image of Hard Liver '10 courtesy of our Flickr page Do you recall the last time you ‘took it too far’ and ended up on the wrong side of a hangover? If you can’t recall the last time you reached for the bottle of aspirin, to make the voices go away: congratulations;

If you’re feeling nostalgic about your last time a bloody mary in the morning soothed the soul, then get ready for the Hard Liver Barley Wine Fest’ at Brouwer’s Cafe.

Held on March 3rd, Hard Liver celebrates a singular category of beers, the Barley Wine (or Barleywine). Featuring over 60+ dedicated draught handles, the Hard Liver is an event not to miss if you are in Seattle that weekend. A piece of advice as well for those attending this event, SHOW UP EARLY!!!

Ask anyone who has gone in previous year’s and they will tell you that long lines and equally long wait times (for service) are in store for those that attend. This isn’t a dig on the staff of Brouwer’s Cafe. More to the point it’s a warning to those who would pass judgment after visiting for the first time.

Still with us? Good because General Manager Nat Pellman has announced a partial list on the Brouwer’s Cafe website. More details to comes as the list grows.

  • Alaskan Big Nugget '09
  • Alaskan Barley Wine (formerly Big Nugget) ‘10
  • Anacortes Barley Wine
  • Anchor Old Foghorn '10
  • Big Sky Old Blue Hair '11
  • Deschutes Mirror Mirror '09
  • Deschutes Mirror Mirror '10
  • Dogfish Head Old School
  • Emelisse Jack Daniels Barrel Aged
  • Firestone Walker (beer formerly know as Abucus) '11
  • Great Divide Old Ruffian '10
  • Lagunitas too many years to list -we will pick one or two for the festival
  • Lost Abbey Angel's Share
  • Pike Old Bawdy '11
  • Rogue Old Crustacean '11
  • Speakeasy Old Godfather'09

Rumor has it that the ‘Cafe will host a vertical night, featuring Stone Old Guardian and Lagunitas Olde Gnarleywine, the following Monday (March 5th).

March 3rd, 2012 & March 4th, 2012 11:00 AM – ? (206) 267-2437
Brouwer’s Cafe presents Hard Liver Barley Wine Fest 2012
400 North 35th Street  Seattle, WA 98103


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