Rise Of The Centaur Cellar Fest Is Coming To Toronado – UPDATED 1/26


Toronado Seattle first opened their doors just this past August.  They’re the sister bar to the original Toronado in San Francisco (est. 1987) and their second location in San Diego, which opened back in May if 2008.  Toronado has a reputation as a craft beer bar with a great tap list and Toronado Seattle doesn’t disappoint.  With 40 rotating craft taps, an extensive bottle list and an eclectic menu featuring local, sustainable ingredients and a chef practiced in the art of charcuterie, it’s a great new place to have some excellent craft beers and some delicious food.

Over the past few months, Toronado has hosted several brewery tap takeover nights and ‘take the pint’ nights (where you get to take the glass home with you), but they have yet to host a full on ‘festival’.  Well, that’s about to change.  Starting on Thursday, January 29th and running through Monday, February 2nd, Toronado Seattle will be hosting the first (annual?) Rise Of The Centaur Cellar Fest.  Set to feature 30+ barrel-aged beers, sour beers and other rare beers, it’s a great excuse to head to Toronado, especially if you haven’t check them out yet.

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A Blizzard Of Local Winter Beers Return – UPDATED 11/16


It may not be Winter yet, but that hasn’t stopped many of my favorite local Winter beers from returning (and don’t forget that International Stout Day is tomorrow, November 6th).  Already here are beers like Jubelale from Deschutes Brewing Company, Sleigh’r from Ninkasi Brewing Company, Bifrost from Elysian Brewing Company, Hoppy Holidays Winter Ale from Schooner Exact Brewing and Festivus Holiday Ale, which arrived just yesterday from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor)

Over the next couple of weeks, even more Winter beers will be making their return.  Among them: B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company, Old Wooly Barleywine from Big Time Brewing Company, Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter from Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Reuben’s Brews, and Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter, arriving today from Black Raven Brewing Company.

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