People are sometimes confused by the location of Counterbalance Brewing Company. Based on the name most locals assume, understandably, that they would be in or near the Queen Anne neighborhood. They are not. Counterbalance is, in the West end of Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. They went with the Counterbalance name because that’s where founders Frank Lawrence and Jeff Howell grew up.
Now that you know where they are, why not come for a visit this weekend and help them welcome the return of Fall? Coming up this Sunday the 24th, Counterbalance Brewing will host a release party for their Oktoberfestbier and Fresh Hop Ale. Come join them for these two new releases while watching the Seattle Seahawks beat the Tennessee Titans.
Football season has returned, much to the delight of NFL fans everywhere and especially Seahawks fans right here in Seattle. After sweeping the pre-season 4 – 0, the ‘Hawks are ready to take on the challenge of making their way towards Superbowl LII (that’s 52 for those of you who aren’t up on your Roman numerals), and they’re going to need the help of you 12’s.
Of course, to cheer the Seahawks on properly, you’re going to need some good game-day beer. Sure, Marshawn Lynch is with the Oakland Raiders now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a beer inspired by Lynch’s time with the ‘Hawks. That’s why Foggy Noggin Brewing Company is bringing back their popular football season brew: Cease & Desist IPA (Formerly 12th Man Skittles IPA – but I trust you see the legal issues he ran into there(?)).
Are you ready for some football? If you are (and I know you are!) then you’re also ready for the return of a Seahawks/Marshawn Lynch-inspired IPA. They can’t call it “12th Man” or “Skittles” (due to a cease & desist order from Texas A&M University), so please welcome back Cease & Desist IPA from Foggy Noggin Brewing Company.
Only around for the Seahawks season, Cease & Desist IPA gets its unique, slightly tart flavor from the addition of Marshawn Lynch’s favorite fruity candy. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Cease & Desist IPA returns this coming Saturday, September 10th – just in time for the Seahwaks home opener against the Miami Dolphins on the 11th. Go Hawks!
Back in January of 2014, Foggy Noggin Brewing Company introduced a new beer to honor the Seattle Seahwaks return to the Superbowl. They named their beer “12th Man Skittles IPA” and, as you might expect, were immediately contacted by Texas A&M University due to the use of “12th Man” in the beer’s name. I’m guessing Mars, Inc. (owner of Skittles) wasn’t too thrilled over the name either. So, in order to avoid any legal issues, Foggy Noggin cleverly renamed the beer “Cease & Desist IPA.”
Now, as the Seahawks prepare for their 2015 regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams, Cease & Desist IPA is back to help you quench your Fn game day thirst as you cheer on the Hawks.