Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Declaration of Beer Independence

The Unanimous Declaration of Elliott Bay Brewing:
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
  • Fresh, locally brewed beer tastes better.
  • Locally owned and operated craft breweries and pubs help build the regional economy.
  • Choosing organically brewed beer helps protect our soil and water for future generations.
Happy 4th, y'all!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CASK Beer in Burien Today

On the second Wednesday of each month we release a keg of CASK-CONDITIONED beer at our pub in BURIEN that was brewed in West Seattle.

This month's selection is WEST SIDE BROWN ALE brewed with our house Belgian-style yeast and just a pinch of malt smoked over cherry wood. The combination of flavors work wonders together to produce a fine blend of malty sweetness and the faintest hint of hops.

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Logo for Our 13th Anniversary

Here's a look at a new logo being developed for our 13th Anniversary.

The beer, which we're brewing today together w/ guest brewer Jason Parker, will be called "
Saison de la Chance" since it's a 'Saison' style and, as the logo makes clear, we're playing on the various symbols associated with LUCK (= 'chance' in French).

Look for the logo on t-shirts, tattoos, and maybe a few other items that will be available for sale beginning the week of July 5th.

We'll also be posting a few photographs from today's brew showing the boys hard at work in the West Seattle brew house.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anniversary #13

This Friday, June 4th we're brewing "Saison de la Chance" to commemorate thirteenth years of brewing in West Seattle.

Each year we collaborate with a different brewer to come up with a unique recipe for our anniversary, celebrated during the week of the West Seattle Street Fair (a.k.a. Summerfest), July 5-11th.

This year's guest brewer is West Seattle-ite,
Jason Parker. While he's been "retired" from the local brewing scene for a number of years, Jason was the original brewer at Pike Place Brewing on Western Ave., helped start Fish Brewing in Olympia, worked at Redhook when it was in Fremont and Pyramid when they still made beer on Royal Brougham. Suffice it to say, he earned his chops "back in the day" when craft brewing was in its infancy in Seattle. He's got lots of good stories to tell too!

We're very proud to have this local brewing legend agree to work with us to develop a beer for such a momentous and auspicious occasion. The recipe incorporates some unique ingredients, our Belgian yeast strain, and possibly some different hop varieties that we've not brewed with before. The resulting beer is designed to be a genuine thirst quencher for those sunny summer days that MUST be just around the corner!

Stay tuned for photos from Friday's brew day and a sneak peek at the logo being turned in to t-shirts, tattoos, and maybe event cycling jerseys!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fare Start Guest Chef Fundraiser

Join summertime revelers at Bell Harbor's Pier 66 & Elliott Hall celebrating over 70 of the Seattle area’s most talented chefs, breweries, wineries and purveyors of fine food and beverages. (This is a 21 years and over event.)

All Guest Chef on the Waterfront proceeds benefit FareStart culinary job training and job placement programs. This event celebrates our region's finest culinary talents who generously donate Thursday night Guest Chef Night dinners throughout the year.

There are no "Day-of" tickets available for this event. All tickets must be purchased in advance. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET WITH YOU FOR EVENT ENTRY.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Elliott Bay will be pouring two of our CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEERS at this event. Don't miss out on this wonderful evening!

Barrel-aged Beer for June

It's that time of the month again when we release another round of barrel-aged beers.

This month we've selected two beers aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels: West Seattle will pour Brewer Dan's Imperial Stout and Burien will serve our Duwamish Dark Lager.

The Stout is HUGE in both flavor and aroma, boasting a strong vanilla and cocoa smoothness from the charred oak.

The Lager spent 14 months on the barrel and comes across much more subtle compared to the Stout, but with a slight sour cherry "twang."