Seattle or Hood River, there's reason to celebrate the weekend of August 5th.

Anniversary. The most common use of this word is associated with celebration of another year shared with a spouse, either through matrimony or steadfast companionship. It's also been used in conjunction with accomplishments in sports, sobriety, physical fitness,  and business. This writer is sure you know where this is going with this introduction, a brewery or brewery-related business is set to celebrate another year of business.

Friday, August 4th thru Sunday, August 6th

image sourced from Rooftop Brewing's facebook page.

Starting Friday the 4th of August, Rooftop Brewing Company will herald their 4th anniversary since they opened their (literal) garage brewery near the shore of the [tributary coming in from Lake Washington].

Starting at 1 pm, the brewery will release their limited-edition anniversary beer Bourbon Barrel-Aged Triple IPA. With a precise alcohol by volume of 12.84%, the beer will no doubt warm anyone's heart and stomach, during our Northwest Summer nights. In addition to this the brewery will provide the cake, host food trucks, cornhole boards, and the following beers:

  • Uncle Timms Pre-Prohibition Black Ginger Beer
  • Rye Barrel-Age Hoppin Honey
  • Regular Hopping Honey
  • Ladro Sul Tetto Coffee Pale Ale
  • 4th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Age Triple IPA *Friday-only

In addition to the above, the brewery will host raffling off brewery-monogrammed apparel (on Saturday),  offering $1 off bottle purchase(s) (if you are present wearing a Rooftop Brewing shirt, Sunday-only). Rooftop Brewing Company is located at 1220 West Nickerson Street and is open Friday thru Sunday, from 1 pm.

Following Rooftop on Friday, Seattle's Reubens Brews and Hood River's pFriem Family Brewers are set to celebrate their 5th Anniversary.

August 5th, 11 am in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

image sourced from Reuben's Brews

Keeping things in Seattle for a moment, Reuben's Brews starts the party Saturday, August 5th, at 11 AM - offering the first 100 people a complimentary, commemorative glass (with their first pint purchase). Those in attendance will enjoy food trucks, entertained by the "brewers triathlon", a new can release called "Anniversary-style Juice", as well as the traditional Anniversary release in the form of "Dark, Strong and Proper" - a limited-bottle beer celebrating co-founder Adam Robbing's homebrewing beginnings, and finally a new schooner glass will be released that day as well. More on the beers below.

Dark, Strong and Proper. A collaboration with Robbing's homebrew club, the Homebrewers Guild of Seattle Proper. A reproduction of the Belgian-style Dark Strong / Quadruple, aged in Red wine barrels, with an alcohol by volume of over 12%. During the party, both draft and 22-ounce bottles will be available for purchase.
Anniversary-style Juice. A New England-style hazy India Pale Ale, released on draft and in 16oz cans.
Anniversary draft list to be announced

In addition to the beers, guests will be entertained by the "brewers triatholon" which features local brewers compete while performing various tasks.

Finally, there will be drinks for kids and canines alike as well as nourishment from various food trucks who will be onsite throughout the event.

Reuben's Brew's, named after Adam and Grace's first-born son, is located at 5010 14th Avenue Northwest in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

August 5th in Hood River, Oregon, from 11 am.

image sourced from pFriem Family Brewers' Facebook page

Heading along the Columbia River to Oregon's Hood River, pFriem Family Brewers celebrate's their 5th year on August 5th, with Music, food, games, and of course beer.

Dubbed the Golden Anniversary, brewery namesake and head brewer Josh Pfriem will entertain visitors with music from Planet Fly and Purple Haze, nourish appetites with food and beer commemorating another year of living the dream.

Look for the following beers, poured on site at the Waterfront Park:

India Pale Ale
Juicy India Pale Ale
Golden India Pale Ale
Summer Pale Ale
Pilsner
Mexican Lager
Guava Saison

And course all their beers will be available, for onsite consumption, at their taproom across the street at [address]. For a current draft and bottle list, visit http://pfriembeer.com/tasting-room.php.

pFriem Family Brewers will be celebrating at the Hood River Waterfront Park at 650 Portway Avenue in Hood River, Oregon. In addition to the Waterfront Park, you're invited to visit the brewery to enjoy food from their expanded kitchen while enjoying drinks in their on-site taproom. The brewery would also like to remind guest they are welcome to visit to purchase merchandise, growlers, or bottles of their beer as souvenirs of this accomplishment.

To RSVP for this free to attend event, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-pfriem-birthday-tickets-34153676566.

Whether you live in or near Seattle or Hood River, we hope your Saturday is a fun one as you celebrate another year of brewing locally-owned, craft beer.

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