Long overlooked by those on their way to Seattle’s more famous breweries, the upstart known as Tin Dog has announced their Fifth-anniversary party on February 9th, from 12 pm to 5 pm. Wherever you hail from, you will be rewarded with an opportunity to purchase their latest, limited-edition, release - Errant Whisper. In addition to purchasing their latest release, the brewery is stealing bottles and draft from their cellar to showcase their five-years of success.
It began with a dream that turned into reality.
While working in the field of Information Technology, Eric Rough elected to leave his job and pursue a dream by expanding from a humble homebrew hobby into a 2-barrel nano-brewery. Starting in 2013, Eric and his spouse Lisa opened their doors to those seeking a unique experience in Seattle's South Park neighborhood. At the time Eric and Lisa joined a small fraternity of breweries in the South Seattle area.
What makes their beers unique?
Like all things, brewing is unique because each beer is the expression of the brewer's enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. Recognizing his love of so-called "farmhouse" ales, Eric Rough brews in the traditions of European brewers, despite a United States postal code. The result from his labor are beers that aren’t sold in four or five-ounce volumes. Rather the brewery prefers that you sit in their taproom while enjoying one of their beers in the vessel it was designed for.
With this in mind, Tin Dog invites regulars, locals, and strangers alike to visit their brewery and taproom at 309 S. Cloverdale Street, in the Cloverdale Business Park.
In addition to the release of Errant Whisper be on the lookout for the following, award-winning, beers, paired with your choice of two sour ales, as part of a flight offering.
Melange Deux - Gold Winner in the Sour Beer Category at the Brewer’s Choice Awards June 2018; Bronze Winner in the Sour Beer Category at the Washington Beer Awards June 2018. Featured at “The Herbfarm” Restaurant April 2018
Original release date November 2017
Tasting notes: Light, effervescent, Champagne-like with Apricot notes.
Mandala – Silver Winner in the Mixed Brett Beer Category at the Washington Beer Awards June 2018 Featured at “The Herbfarm” Restaurant April 2018
Original release date December 2017
Tasting notes: Spicy, peppery with Brett notes.
In addition to their award-winning beers, the following can be paired with the above ales or as a mixed four flight set.
Melange Une - Bright, spritzy, hoppy citrus flavored. Released in October 2017
Melange Rouge - Rich, caramel, leather notes with an orange peel finish Released in August 2018
Catwalk - Grapefruit and other citrus notes. Released in November 2018
Black Tripel Whiskey Barrel Sour - Dark Cherry notes with a whiskey finish. Released December 2018
Errant Whispers - Tastes like biting into a juicy, Summer Peach Released February 2019
Lastly, the brewery will have limited amounts of cheese samples and melted Ricochet (from Neighbor Lady Cheese Monger), as well as charcuterie(from Carl's Cutting Board).
UPDATE: Tin Dog Brewing Company, has since rescheduled their anniversary party to March 2nd which to coincide with the Washington Beer Open House. Stop into their taproom between 12 pm and 5 pm.