Brewpub Birthday: Maritime Pacific Brewing Company’s New Location Turns 1 Starting Today 2/17

images from the Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Taproom courtesy of our Flickr pageSeattle, WA – Jolly Roger? Islander Pale Ale? Bosun’s Black? If any of these are familiar to you then chances are you should have stopped into the Taproom 10 minutes earlier. Why? The brewery and taproom will be celebrating its first year anniversary at the former spot of Hamilton Jet Inc.

images from the Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Taproom courtesy of our Flickr pageSince 1990 when the brewery started in the garage on 1514 Leary Way the brewery has been churning highly regarded ales and lagers. However it wasn’t until 1997 when the Jolly Roger Taproom opened,  that people were able to sit down next to the brewery while enjoying a pint of Islander.

 Over the years the Jolly Roger’s reputation as a gastro destination for beer and food lovers became legendary. Unfortunately with this popularity came issues with accommodating loyal customers at the pub. And it wasn’t until 2009 after years of listening to their customers loyal and new, that they purchased a new location just down the street in 2009.

images from the Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Taproom courtesy of our Flickr pageThose of you that are doing math in your head can stop, because it wasn’t until last year that the brewery and taproom opened, after months of legal issues with the city, state, etc.

 Starting tonight at 5:00 PM, Maritime Pacific will be tapping a different cask beer for each day, running up to Sunday. For those who still need an excuse we have attached a copy of the cask and food menu. Special thanks to Geoff Kaiser and Seattle Beer News for getting the information for us.

Cask Schedule *Thursday thru Saturday all pints will be $3.00 with Sunday all pints going for $2.50

  • February 17th – Dry Hopped Salmon Bay ESB aka Jane’s Bitter
  • February 18th – Special Release of Navigator Weizenbock aged with vanilla beans
  • February 19th – Dry Hopped, Oak Aged Imperial IPA
  • February 20th – Jolly Roger Christmas Ale aged with Oak Chips soaked in Rum

Food Specials

  • Thursday: Double Smoked Sausage Wraps with house-made sauerkraut
  • Friday: Seared Halibut Cheeks tossed in Moroccan spices with pistachio cous cous & preserved lemon
  • Saturday: Smoked Pork Spare Ribs dressed in ghost chili-mustard BBQ sauce served with Cheese Grits
  • Sunday: Deep fried calamari lightly breaded in blue corn and seasoned flour served with a Habanero / Buttermilk aioli

February 17th, 2011 – February 20th, 2011 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Maritime Pacific’s Anniversary of the Jolly Roger Taproom & Brewery
1111 N.W. Ballard Way Seattle,WA 98107 (206) 782-6181

As for us, we will more than likely be heading over tonight to see if there is any Jane’s Bitter left. Congratulations guys, we look forward to seeing your Seattle Beer Week release this May.

About Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

At Maritime Pacific, the emphasis is on using the highest quality ingredients and equipment to brew truly handcrafted beers. Our recipes take the traditional beer "styles" and enhance them to produce unique beers for the Northwest. In addition to Maritime Pacific's fleet of popular year-round favorites, we brew specialty beers for each of the changing seasons. This variety provides the beer enthusiast with an ever-changing choice of beverages to delight the eye, please the palate, and refresh the beer-drinking soul.

The Maritime Pacific "signature" is largely derived from the use of malted wheat in all the recipes. The wheat adds complexity, body, and a dry, nut-like quality to the traditional combination of yeast, malted barley, hops, and water. All of Maritime Pacific's brews are well balanced and flavorful, designed to be enjoyed by themselves or as accompaniment to your favorite foods. We at Maritime Pacific invite you to give our products a try, and we welcome your opinions. Help us to enhance the tradition of beer-making excellence in the great Pacific Northwest.

If you have any questions or wish to contact us you can e-mail us direct at
CHEERS!! –source, Maritime Pacific Brewing’s website


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