I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s one that local craft bottle-seekers should know about, but many don’t. While I love our wonderful, local craft bottle shops like The Beer Junction, Bottleworks, 99 Bottles, etc., they aren’t the only place you can go to find great craft beer in bottles around the Sound. One of the places most people never think about when it comes to shopping for beer is their local drug store. We associate them with prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, candy, toiletries and the like. Well, Bartell Drugs wants to change that.
With a long-time commitment to carrying local products, your local Bartell already carries more local craft beer than you’d suspect, including brands like Fremont Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewing, Georgetown Brewing and more. A few Bartell’s locations, including their South Lake Union location, even have been on tap. Now, Bartell’s has teamed up with Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) to bring you Bartell Drugs’ Tangerine IPA.
Here is the full press release from Bartell Drugs:
SEATTLE— Bartell Drugs continues its championing of local products with the introduction of a delicious locally-brewed craft beer, Tangerine IPA, created in partnership with Seattle-based Two Beers Brewing Company.
The new brew makes its debut in most Bartell Drugs locations beginning March 4, 2016.
A delicious beverage perfect for spring, Two Beers Brewing’s new Tangerine IPA combines the complex flavors of hops with a bright kick of citrus.
“Quality is, and always has been, one of our top priorities,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and CEO of Two Beers Brewing Company. “We’re excited to release a delicious, flavorful beer that reflects that dedication.”
The launch of Tangerine IPA is part of Bartell Drugs’ overall commitment to stocking locally produced products, highlighting more than 150 local items carried in many our 61 stores around the Puget Sound region.
“We’re honored to be collaborating with one of Seattle’s oldest and most respected brands,” noted VandenBrink. “Bartell’s recognizes quality and a commitment to local business and products.”
With our own more than 125-year history in the Northwest, Bartell’s is proud to support other home-grown businesses and products, a feature of our business that’s just as important to us as it is to our customers.
“Bartell’s customers value the opportunity to buy locally made products,” said Bartell’s President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “This partnership with Two Beers Brewing is another way in which we are connecting our community with the products unique to our area.”
Tangerine IPA will be exclusively available at most Bartell Drugs locations and at the Two Beers Brewing tasting room, The Woods, located at 4700 Ohio Ave S in Seattle. Learn more about Two Beers Brewery by visiting www.twobeersbrewery.com.
For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
About Two Beers Brewing Co:
Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces fifteen unique beers including eight year-round, seven seasonals and a host of intricate infusions in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Thursday from 3-8 pm, Fridays from 3-10pm, Saturdays from 1-10pm and Sundays from 1-6 pm. Select products can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans at bars, restaurants and local retailers throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
As noted above, Bartell Drugs’/Two Beers Brewing’s new Tangerine IPA will be available at local Bartell Drugs locations beginning this coming Friday, March 4th. Stop by on your way home on Friday and pick some up, or you can come give it a try at The Woods, the taproom for Two Beers Brewing Company and Seattle Cider Company. Two Beers will be holding a launch party for Tangerine IPA this Friday starting at 4 pm.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.