Way back in February of this year, I told you about another new brewery coming to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. That brewery, Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company, had originally set themselves a target of opening by April 2013. Unfortunately, due to some delays in obtaining all the necessary licenses and a few other issues they had to work through (mostly some plumbing and drain issues), they did not hit that April target. Instead, after an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign and lots of hard work, Bad Jimmy’s, Ballard’s newest brewery, will be opening their doors to the public this coming Friday, December 27th at 5:00 PM.
Braaaaaaaains! Uh… I mean, beeeeeeeeeeer! If you’re a fan of delicious IRAs and/or are a fan of the series “The Walking Dead“, then Ninkasi Brewing may just have the beer for you. Ninkasi’s Dawn of the Red IRA will be heading your way in January, 2014. Careful though. Just one sip and you’ll become….. The Walking Red!
One of Washington’s smallest and most unique breweries, Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell, has announced a special barrel aged tasting event. Those in attendance will have the rare opportunity to sample 4 different barrel aged beers from Foggy Noggin, as well as comparing those barrel aged beers to their base beer, non-barrel aged counterparts.
Set for Friday, December 20th, this is an extremely limited event. Only 20 tickets are available, so be sure to register early if you don’t want to miss your chance. Tickets are $25 per person, and this is a 21 and over only event. The barrel aged beers that will be featured at this event include:
Seattle’s first cidery since the days of prohibition, Seattle Cider Company, launched just this past August, sharing The Woods tasting room with Seattle’s Two Beers Brewing Company. Now, a mere 4 months later, they’re ready to release their second seasonal cider (the first was their Fall seasonal: Pumpkin Spice), and expand distribution into Eastern Washington and Alaska.
Available now through February, Seattle Cider Company’s New England Style Cider has arrived. You can find it on tap and in 22oz bottles at The Woods tasting room, or in your local bottle shop.
Craft beer is a wonderful thing. The ever-increasing variety of styles and flavors means there’s something for everyone out there, and this time of year is especially joyous for those of us who enjoy the wonderful character, flavors and aromas wood aging can impart to different craft beer styles. There’s just something magical that happens when you take already great craft beer and then give it wood and time.
To celebrate the diversity and complexity of the various wood aged beers out there, Brouwer’s Cafe holds an annual festival known as Big Wood, which features all wood aged beers. This year’s Big Wood festival, the 6th annual, is set to kickoff this Thursday, 12/5 when Brouwer’s opens their doors at 11:00 AM.