Introducing the Seattle Beer Bar Coalition (SBBC) & Georgetown Boop & Beep IPA Release

We are pleased to announce: Introducing the Seattle Beer Bar Coalition (SBBC)

Beer Release January 29th, 2020
Georgetown “Boop & Beep IPA”

January 6th was a good day for the beer community—The Seattle Beer Bar Coalition officially kicked off what will become a long and productive journey with a collaboration brew at Georgetown Brewing. The SBBC is made up of some of the city’s most well-known craft beer bars including Brouwer’s Cafe, Latona PubBottleworks, Fiddler’s Inn, The Yard Cafe, Watershed Pub & Kitchen, Trailbend Taproom, Olaf’s, The Pine Box, Toronado SeattleThe Shambles, Beveridge Place Pub, Hopvine Pub, and The Dray.

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Tasting Four New Beers From Ninkasi


Last night I attended a tasting event for four new beers from Ninkasi Brewing out of Eugene, Oregon at Olaf’s (formerly the Copper Gate) in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.  Probably known best for their Flagship Series of beers: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA and Oatis Oatmeal Stout (and Vanilla Oatis) – and of course their Seasonal Series release: Sleigh’r, Ninkasi wants to bring more attention to some of their Special Release Series, Prismatic Series and Single Hop Series offerings.

The venue selected for this tasting, Olaf’s, is… uh… interesting to say the least.  I never made it there when it was still the Copper Gate, but I have seen some photos.  If you know the place, then you know about the Viking Ship-shaped bar and the vagina-shaped entrance to the ‘Pussy Lounge’.  The old ship bar is gone, replaced with a more traditional style bar top, but the vagina door and the Pussy Lounge remain.  Decked out with plush red velvet booths and big screen TV on one side, and 5 pinball machines on the other, the Pussy Lounge is a quirky little place to hang out and enjoy a few drinks and snacks.  The Juicy Lucy burger and the corn dogs are popular choices.

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