There are a few craft beer spots in Seattle that I just don’t visit often enough. My unusual schedule and proximity to the South end of the city can sometimes make it difficult for me to frequent some of the spots I really enjoy in Fremont, Ballard and farther North. Two of those spots are The Sixgill and The Noble Fir, and they both have events coming up in the next week.
If you’re a fan of sour beers, you’ll want to drop by The Sixgill this Saturday. If you’re a fan of beers from breweries out of Chicago, you’ll want to drop by The Noble Fir next Tuesday. Let me fill you in.
Need a sour fix to round out your Thanksgiving weekend? The Sixgill will be hosting Old World vs. New World Sours. This sour battle royale will see some great sour beers from across the pond and here at home duking it out for conquest of your taste buds.
Here is the full lineup:
- Rodenbach Grand Cru
- Struise Weltmerz Blonde Sour Ale
- Mikkeller SpontanRedGrape
- Cuvee des Jacobins
- Zure van Tildonk Sour Blonde
- Trois Dames Saison Houblon
- Brouwerij van Honsenbrouck St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
- North Sound Sour Puss
- Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek
- Cascade Kriek
- The Lost Abbey Red Poppy
- 10 Barrel Black Currant Crush
- Anacortes Flanders Imperial Red
- The Bruery Oud Tart
An impressive lineup like this will definitely get your pucker going. Which one will be your favorite?
If sour beers aren’t your thing, then perhaps you’d prefer Celebrate Chicago With Ellen Night at The Noble Fir. This evening will include three special beers from Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company.
Here is the lineup:
- Sophie Barrel Aged Wild Saison
- Odgen Dry Hopped Triple Belgian
- Bourbon County Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
I haven’t had many beers from Goose Island myself. I have, of course, tried a few different versions of the Bourbon County Stout, which is quite delicious. I really enjoy well done bourbon barrel aged beers. This is a rare opportunity to experience such a wonderful beer on tap, rather than out of the bottle. The Saison and Triple are piquing my interest a bit as well.
So, if you aren’t still in a turkey-induced coma or wiped out from Black Friday shopping, drop by The Sixgill on Saturday for your sour fix and The Noble Fir next Tuesday for your Goose Island fix. Your taste buds will thank you.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.