Scary Good Fun for Halloween!

pumpkinbeerHappy Halloween from your friends here at Emerald City Burgers and Brews! We love this time of year – horror films on TV, ghosts and goblins in the air, and pumpkin beers in our glasses. Just like last year (here), we’ve compiled a brief list of happenings around the city to help you better enjoy this spooktacular holiday. Check them out below. 

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Ecliptic Brewing Night at The Pine Box with John Harris

John HarrisEvent information from The Pine Box:

The man, the myth, the master brewer John Harris will be in town showcasing the beers of his newest project, Ecliptic Brewing.

“Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. John’s background is one steeped in Oregon’s rich craft brewing history. He began as a brewer at McMenamins’ breweries; moved to Deschutes, where he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout; and spent the next 20 years of his career as a brewmaster at Full Sail in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve line of Beers. The creation of Ecliptic Brewing is the next chapter in John’s illustrious career.

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Ballard Brewmaster’s Beer Dinner

Ballard Brewmaster’s Beer Dinner

Join us in Hale’s newly remodeled Double Decker Room, located just upstairs from the pub, for an evening of locally brewed craft beer from Ballard and Fremont, a four course meal designed by Hale’s Executive Chef, Mike Diem, and of course, some Oktoberfest shenanigans!

~ Craft Beer ~ Gourmet Food ~ Lederhosen ~ Dirndles ~ Music ~ Oktoberfest ~ Raffles ~

Come dressed in your favorite dirndle or lederhosen to be entered into the raffle!  Prizes include t-shirts, pint glasses, and other surprises.

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R Day – Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Return of The Rainier R

REvent Information:

Follow the party through your favorite neighborhoods!

On October 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old Rainier Brewery. The festivities will entail a city-wide ‘Jubilee Jaunt’ through several Seattle neighborhoods. The procession will be led by a giant replica Rainier Jubilee Can, equipped with a photo podium, housed on a flatbed trailer. This inaugural tribute to the heritage and culture of Rainier Beer is 21+ and open to the public. Full Schedule below.

  • 3:00 PM - Georgetown
  • 5:00 PM – Queen Anne
  • 6:00 PM - Ballard
  • 7:00 PM - U-District
  • 8:00 PM - Fremont
  • 10:00 PM - Belltown
  • 12:00 AM - Capitol Hill

Parade Route can be found here.

Beers Made by Walking – Hiking Inspired Craft Beer – Tonight at Naked City

BMBWThere are two things that I count amongst my greatest passions since moving to Seattle: craft beer and hiking. Thanks to our proximity to breathtaking landscapes, Seattle is rife with opportunities to spend our time outside. Add to that some of the nation’s best breweries and it is only natural that this is a sentiment shared by many people of our great city. It is this love for craft beer and hiking that Beers Made By Walking aspires to convey. Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a program centered around the nexus point of these two pastimes. BMBW is a program that gets local brewers out into nature to inspire them and introduce them to native plant species culminating in the production of new craft beers that capture the essence of the natural landscape. Tonight (10/23, 6-9PM) at Naked City you have the opportunity to taste what these brewers discovered on their expeditions into nature. Hope to see you there!

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Fresh Hop Blind Tasting at The Beer Junction

freshhopFrom The Beer Junction:

We’re in the middle of one of the most anticipated beer seasons of the year…the Fresh Hop Season! Hop harvesting takes place just once a year and allows brewers a rare opportunity to use hops fresh from the vine, which imparts a uniquely bright taste and aroma. We’ve been tapping lots of fresh hop beers this month and have many more to go. Tomorrow night (Thursday 10/23 from 5-8PM) test your palate as we will be sampling 5 fresh hop beers in a blind tasting event for just $4. After you try all five beers, you’ll vote for your favorite, and then we’ll give you the answer key. What’s a fresh hop beer? Click HERE to learn more. 

Urban Family Opening New Location in Magnolia

UFBUrban Family Brewing, a small craft brewery that opened a couple of years ago in Ballard. They offered a solid number of beers right away, sadly (due to limited production capabilities) very few of them were of their own making. This drove Urban Family to search for a new location, which they ultimately found in Magnolia. To the best of our knowledge they are the only brewery located in the neighborhood. Thanks to the new space, Urban Family will be able to significantly increase their production and keep their excellent beer flowing, which is great news for all of us! The grand opening of the new space takes place this Friday (10/24) at 4PM. 

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