Beer Release: WA: Get It Now … Elliott Bay Brewing’s 16th anniversay ale, Extra Bold Bitter.

This past Sunday, July 7th, Elliott Bay Brewing made an announcement regarding their (then upcoming) anniversary beer. Introducing Extra Bold Bitter, an Northwest homage to the classic ESB.

image sourced from Elliott Bay BrewingFor those who haven’t visited E.B.B. “West Seattle, the beer was a collaboration between Elliott Bay’s Dan Ashley and Pyramid’s Kim Brusco. Those of you new to the area might not have been to Elliott Bay Brewing’s West Seattle neighborhood location. But we can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t have stopped into Kim’s brewery across from Safeco Field, otherwise know as Pyramid Alehouse.

In the past the styles have ranged from Pepper Saisons to Peated Ambers to Imperial IPAs. This year we teamed up with long-time Seattle brewer and self-professed “ol’ timer” Kim Brusco from Pyramid Brewing. Kim, a card-carrying West Seattle-ite, currently keeps the taps flowing with house-brewed beers at the Pyramid brewery on Royal Brougham, across from Safeco Field. Most recently he was the Brewery Manager at Redhook in Woodinville and before that was at the helm of Pike Brewing and, for those who remember the olden days of Seattle breweries, headed up brewing operations at Pacific NW Brewing in Pioneer Square.

Brewery Description of Extra Bold Bitter

Maris Otter, and English Crystal and Caramel malts, and predominantly East Kent Golding Hops for flavor and aroma.

Kim and our own Brewer Dan cooked up a style they’re calling ‘Extra Bold Bitter’ (EBB…get it?). It pays homage to British-style ales with its reliance on the classic Marris Otter malt variety and East Kent Golding hops. But the boys decided to deviate slightly from a typical Bitter and hop this batch like an American IPA by adding an extra dose of dry hops in the aging tank following fermentation.

Head over to Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub on 4720 California Avenue Southwest to try Extra Bold Bitter for yourself. Or if you prefer, swing by the brewery’s beer garden, during the West Seattle Summerfest.


About Elliott Bay Brewing

Elliott Bay Brewing Co. is a family owned company of high quality neighborhood brewpubs in communities throughout the Seattle area.  Owners Todd Carden and Brent Norton met in 1994 while working for the iconic Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. They forged a friendship and explored their common goal and dream of owning and operating their own brewpub. They also met Head Brewer Doug Hindman at Maritime Pacific.

Todd and Brent incorporated the company in November of 1996.   In March 1997 they signed their first lease and began construction of a brewpub in the historic “Junction” of West Seattle.  They opened for business on July 11, 1997.  Doug joined the ranks in September of 1997 and has been Head Brewer ever since.

Over the past thirteen years in West Seattle, Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub has been a leader in sustainability, philanthropic support, and instumental [sic] in creating an amazing sense of community in the neighborhoods which it serves.  Elliott Bay Brewhouse and Pub, the companyís [sic] second brewpub, opened in Burien in March of 2007.  The Burien Brewhouse, like its West Seattle sibling, supports a progressive company culture and socially responsible business practices.

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