image of Brouwer's Cafe on an abnormally sunny day courtesy of +Russ's Flickr page So picture this, you’re sitting at home it’s cold as heck outside and you really don’t want to be cooped up. Thoughts? Well we have two and they’re both at Brouwer’s Cafe.

December 17th, 2011 4:00 PM - ‘the cab picks you up’
Drink Firestone Walker in your Ugly Christmas Sweater
400 North 35th Street Seattle WA 98103

Still holding onto the heirloom X-mas sweater that your Aunt, Mother, or Grandmother gave you? Why not throw it on and for once be complemented for wearing it.

Starting at 4 PM and running through out the evening, you are encouraged to purchase a 25 ounce Firestone Walker enameled mug (for $20) and drink Velvet Merlin, till you can’t feel your fingers.

What are the rules you say? Pretty simple.

  1. Show up in an Ugly Christmas Sweater
  2. Purchase one of only 40 Limited Edition 25 ounce mugs. $12 the second drink, and $7 (per pint) after that.
  3. Drink Pale 31, Union Jack, Velvet Merlin (Velvet Merkin to the purists), and near the end (at about 7pm or so), share in a tapping of Unblended Velvet Merkin.

If all else fails you can pick up one of only 40 limited edition 25 ounce mugs which also gets you a prize under the Brouwer’s Cafe ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas Tree.

But if demonstrating severely retched fashion sense isn’t your thing then how about saying hey to Yahweh.

Tuesday December 20th, 2011 4:00 PM - ‘the dradle stops spinning’
Brouwer’s Cafe one the Chosen Bars kicks off Chanukah with Shmaltz
400 North 35th Street Seattle WA 98103image from last year's Jewbelation (14) courtesy of our Flickr page Next Tuesday while everyone’s suffered their fifteenth, shopping inspired, anxiety attack the folks at Brouwer’s Cafe will be featuring the largest Jewish brewery, Shmaltz. Featured at the bar will be their Anniversary beer Jewbelation 15.

Plus as a participant in the 150 Chosen Bars program Brouwer’s will feature additional Shmaltz beers for you to try.  For more details you will just have to show up. Who knows they might have a Chanukah-inspired dish or two.


About the photo’s author
+Russ is a photo blogger and an avid beer fan who got immersed in beer and the Seattle beer culture through homebrewing and the thirsty pursuit of new craft ales to sample.

About the photo’s author
Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.

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