Apparently, it’s anniversary season yet again in Seattle. Lowercase Brewing celebrated their 4th anniversary just this past weekend, Naked City has their 10th anniversary coming up this week, and The Shambles, which opened just this past weekend, will celebrate their 1st anniversary one year from now.
Now, with February almost upon us, Counterbalance Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), is getting ready to celebrate their 3rd anniversary with 2 days of celebration and 2 beer releases, including their first ever Barleywine: Flight Risk.
Here is the full press release from Counterbalance Brewing Company:
Celebrate three successful years at the Counterbalance taproom Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th. The celebration will include the release of our third anniversary beer, Flight Risk Barley Wine, additional limited bottle releases from the cellar, food trucks and merchandise giveaways through the weekend. Initially available only at our taproom, Flight Risk is American-style barley wine with flavors of pineapple, stone fruit and caramel with a dry finish. Flight Risk Barley Wine (11% ABV) will be released both on draft and in 375 ml bottles.
For extra oomph, last year’s second anniversary beer, Big Bad Wolf Dark Strong Ale, which has been aging in French oak barrels for the last year will also be released Friday afternoon. Extremely limited four-packs will be available including one bottle each of 2Bar Spirits bourbon barrel-aged Kushetka Imperial Stout, Big Bad Wolf Dark Strong Ale, oak barrel-aged Big Bad Wolf, and Flight Risk Barley Wine. Twenty 4-packs will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16th for $35 each.
The party runs two days from Friday, February 16th 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, February 17th from noon-9:00 p.m. Hallava Falafel will be serving falafel, souvlaki, and greek fries Friday evening. Wood Shop BBQ will be on-site Saturday for their third consecutive Counterbalance anniversary party to serve up delicious barbeque and sides.
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.
503 South Michigan Street, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98108
Big Bad Wolf is one of my favorite beers from Counterbalance, so I’m glad to see they’re bringing the barrel-aged version back again this year for their anniversary celebration. Also, of course, I’m eager to try Flight Risk. Mark your calendar now for Friday, February 16th and Saturday the 17th, and come down to Counterbalance Brewing to help them celebrate. Also, as noted above, they’ll have Hallava Falafel on Friday and Wood Shop BBQ on Sunday to keep you well fed during the festivities.
If you want to get your hands on some Barrel Aged Big Bad Wolf, some 2 Bar Spirits Barrel Aged Kushetka Imperial Stout or Some Flight Risk Barleywine to go, I suggest getting there early since supplies are limited.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.