Considering all the breweries that have sprouted up in recent years around Seattle, and the numerous options for food and drink in Capitol Hill, it seems strange to think that there was no small craft brewery up on the Hill. Well that is about to change. After months of anticipation, Outer Planet Brewing is set to open their doors to the public for the first time this afternoon at (4:30PM, 2/20). A nano-brewery in the ground floor of a micro-housing development, it seems like the perfect fit for CH.
Do you really need to waste your time reading this article? Top Pot, Lil Woody’s, Doughnut Burger…… GO! No, seriously, put down your computer, tablet, phone, whatever you’re using to read this article and go get one now before they’re gone!
But if you’ve continued to ignore us, here is a little more info to whet your appetite:
We hope that you’ve had a great time at this year’s Hop Mob Triple IPA Road Show events, we know we have! The Kickoff at Brouwer’s was a great time with all of those monstrous Triple IPAs. The events have also been an excellent opportunity to chat with the brewers responsible for the awesome beers you’ve gotten to enjoy. Well, sadly, all good things must come to an end. This Saturday (5PM, 2/21), Pike Brewing hosts the final event of this years Road Show (tickets available here). Once again, all of the incredible beers produced for this year’s Hop Mob will be available and brewers/brewery personnel will be on hand to talk about their creations.
Have you ever wanted to get a look behind the scenes of your favorite brewery? Well thanks to the Washington Beer Commission you’re in luck! This Saturday (Noon – 5PM, 2/21) is Washington Beer Open House, a day where our favorite Washington breweries lift the veil to give us a look at their craft. Many of the breweries will be giving tours, releasing special beers, sharing barrel aged goodies, pulling some classics out of the cellar, offering food pairings, and a whole bunch of other surprises. Whether you’re visiting your favorite brewery or going to check out some place totally new, it is truly a great opportunity to learn more about the beer community and all the work that goes into making your favorite libation. This event happens only once a year so you most definitely do not want to miss this!
Meet Rob Brunsman from the newly distributed Hop Valley Brewing Company from Eugene, OR. Hop Valley opened their doors on Friday, February 13th, 2009 in Springfield, Oregon. Their brewery is placed on the same grounds that used to be the hot-bed for hop production before prohibition, and is a marker to those that drink their beers, that they are proud to still be using the same local hops that once supplied the industry. Since opening they have accomplished a lot, including increasing their overall production from 1,000 barrels/year to 12,000 barrels with their current setup in Eugene, Oregon and have also won a couple World Beer Cup medals.
New Orleans French Quarter themed Geaux Brewing is the only place to be for Mardi Gras in the NW; one foot inside and you’ll swear you just stepped onto Bourbon Street. Not only does Geaux have one of the coolest themed taprooms you’ll find they also produce some of the best beer around Seattle. To celebrate Mardi Gras, starting at 4PM (2/17) Geaux will be serving up their exceptional beer and Where Ya At Matt will be there with some authentic New Orleans cooking. Make sure you’re there, anywhere else and it’s just another Tuesday. Laissez les bons temps rouler!