Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Fly-PA, Rare Drafts, Alaskan Brewer's Night & Big Wood
Big Wood 2011 At Brouwer's Cafe:
I'd also like to give my readers early notice of the 2011 'Big Wood' fest at Brouwer's Cafe on December 8th. This is one of my favorite annual events, which features a plethora of wonderful wood-aged beers all available on tap. Things get going on Thursday, December 8th at 11:00AM. Yes, a Thursday. I might see if I can get the day off work just to attend.
The Big Wood fest will likely be the last local event I'll be able to hit up before I leave for my vacation in mid-December. It should be a wonderful trip, with lots of brewery stops planned along the way.
UPDATE 11/2/2011 - It has just been confirmed that Firestone Walker Brewing Company's XVth Anniversary Ale will be at this year's Big Wood fest! I'll definitely be there!
First up is the launch of the first beer from Seattle's first and only cooperative, member-driven brewery, Flying Bike. Their 'Fly-PA' IPA, which was brewed by Baron Brewing in Seattle (FB has no brewing facilities of their own yet), will be going on tap tomorrow, Thursday, October 27th, at Pillager's Pub on Greenwood Ave. in Seattle. The beer will also be going on tap soon (but not necessarily by tomorrow) at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle and Fiddler's Inn up near Lake City.
Things should get under way at Pillager's Pub around 7:00PM tomorrow, and Flying Bike is encouraging everyone to come out and give Fly-PA a try.
Rare Drafts Night At Beveridge Place Pub:
While Fly-PA may not be on tap at Beveridge Place Pub by this Thursday, you might still want to make your way over to West Seattle anyway, as Bev. Place is having a 'Rare Drafts Night'. Beers on tap will include:
-Deschutes The Stoic
-Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada Life & Limb II
-Cascade Bahri Date Bain
-Black Raven La Petite Morte
-Big Time Ave Rat Malt Liquor
-Diamond Knot 666 Imperial Bavarian
That's a pretty impressive lineup. I may just have to stop by there myself on the way home from Pillager's Pub for a few rare goodies!
Alaskan Brewer's Night At Brouwer's Cafe:
Next up on November 8th, 2011 is Alaskan Brewer's Night at Brouwer's Cafe. There will be 8 dedicated Alaskan Brewing taps available. There will be no Alaskan Amber, but there will be their Oatmeal Stout and their 25th Anniversary Perseverance Ale. An Alaskan Brewing representative will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.