New breweries open at such a rapid pace in Washington state, that I still haven’t had a chance to visit them all. Even within Seattle city limits, there are still a couple of breweries I have yet to check out first hand. One of those breweries is Belltown Brewing Company between 2nd and 3rd in Belltown, of course.
Not just a brewery, Belltown Brewing also offers a full bar with a wide range of cocktails and $5 Happy Hour food options, as well as a full food menu from Chef, Garrett Brown, featuring pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more – including a brunch special from noon to 4 on weekends. They even offer private dining options for groups (how ’bout a whole roast pig or lamb?) and you can always make reservations through Open Table.
Now that they’ve received their brewing license (just a few weeks ago for the brewery in Belltown), head brewer, Adam Frantz, has been brewing up a storm and now has four new beers to announce (plus one more that’s coming soon) that are all perfect for Fall.
Here are the latest releases from Belltown Brewing Company:
Bellfounder Pumpkin Porter
7% ABV, 36 IBU
Adam recently teamed up with Crucible Brewing’s Dick Mergens in Everett to create a fall collaboration beer. This flavorful, seasonal beer was brewed with 40lbs of sugar pie pumpkin pulp, put directly in during the mashing process, then finished with aromatic spices including cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to give the beer a tempting pumpkin pie flavor. The rich malt base is accentuated with the addition of lactose to add a touch of creaminess.
Bellfounder Pumpkin Porter is now on tap at Belltown Brewing in Seattle and Crucible Brewing in Everett while supplies last.
Belltown Coffee Brown
6% ABV, 35 IBU
Belltown Coffee Brown is back! A robust American brown ale is the base beer, hopped only with Columbus hops from Yakima Valley. It’s fermented on cold brewed coffee and served on nitro to add a creamy compliment. Blue Star Coffee Roasters in Twisp, WA provides the coffee beans for the fresh cold brewed coffee.
A brand new beer for the fall season; the Harvest Lager was inspired by the changing colors of the leaves around us. It is burnt orange in color with a beautiful white head. This malt forward creation is brewed with heavy doses of Munich and Rye malts, which give it a nice breadiness and spice character. It is 7% ABV to provide a touch of warmth as the weather gets colder, and is perfectly paired with a fall day in the Pacific Northwest. It will also make a great table beer for Thanksgiving.
Bell St Whete Raspberry
4.5% ABV, 13 IBU
Adam added 42 pounds of fresh raspberry puree to his Bell St. Wheat beer.
Coming soon: Vermont Slice of Pie
Vermont Slice of Pie is a pale ale brewed with 10 sugar pie pumpkins caramelized in house and added to the mash. Pumpkin pie spices are added to the boil, and maple syrup is added post fermentation.
Full tap list is available here http://www.belltownbrewingseattle.com/beer
With four new beers to check out plus an extensive guest tap list (including Ciders and Meads) and an impressive food menu, I’m going to have to go check out Belltown brewing sooner rather than later. They’d be a great spot to catch the next Seahawks game.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.