer to make it special.  This beer will not disappoint with a big rich malty backbone, complimented with a heavy dose of turbinado sugar and an abundance of familiar hoppy tones will have you singing Holiday Songs the whole season.

7.6% ABV | 79 IBU

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"Latona Winter Beer Series: Skookum Brewing" at the Latona Pub
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

"Latona Winter Beer Series: Skookum Brewing" at the Latona Pub

Our Winter Beer series kicks off on Monday, December 17th with the release of our collaboration with Skookum Brewing. We haven't named it yet, but it's a hefty imperial oatmeal milk stout brewed with blueberries, vanilla bean, and cinnamon. 

Dinner in the loft starts at 6:30pm (ask your server/bartender for details), followed by a brewer's night at 8:30pm 

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Bale Breaker re-designed cans release at Belmont Station
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Bale Breaker re-designed cans release at Belmont Station

We are very excited to be the first in Oregon to showcase Bale Breaker's new look. To help out our good friends up north we will have a mountain of cans, with the new look in the bottle shop and a few fun tasty things on draft in the Biercafe.

We will also have Dormancy Breakfast Stout in cans for the first time.

A side note: We will be the first and only retailer in the state of Oregon to receive these new branded cans until after the first of the year.

 image courtesy Bale Breaker Brewing

image courtesy Bale Breaker Brewing

ABOUT BALE BREAKER BREWING CO.
Bale Breaker Brewing Company focuses on handcrafted ales that showcase the world-class hops grown in the heart the Yakima Valley. Hops are in the family's DNA: the great-grandparents of sibling-owners Meghann Quinn, Kevin Smith, and Patrick Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Over four generations, their love of hops has evolved into a passion for craft beer. Today, M­­­eghann, Kevin and Patrick are in the midst of running an independent production brewery surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised.

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Cans release with Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Cans release with Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station

We are stoked to be one of the first places in Portland to get our hands on Grains of Wrath’s first canned offering.

Overkill IPA is brewed in the vein of a classic west coast style IPA. It boasts notes of stonefruit, diesel, passionfruit, citrus, piney, dank all rounded out by a sturdy yet subtle malt backbone.

Founder/owner/brewer Mike Hunsaker will be here hanging out talking shop and helping us introduce you to the fine folks of Grains of Wrath brewing.

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"Conrad's Awesome Birthday (featuring Reuben's Hazealicious IPA)" at the Latona Pub
Dec
20
12:00 PM12:00

"Conrad's Awesome Birthday (featuring Reuben's Hazealicious IPA)" at the Latona Pub

It's that time of year again where we fire up a bunch of holiday movies and tap a bunch of specialty Reuben's kegs to celebrate the fortuitous birth of Reuben's devoted sales guru/mascot Conrad Hermosillo.

Starting at noon, we'll be playing nothing but the best in animated holiday specials, so come raise a glass, relax, and pre-funk for the holiday with us. 

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Flying Lion Brewing's 5th Annual Dark Beer Fest at Flying Lion Brewery
Dec
21
to Dec 24

Flying Lion Brewing's 5th Annual Dark Beer Fest at Flying Lion Brewery

  • Flying Lion Brewery and tasting room (map)
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Every year near the Winter Solstice we celebrate (and tolerate) the middle of the winter by taking over our taps with the darkest, richest, tastiest beers hand picked from our own brews (as well as a couple of our guest tap favorites). This year we're extending the celebration through the whole weekend.

Join us Friday through Sunday for 25 of the darkest beers we brew + a couple guest taps, and special releases from barrel-aged, to cask-conditioned, to IPAs, to Imperials, and everything in between!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2014726025492976/

No cost or tickets, 21+

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"Annual Pictures With Santa" at  Foggy Noggin Brewing
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

"Annual Pictures With Santa" at Foggy Noggin Brewing

Annual Pictures With Santa @ Foggy Noggin Brewing.  Get your family pictures with Santa at Foggy Noggin Brewing and help Northwest Harvest. With a donation to Northwest Harvest, you will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to get your family portrait with Santa in the Foggy Noggin tasting room. Bring your kids and pets too! This is the Santa picture you will cherish for generations to come. https://www.facebook.com/events/2002581580042414/

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"North Fork Brewing/Latona Collaboration Release" at the Latona Pub
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

"North Fork Brewing/Latona Collaboration Release" at the Latona Pub

If you've never been to North Fork Brewery (and Pizzeria, and Beer Shrine, and Wedding Chapel), here's your chance to try some brewer Eric Jorgensen's incredible beers—including our collaboration chocolate mint porter. We'll have some truly unique beers from one of Washington's most truly unique breweries on tap for the evening. 

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge

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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Harbor Lounge
JoAnna Lee • 9 pm - 12:30 am • Free admission

CELEBRATION PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $140 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our Pub
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• Admission to live music featuring Never Come Down in Old 97
• $30 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in the Kalama Pub

Packages start at $455 per couple

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About JoAnna Lee

A singer-songwriter from Austin Texas, JoAnna’s songs cross between AAA (Adult Album Alternative) and Country Music.

About Never Come Down

Website:https://nevercomedownband.com/
Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/nevercomedownband/

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Olympic Club
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Olympic Club

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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Sassparilla • Indie roots, Americana • 9 pm - 12:30 am • $15 at the door

NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $50 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our Pub 
• Admission to the Dance Party in the Theater 
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• $20 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in our Pub

Packages start at $195 per couple

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About Sassparilla

Sassparilla was fermented in the bold-dank regions of Chicago and Pittsburgh and spewed onto the sidewalk of Portland's 24th & Alberta from the mouth of a 5-gallon bucket, with homemade instruments in their clutches: a cigar-box guitar made from Granny's old jewelry box, a washtub bass given a severe beating with a stick, a polka dotted bucket drum kit with rusty break-drum & a hat-box bass. Adding to the mix is a smooth, lulling washboard's rat-tatting - articulated by a man named "Sweet Pea'" and a melodic and blustery fiddle/harmonica duo that dances and interjects like a muscular horn section. With passion, fury, speed, hustle and emotion, the whiskey rains like hellfire, the fingers fly over resonators, and this sextet muster their collective will to never play like cowards.

The result is a one-of-a-kind concoction of homemade, punk-infused, Portland blood-jug holler music.

Website:https://www.sassparilla.info/home

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Anderson School
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Anderson School

  • McMenamins Anderson School (map)
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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Haynes' Hall
Glass of Hearts • Blondie tribute band • 9 pm - 12:30 am • $20

Patty Murray Room
Coyote Willow • 9 pm - 12:30 am • Free admission

CELEBRATION 2019 PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $140 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our restaurants
• Admission to the New Year's Eve Bash with live music 
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• $30 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in our restaurant

$470 to $510 per couple

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About Glass of Hearts

Formed by guitarist Matt Bradley in 2014 to fulfill a local need and exorcise a desire to play some of the greatest music put onto vinyl, Glass of Hearts started small and has been building a powerhouse ever since.  Over the years they've added a number of quality players from the local scene; including a drummer from Baldie, an all male Blondie tribute that played in the  90's, and a local actress and model with pitch perfect vocal control and raw energy to match. 

 Together they've built a look and sound to give you the show you missed from Blondie's first time around.  Combining all the hits with deep cuts and a few surprises, Glass of Hearts prides themselves on a tight, polished, energetic show for fans and casual listeners alike.  Glass of Hearts will bring the music, you just need to bring your dancing shoes and a positive attitude.  

Glass of Hearts, the northwest's premier Blondie tribute.

Website:http://www.glassofhearts.net
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GlassOfHearts/
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drBeTCn1KQ

About Coyote Willow

Coyote Willow blends progressive Folk and Americana, with hints of Celtic influence, for an extraordinary mix of vocal harmony, haunting instrumentals and foot-stomping rhythms. Their exciting combination of cello, guitar and rich vocals combine to take you on a musical journey that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and celebrating the rhythms of life. This artistic partnership of genre-crossing styles flows from Tim Coffey's soulful baritone voice and Kat Hilst's powerful cello, with styles ranging from folk, blues, rock to intriguingly complex instrumentals. Their new CD, "Raising the Barn" was recently named one of the top 5 releases in Central Oregon for 2016 by The Bend Bulletin. In the last year, the duo has opened for national acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).

Coyote Willow's unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Their talents attracted the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited them to join their stable of artists. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.

Press quote: Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016

Photo Credit: Gary Calicott Photography

Website:http://www.coyotewillowmusic.com
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/hilstcoffey

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Pint fundraiser for brewery pioneer Jim Parker at Belmont Station
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pint fundraiser for brewery pioneer Jim Parker at Belmont Station

Our good friend and longtime beer industry maven, Jim Parker, is recovering from a stroke and needs our help!

On December 13--Jim's birthday--we will be pouring beers from some of the breweries that Jimmy has been involved with, including BaerlicWayfinderNorth Jetty and Asher David, with all proceeds from those taps going straight to help Jim with his mounting medical bills.

We also will have giant birthday & get well cards for us to sign which we will take to Jim while he's rehabilitating!

Please come and enjoy a pint or two, sign the cards and help one of the Firestone Walker enthusiastic and passionate beer people on the planet!

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Wayfinder canned release at Belmont Station
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Wayfinder canned release at Belmont Station

Wayfinder is canning a couple of tasty offerings and we are on the list to be the first to get them.

Lagerbier Hell - Crisp, light, refreshing, brilliantly effervescent with a floral, noble hop aroma. NOW in CANS!

BeYOB Doppelbock - Quadruple-decocted, extra-strong lager, spawned in homage to Oregon’s legendary doom-metal band YOB. A deep, intense and nourishing brew, conditioned at below-freezing temps for weeks. Epic, crushing, heavy beyond words.

BeYOB Doppelbock will be also be on draft for this day’s festivities. Please note: cans will be available in thecans and bottle shop all day!

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Stoup Brewing's Holiday Marketplace, Pictures with Santa, and Rasta the Snowman release
Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

Stoup Brewing's Holiday Marketplace, Pictures with Santa, and Rasta the Snowman release

Press Release

SEATTLE, November 20, 2018 – As the craziness of the holidays approaches, Stoup Brewing aims to make life a little less frantic for everyone. 

On Tuesday, December 11, Stoup Brewing will host a Holiday Marketplace featuring a slew of local artists, have Santa in the house for photos, and release their fRasta the Snowman Jamaican lager.

The event will run from 4pm – 8:30pm, and the whole family is welcome! 

This Santa is no joke! Photos by Erinn J Hale will be available for download on December 12 for $12 each. You can check last minute holiday cards off the list!

Upstairs, the Holiday Marketplace features 11 local artists selling paintings, illustrations, wearable art, ceramics, and jewelry. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/205164057043304/.

Lil’ Jon’s Super Dawgs will be parked out front so you can grab a gourmet hot dog to go with the new fRasta the Snowman Jamaican lager—I bet Santa enjoys a nice craft beer on occasion!

Note that Stoup will be open on December 24 from 12pm to 4pm for your growler filling needs! Stoup will be closed on December 25.

Founded in 2013 by Brad Benson, Lara Zahaba, and Robyn Schumacher, Stoup Brewing is a family friendly craft brewery located in Ballard’s Brewery District. Revered for their dedication and innovation to the art and science of making beer, Stoup has a garnered numerous awards and a devoted following. With up to 21 beers on tap, an inviting year round beer garden, private event space, and a rotating selection of food trucks, Stoup is a welcoming destination for the beer enthusiast of every level. Root beer fans welcome too! Stoup opens weekdays at 3pm and weekends at 12pm. To learn more, visit www.stoupbrewing.com.

Stoup Brewing is located at 1108 NW 52nd Street in Seattle, Washington.

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Gigantic's Holiday Craft Market at Gigantic Brewing
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Gigantic's Holiday Craft Market at Gigantic Brewing

Please join us as we host local artists and makers to help you check everyone off your holiday gift lists! We are excited to be hosting various local businesses for a one-stop-shop for all your favorite people this December.  Vendors include: Marshall's Haute Sauce, Letterpress PDX, LM Inspired Jewelry, Pinky Swear Jewelry, Overcup Press, John McGloughflin ceramics, Heidi West Designs, Sweetbody Labs, Woodblock Chocolate, Adom Fashion Group and more!  We will also have some special Gigantic beers and discounted Gigantic merch.  Grab an IPA, gifts for your loved ones and support local businesses!  

We will be showing the MLS Cup on two screens in our taproom and barrel room, as the market will be held in our brewery!  GO TIMBERS!  

December 8th from 1 - 6 pm.

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Firestone Walker Anniversary XXII release at Belmont Station
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Firestone Walker Anniversary XXII release at Belmont Station

We are honored to once again be help the good folks at Firestone Walker celebrate their anniversary!

Of course, we will have bottles of their anniversary beer for sale in the shop and some great stuff on tap in the biercafe. More details to come! Watch this space for updates!

 image sourced from Belmont Station/© 2018 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

image sourced from Belmont Station/© 2018 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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"Ivar's Northwest Winter Beer Tasting" at Ivar's Acres of Clams
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

"Ivar's Northwest Winter Beer Tasting" at Ivar's Acres of Clams

Whether you live in or around Seattle or are simply visiting, there's nothing like an opportunity to feed the seagulls at Pier 54 and Ivar's Acres of Clams. Throughout the year's countless tons of french fries, malt vinegar-soaked fish, and an ocean of tartar sauce have been served at place Ivar Haglund built. Which is why the restaurant and its staff are happy to announce the return of the "Ivar’s Northwest Winter Beer Tasting at Acres of Clams".

 image courtesy Ivar’s Acres of Clams

image courtesy Ivar’s Acres of Clams

From 6 pm - 9 pm, this Thursday (December 6th), you are invited to visit Acres of Clams, enjoy sips of locally-brewed ales and lagers paired with small bites from Ivar's kitchen. All it will cost you is your appetite, your time, and a one-time charge of $45. In exchange, you get to sample beers from the following breweries:

  • Bad Jimmy’ Brewing Company from Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

  • Diamond Knot Brewing Company from Mukilteo

  • Georgetown Brewing Company from Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood

  • Ghostfish *gluten-free brewery from Seattle's So'Do neighborhood

  • Maritime Pacific Brewing Company from Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

  • Peddler Brewing Company from Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

  • Pike Brewing Company from Seattle's Pike Place Market

  • Pyramid Brewing Company from Seattle's So'Do neighborhood

  • Rainier Brewing Company formerly of Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood

  • Reuben’s Brews from Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

  • Silver City Brewing Company from Bremerton

With the food menu yet to be finalized, we have been assured that it will be just a memorable as last year’s menu.

For more information or to reserve your tickets call 206 624-6852 or visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3828748.

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"Lager Off! Blind Tasting with Wayfinder and S&H Imports" at Belmont Station
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

"Lager Off! Blind Tasting with Wayfinder and S&H Imports" at Belmont Station

Join us in the biercafe for a blind tasting and chance to vote for your favorite lagers between the folks at Wayfinder and imports from S&H.

This event was a huge hit last year and we expect it to be just as fun this time around. Watch our website for updates and additional details!

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"Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Draft Celebration" at Belmont Station
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

"Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Draft Celebration" at Belmont Station

Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of Jester King’s bottles come and go from our shelves, and we are excited and humbled for another opportunity to showcase some of the country's best farmhouse beers to the Oregon market.

We will have a few special kegs as well as some rare and very special, ON-SITE ONLY bottles for your imbibing pleasure.

The draft list will include the following:

  • La Vie en Rose - An ale re-fermented w/ "spent" raspberries

  • Kollaborations - A hoppy pilz wort from Live Oak fermented w/ Jester King mixed culture

  • Correlation - Brewed w/ chamomile & fermented w/ gala apples in oak

The ON-SITE ONLY bottles will be:

  • Spon - 2017 (5th) Three Year Blend

  • Spon - 2018 Raspberry & Cherry

These bottles are extremely limited so get here ASAP so you can enjoy one of the most unique "Méthode Gueuze" beers in the country.


 image sourced from Belmont Station/© Jester King Craft Brewery

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Jester King Craft Brewery

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"Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker!" at Belmont Station
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

"Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker!" at Belmont Station

Meet the Barrel Program Manager forDrake’s Brewing, Travis Camacho, who is in town for the Holiday Ale Festival. Each year, Travis works with HAF director Preston Weesner to create their collaborative Vin Drakonic Grape Fermented Imperial Stout.

Here’s what Travis has to say about this very special beer:

“Every year for the Holiday Ale Fest in Portland, Oregon, we create a beer that will be sure to stun the fest goers at what is one of the best Beer Fests in the Pac NW. 

"We’ve taken our Drakonic Imperial Stout and fermented it on Grenache grape skins with our house blend of wild yeast and bacteria to turn our malty monster into a completely new creature. Initial fermentation was in a stainless tank, and was then transferred into Zinfandel as well as Petit Syrah barrels, and left to condition for 8 months. 

"The final blend is a blend of strong raspberry/grape fruitiness with a pleasant dark chocolate and tobacco-like malt profile. The beer also gained a pleasant tartness from wild fermentation; the final product walks the line somewhere in between a glass of wine, Imperial Stout, and Flemish Red." 

We’re lucky enough to get one of those kegs, plus we will be putting their Brut IPA and Denogginizer DIPA on tap too!

 image sourced from Belmont Station/© Drake’s Brewing Co.

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Drake’s Brewing Co.

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2018 Old Wooly Barleywine Release at Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Dec
1
to Dec 2

2018 Old Wooly Barleywine Release at Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

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It’s Old Wooly season, and this year we’ve got the 30th Anniversary edition! 

What better way to welcome the month of December than by drinking a bunch of barleywine. 

On December 1st when we open, we’ll have draft and 22 bottles. 

Come one, come all and eat, drink, and be merry. Then take some home for all your relatives

We are excited to see to you on Saturday!

Cheers!

 image sourced from Big Time’s  Facebook  page.

image sourced from Big Time’s Facebook page.

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"An Introduction to Garden Path" at Belmont Station
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

"An Introduction to Garden Path" at Belmont Station

We are excited to help introduce Garden Path Fermentation to Oregon.

We will be pouring four beverages in the Biercafe, and we will have a small selection of bottles in the bottle shop to go.

Here's a little on they’re all about in their words:

"Garden Path Fermentation’s co-creators, Ron Extract and Amber Watts, have a long history in the brewing industry. Most recently, they were at Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX, where Ron was an owner and managing partner, and Amber helped manage the tasting room and front office. While it was inspiring to be part of the team that helped Jester King grow into a world-class farmhouse brewery, Ron and Amber were ready to start their own project from the ground up.

Garden Path Fermentation is a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in beautiful Skagit County in the far northwest corner of Washington State. We focus on the slow fermentation of local products—Skagit grains, honey, and fruit, and Northwest hops—all of which are fermented in oak with our native yeast culture cultivated from the air, flowers, and fruits of the Skagit Valley."

Draft list will include:

  • The Garden Paths Led to Flowered

  • The Subtle Blend Raspberry Barrels

  • The Dry Hopped Streams Well

  • The Curious Mix Methods

Bottle offerings will include:

  • The Curious Mix Methods

  • The Dry Table Mead

  • The Garden Path Led to Flowered


Ron and Amber will be here to take you on a guided tour of their fermented products.

The guided tasting is open to anyone. Simply purchase a flight at the bar in the Biercafe and join us on the back patio. Tasting will start around 5:30 in our covered and heated back patio. Ron and Amber will walk you down the path, sharing stories of inspiration and talk a bit about the beverages themselves.

 image sourced from Belmont Station/© Garden Path Fermentation

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Garden Path Fermentation

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Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Lompoc Brewing Sidebar
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Lompoc Brewing Sidebar

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. … Lompoc Brewing will release eight holiday beers on draft this season. The beers will be available at a release party on Monday, Nov. 26 from 4pm to 11pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The beers will go on tap at Oaks Bottom and 5th Quadrant on Tuesday, Nov. 27. One of the beers, C-Sons Greetings, will also be released in 22-oz. bottles, which will be available at the release party.

Blitzen: A bright, straw-colored holiday favorite, this golden ale is dry hopped with Centennial hops, orange peel, coriander, and cinnamon. The hops and orange peel combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor with a slight spice finish. Something tells us Rudolph won’t be your favorite reindeer anymore! 4.6% ABV

Smoking Bishop Helles: Let us take you on a holiday journey with this German-style lager that was brewed with smoked malts from Weyerman Malting. With an aroma that will remind you of cozying up to the fire, this golden lager has a crisp and dry finish. 5.1% ABV

Red Ryeder IRA: This India red ale is a collaboration with Nomcraft Brewing out of Aridagawa, Japan. Crimson in color with a citrus and spice profile, it’s everything you’ll want on your Christmas list...just be careful not to shoot your eye out! 6.7% ABV

C-sons Greetings Imperial IPA: A deep copper colored ale brewed and dry-hopped with all seven "C" hops for a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. C-sons Greetings offers a full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence. 8% ABV

2016 Old Tavern Rat: A dark amber colored barley wine that was aged for two years prior to its release, this barley wine features a strong bitterness that is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV

2016 Rye Barrel Aged Belsnickel: Whether you’ve been impish or admirable, a visit from Belsnickel is a critical part of Christmas. This robust American porter was aged in Heaven Hill Distillery rye whiskey barrels for two years. Hints of oak, chocolate, tobacco, and roasted malts permeate the palate. 6.2% ABV

2017 Franc'ly Brewdolph: This Belgian-style red ale was aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 11 months. It has an oaky aroma with a mild fruitiness, finishing with a spicy clove flavor. Sure to go down in history. 7.7% ABV
 
2017 St. Nick’s Nightcap: This Bier de Garde is a malt-forward French style pale ale that was aged for 17 months in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Reddish-bronze in color with a toasted oak aroma, it has a malty sweetness with flavors of rhubarb and tart cherry. 7.2% ABV

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.

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"Black Friday. A celebration of dark beer" at Payette Brewing
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

"Black Friday. A celebration of dark beer" at Payette Brewing

Black Friday, a Celebration of Dark Beer, features imperial stouts and porters by Payette Brewing and craft breweries from around the world. This annual event also serves as the release of Twelve Gauge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Enjoy live music and food truck fare inside the brewery while tasting incredible (hefty) imperial stouts and porters the day after Thanksgiving. Skip shopping at the mall and score Black Friday deals on Payette Brewing merchandise!

 image courtesy Payette Brewing Company

image courtesy Payette Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Beerfest at New Seasons Market on Mercer Island
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Barrel Aged Beerfest at New Seasons Market on Mercer Island

To go along with our '20% off 6 or more barrel-aged beers' sale on Black Friday, we will be tasting some heavy hitters ALL DAY! Come on by to taste this years vintage of your favorites and maybe discover something new along the way. Fremont's Dark Stars, Founders KBS & CBS, Maui Imperial Coconut Porter, and some lovely Barrel Aged Sours from Dirty Couch over in Ballard to name a few. Don't miss out on the chance to try these artfully crafted, extremely limited brews!

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Fremont B-Bomb 2018 releases at Fremont Urban Beer Garden
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Fremont B-Bomb 2018 releases at Fremont Urban Beer Garden

Fremont Brewing is excited to celebrate the release of 2018 B-Bomb, their annual bourbon barrel-aged winter ale! B-Bomb, formerly known as Bourbon Abominable, will be released in Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on #BBombFriday, November 23rd. B-Bomb will be on-tap and available to-go in 22oz bottles at 11am. Then at 5pm, the legendary Yeti will join the party to help tap three release-party-only B-Bomb infusions! B-Bomb bottles are $20 each with a four bottle limit per person. Full distribution will follow the event.

About: This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8-12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel-aged Winter Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that B-Bomb will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Crystal-120, Munich, Roast Barley, Carafa-2, and Chocolate malts with Columbus, Willamette, and US Golding hops.
ABV: 14.0%           IBU: 65
Color: Deep black
Aroma: Vanilla, wood, caramel
Flavor: Cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit

Awards: 
2018 Sip Northwest, Barrel Aged – Gold
2017 Sip Northwest, Best Barrel-Aged – Double Gold
2016 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Gold
2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer – Gold
2015 Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, Strong Dark Beer – Bronze
2015 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Fest – Best Winter Beer
2013 WA Beer Awards, Wood-Aged Beer – Gold 
2012 World Beer Cup, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Bronze

 B-Bomb Friday Returns / © Fremont Brewing Company

B-Bomb Friday Returns / © Fremont Brewing Company

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Gigantic "The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed On the Xmas Tree" release at Belmont Station
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Gigantic "The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed On the Xmas Tree" release at Belmont Station

On the label

Consider this IPA our holiday gift to you. It’s loaded with the dankest, stickiest, drippiest, piniest hops we could get our hands on.

You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you do. -Gary Larson

Swing by Belmont Station to check out the latest from Gigantic Brewing.

More on the beer.

Beer Name: The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree Festive IPA 

Description: Consider this IPA our holiday gift to you. It’s loaded with the dankest, stickiest, drippiest, piniest hops we could get our hands on. 

Tasting Notes: Piney, resinous and DANK 

History & Style: Inspired by the enigmatic John Mallett of Bell's Brewery, this festive IPA is loaded with the dankest, sticky, drippy, and piney hops the Gigantic brewers could get their hands on. 

Artist: Rob Reger 

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Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise with Hellbent Brewing and Waterways Cruises and Events
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise with Hellbent Brewing and Waterways Cruises and Events

Join us for a special Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise featuring the delicious beers of Hellbent Brewing Company. Learn about craft beer brewing, as you enjoy these outstanding beers expertly paired with a delicious three-course dinner crafted by our Executive Chef.

Hellbent started with three longtime friends and restaurant industry veterans. According to these proud owners, “starting Hellbent was the natural (and the coolest) thing to do, growing directly out of their experience and love of beer.” For years they home-brewed and toiled over their business plan. Finally, after years of fierce determination and hard work they opened their doors in the thick of microbrew country. From their crisp golden ale to their floral jasmine wheat, Hellbent meticulously craft brews with the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality beer every time.

Visit https://www.waterwayscruises.com/2897-2/ for more information.

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Barrel-Aged Invitational hosted by Elliott Bay Brewing and Brother Barrel
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Barrel-Aged Invitational hosted by Elliott Bay Brewing and Brother Barrel

  • Brother Barrel & Elliott Bay Brewing Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a little over a month Lake City Way’s Brother Barrel and Elliott Bay Brewing Company are set to host the annual Barrel-Aged Invitational. For the uninitiated, this is your opportunity to enjoy beers from breweries across the Pacific Northwest, paired by Elliott Bay Brewing’s Restaurant kitchen. All that’s asked of you is $55.00, a strong constitution, and the willingness to spend four hours with some award winning breweries.

Join us for an afternoon filled with tastings of limited release barrel-aged beers, food pairings, and good times. Ticket purchase includes 4 ounce tastes of beer from each brewery, food pairings, charcuterie, and focaccia pizza.

Breweries currently featured at this year’s Barrel-Aged Invitational include:

  • Elliott Bay Brewing Company

  • Alesong Brewing & Blending

  • Beardslee Public House

  • Breakside Brewing

  • Engine House #9

  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

  • North Coast Brewing Company

  • Odin Brewing Company

  • Redhook Brewery

  • Stoup Brewing

  • Wild Ride Brewing

 image courtesy Brother Barrel

image courtesy Brother Barrel

To visit brotherbarrel.com for ticket or for more information or questions contact Brother Barrel via info@brotherbarrel.com.

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Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery

We will be releasing Sandy Paws, our Baltic Porter, at the Tap Room on Saturday November 10th. This year we have two different labels, each with a different dog; Lottie, a sheep-doodle, graces one of the labels and Noci, a terrier, is on the other (labels can be viewed at the bottom of the email). We'll be pouring tastes and steins, and selling bottles of Sandy Paws along with our other beers. The beer is tasting delicious--malty, roasty, and rich, and we will have soft pretzels available for purchase. Also, Lisa recently collaborated on two beers over at Modern Times in Portland, Tentbier (a fest bier/marzen hybrid) and Path of Perspective (a hazy IPA), which we will have on tap for the event as well. 

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Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley

Taste your favorite microbrews, explore new ones, and hobnob with brew folk at the Orcas Island Beer Fest. More than a dozen small artisan breweries from around the Northwest will tap their kegs under a heated tent on Prune Alley (so named for the historic fruit orchards that used to stand on this site) in the heart of the charming village of Eastsound on Orcas Island. There will be tasty local food to catch all that delicious beer and live music to sip to. 

The Hops on the Rock festival is literally shutting down the streets of Eastsound to host a weekend of drinking, dancing and NovemBEER events all across  Orcas Island. Live music, local food, and 20+ local breweries from around the region will be in attendance for a destination beer festival like no other. Breweries attending will include Aslan, Georgetown & Black Raven Brewing - among others - who will be showcasing their talents alongside local chefs and the sounds of Bellingham’s hometown heroes, Babycakes.

Admission is free for guests under 21 years of age, but access to festivities will be limited to our live music and food vendor areas.
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Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl along the Kenmore's Brew Row
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl along the Kenmore's Brew Row

Have a "Ball" at the Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl!  Enjoy a taster tray at each of Cairn Brewing, 9 Yards Brewery and 192 Brewing Co., our own local craft breweries located on Kenmore's Brew Row, right on the Burke Gilman trail.  The beers will be individually curated by each brewery for this special fundraising event.  Enjoy the locally-famous Nut Hut, Beer Bingo, swag and a hot meal from Cairn Brewing's featured food truck or 192’s kitchen.  Registration is only 25 bucks - the beer alone is worth more than that!  And because the breweries are just blocks from each other, THERE'S NO RUNNING NECESSARY!  You can walk or you can crawl, but however you do it, come on down!

The Ball Crawl benefits the Family Jewels Foundation, a Bothell charity whose vision is to eradicate preventable testicular cancer deaths.  Did you know that testicular cancer is the #1 cancer in males ages 15-44?  Importantly, it is 95-98% curable when caught early.  Unfortunately, due to the very nature of young men -- feeling invincible, not wanting to seek medical care and, perhaps most of all, embarrassment -- half of all males with testicular cancer do not seek medical care until the cancer has spread to other parts of their body. Tragically, over 400 guys every year die of this highly-curable disease.  

In loving memory of Bothell athlete Jaimeson Jones, who died of testicular cancer at age 20 (first diagnosed at age 14), the Family Jewels Foundation uses passion for men’s health to deal head-on with the uncomfortable but critical topic of testicular cancer, pushing through awkwardness and embarrassment with a tongue-in-cheek, humorous approach to stop males from dying from this highly-curable disease.

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"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub
Nov
7
7:00 AM07:00

"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub

North 45 Pub is proud to celebrate 12 years of serving libations and mussels & frites on NW 21st on Saturday, November 17th from 6pm to midnight! 

Join us for our game show themed 12th anniversary party, “The Pint is Right”. The game show wheel spins every hour from 6pm to midnight with guests in the pub and on our heated, covered patio enjoying prizes that include custom pop sockets, trucker hats, beer koozies, and lip balm not to mention celebratory cupcakes, complimentary champagne, and discounted pints. This event is free and open to all pub patrons and guests!

Enjoy exclusive specials like the Vanna White (Pinnacle vodka, grapefruit juice, thyme simple syrup, soda) and our Next Contestant (smoked buffalo chicken sandwich, bacon, crispy mozzarella, iceberg-blue cheese slaw and a side of onion rings), and take home cool prizes as we toast a dozen years at North 45 Pub!

From Kentucky Derby to Brew Hog beer tastings to Timbers games to tours of the whiskey wall, thank you for a dozen years of friends and frolic at our travel themed pub on the 45th parallel...cheers to a dozen more!

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Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium

What better way to launch the holiday season than with eleven breweries and eleven tastes of winter brews at the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival!

Participating breweries include Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing. Each will bring two winter beers, one of which will be released for the first time at the festival.

In addition to delicious beer there will be live music by the Gus Clark Trio at 2:30 PM and Planet Fly at 4:30 PM. Food will be available for purchase from So So Good Food Truck and Big Mario’s Pizza.

Proceeds will benefit Bellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider. Raise a glass while raising money for affordable homes!

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Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Camano
Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Camano

Décima Beer Flights & Food Specials

… Naked City is incredibly grateful to all the craft beer lovers, families and neighbors who have supported the Brewery over ten years. Thank you!

Naked City has a bundle of exciting news to celebrate, including anniversary parties at both pubs, a new Mug Club in Greenwood, and the big announcement that most Naked City beers are gluten removed. Naked City is also running a photo contest for the best memories of Naked City—the winning entry gets a prize package valued at $300 that includes a Greenwood Mug Club Membership. All eligible entries must be submitted via Facebook by October 14.

Come on down and “Do the Décima” on Saturday, October 20, at the Greenwood pub, with flights and samples available of all ten Naked City anniversary collaboration beers. Try each unique 10-for-10 beer brewed with Pike21stAmendmentSilver CityFarmstrongLazy Boy,VarietalFlying Bike/Lantern/Lowercase, Aaron Blonden, Tomas Munoz, and Larry Rock. Customers who complete a Décima punch-card will receive a complimentary 10th Anniversary beer glass.

The Greenwood party features Louisiana-inspired food specials and a petting zoo with Madison Grove Farms. Bring the kids to hang out with the rabbits, goats, and miniature horses. At 3pm, 3-Play Ricochet plays live bluegrass in the Screening Room, followed by the legendary California punk roots duo Dead Rock West at 8pm.

Surprise! Naked City has been secretly removing gluten from most of its house-brewed beers for nearly two years. During this time, Naked City’s pub in Seattle has been the highest-rated brewpub in Washington on Ratebeer.com. Naked City is brewing the same great beer you love—the announcement doesn’t change a thing! Unless you’re keeping an eye on your gluten intake. Naked City beers are gluten removed using Brewer’s Clarex®, a natural way to break down the gluten in malted barley to less than ten parts-per-million.

And to celebrate ten great years of beer with friends, the Greenwood pub is launching its first Mug Club. There are many sweet perks for Club Members—find out all the details at the anniversary party and get the Early Bird Special on a 2019 Membership, which includes two free months! Folks can also pre-order limited edition brewer’s shirts, and pick up special anniversary t-shirts, Yankee Drifter 6-packs, and the 2018 vintage of Naked City’s award-winning The Big Lebrewski, available on draft and limited edition 22 oz bottles.

The Décima party continues at the Camano pub on Saturday, November 3, with Décima flights and food specials. Both Naked City pubs feature the best beer, food, and culture in the region, with award-winning house and guest beers, wines, and ciders alongside gourmet comfort food prepared in kitchens with gluten-free fryers. 

Check out complete beer lists and event schedules at drink.nakedcity.beer.

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"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station
Nov
2
to Nov 7

"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station

As we "fall back" to standard time, we are going to The Dark Side with special drafts of imperial stouts which will run running through the darkest day of the year.

Along with the release of Founders CBS we will also be tapping special kegs from Prarie, AleSmith, Great Notion, Fremont, and others.

Founders CBS Bottle and Draft Release Party

Friday, November 2| 5-8 PM

We are hosting Founders for the release of CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), both on draft and in bottles.

For those whom may not yet be familiar with this beer. CBS is a maple syrup Bourbon barrel aged coffee chocolate imperial stout, which Founders describes as a beer with rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

On tap in the Biercafe will be:

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2017

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

  • Founders KBS 2018

  • Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half 2018

Along with this great draft list Monk’s Deli will be serving up a “Canadian Breakfast Sandwich” using the very maple syrup that was once aged in the same bourbon barrels as CBS!!!

Come to The Dark Side! We have beer!…and sandwiches!

The Dark Side of Beer w/ the Deconstruction of Pairie Bomb!

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a tapping of Prairie’s famous Imperial Stout, Bomb!, which has been deconstructed for you.

Each component listed below will be on tap and served together in a flight for you to create your own “Bomb!” blend.

  • Coffee

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • Chili

All of the above beers are an imperial stout base with a the single adjunct added.

Along with these components we will also be pouring the “constructed’ Bomb! for comparison.

AleSmith Speedway Stout Variant Tapping

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a Speedway Grand Prix Event.

We will be tapping AleSmith’s famed Speedway Stout along side some pretty cool variants.

Drafts will include:

  • Vietnamese Speedway - w/ Vietnamese coffee

  • Mokasida Speedway - w/ Ethiopian coffee

  • Jamaican Blue MountainSpeedway - w/ Jamaican coffee

  • Hawaiian Speedway - w/ Ka'u Coffee, Coconut, and Vanilla

  • Celestial Dawn Speedway - w/ NOLA Celestial Dawn coffee


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