Back in March of this year, I told you about the Bottle Shop Collaboration Project. It’s a series of beers being produced by several local craft breweries that have teamed up with 11 different Seattle area bottle shops to create some special collaborative releases over the course of several months.
The first beer in the series was Soul Proprietor IPA, which was brewed by Cloudburst Brewing Company and tapped at all participating bottle shops in the Bottle Shop Collaboration Project (BSCP) at 5 pm on Friday, March 24th. The second beer in the BSCP series was Instant Karma IPA from Fremont Brewing Company, which was released back on June 30th. Now, the news has broken about the next beers on the way from the BSCP.
First up will be a new IPA from Boneyard Brewing Company (no official name yet) that will feature hops from the United States, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere (which reminds me a bit of some of the Luponic Distortion offerings from Firestone Walker). This third beer in the series set to release at all BSCP bottle shops on Friday, September 8th.
The fourth beer in the BSCP will be Old Fest Lager from Chuckanut Brewery and it will arrive on September 15th, just in time for Oktoberfest. The last beer I have any information on for now is a yet to be named Fresh Hop IPA from Skookum Brewery. It currently has no set release date. It will depend, in part, on the timing of the hop harvest.
Here is the full list of bottle shops participating in the BSCP:
- Bottleworks (Seattle)
- Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District (Seattle)
- Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood (Seattle)
- Edison City Alehouse (Tacoma)
- Elizabeth Station (Bellingham)
- Malt And Vine (Redmond)
- Pint Defiance (Tacoma)
- Special Brews (Lynnwood)
- TeKu Tavern (Seattle)
- The Beer Authority (Seattle)
- The Beer Junction (Seattle)
Pick your favorite bottle shop(s) from the list above and plan on coming out for each new release in the BSCP series. As soon as I have more information about the name of Boneyard’s offering as well as the name and date of the Skookum Fresh Hop IPA, I’ll let you know. Until then, I’ll see you out there (of the shops in the BSCP, I can be found most often at The Beer Junction in West Seattle).
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.