Festival Preview: WA: 9/27 Hopfest returns to Brouwer’s Cafe

image of Brouwer's Cafe at night, courtesy of P D Gibson's Flickr pageIt’s Wednesday the 26th. Or at this writer likes to call it, the last minute. Yeah we could have reported on this festival’s status numerous times but instead we chose to sit idle until the time was right.

Hopfest is a celebration of India Pale Ales, Imperial India Pale Ales, Double India Pale Ales, and any other India-inspired Ale that the breweries featured come up with. Start date is tomorrow (at 11:00 AM) and runs through the weekend. Unfortunately the beers listed below won’t make it that long. So you had better plan to be sick tomorrow or at a minimum make a bee-line after work.

Thursday September 27th, 2012 11:00 AM
Brouwer’s Cafe hosts Hopfest 2012
400 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103

So here’s the list And for those reading this on their smartphones, be it Apple or Android, I have updated the list to be Untappd friendly. We won’t tell you which ones to check out. We can only tell you that there are some hidden gems in this list and we intend on trying them.


  • 9.70%    [untappd] 21st Amendment Hop Crisis
  • 8.70%     [untappd] Anderson Valley Heelch O' Hops Imperial India Pale Ale
  • 10.1%     [untappd] Bear Republic Double Apex
  • 7.00%     [untappd] Black Diamond Fresh Hop India Pale Ale
  • 9.00%     [untappd] Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • 9.40%     [untappd] Green Flash Imperial IPA (9.4%)
  • 5.90%     [untappd] Lagunitas Fusion 10
  • 10.5%     [untappd] Port Brewing Hop 15 Imperial India Pale Ale
  • 8.00%     [untappd] Russian River Pliny the Elder Double India Pale Ale
  • 10.5%     [untappd] Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
  • 10.0%     [untappd] Stone 16th Anniversary Imperial India Pale Ale


  • 7.00% [untappd] Driftwood Fat Tug IPA


  • Beer Valley Tri State Fresh Hop Pale
  • 10.0%     [untappd] Boneyard Armored Fist Cascadian Dark Ale
  • 10.0%     [untappd] Boneyard Spiked Hop Venom
  • 7.00%     [untappd] Double Mountain Hop Lava IPA () *Cask
  • 7.20%     [untappd] Double Mountain Killer Red
  • 5.20%     [untappd] Fort George Fresh-hopped Oatmeal Pale Ale
  • 9.70%     [untappd] Fort George Omegatex Imperial IPA
  • 7.00%     [untappd] Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale
  • 6.50%     [untappd] Laurelwood Dry Hopped Gearhead
  • 7.50%     [untappd] Logsdon Fresh Hop Seizoen
  • Oakshire Coffee IPA
  • 9.50%     [untappd] Rogue XS Imperial IPA


  • 9.50% [untappd] American Brewing Power Play Imperial India Pale Ale
  • 10.0% [untappd] Big Al Hop Soup Double India Pale Ale
  • 5.60% [untappd] Big Time Double Dry Hopped Icculus IPA
  • 5.70% [untappd] Black Raven Mosaic Wet Hop India Pale Ale
  • 10.0% [untappd] Boundary Bay Imperial IPA
  • [untappd] Elliot Bay Fresh Hop India Pale Ale
  • 6.60% [untappd] Elysian/Ninkasi Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA
  • 7.20% [untappd] Elysian Space Dust India Pale Ale
  • 6.20% [untappd] Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1 Fresh Hop India Pale Ale
  • 9.00% [untappd] Hales Bourbon Barrel-aged Supergoose Imperial India Pale Ale
  • 9.00% [untappd] Kulsan Double India Pale Ale
  • 7.50% [untappd] Maritime Double Dry Hopped Imperial Pale Ale *Cask
  • [untappd] Naked City Hoptari Fresh Hop
  • 10.0% [untappd] Old School House Imperial IPA
  • 8.50% [untappd] Port Townsend Life of Milo Imperial IPA
  • 8.40% [untappd] Reubens Imperial Rye IPA
  • 6.50% [untappd] Schooner Exact Fresh Hop Pale
  • 9.00% [untappd] Silver City Double Dry Hopped Whoop Pass India Pale Ale
  • 8.50% [untappd] Snipes Vaquero Imperial IPA
  • 10.0% [untappd] Sound Brewing Humulo Nimbus
  • 7.90% [untappd] Two Beers Heart of Darkness Cascadian Dark Ale


  • 6.00% [untappd] Tieton Dry Hopped Cider (6%)


  • 8.50%     [untappd] Boulevard Double Wide IPA


  • 18.0%     [untappd] Dogfish Head 120min Imperial India Pale Ale


  • 6.00%     [untappd] Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett IPA
  • 9.50%     [untappd] Mad Viking Stingray Imperial IPA


  • 8.00%     [untappd] Emelisse Black India Pale Ale


  • 5.60%     [untappd] Omnipollo Mazarin


  • 10.5%     [untappd] Boulder Mojo Risin Imperial IPA *Nitro
  • 7.30%     [untappd] Great Divide Barrel Aged Rumble Imperial IPA
  • 7.50%     [untappd] New Belgium La Terrior Dry Hopped Sour
  • 9.00%     [untappd] New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA


  • 7.50%    [untappd] Maui Freight Trains IPA

New York

  • 9.00%     [untappd] Southern Tier Gemini

See you there!

About the Photo’s Author

Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, so it’s no wonder he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can see more of his photos on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/p_d_gibson ).

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