Ask any man what they wanted to be when they grew up and they would recall a shiny fireman’s hat, a brass shield adorning a rimmed police hat, or maybe it was a fishbowl helmet while floating in space as an astronaut. These are the fantasies of a mind unbridled by the limitations of reality. But if you were to ask Don Webb co-owner and head brewer of Naked City Brewery and Taproom, he’d tell you the dream of owning brewery followed shortly after the contents of homebrew, resting in a 5-gallon carboy, were released into bottles.
Today, along with co-owner Bryan Miller, the brewery and taproom are celebrating their 10th anniversary of business the only way they can, by taking a year-long journey, starting with the release of their first beer this Saturday, January 20th where it all began, at 8564 Greenwood Avenue North, starting at 3 pm. Those up north, who can’t make it to Seattle, can expect an encore release at the brewery’s Camano Island taproom at Terry’s Corner, starting at 6 pm, January 25th. In addition, to release parties, Seattle’s Naked City Brewery and Taproom are hosting a special Naked Sessions w/Tomo Nakayama & Little Spirits, January 27th.
For more on this year-long celebration, Naked City Brewing has the following to say, in their own words.
Seattle, WA – The year 2018 brings a special milestone – the 10th anniversary of Naked City Brewing. With hearts full of gratitude, the Naked City crew is celebrating ten years with ten months of collaboration beers, food pairings, charity concerts, and the Décima, a craft beer odyssey.
In partnership with many beloved brewers, including 21st Amendment, Pike, Silver City, and Flying Bike, Naked City will release one official beer each month from January to October—and a handful of surprise beers to be announced along the way.
The first beer in the 10-for-10 series is an imperial saison brewed with a variety of malts and infused with lemongrass, orange peel, and tart Montmorency cherries. Naked City head brewer Don Webb collaborated on the brew with Tomas Munoz, who gave Don is first commercial brewing opportunity at Stix Pizza and Brewing Company.
And so begins a beer odyssey known as the Décima, a poem in ten beers. Beer lovers can pick up a Décima punch card at either pub anytime after the first 10-for-10 beer is released. Beers will be released monthly until the big 10th Anniversary Parties at both pubs in October 2018, when completed Décima punch cards can be turned in for a complementary 10th Anniversary Décima pint glass.
At the Greenwood pub, a special series of ten anniversary Naked Sessions concerts will benefit charities chosen by the artists. Tomo Nakayama and Little Spirits take the stage in the Screening Room at 8pm, on Saturday, January 27, to benefit Facing Homelessness. Tickets are $10.
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse strives to carry on the rich tradition of the American public house, where great food and delicious beer set the table for community life. The brewpubs in Greenwood and Camano Island host a variety of cultural events each month.
Check out the full list of official collaboration breweries, events, and other anniversary celebrations throughout 2018 at drink.nakedcity.beer.