Welcome to 2016! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are keeping warm out there in this chilly January weather. I’ve been keeping myself warm with all the wonderful bourbon barrel aged stouts I’ve been picking up lately as well as all the other high ABV beers that have been on tap around town.
If you’re looking for a place to warm up this Winter season, enjoy some delicious craft beer, cider, spirits and great food, then maybe it’s time for a visit to Burgundian, which is getting ready to celebrate their 4th Anniversary next Saturday, January 16th.
Burgundian first opened back on December 28th, 2011 as The Publican. However, a name dispute with The Publican in Chicago forced them into a name change and, by March 2012, The Publican had become Burgundian.
Since opening, their selection of craft beer, spirits and high end cocktails has continued to grow, and they’ve also become known for their decadent and sometimes over-the-top food selections. Their 2nd anniversary celebration back in 2014, for example, had special creations like Phil’s Sandwich (a huge sandwich with 1 and 1/2 lbs of cheese curds melted over roasted pork, bacon, hopped garlic pickles, chicken skin chicharones, and sauce – enough for 4 people or more), biscuits the size of your head (with eggs, cheese, ham, bacon or sausage and covered in gravy or cream-cheese hollandaise), and a huge platter of chicken and waffles (served with a bowl of sausage gravy on the side).
Their regular menu isn’t quite that over-the-top, but definitely has some decadent choices. Also, while I wouldn’t recommended many of their menu items for those trying to diet, you will find a few healthier selections like a mixed green salad, butternut squash soup, Autumn Hash (a breakfast dish with yams, turnips, carrots, onions, potatoes and spinach), a beet burger and more. Pair that great menu with over 22 craft beer and cider taps, plus nearly 35 bottle and can selections, and just about everyone can find something they’ll love. They fill growlers too, so be sure to bring one along in case you find a new favorite craft beer on tap.
Speaking of selection; if you like a large liquor selection, particularly Bourbons and Tequilas, then you’ve got to get to Burgundian. The offer a huge list of more than 90 bourbons, whiskeys and ryes and over 85 different tequilas and mezcals.
If you’ve never been to Burgundian, you’re missing out on one of Seattle’s not so hidden gems. Mark your calendar now for Saturday the 16th, and come help Burgundian celebrate 4 great years.
UPDATE 1/12 – Burgundian has posted the preliminary tap list for their anniversary celebration:
4th Anniversary Draft List:
- Allagash Broken Elevator PNC #2
- Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge ‘14
- Crux Better Off Red
- De Proef/Left Hand Wekken Sour
- Deschutes Abyss ‘13
- Elevation Signal De Botrange
- Elgood’s Sour Place Batch #4
- Finn River Country Peach
- Firestone Walker PNC #3
- Flyer’s Brouwer’s 8th Anniversary Bbl Aged Scotch Ale
- Fremont Sour Weisse ‘14
- New Belgium Decennium Brouwer’s 10th Anniversary Sour
- Goose Island Bourbon County Regal Rye
- Hub Gin Bbl Aged Noggin’ Floggin’ Barley Wine ‘13
- Lost Abbey Brouwer’s Blend Sour
- Perennial Abraxus
- Pike Dry Fly Wheat Barrel Aged Old Bawdy Barley Wine ‘13
- Vliegende Paard Brouwers Préaris Grand Cru (Cognac Bbl Aged)
- Thornbridge Bite Wild Sour
- Reuben’s Triumvirate IPA
- Veltins Pilsener
- Victory Storm King Imperial Stout (NITRO)
A very nice list; there are some great beers listed there. Of course, as with any event like this, Burgundian reminds you: “Please understand that this list is tentative and subject to change.”
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.