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Anniversary Party, featuring Cloudburst Pudge The Curmudgeon at The Brewmaster's Taproom

  • The Brewmaster's Taproom 2000 Benson Road South Renton, WA, 98055 United States (map)

Press Release

Renton, WA – The Brewmaster’s Taproom is turning one and celebrating in fashion with special beer releases starting at noon on Saturday, August 12th and continuing all the way until 11:00pm. Our anniversary beer is coming from our friends at Cloudburst Brewing out of Seattle, WA and we’ll be releasing our house beer from Manfish Brewing located just outside Renton, WA. We’ll also have giveaways all day.

Brewmaster’s has become a staple in the Renton community and it’s time to celebrate that we made it to our first birthday. Our owner, Marley Rall, is from Hawaii where they go all out to celebrate first birthdays, so we will be too! We’ll have giveaways every hour, expanded taps, special beers and a food truck! Don’t forget, we’re always kid- and dog-friendly.

Our anniversary beer is a tribute from one very special pup to another. Steve Luke, owner and brewmaster of Cloudburst Brewing owns a wonderful pup named Susan. Sus and Pudge were best friends that never got to meet, two peas in a pod if you will. As soon as we asked Steve if he’d be willing to do our anniversary beer, he came up with the perfect name. Cloudburst is known for its often off-color and comical names, but this time Steve immediately decided on something a little more special for both him and Marley – Sus Loves Pudge. You’ll be able to taste the love that these two pups had for each other in this beer only at our taproom.

Our long anticipated house beer has been months in the making and we’re very excited to be releasing it just in time for our anniversary – Pudge The Curmudgeon. This anniversary and beer is bittersweet for Rall who recently lost her pup, Pudge. Rall reflects, “We’re so happy to have made it a year and to be releasing this special beer. Pudge had been my best friend for the past 11 years and though she is gone now, this beer will be a fitting tribute to the most amazing brew dog to ever exist. This beer embodies everything we loved about her, her bitterness, her spite, her love of IPAs and who can forget her air of superiority. It will be a well-balanced - unlike the namesake - at 6.3% ABV / 106 IBU IPA, using simcoe, centennial and columbus hops.”

We will be expanding our tap handles from 21 to 26 and introducing two new permanent handles. The first is the long awaited Cloudburst handle followed up with one from Fremont Brewing. We’ve selected each of these breweries for very different reasons. Cloudburst is always coming out with fun new beers and they liked the idea of having a place outside of Seattle people can always find them and we’re very excited to be the ones to bring it to you. Fremont has a solid line up of beer with a large following and we were looking to partner with a brewery that everyone knows.