Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Catsino At Beveridge Place Pub

Today only - from 2:00 - 6:00PM it's Catsino at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle.  The whole pub will be turned into a casino, with the proceeds benefitting the Furry Faces Foundation.  You'll be able to play the games below as well as bid on some auction items as well. 

"Catsino is an afternoon of “recreational gaming” so you’ll have a great time playing variations of Hold’em, Craps, Blackcat 21, and Toss the Pigs among others while raising money for Furry Faces Foundation. 

The funds raised will provide for the spay/neuter of pets whose people are on restricted incomes, and also feral cats who live in colonies.  Local businesses and animal rescue groups are adopting the gaming tables, dealing out the cards, rolling the dice and making up some unique rules.  For more information, please visit"
The games you'll be able to play will include:

  • Brewery Craps hosted by Beverage Place Pub and Schooner Exact
  • Roulette & Wheel of Fortune hosted by Hotwire Coffee
  • Pig Craps hosted by Animals First Foundation
  • Dem Bones Dem Bones Blackjack hosted by Pet Elements
  • K9 Blackjack hosted by Don Pennell Prudental Real Estate
  • Editor's Blackjack hosted by Pat Robinson West Seattle Herald
  • Mystery Game! hosted by Big Al's Brewing
  • BlackCat21 hosted by Purrfect Pals
  • Mystery Game! hosted by Prost
  • 3-Card Poker The Wash Dog
  • Mystery Game! hosted by Feedback Lounge
  • Mystery Game! hosted by The Body Bar
  • Mystery Game! hosted by Full Tilt Ice Cream
  • Lame Brain Pete Poker hosted by Elliot Bay Brewery, Furry Faces Foundation and Stella Ruffingtons
So put on your best poker face and get down to Beveridge Place Pub today for some Catsino fun!  Keep those furry faces smiling!  Tickets for this event are $25 at the door. 

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Two Beers Brewing Expands Tap Room Hours

It may not feel like it quite yet, but Summer is on the way!  In anticipation of drier weather and warmer temps., Two Beers Brewing is expanding the hours for The Woods tasting room.

Starting on May 1st, The Woods tasting room will be open on Tuesdays as well, and a bit later on Saturdays so patrons can enjoy more of that sunshine!  The new hours are:

Tuesday thru. Friday: 3-8PM
Saturday: 1-6PM

The Woods tasting room has twelve unique beers for you to enjoy, and there are some new happy hour and special deals you can take advantage of:

Tuesday $6 growler fills!
(For all year-round beers, excluding imperials, infusions or guest taps.)

Wednesday 'Hump Day' Happy Hour!  All pints $3 from 3-6PM
(Excluding guest taps.)

Thursday 'To Go' Happy Hour!  Stock up for the weekend wtih $1 off all 22oz bottles or can six-packs.  Plus, check out the latest infusions. 

Food Truck Friday!  Starting on June 1st (more details will be coming.)
So get start getting ready for Summer, and plan on spending some time down at The Woods with Two Beers Brewing Company for some great deals.  Cheers!

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's IPApril At Beveridge Place Pub

UPDATED 4/23/2012

It's April - and that means IPApril at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle!  All month long, BPP will have 12 taps devoted to IPAs of all varieties.  No spcific tap list has been posted, but you can usually get a good idea of what Beveridge Place has on tap over at Taplister, which currently lists all 12 IPA's things kicked off with on April 1st. 

Me With Don Webb (Naked City) and Gary Sink (Beveridge Place Pub)

A bit more than halfway through the month, April 17th, is Beveridge Place Pub's anniversary, and to celebrate they'll have a clear (as in see-through) keg of Georgetown Brewing's Lucile IPA (BPP's current 'house' IPA, based on voting last year), so you can watch the beer in the keg as it drains. 

There will also be a 'blind' taste challenge on April 19th, with double IPAs being featured.  The idea here is the same as the 4 daily blind taps over at Cooper's Alehouse for their 10th Annual IPA Fest.  Can you pick our your favorite double IPA without knowing it?  Test your taste buds and find out. 

UPDATE 4/20:

I wasn't able to make it down to Beveridge Place for their Anniversary on the 17th, but I did make it there yesterday for their Double IPA Blind Tasting as part of IPApril.  The challenge?  8 different Double IPAs, in 3oz pours, and we were asked to vote for our favorite 3. 

I got my taster tray, settled in and took some sparse notes as I tasted each offering.  Here are my rankings 1-8, for each beer on the taster tray.  They were labeled on the tray with the letters only:

1 - E - Citrusy - Grapefruit - More hops than malt - My kinda IPA
2 - F - Great Balance of hops/malt - Nice aroma
3 - C - Citrusy - A bit more cloudy than the rest
4 - B - Slight passion fruit quality
5 - H - Caty - but still good (Simcoe hops(?))
6 - D - Some sediment (Yeast? Wood? Didn't taste like it - not sure)
7 - A - Too malty for a double IPA
8 - G - Toffeish - and way too malty (almost cloying considering what I was expecting)
When the beer names are revealed, I'll update this post again and find out how my rankings look.  Cheers!

UPDATE 4/23:

Sorry I wasn't more on the ball on Friday, but here are the winners:

The Taps were:
A-Avery Maharaja
B-Russian River Pliney the Elder
C-Port Hop-15
D-Leavenworth Double Hodgsons
E-Black Raven Wisdom Seeker
F-Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
G-Port Townsend Dead Sea
H-Sound Humulo Nimbus

And the winners are:
1st: Black Raven Wisdom Seeker (E) - This was my first choice.
2nd: Russian River Pliny The Elder (B) - This was my fourth choice.
3rd: Avery Maharaja (A) - This was my 7th choice!  Very surprising.  I didn't realize it was so malty. 

Congratulations to Black Raven Brewing in Redmond for their well-deserved win!

So, what were your choices?  Did you pick out any favorites even while blind?  I found it interesting that I picked out Hoptimum as my 2nd favorite.  It was also my 2nd favorite during the 'California Dreaming' Double IPA blind tasting at Cooper's Alehouse.  That means, it would seem, that Firestone Walker Double Jack, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker and Sierra Nevada Hoptimum are my three favorite double IPAs.  That's good to know for the next time I head to the bottle shops! 


Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 10th Annual IPA Fest At Cooper's Alehouse

LAST UPDATED:  4/18/2012

The 10th Annual IPA Festival at Cooper's Alehouse on Lake City Way kick off this Friday, and your taste buds had better be ready for some hops becuase Coopers has over 75 different IPA's coming your way between April 6th and April 27th. 

Here is the full tap list for this year's IPA fest.  Cooper's is still calling this list 'tentative', but they assure me it should be 99.9% accurate, so take a look and start drooling:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Super Deli Mart's Full List Of Seattle Beer Week Events

We're less than one month from the kickoff of Seattle Beer Week 2012, and one of my favorite little beer shops in Seattle, Super Deli Mart, has provided me with a full list of their Seattle Beer Week event list. 

Super Deli Beer Week Events:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Return Of Maybock At Maritime Pacific

Just last week, I told you about the returning Spring seasonals from Two Beers Brewing Company.  Now I have the priviledge of informing you about a new Spring seasonal release from Maritime Pacific Brewing. 

Here's the press release from Maritime Pacific Brewing:

So if you're a fan of Spring seasonals, especially bocks, head on down to Maritime Pacific Brewing this Thursday, 4/12, and get yourself some Maybock.  Cheers!

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.
Seattle, WA – Maritime Pacific is celebrating the return of their Spring Seasonal, Maybock, in the Jolly Roger Taproom on Thursday, April 12, 2012, starting at 5 pm. Maybock will be available in draught on April 13th at select pubs, taverns, and alehouses throughout Seattle and Tacoma.

Maybock is a traditional Helles Bock or Maibock style lager typically brewed to mark the beginning of spring. Brewed using the finest malts from Germany and the Pacific Northwest it has a noticeably clean, toasted malt flavor and is brilliantly copper. Unlike typical European brewed Helles Bocks, Maybock is aggressively hopped giving it a more pronounced hop aroma and a pleasing bitterness that lingers just long enough. At 6.5% ABV and a modest 32 IBUs, Maybock is a perfect springtime lager best enjoyed sitting in the sun watching the cherry trees blossom.

A crowd favorite, Maybock took a year long hiatus to make way for the 2011 Seattle Beer Week beer, Decompression.  It has been developing its unique flavors and aromas for 4 weeks in the conditioning tank, as is tradition in brewing a lager.  The beer release will take place on April 12, 2012, in the Jolly Roger Taproom starting at 5 pm.  There will be special pricing on pints of Maybock so come and celebrate of the beginning of spring.

Maritime Pacific and The Jolly Roger Taproom, located near Historic Ballard, is a small, family-owned brewery featuring hearty fare as well as world-class ales and lagers. The 40 barrel brewhouse produces over 6,600 barrels per year for its taproom and for distribution throughout the Puget Sound and the Spokane area.

The Jolly Roger Taproom features eleven (11) different Maritime beers at all times with two (2) cask conditioned ales on the beer engines.  Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 pm daily, with a great menu of food and $3 pints.  The Taproom is located at 1111 NW Ballard Way, is kid friendly, and its hours are: Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to Midnight; and Sunday from Noon to 9 pm.


For More Information Contact:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

'Now For Something Completely Different' With Sean Paxton & Firestone Walker

At last year's Seattle Beer Week, I attended an amazing dinner at Brouwer's Cafe, featuring the Homebrew Chef, Sean Paxton, and beers from one of my favorite breweries, Firestone Walker.  (You can read all about that amazing 10-course, 12-beer dinner HERE.) 

Cajun Prawns Brined In FW Pale 31With Pale 31 Beer Batter - 2011

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Seasonals Return At Two Beers Brewing

The weather may not be fully cooperating yet but it is Spring, and that means it's time for some Spring beer releases.  Two Beers Brewing Co.'s three Spring seasonals have returned:


Two Beers Brewing Announces Release of Three Spring Seasonals and Expanded Outdoor Seating Experience the first taste of spring with three refreshing seasonals; take advantage of take-anywhere cans and expanded outdoor seating at The Woods tasting room SEATTLE (April 2, 2012) – While it may still be a little chilly outside, spring has sprung at Two Beers Brewing Co. with the release of three popular spring seasonals:

Crooked Belgian Wit, Panorama Wheat and Trailhead ISA.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The First Few Events For Seattle Beer Week 2012 Are Up

April has only just begun, but the official website for Seattle Beer Week ( has started listing the first few events that we'll be seeing for this year's Seattle Beer Week. 
Last year's Seattle Beer Week had nearly 200 different events spread over 11 days, with so much going on it was virtually impossible to hit every single event.  The events listed so for for Seattle Beer Week 2012 include: