Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has been quite a success story. From their humble beginnings back in 2007, brewing just 100 barrels a year, Two Beers Brewing has grown steadily and now brews nearly six thousand barrels of beer per year out of their brewery on Ohio Avenue South in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. ‘Officially’, according to their website, they brew twelve distinct beers, but that number jumps to more than twenty when you include all of their seasonals, casks and infusions.
Two Beers Brewing Company is also one of those breweries that I can put on a very short and very special list: the list of breweries that, I can honestly say, don’t brew a single beer that I don’t like. Granted, not every one of their beers is my favorite, but every beer in their lineup is solid, brewed to style and a genuine pleasure to drink. There will be a new addition to their ever-growing lineup as well, when Two Beers celebrates their 7th Anniversary on Saturday, November 8th. That date will mark both the return of Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter from Two Beers’ Alta Series as well as the release of a special 7th Anniversary American Sour Ale. Both beers will be available on tap during the anniversary celebration and in bottles to go.
The Woods (the shared taproom for Two Beers Brewing Company and their sister company, Seattle Cider Company) has grown through the years as well, going through expansions as needed to accommodate their ever increasing fan base. The place can get downright crowded even on a weeknight! Now, with their anniversary approaching, Two Beers is preparing to expand The Woods yet again. The new taproom will be twice the size of the current space, with enough seating for around 100 people. There will be an expanded 24 taps, outdoor seating and even games like pool, skeeball and others.
Here is the full press release from Two Beers Brewing Company:
SEATTLE (October 27, 2013) – On Saturday, November 8, Two Beers Brewing invites craft beer lovers everywhere to join them from 1-7pm at their SoDo tasting room to celebrate seven exhilarating years in business. Entering into its most exciting year yet, Two Beers Brewing Co. is celebrating with not only the release of two limited edition beers, but the signing of the lease on a brand new space, allowing the growing brewery to expand its production and tasting room size.
“Every year, I’m both amazed and honored by the support we see from craft beer lovers all over the Pacific Northwest, especially our home market,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Two Beers Brewing Co. “We’re excited to bring them even more in 2015.”
Two Beers Brewing’s brand new tasting room – being built out in the space right next door – will be double the size of the current tasting room, offering more than 24 taps, seating for nearly 100 people, an outdoor space, and games such as pool, skeeball and more. In turn, the current tasting room will be converted to additional production space. The new tasting room, to remain known as The Woods, is scheduled to open March 2015.
To mark such an exciting expansion, Two Beers Brewing is releasing a limited release 7th Anniversary American Sour Ale. A golden sour aged in white wine barrels for 15 months, this rare and delicious beer features aromas of apricot, cherry and cranberry, alongside herbal notes of cedar and hay. Tart, funky and clean on the palate, a full-bodied oak expression underlines the whole experience. Offering a 10 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, the Two Beers Brewing Co. 7th Anniversary Sour Ale will be available in 375ml cork-and-caged bottles, with only 400 available for purchase at the tasting room for $10.
November 8 will also mark the release of the final beer in Two Beers Brewing’s coveted Alta Series. Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter – available in 22-ounce wax-dipped, screen printed bottles ($14 each) – is a uniquely boozy beer perfect for fall, aged in bourbon barrels for six months with cocoa, cinnamon and a touch of cloves. The result is a roasted caramel and molasses nose with a rich brown head. Brewed with Cascade hops, this limited edition beer offers a 12.9 ABV and 60 IBUs.
Attendees of the expanding brewery’s seventh anniversary party – taking place from 1-7pm on Saturday, November 8 – will enjoy $4-$5 pints of Two Beers Brewing’s year-round offerings, plus seasonal brews including bourbon barrel-aged Jive Espresso Stout, Nitro Jive Espresso Stout, the new Frontier American Strong Ale, IPA X5, Mango Peach Marigold-infused Evo IPA and bottle pours the past year’s Alta Series offerings. Offerings from Seattle Cider Company will also be on tap. Food will be available for purchase from popular food truck How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, accompanied by live music from &Yet and Pete Jordan of Cloud Person. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket upon entry for a chance to win Two Beers Brewing swag, a mug club membership and more. New glassware, growlers, posters and Two Beers Brewing apparel will also be available for purchase. Please note this is a 21+ event.
For more information about the upcoming anniversary party, be sure to follow Two Beers Brewing on Facebook, Twitter (@twobeersbrewing) and Instagram (@twobeersbrewing). For more information about Two Beers Brewing, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
About Two Beers Brewing Co. Two Beers Brewing Co. – makers of Evolutionary IPA and a host of Northwest-inspired beers – began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007. Today, Two Beers Brewing produces twelve unique beers including five year-round, seven seasonals, and a host of intricate infusions and limited releases in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found on tap in bars and restaurants throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, with tastings, kegs and growler fills available at The Woods tasting room Tuesday – Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1 – 6 pm. Select brews can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans through the tasting room, as well as local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. With a strong belief in supporting the local economy, Two Beers Brewing takes pride in using Washington ingredients to create all of its handcrafted beers. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
On hand to provide food for the celebration will be How Pickle Got Out Of A Jam, and you can enjoy live music from &Yet and Pete Jordan (from Cloud Person). Come out a week from Saturday, from 1-7 PM (Two Beers Brewing Company Mug Club members get access at noon) to congratulate Joel VandenBrink and the entire Two Beers Brewing crew on seven amazing years and the impending expansion of The Woods. I hope to see you there. You can view a few photos from Two Beers’ 6th Anniversary celebration from last year HERE.
UPDATE 11/8 – Here is the tap list for today’s event:
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.