Monday, November 30, 2009

December Barrel-aged Beer Release

On the FIRST of each month we release a keg of our barrel-aged beer. Normally, each pub has a different variety, giving barrel beer fans an opportunity to try both!

For December, however, we're releasing the same barrel-aged beer in both pubs:

Tabasco barrel aged Pilot Light. Yep, Louisiana hot sauce tabasco. It's kinda hot, but not too over-the-top. Pairs well with hot wings! See ya Tues. (tomorrow) Dec. 1 for a pint to remember.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CASK RELEASE : 11.30.09 : Organic Riot X

Two kegs of Organic Riot X will be cask-conditioned this week then tapped at each of our pubs on Monday, Nov. 30 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle.

Riot X was hopped at ten different points during the brewing and aging process, yielding a deliciously potent mixture of malty goodness and sublime bitterness.

Stop by for a pint. However, if you miss this special release, fear not. We'll be aging the beer another couple of weeks then foisting it upon the natives who never asked for it in the first place...kind of like the WTO!

NEW RELEASE : Noäle Holiday Ale

Hurry down to either or both of our pubs to get a taste of the 2009 Noäle Holiday Ale.

The beer, based loosely on the "Dunkel Weizenbock" style of hearty dark wheat ale, was released yesterday, just in time for a wee nip before Turkey Day arrives.

It will also be pouring Dec. 4 and 5 at the Winter Beer Festival @ Hale's in Fremont.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Both Pubs Closed Nov. 26

Both Elliott Bay Pubs will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th.

Best wishes to all our patrons.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Friday 11/27.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Elliott Bay Wins Brewery Bowling Challenge

Last night at the Beer Church Turkey Bowl fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank, Elliott Bay Brewery won the Brewery Challenge, beating out a number of other teams of bowlers from local breweries. Check out the YOU TUBE video of owner Todd Carden receiving the winner's trophy.

More info about the fundraiser was reported on HERE by the West Seattle Blog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Being Brewed : Organic Riot X Ale

Today in Burien we brewed a special batch of our perennial favorite ORGANIC RIOT ALE in time to release it on 11.30.09 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the WTO riots in Seattle.

We adjusted the hops a bit this time around, making 10 additions throughout the brewing process, including one infusion of hop pellets in the fermenter for an aromatic boost.

Varieties include: Magnum, Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe, and Amarillo and ABV should wind up about 7.25%.

Being Brewed : Hoppus Callosum it comes again...our HOPPY and STRONG Double IPA

Brewed in West Seattle with Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops, Hoppus is no wallflower. Rather, its in-your-face goodness reaches up to grab you then slaps you about the face with a big helping of 7.6% alcohol-by-volume. This is your brain on hops!

Sound enticing? Release date = Nov. 24 in W. Seattle

Who said nothing ever happens around here but rain in the winter?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cask Third Thursday in West Seattle

Join us Thursday, November 19 (tomorrow!) at our West Seattle pub for our monthly tapping of a cask-conditioned beer produced at our sister pub in Burien.

This month we'll pour a keg of dry-hopped HOP SCOTCH.

The naturally carbonated keg will be pouring from the bar top starting at 3:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Winter Beer Fest Coming Up Soon: Dec. 4 & 5

Tickets are going fast for the 2009 Winter Beer Festival. Get yours NOW.

The event takes place in Fremont @ Hale's Palladium on Friday, Dec. 4 (5:00-10:00) and Sat. Dec. 5. (1:00-10:00). If you're a WABL member, doors open an hour early each day, but remember your passport!

We'll be bringing a special dry-hopped version of our
Noäle Holiday Ale and Demolition, a Strong Pale Ale.

Holiday Ales @ Elliott Bay

It's that time of year again when we throw open the doors of both our pubs to some of the wonderful and hearty beers of the season.

Normally we serve only guest beers from our fellow Washington brewers, but during November and December we'll be casting our net a bit wider to include some of our favorite holiday creations from Oregon, California, Colorado, and beyond.

These taps will change frequently throughout these last two months of the year, so check in often to see what's currently on tap.

Our own No
äle Holiday Ale will be released the week of Thanksgiving and will (hopefully) last until the end of the year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Being Brewed: Hop Scotch

HOP SCOTCH, our strong dark amber ale, has been brewed in Burien.

The batch is now aging for a while in a conditioning tank, preparing for its release. This year's batch was dry-hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, and Chinook to help boost the hop aroma of a beer that is already rich in hop flavor.

Get the first taste of HOP SCOTCH this Thursday in West Seattle, when we tap a cask-conditioned keg on the bar top
@ 3:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Food Specials: West Seattle

Small Plate
: Prawns Pescatore with Orzo
Four white Gulf prawns sautéed with garlic, butter, white wine, lemon and fresh herbs served over orzo pasta. Pairs nicely with Pilot Light

Salad: Greek Chicken Salad $11.95
Spinach tossed with tender braised chicken breast, roasted red pepper, marinated red onion and fresh herbs dressed with olive oil, lemon and balsamic vinegar. Topped with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Served with warm pita. Pairs nicely with Luna Weizen

Sandwich: Sirloin Mushroom Melt
Thin sliced all natural flat iron steak served open faced on toasted sourdough smothered with savory mushroom gravy and Swiss cheese. Served with seasoned fries. Pairs nicely with Alembic Pale

Entree: Elliott Bay Cioppino
A generous portion of Gulf prawns, clams, mussels and cod simmered in a rich shellfish broth with tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and herbs. Finished with lemon and a shot of Luna Weizen. Served with garlic toast. Pairs nicely with Dry Hopped IPA

Dessert: Amaretto Pumpkin Tiramisu $5.95
Lady fingers soaked in amaretto and topped with mascarpone cream, pumpkin and dark chocolate shavings. Pairs nicely with No Doubt Stout

November Food Specials: Burien Brewhouse

Appetizer: Butternut Squash Tacos $6.95
Spicy achiote roasted butternut squash served in warm corn tortillas with roasted pablanos, red onion, queso fresco and black beans. Served with house-made crema, lime, pumpkin seeds, cocoa salsa asado and house guacamole. Pairs nicely with Alembic Pale

Salad: Chili Grilled Salmon and Spinach
Chili rubbed grilled salmon tops a bed of baby spinach with roasted butternut squash, zucchini, beets, and blue cheese in glazed balsamic herbed vinaigrette. Pairs nicely with B-town Brown

Sandwich: Open Face Grilled Turkey Burger with Cranberry Aioli
A grilled ground turkey burger served open faced on a wedge of sourdough sage stuffing with cranberry aioli, turkey gravy, tomatoes, mixed field greens and sweet potato fries. Pairs nicely with Demolition Ale

Entree: Buttermilk Chorizo Chicken
Buttermilk marinated airline chicken breast pan seared until golden brown and topped with chorizo gravy. Served with chili spiced home fries, fried red onions and sautéed green beans. Pairs nicely with Pilot Light

Dessert: Great Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
House-made creamy pumpkin cheesecake studded with chocolate chips and baked in a rich graham cracker crust. Pairs nicely with B-town Brown

Cask 2nd Wednesday in Burien : 10.11.09

Tomorrow at 3:00 PM we'll be tapping a cask-conditioned and dry-hopped version of Elliott Bay IPA.

Brewed in our "original" location in West Seattle, the 7.75 gallon keg will pour from one of the beer engine taps in Burien

Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste the IPA that launched a thousand kegs.


California Ave. IPA - Brewer Dan's dry-hopped IPA...Cali-style...
ORGANIC Coffee Stout - Available every Saturday and Sunday in Burien
ORGANIC Demolition Ale - Our bronze-medal-winning Strong Pale Ale
Imperial von Boorian - A dry-hopped strong-ish Belgian-style Pale Ale
ORGANIC Mashing Pumpkin - 8% ABV spiced ale in the "Harvest" tradition
Noäle Holiday Ale- Rich "dunkelweizenbock-inspired" ale. Avail. late Nov.-Dec.
Red von Boorian - Ruby-colored and slightly tart Belgian ale (made w/ ORGANIC ingredients)
RyePA - New recipe from Brewer Dan in W. Seattle w/ flaked and malted rye
West Side Brown - Think "session ale" with a special "je ne sais quoi" finish
XMAS ALES: During Nov. & Dec. we'll feature winter beers from WA, OR, CA, CO, etc.

Friday, November 6, 2009

November Barrel-aged Beer Release

On the FIRST of each month we release a keg of our barrel-aged beer. Each pub has a different variety, giving barrel beer fans an opportunity to try both!

This month's barrel-aged beer selections are:

Burien: Brandy Barrel Brown from a Heaven Hill barrel
W. Seattle: Anacortes Trippel from a Brettanomyces barrel