Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has proven to be a popular area in which to open a microbrewery. The area is jam-packed with breweries around nearly every corner. That’s great for people who live in the Ballard area or can get there easily. For others, however, Ballard can be a bit out of the way at times, which is why it’s great when breweries start packaging their products for distribution in local bottle shops and grocery stores.
Reuben’s Brews, known particularly for their Rye beer offerings, started packaging their beers for retail sale just this past April. According to Reuben’s Brews:
When we started bottling last April, we wanted to switch up the brews seasonally to keep things interesting and give those who can’t get to the brewery an opportunity to try more of our beer. In keeping with that plan, three new varieties of our award-winning beer will hit store shelves every three months through 2014.
Here is the quarterly release schedule for all of Reuben’s Brews’ packaged beers for 2014:
- Spring (February – April) – Porter, American Brown, Imperial Oatmeal Stout
- Summer (May – July) – Cream Ale, Wheat IPA, Imperial Rye IPA
- Fall (August – October) – Red, Roggenbier, Black Imperial IPA
- Winter (November – January) – Robust Porter, Roasted Rye, Imperial IPA
For further details, including which local bottle shops & other stores you can find Reuben’s Brews’ beers at, check out the bottle release schedule page on their website.
If you can find the time to drop by Reuben’s Brews (1406 NW 53rd Street), that’s great. If not, you’ll still be able to find their beers at a store near you all throughout 2014 and beyond.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.