Brouwer's Cafe celebrates 12th anniversary & National Orval Day, this Saturday, March 25th.

Belgian-inspired, Belgian-owned, 100% unique, are a few of the words to describe Brouwer's Cafe.

Located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, on the corner of 35th and Phinney Avenue, the follow-up to Bottleworks has remained a destination for many in a city filled with trending up and trending down bars and restaurants. From their draft list to their increasing number of hosted festivals, Brouwer's Cafe has matured with each passing year. 

Need a refresher on the first 10 years? Read the story of 'The Matts' in "Anniversary In Review: Brouwer's Cafe - Looking Back On 10 Years"

This Saturday, starting at 12 pm, Brouwer's Cafe will open its doors to everyone willing to brave the chilly Spring air, to simultaneously celebrate an anniversary and National Orval Day.

More on National Orval Day

image sourced, from Merchant du Vin.

... Orval was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( "Brett" - brettanomyces - is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more.

Time to be determined till Midnight, March 25th, local businesses will host events in recognition of the first Brett-fermented, Belgian, beer imported into the United States. 

More on 12 years of Brouwer's Cafe

image sourced from Brouwer's Cafe

Starting at 12 pm, March 25th, Bottleworks will start selling 750ml bottles of VOL. 12 Brouwer's Cafe Anniversary Ale. Traditionally, Brouwer's Cafe doesn't sell to-go draft or bottles, which is why Bottleworks will be offering bottles for sale. In exchange, Brouwer's Cafe will be the exclusive location to enjoy this collaboration between Brouwer's Cafe and Holy Mountain Brewing Company. In addition to the collaboration beer, Brouwer's will also feature 8 other Holy Mountain beers, along with bottles (for in-house consumption) of Orval. 

Brouwer's Cafe is located at 400 North 35th Street in Seattle, WA.