Sometimes, which breweries you tend to frequent will depend as much on location as it does on beer quality. This is one of the reasons I don’t get to a few of my favorite Seattle breweries as often as I’d like to. I work somewhat odd hours and live in the South end. So visiting any Seattle breweries that are farther North in the city requires a bit of effort on my part, largely due to our craptacular traffic.
One of Seattle’s North end breweries that I don’t visit nearly as often as I’d like to is Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood. Owner and head brewer, Don Webb, really enjoys his work, and it shows in the quality of beers Naked City continually puts out. I’m particularly fond of The Big Lebrewski, their award-winning White Russian Imperial Stout.
Don, along with assistant brewery Isaac Hatter and the entire Naked City crew have been at it for nearly 8 years now, and the time has come once again to celebrate. Coming up this Saturday, October 22nd, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse will celebrate their 8th Anniversary from noon till midnight with lots of great beers and live music. Also, since Naked City is a family-friendly establishment, their 8th Anniversary celebration will include a petting zoo out in the Walrus Beer Garden.
Here is the full press release from Naked City Brewery & Taphouse:
Seattle, WA – What better way to celebrate 8 magical years of beer than with a petting zoo?
Naked City’s all-day 8th Anniversary Party, on October 22, will feature a free, family-friendly petting zoo with Madison Grove Farms, live bluegrass and folk with 3-Play Ricochet and Simon Kornelis, and a delicious menu of 33 house-brewed and local beers.
Founding Brewer Don Webb brewed 19 tasty draft beers for the day including three headliners: The Grapes of Wrath, a Belgian Style dark cherry sour ale aged in Temperanillo wine barrels for 15 months; The Big Lebrewski, Naked City’s award-winning white Russian imperial stout, and The Can in Black, a black malt liquor inspired by Johnny Cash and brewed in collaboration with Cash Brewing.
The 2015 vintage of The Big Lebrewski will also be for sale in premium 22 ounce bottles. The Can in Black will be available only in 16 ounce tall boys.
The Madison Grove Farm petting zoo will run from noon to 3pm, featuring miniature horses, goats, rabbits, and a little donkey. At 3pm, 3-Play Ricochet takes the stage in the Screening Room for a lively bluegrass show, followed at 6pm by folk singer-songwriter Simon Kornelis.
And of course, Chef Tessa Roberts is whipping up her legendary beer donuts and other beer-infused treats.
Check out drink.nakedcity.beer/events for the complete beer list and schedule.
Mark your calendar now for this coming Saturday the 22nd, then gather the family and come up to Greenwood to help Naked City celebrate 8 great years. Come early for the petting zoo (noon – 3) and then stay for the great beers, food, music and company.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.