Silver City Brewery & the Seattle Beer Collective are proud to present Sieben Bräu, the 2015 Seattle Beer Week Lager.
The Seattle Beer Collective reached out to Silver City Brewery to brew a "highly sessionable" traditional Lager for the 7th Seattle Beer Week because, as they put it; " Silver City is known for brewing great lagers".
The Seattle Beer Collective consists of Washington craft beer gurus Ian Roberts, Matt Younts and Mike Baker. In 2009 they founded Seattle Beer Week to celebrate a week of craft beer exploration and indulgence. Each year they choose a brewer to collaborate with to create a beer brewed just for the celebration. For SBW 7, the group wanted to explore a traditional lager, but with a NW twist. Known for great lagers such as Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager, Oktoberfest, Winter Lager and newly released Cold One Pilsner; Silver City Brewery seemed like a perfect fit.
Just barely into 2015, the SBC team made the trip across the Sound to visit brew master Don Spencer and the Silver City team to discuss and design the beer. As a true, authentic lager, the beer plan needed to come together quickly to allow for the extended production time for a lager beer where the schedule is not measured in hours or days, like an ale, but in weeks and months.
As the team began to discuss their individual inspirations for the beer, it was apparent how tight knit the vision was for the ultimate recipe. As Don said "The best lagers are clean and balanced. No non-sense, just simple elegance. Everything is expressed in concert. You taste the sweet, light malt-toasty notes with herbal, spicy hop aromatics playing over the top. Then a nice crisp bitterness to finish. Anyone else thirsty?" Mike Baker of SBC followed with "Yes, something I can drink a lot of, that's nicely balanced and flavorful."
With the recipe planned all that was left was a name. Sieben Braü, which translates in German to 7th Brew, was decided upon as a nod to the 7th Seattle Beer Week, but the inspiration didn't stop there. There is an old German saying that suggests you balance your beer to food ratio 7:1. That is 1 schnitzel for every 7 beers. That may seem extreme by American standards of celebratory drinking, but that spirit of a beer to be enjoyed with food and celebration of the experience, is the heart of Seattle Beer Week Sieben Bräu Lager.
Silver City Brewery's Seattle Beer Week Sieben Braü Lager is now available in cans where Silver City beer is sold and will make its debut on tap May 7th with the kick-off of Seattle Beer Week 2015.
To learn more about Sieben Bräu from the collective themselves, check the following YouTube link:
For more information about Seattle Beer Week, visit seattlebeerweek.com
Seattle Beer Week Lager
Sieben Brau (7th Brew) is a merger of traditional German ingredients & brew process with NW hopping. This crisp & bright lager has just a touch of sweetness that combines with the spice of the noble hop variety.
This makes for a beer that's sure to make the celebration of Seattle Beer Week a festive one!
Hops: Hersbrucker, Mt. Hood
Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna
For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.
Silver City Restaurant & Brewery
is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment.
Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle & aluminum can 6-packs around the Western Washington area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.