I never used to be a big fan of the can. Like most of you, I’m sure, I prefer to get my beers on tap whenever possible. When it’s not possible, the bottle was and in many cases still is my favorite choice. However, there can be no denying that cans have made a comeback in a big, big way. They’re lighter, more portable, won’t break like glass bottles and they’re easy to pack out if you want to bring some beers long for a hiking or camping trip.
Many breweries have started canning recently and now Counterbalance Brewing Company is teaming up with the new Beer Star in White Center for the official release of their first canned beers. First up for the can treatment are Counterbalance IPA and Raconteur Rye Pale Ale.
Here is the full press release from Counterbalance Brewing Company:
SEATTLE (July 2017)–Counterbalance Brewing Company proudly presents the arrival of Counterbalance IPA and Raconteur Rye Pale Ale in 12-ounce, can six-packs beginning July 2017. The canned beers join Counterbalance’s growing stable of bottled and draft beers available throughout Washington state. To celebrate the occasion, Counterbalance will be the featured brewery of the month at Beer Star, White Center’s new beer and wine mecca. Beer Star will feature the new cans as well as select Counterbalance bottled beers and draft offerings throughout the month, along with special events, and giveaways. Beer enthusiasts can check out the Counterbalance and Beer Star social media pages for details on upcoming events, including:
- Friday, June 23, 3pm: Cans available at the Counterbalance taproom
- Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm: Counterbalance Can Release Party at Beer Star
- Tuesday, July 18, 5-8pm: Counterbalance Brewers Night and Tap Takeover at Beer Star
- Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 23: White Center Jubilee Days
Counterbalance Brewing Company, owned and operated by Jeff Howell and Frank Lawrence, opened its doors in February 2015. Counterbalance beers are distributed to bars, restaurants, and retail locations throughout Washington by Vinum Importing & Distributing. Beer Star, Seattle’s newest tap house, opened in May 2017. After much anticipation, the community has given Beer Star great reviews. Beer Star features 48 taps with beverages ranging from wine to kombucha and, of course, many local beers. Beer Star is owned by James Weimann, Deming Maclise, Deveaux Hill, Patrick Riggs and Galen Krohn.
Counterbalance Brewing Company
503 South Michigan Street, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98108
Although the official release party for cans of Counterbalance IPA and Raconteur Rye Pale Ale is not until next Thursday the 6th at Beer Star, both cans are available now at the Counterbalance Brewing taproom in Georgetown. Stop by and pick some up today. They open at 3 pm.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.