One of the smallest production breweries in Washington is gearing up for a big celebration. Foggy Noggin Brewing Company‘s founder and head brewer, Jim Jamison first received a homebrew kit from his wife way back in 1992 and was hooked. It may have taken a while but 15 years later (after Jim spent several years with Northwest Brew News), he discussed the idea of opening a brewery with his family and finally, in March of 2010, Foggy Noggin Brewing was born.
Brewing on a small 1/2 barrel system, Jim has his hands full keeping up with demand. He’ll often post about double and even triple brew days, working hard to ensure there’s enough Fn beer to go around. Now, 5 years after first opening their doors to the public, it’s time to for Foggy Noggin to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. There will be an anniversary cake, 10 taps flowing and a special Anniversary Ale.
Here is some more information from Foggy Noggin Brewing Company:
What you won’t see at our 5th Anniversary Celebration:
- Dancing Fogettes
- Pony Rides for the kids
- Valet parking
- Beer Pong CompetitionWhat you will see at our 5th Anniversary Celebration:
- Release of our 2015 Anniversary Ale in 22 ounce bottles and on tap
- Anniversary Cake
- 10 taps pouring traditional English Ales
- While kegs last – pints of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Anniversary Ale
- While kegs last – pints of Fn5 (Imperial 2015 Anniversary Ale) Dry Hopped, Oak Aged, Lagavulin Oak Aged and Warre’s Port Oak Aged
- Free Fn5 stickers for everyone who comes to celebrateFacts:
- Opened March 20, 2010
- Brewing System – 1/2BBL
- Brewing Sessions To-Date – over 1,000We thank the beer community for the tremendous support we have received over our first 5-years journey and look forward to what is ahead in the next 5-years.
There are also a couple of special sessions of a very special event, starting this Friday, March 13th, where you’ll have the opportunity to try a 5 year vertical tasting of Foggy Noggin’s Anniversary Ale.
Here is the schedule for these special vertical tastings from Foggy Noggin Brewing Company:
Friday – March 13th (6pm – 7:30pm) – Foggy Noggin will host a vertical tasting of 5 years of our Anniversary Ale. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Only 20 spots available, $30/person – 21+ only. Must sign up and pay in the tasting room Saturday – March 7th (noon-5pm). This is an annual event that people talk about all year – you won’t want to miss out, so get in early to secure your spot.
Friday – March 20th (6pm – 7:30pm) – Foggy Noggin will host a vertical tasting of 5 versions of this years Anniversary Ale. 2015 Anniversary Ale (English Old Ale) and 4 versions of Fn5(Imperial English Old Ale) -Dry Hopped, Oak Aged, Lagavulin Oak Aged and Warre’s Port Oak Aged. Only 20 spots available, $30/person – 21+ only. Must sign up and pay in the tasting room Saturday – March 7th or March 14th (noon-5pm). Very rare beers and a once in lifetime opportunity to sample these beers together.
If you haven’t signed up for tomorrow’s vertical tasting, you’re too late (sign up was last Saturday the 7th). However, you can drop by Foggy Noggin’s taproom this Saturday the 14th to reserve your spot for the 3/20 session. You’ll have to contact Foggy Noggin to see how many spots they’ve got left for this special tasting. Even if you can’t attend one of these special vertical tastings, drop by the Foggy Noggin taproom on Saturday the 21st to join in the celebration.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.