There always seems to be something happening at The Noble Fir and The Sixgill. Both venues often put on events that bring in amazing beers and great food pairings. In fact, just last month I told you about two great events: Sours at the Sixgill and Chicago Night at The Noble Fir.
Now, a few more events are coming up fast at these popular Seattle craft beer spots. Do you like strong beers. Do you like imported beers? Do you like Foie Gras? Do you like beers from The Bruery? Do you like multi-course beer pairing dinners? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading, because I’ve got information on a few events coming up later this week (and next month) that you might want to check out.
Up first, set for tomorrow, December 17th, The Noble Fir will feature a lineup of beers from importer Twelve Percent Imports; importers of brands like: Evil Twin, Tilquin, Emelisse and more. Don’t let their name fool you though, not ever beer on the list will be quite as strong as their name implies, but there are indeed a few beers that come close to 12% or even a little above.
Here is the full lineup from The Noble Fir:
- MOLOTOV COCKTAIL – TRIPLE IPA/ IMPERIAL IPA 13.1%
HOP FLAVOR FROM BEGINNING TO END WITH PINEY, CITRUS AND FLORAL AROMATICS. ALL BALANCED WITH A MALTY SWEET, HONEY LIKE BACKGROUND.
- IMPERIAL DOUGHNUT BREAK – IMPERIAL PORTER W/ GLAZED DOUGHNUTS 11.5%
TAKE AN AMAZING IMPERIAL PORTER WITH THE TASTE OF BITTER SWEET ALMONDS AND COFFEE AND TOP IT OFF WITH AN INSANE AMOUNT OF GLAZED DOUGHNUTS.
- MOSAIC IMPERIAL INDIA PALE AMERICAN WHEAT LAGER 8%
IT’S A… WELL… LITTLE HARD TO DESCRIBE.
- RYAN AND THE GOSLING – AMERICAN PALE W/ CITRUS 4%
100% BRETTANOMYCES WITH HONEY AND CITRUS PEEL
- FEMME FATALE NOIR – ALL BRETT DARK IPA 6%
100% TRUE BRETT BLACK IPA. TANGY, FUNKY, TART FLAVOR
- NIGHT VISION – BRETT PALE 6.9%
HOPPY BELGIAN STYLE PALE ALE WITH WILD YEAST
- SAISON DARKLY – DARK SAISON W/ BERRIES 8%
THIS BLACK SAISON CARRIES QUALITIES SIMILAR TO A STOUT WITH LIGHT ROAST AND BURNT SUGAR FLAVORS, SPICED WITH ROSE HIPS, HIBISCUS, & SCHISANDRA BERRIES.
- WHY CAN’T IBU – IPA+SAISON 5.7%
HOPS, YEAST & FUN.
- MAZARIN – OATMEAL PALE ALE 5.6%
PERFECT FOR CALMING A HOP YEARNING NERVE WITHOUT FUDDLING THE BRAIN TOO MUCH. IN OTHER WORDS, A LAVISHLY HOPPED ALE OF JUDICIOUS ABV — AN EXTRA SPECIAL PALE ALE IF YOU WILL.
- TROUBLESOME – GOSE 4.5%
A BLEND OF A SOMEWHAT UNINTERESTING WHEAT BEER AND AN OVERLY ACIDIC & FUNKY BEER FERMENTED SOLELY WITH LACTOBACILLUS. CORIANDER AND SALT ADDED AT THE TAIL END OF FERMENTATION TO CREATE A MILD, LEMONY TARTNESS AND A FULLER SENSATION OF MOUTHFEEL.
- BLACK AND TAN AGED IN WILD TURKEY 11%
A BLEND OF RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT AND TRIPLE IPA, AGED IN WILD TURKEY BARRELS.
- TILDONK SPECIAL 2014 8%
A BLEND OF BARREL AGED BEERS FROM THE BARREL AGED PROJECT
If imports aren’t your thing, then perhaps you’ll want to check out this next event instead. Have you ever had foie gras? The rich, buttery flavor of this sometimes controversial delicacy is a gastronomic experience I highly recommend, assuming you have no qualms with foie gras or it’s production as California seems to. Personally I think it’s delicious but, of course, I don’t get it very often. So this is one event I might just have to check out for myself.
On Saturday, December 20th The Sixgill will be pairing up some special beers from The Bruery with foie gras and a few other special dishes.
Here is the complete menu/beer lineup from The Sixgill:
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THESE SPECIAL PAIRINGS FROM CHEF FLETCH:
- BOIS WOOD BARREL AGED 5TH ANNIVERSARY ALE – PAIRED WITH FOIE GRAS & GINGERREAD TERRINE
- SIX GEESE A LAYING ALE BREWED WITH GOOSEBERRIES – PAIRED WITH ROASTED PORK BELLY, HONEYCRISP
- TART OF DARKNESS SOUR STOUT – PAIRED WITH FRESH HOUSE CHEESE, HUCKLEBERRY JAM
WE’LL ALSO BE POURING THESE SELECTIONS FROM THE BRUERY:
- SUCRE 6TH ANNIVERSARY ENGLISH STYLE ALE
- WHITE OAK WHEAT WINE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS
- SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING BELGIAN QUADRUPLE
- SMOKING WOOD SMOKED PORTER
- HOTTENROTH GERMAN STYLE BERLINER WEIS
That’s a very nice lineup indeed and a great way to treat yourself to a little something special this holiday season. Drop by The Sixgill this coming Saturday for this great event.
This next event isn’t happening until mid January, but tickets are on sale now, so I wanted to give you a heads up. Coming up on Monday, January 19th, The Sixgill will be hosting a special dinner, featuring beers from Breakside Brewery. This special 6-course dinner will pair up a different Breakside beer with each course.
Here is the full menu from The Sixgill:
- FOIE GRAS TERRINE, LIQUID GRAHAM CRACKER & JAM
COUNTRY BLONDE: 7.2% STRAW-COLORED, WHEATEN SAISON CONDITIONED ON GEWURZTRAMINER GRAPES AND A BLEND OF WILD YEAST AND BACTERIA THAT INCLUDES THREE STRAINS OF BRETTANOMYCES AND LACTOBACILLUS
- MULLIGATAWNY CURRY SOUP, SALTED ALMONDS & PARSLEY
LA TORMENTA: 6% EXPERIMENTAL SOUR ALE HOPPED ENTIRELY WITH A UNIQUE HOP BLEND INCLUDING AMARILLO, GALAXY AND EQUINOX. TART SOUR NOTES COMBINE BEAUTIFULLY WITH TROPICAL AND CITRUSY HOP FLAVORS IN THIS SWEET, HOPPY AND TART BEER.
- GOOSE CONFIT & FIG SALAD, WINTER GREENS & VERJUS
GIN BARREL-AGED SOUR DOUBLE WIT W/ KAFFIR: 8.5% BLEND OF 80% DOUBLE WIT AGED IN OLD TOM GIN BARRELS WITH 20% KAFFIR LIME SOUR DOUBLE WIT. HERBAL, BOTANICAL, REFRESHING, TART, DELICIOUS.
- BEEF CREPINETTE, OLIVE OIL MASHED YUKONS & MALTED JUS
BRICOLAGE: CLASSIC BELGIAN YEAST, SPICY RYE MALT AND TROPICAL AMERICAN HOPS MEET IN THIS SESSIONABLE COPPER-COLORED FARMHOUSE ALE. AGED AND FINISHED WITH BRETTANOMYCES BRUXELLENSIS AND DRY HOPPED JUST BEFORE PACKAGING FOR AN EXTRA PUNCH OF HOPS.
- CHEF’S SELECTION CHEESE, THREE LOCAL CHEESES, HONEY & SODA BREAD
BRETT SAISON: 6.3% HAZY AND RUSTIC FARMHOUSE ALE BREWED WITH THREE DIFFERENT STRAINS OF WILD YEAST; COMPLEX NOTES OF SPICE, MINERALS, GRASS, AND TROPICAL FRUIT. OUR FIRST FORAY INTO BEERS MADE WITH OUR HOUSE BLEND OF WILD YEAST AND BACTERIA
- WHITE & DARK CHOCOLATE, PERSIMMON & SALT
NEW WORLD BRUIN: 9% WEST COAST INTERPRETATION OF A FLANDERS RED, THIS BEER FEATURES A BLEND OF OLD & YOUNG BARREL AGED SOUR BEER.
Tickets for this special dinner are on sale now. The cost is $70 per person (tax included). Drop by The Sixgill or contact them at 206-466-2846 to reserve your seat(s) today.
Attend just one of these special events or all three. If you can’t make it to any of them, at least do yourself a favor and check out both The Noble Fir and TheSixgill when you can. Both places are well worth a visit.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.