Counterbalance Brewing Announces Samsparilla Stout

People sometimes get confused about Counterbalance Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor).  Based on their name, many people assume they’re located on Queen Anne hill.  That’s where you’ll find the counterbalance, one of the steepest slopes in all of Seattle, and definitely the tallest.  It increases in elevation by 450 feet in a span of just eight blocks.

Despite their name, however, Counterbalance Brewing is located in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, right next door to Sound Homebrew supply (503 S Michigan St, Suite B).  Founders Jeff Howell and Frank Lawrence selected the name because they both grew up on Queen Anne hill.

Now that you know where Counterbalance Brewing is located, you’ll have to drop by – perhaps to complete your Christmas shopping for the craft beer lover in your life.  Earlier this month, Counterbalance released their popular Kushetka Imperial Stout in cans and now, they’re released a new root-beer inspired stout named Samsparilla Stout.


Here is the full press release from Counterbalance Brewing Company:

Brewed with Indian sarsaparilla and fresh vanilla beans resulting in a full-bodied root beer stout that’s a seasonal favorite. For a limited time, Samsparilla Stout comes in draft and, new this year, 375ml bottles.  7.1% ABV using 2-Row Pale, Roasted Barley, Black Patent and Caramel malts.

Also released in December, Kushetka Imperial Stout in 12-ounce cans. This SIP Magazine Best of the Northwest Award® winner is a big, bold beer with flaked and roasted barley and delicious chocolate flavors balanced by a strong hop presence.  Kushetka pairs perfectly with winter weather and holiday menus.

Both packaged and draft beer are available for sale in our family-friendly taproom. Open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve until 6:00 p.m. with half-price growler fills to help get the holidays started right.

About Counterbalance Brewing Company:
Counterbalance Brewing Company opened its doors and launched wholesale distribution in February 2015. The brewery and taproom are located at in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood. Counterbalance beers are distributed to bars, restaurants, and retail locations throughout Washington by Vinum Importing & Distributing.

Taproom Hours:
Sunday 2:00-6:00pm
Mon-Thu 3:00-8:00pm
Fri 3:00-9:00pm
Sat 12:00-9:00pm

Counterbalance Brewing Canned Beers

Drop by Counterbalance Brewing today to enjoy a Samsprilla Stout on tap and grab a few 375ml bottles to go.  Kushetka Imperial Stout will also be available on tap and to go in 12oz cans (along with their Counterbalance IPA and Raconteur Rye Pale Ale).  Happy Holidays.  It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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