Counterbalance Brewing Company hasn’t been around for too long. They first opened their doors just this past February in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and have been growing in popularity ever since. I need to visit a bit more often but, so far, I’m a big fan of their Bad Wolf Dark Ale in particular and their Kushetka Russian Imperial Stout.
I recently featured Counterbalance Brewing (along with several of their neighbors) in a piece about visiting Seattle’s South End breweries. Now, with October upon us, you have even more reasons to come visit Counterbalance. They have several events lined up throughout the month, starting with today’s release of their Tabletop Supernova Imperial IPA. Also, coming up soon is their Mariners/Sounders Doubleheader, which I told you about back in August.
Next week, on the 10th, Counterbalance will be hosting an event to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of their neighbor, Sound Homebrew Supply. Then, on the 14th, Counterbalance will join Stoup Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Burdick Brewing, and Lazy Boy Brewing for the inaugural Movember Brewfest at the Thunderbird Tavern.
Finally, Counterbalance invites you to visit Beveridge Place Pub all month long to cast your vote for their next house IPA – Counterbalance IPA is in the running this year.
Here is the full press release, detailing all of these events, from Counterbalance Brewing Company:
Seattle, WA (October 2015)–Counterbalance Brewing Company New Beer Release and October Events
Friday, October 2: Counterbalance Brewing Company releases Tabletop Supernova. As the days begin to grow shorter and we find ourselves seeing more stars and the occasional supermoon lunar eclipse, we toast exploration and discovery in the best way we know how: with beer. Our Imperial IPA, Tabletop Supernova, comes in at 7.7% ABV and 90 IBU. It’s an explosion of Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops balanced with a major pale and crystal malt bill. Tabletop Supernova continues our mission of balancing strong flavor profiles and textures while maintaining drinkability for a wide spectrum of palates. It will be available beginning October 2 at the Counterbalance taproom and for wholesale keg distribution throughout Washington and Northern Idaho via Noble LTD. We’ll have any last remaining tickets on sale for the Counterbalance Doubleheader on October 4 as well (there are less than 10 tickets left at this writing!)
Saturday, October 10: from 2-7pm at the taproom, we’ll be celebrating the 4th anniversary of Sound Homebrew Supply, our neighbors to the east. The Sound Homebrew Supply crew will be doing a full brewing demonstration of the “Grainfather,” an all-grain, all-in-one homebrewing system (http://www.soundhomebrew.com/the-grain-father-allgrain-brewing-system/). We’ll have food available from the Hot Dog King all afternoon, we’ll be open until 9pm (it’s Georgetown Art Attack that night too!), and all same-day Sound Homebrew Supply customers who show a receipt will get a discount in our taproom. Whether you’ve never brewed but are interested or have been making beer for years and want to check out a slick new set-up, this will be a great opportunity to see it in action and talk with knowledgeable folks about its operation.
Wednesday, October 14: Counterbalance will join Stoup Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Burdick Brewing, and Lazy Boy Brewing for the inaugural Movember Brewfest at the Thunderbird Tavern! Each brewer is bringing our own take on an Export Stout to vote on and we’ll also have our top taproom beers in tow, as well as ciders from Seattle Cider company and food from Secret Sausage. All Damn Month: Last but not least, we encourage everyone to spend some time at the Beveridge Place Pub throughout Hoptober and vote for your favorite IPA (it’s called Counterbalance IPA if you can’t remember) every day all month, ending with the pick of the Bev’s house IPA for the next year.
Counterbalance Brewing Company, owned and operated by Jeff Howell and Frank Lawrence, opened its taproom doors and launched wholesale distribution in February 2015. Counterbalance beers are distributed to bars and restaurants throughout Washington and northern Idaho by Noble LTD.
With so much going on, if you’ve never visited Counterbalance Brewing Company before, this is the month to drop by. If you’re already a fan, then you know what’s up.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.