Bicycling and beer seem to just go together. There are even several cycle-themed breweries here in the Northwest, including HUB in Portland, Flying Bike in Greenwood, Peddler in Ballard and, of course, Chainline Brewing Company in Kirkland. Situated along the new Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail, they’re in the perfect spot for craft beer lovers who prefer 2-wheeled, human-powered transportation.
I’ve been to Chainline Brewing several times (I drive there though – sorry), and I really enjoy their beers. Their Polaris Pilsner (2016 – GABF Silver Medal winner) and Tune Up New England Style IPA (2016 Best of Craft beer awards Silver Medal Winner) are solid and I’ve also enjoyed many of the special one-off beers they’ve produced. Their Flowtron Strawberry IPA was definitely one of my favorites and, lucky for me, it’s making a return for Chainline’s 3rd anniversary celebration coming up this weekend along with their first ever canned beer (Polaris Pilsner).
Here is the full press release from Chainline Brewing Company:
Wow! Where does the time go?
It’s our birthday on Saturday and we hope you can swing by for some fun and frivolity. We’ll probably forgo the cake and candles this year and really just focus on the good stuff – like beer!
We’ll have five fancy and limited-to-the-taproom editions including the return of our strawberry infused IPA called Flowtron. And we’re really having a difficult time naming the Kopi Luwak Brake Czech (look it up, it’ll all make sense).
And perhaps the biggest, best, and most exciting news will be our first ever can release! We’ve packaged up a batch of our award winning Polaris Pilsner in 16oz 4-pack format – first come, first served. That’s right: a can release party, on our birthday, in Kirkland, with all of our friends. And maybe the sun will grace our patio – who knows? Of course all of our standard offerings will be available as we throw open our doors in celebration. Brewing staff will host brewery and equipment tours and will be available for any and all questions. Food trucks Das Brat and Hallava Falafel will be onsite for your eating pleasure.
Unfortunately, I work this Saturday so if I do make it out to Chainline it won’t be until later in the afternoon. I just hope the Flowtron holds out. I’d love to have another pint and perhaps pair it with a delicious bratwurst from Das Brat, who have returned from Oregon for this event. As noted above, Hallava Falafel will also be on hand, just in case brats aren’t your thing. Also, if you miss out on cans of Polaris Pilsner, don’t worry. You can still get most of Chainline’s on-tap beers in crowlers to go. So come on out to Kirkland this Saturday the 21st to help Chainline celebrate, and bring your appetite.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.