Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Imperial von Boorian has been brewed...

Today we brewed the first batch of Imperial von Boorian, a strong-ish Pale Ale fermented with Belgian ale yeast and hopped like an American Double IPA.

When we left the brewery today the tank was already fermenting, a good sign indeed!

Hop varieties include Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe.
Specs: OG = 16.8P; IBU = 78; Color = 8.0 SRM

Barrel-Aged Event in Burien : May 9

We'll host a barrel-aged beer sampling and tapas-style food pairing during Seattle Beer Week.

The cost is $40.00 per person (incl. tax + tip) and will include five samples of beer we've aged in various barrels, including bourbon, brandy, syrah, and a couple of sour versions out of brettanomyces-inoculated french wine barrels.

The event will take place in Burien on Saturday, May 9, starting at 6:00 PM. Space is limited, so make reservations early. Call 206.246.4211 [1st session SOLD OUT!]

'Beer Wars Live' Comes to Seattle

"Beer Wars Live" theater happening in Seattle for ONE NIGHT ONLY on 4/16/09 at AMC Pacific Place 11.

Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries

This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

Video clips can be viewed on the Beer Wars live web site.
Buy tickets here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Best Beer in America Map

Here's an interesting depiction of the "Best Beer in America" based on the number of medals won at the Great American Beer Festival.

Click on the map to enlarge the image.

Cask Fest 2009: Best of Show

PEOPLE'S CHOICE CASK BEERS: from this weekend's SOLD OUT festival

1st session
1st place- Call Me a Cab, Water Street Brewing Co.
2nd place- Fat Scotch, Silver City Brewing Co.
3rd place- Groovy Toasted Coconut Porter, Ram Restaurant & Brewery

2nd session:
1st place- Groovy Toasted Coconut Porter, Ram Restaurant & Brewery
2nd place- Scott's Puget Creek Vanilla Porter, Harmon Brewery & Restaurant
3rd place- Ginger Pale Ale, Laughing Buddha Brewing Co.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hopp.us Callos.um Now on Tap

notice the resemblance?...this is your brain on hops...

HOPP.US CAL.LO.SUM...(kə lōsəm) an ale that connects the malty and hoppy hemispheres of the mammalian brain...

- an Imperial (Double) IPA now on tap at our W. Seattle pub. You won't want to miss out on this one...a citrus hop giant with a massive malt backbone...18.8P / 7.6 ABV / 75 IBU. Dry-hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe

Cask Fest Tickets Going Fast

Don't delay, get your Cask Fest tickets NOW. On line tickets are now SOLD OUT for BOTH sessions.

Our W. Seattle pub is already SOLD OUT of Session #1 tickets and Burien only had three left as of 5/24. Some Session #2 tickets are available at both pubs.

Check other local outlets for tickets to this weekend's event.

Elliott Bay will be pouring Organic Riot Ale, Bourbon Stout, and Herbert's von Burien.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Burien Beer Stimulus Package

The time has come for bold and decisive action! Our crack team of economic advisors (and two brewers) proudly announce the Elliott Bay Brewhouse "Beer Stimulus Package."

Our plan includes a unique, non-partisan, three-pronged approach:

(1) Double Happy Hour 7 days a week: 3:00-6:00 and 10:00-close
(2) Half Price Growlers of house-brewed beer each Tuesday
(3) Hand-crafted ORGANIC beer goodness in each and every glass.

Wit Beer in the Works

Our next seasonal beer coming out of the W. Seattle pub will be a Belgian-style Wit. Spiced w/ coriander seeds and flavored with chamomile flowers and Seville oranges from the Trappist monks at Spencer Abbey, this unfiltered wheat beer has a moderately zesty, citrusy frutiness to pair with its pale straw color.

The recipe includes flaked wheat and oats, both of which lend a smoothness and light creaminess to this cloudy, refreshing springtime ale.

Look for it to arrive on tap in both pubs in late April.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Beer and Grub

St. Patrick's Day is upon us and we're ready to celebrate! Join us at either (or both) of our pubs for some of the food and drink that defines this festive holiday.

Serving at BOTH locations: St. Patty’s Day Melt, Corned Beef and Cabbage, No Doubt Chocolate Stout Cupcakes, Kid’s Irish Pesto Pasta, Green Pilot Light, Irish Red Lager, Guinness, and Irish Mist.

WS only: No Doubt Beef and Mushroom Stew
Burien only: Blackened Salmon Spinach Avocado Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Hash Quesadilla

Helles Lager Coming Soon!

The Helles [hell-us] is brewed! This most typical of Bavarian "session" lagers will grace the taps of both Elliott Bay pubs in the next week or so.

Especially in the summer, rivers of Helles are still served as a quaffing brew in liter-size glass mugs in beer halls and beer gardens all over Bavaria.
When brewed to perfection, a Helles rewards the drinker with the most sublime balance of subtle, rich, elegant maltiness and lingering hoppiness.

This recipe was brewed in West Seattle as the last in our recent series of lager-style beers. PROST!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Business of the Year Honors

Our West Seattle Pub was recently named "Business of the Year" by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Read the story as posted on the WS Blog.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Birthday Celebration in Burien

On Saturday, March 7th our Burien Brewhouse will celebrate its SECOND birthday!

Festivities include music by the Adrian Xavier reggae band (8:00 PM); the release of Burien Birthday Beer #2, a Märzen-style lager; a kids activity table; and food specials like Clams and Mussels in Green Curry, BBQ Chicken Salad, Berbere Turkey Burger, Petite New York, and Brewhouse Mud Pie dessert.

Stop by for a pint (or two) and help us celebrate another successful year of serving the craft beer and comfort food needs of B-Town, WA.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Herbert's Release Parties

Elliott Bay will pour its version of Herbert's Legendary Cask Fest Ale at a few pre-festival events:

(1) Wed. 3/11 @ Burien Brewhouse : 3:00 PM
(2) Mon. 3/16 @ Latona Pub
(3) Thu. 3/19 @ W. Seattle Pub : 3:00 PM
(4) Fri. 3/27 @ Brouwer's Cafe

-At Latona we'll pour beside versions of Herbert's from Anacortes Brewing, Ram-Northgate, and Water Street.
-Brouwer's will feature ALL TEN of the Tenth Anniversary Herbert's beers.