Festival Preview: WA: 12/6 Big Wood returns to Brouwer’s Cafe

image "Barrels of fun" from fmgbain's Flickr page & sourced via Creative Commons Sometimes in life it’s best practice to be safe than sorry. In this case we might 9/10 safe. Which is why this writer is happy to announce the list for this year’s Big Wood barrel-aged beer festival at Brouwer’s Cafe. With over 50 beers in attendance this festival will be a hit for those looking for their favorite style, with a hint of barrel.

Since 2006 Brouwer’s Cafe has provided those curious about barrel-aged beers a chance to try them on draught. Comprised of both regional, domestic, and international breweries, the festival has been a favorite for lovers of anything and everything wood aged.

It’s a sort of beer convergence where those who have enjoyed Hopfest, Back in Black, Sour Fest, and Hard Liver to get together, and share opinions.

But rather than bore you with more ‘blogging’ here’s the list.

  • Allagash Curieux #1490(11%) Porland ME
  • Alpenfire Pirates Plank Dry in Whiskey Barrels (6.9%)
  • American Brewing Flanders Brown with Cherries
  • Anacortes Red in Dry Fly Barrel (8%) Anacortes
  • Avery Beast Grand Cru (16.93%) Boulder
  • Big Sky Centaur Barrel Aged Noel (14%) Missoula
  • Big Time Dry Fly Old Sol Wheatwine (10%) Seattle
  • Brifficio Del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare (11%) Italy
  • Black Diamond The Twelve Brandy Barrel Aged (8%) Concord
  • Black Raven Dry Fly Blueberry Pale Ale Nitro (5.5%) Redmond
  • Bockor Cuvee De Jacobins Sour Red (5.5%)Belligem-Kortrijk
  • Boneyard Suge Knight (14%) Bend
  • Boulevard Rye on Rye (11%) Kansas City
  • Cascade Black Cap Raspberry(6.5%)
  • De Dochtor Peated Oak Aged Embrasse (9%)
  • De Proef/HOD Flanders Fred (10%)
  • Deschutes Abyss 2011 (11%) Bend
  • Diamond Knot Twig and Berry Porter () Mukletio
  • Dogfish Head Burton Baton(10%)
  • Double Mountain Ferocious Five (11%) Hood River
  • Driftwood Singularity (14%) Vancouver Island
  • Elliot Bay No Doubt Stout in Dry Fly Barrel
  • Elysian Dry Fly Aged Split Shot (5.5%) Seattle
  • Firestone Walker Parabola 2012 (12.5%) Paso Robles
  • Firestone Walker Double DBA () Paso Robles
  • Fish Tale Aged Mudshark Porter() Olympia
  • Flyers Jameson Breakfast Irish Coffee Stout (7.6%)Oak Harbor
  • Fort George BBL(Wild Turkey) Vortex IPA (7.7) Fort George
  • Fort George Meekers Mark Oatmeal Stout (8%) Fort George
  • Fremont B bomb 2012 (11.5%)Seattle
  • Fremont Barrel Blend Nitro (hazelnut wood blend)
  • Full Sail Black Gold (11.4%) Hood River
  • Goodlife Pass Stout (7.8%) Bend
  • Great Divide 18th Anniv Wood IPA(10%) Denver
  • Hales BBl Aged Wee Heavey (7.2%) Seattle
  • HOD/De Struise Pannepeuch (12%) Portland
  • Hof Ten Dormal Armagnac Barrel Golden (12%)
  • HUB Army of Darkness Barrel Aged Brouwers VI (10.5%)
  • Laurelwood Bonapartes Retreat (9%)
  • Logsdon Far West Vlaming Oak Aged Flanders Red() Hood River
  • Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme (11%) San Marcos
  • Lost Abbey Framboise De Amorosa (7%) San Marcos
  • Naked City Opacity Imperial Stout in Woodinville Whiskey(11%)
  • New Belgium La Folie Fort Collins
  • New Belgium La Terrior ( Fort Collins
  • New Belgium Prickly Peach Passion Barrel (over Mastin Wood)
  • Ninkasi Oaked Single Hop() Eugene
  • Oakshire Heavenly Very Ill Tempered Gnome () Eugene
  • North Sound X-Batch Imperial Brown in Whiskey Barrels()
  • Port Older Viscostiy()
  • Port Townsend Slurring Moon Imperial Porter (9%) Port Townsend
  • Russian River Consecration (10%) Santa Rosa
  • Russian River Supplication year/vintage() Santa Rosa
  • Russian River Temptation () Santa Rosa
  • Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman (8.5%) Seattle
  • Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Ovila Quad (10%)
  • Silver City Oak Aged Scrooge() Silverdale
  • Sound Brewery Noel Unused Med Toast Barrel (10.7%)Poulsbo
  • Southern Tier Oaked Unearthly IPA (10%) Lakewood
  • Snipes Quincinera Concepcion (8%) Sunnyside
  • Stillwater Barrel Aged Debached()
  • The Bruery Smoking Wood (13%)
  • Thornbridge Kipling Pale Ale aged in Belgian Owl Whiskey Barrels
  • Tieton Maker’s Mark Reserve Apple () Tieton
  • Upright Apricot/Brett Seven ()

Looking through this list it won’t be hard to find favorites or compile a must-have list. Instead we invite you to get in line, starting at 11:30 AM. Why? The answer is simple, long lines and limited seating. This is the cost for attending a festival shares enthusiasm with so many.

See you there.

Thursday December 7th, 2012 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Brouwer’s Cafe Big Wood, Wood-aged Beer Festival
400 N. 35th Street Seattle WA 98103


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