Seattle Beer Week 2013 is over; some might say thankfully so, since Beer Week can often really do a number on your liver, your sleep patterns, etc., but I’m a bit sad to see it go until next year. I think I’m nearly done recuperating from Seattle Beer Week 2013, but I wanted to update you on some of the other events I attended throughout the rest of the week. I attended several different events since my ‘Seattle Beer Week So Far’ article and I will fill you in on them all, in order. Let me start off by detailing one of my favorite events, due to the unique nature of the combinations to be found: ‘Can You Handle My Randall’ at The Pine Box.
Brouwer’s Cafe is one of Seattle’s premiere craft beer destinations. With their always impressive tap list and incredible bottle selection, it’s a place I find myself quite often when I’m craving some good craft beer served in a Belgian-styled venue. Along with their ‘sister’ tavern, Burgundian in Tangletown and Bottleworks Specialty Beer Store in Wallingford, you know you’ll always be able to find something delicious on tap to quench your craft beer craving. When I’m hungry, I often find myself checking Brouwer’s or Burgundian’s websites or Facebook pages to see what food specials they might have going.
Everything, it seems, has its ‘accessories’. Wherever there’s a successful market out there for any product, there are always inventive people trying to capitalize on that success by making a product to accompany it. The prime example we see today is probably iPad/iPhone accessories. With such a large market and, literally, millions of fans eagerly waiting in line to buy the next version each time it comes out, entire businesses have been launched and become successful simply by making gadgets and accessories for these wildly popular products.
But what about beer? Has craft beer become so popular that companies can do well capitalizing on making beer gadgets/accessories for the masses? Apparently so. Here are a few different beer gadgets/accessories that have appeared to satisfy our urge to accessorize our favorite indulgence: craft beer.