Tin Dog Prepares To Release Melange Deux

I’m guessing that most of you don’t get down to Seattle’s South Park neighborhood very often.  Then again, maybe you do.  After all, back in May Loretta’s Northwesterner (quite possibly the best dive bar in all of Seattle) was honored with the title of 4th Best Burger In America from Thrillist.  There are only a few breweries in the South Park area: Burdick, Lowercase and Tin Dog.  Back when they all first opened the South Park bridge was still closed, making launching a brewery there a somewhat risky endeavor.  Despite the challenges though, all 3 South Park breweries still exist and are doing well.  You’ll even find their beers on tap at Loretta’s from time to time.

Tin Dog Brewing is situated in the Cloverdale business park, between Highway 509 and Highway 99 (W Marginal Way South).  They specialize in Belgian styles so you’ll often find a Saison or two on tap, along with a Belgian Dubbel or Tripel and perhaps a Wit or White IPA.

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The South Seattle Brewery Coalition Wants You To “Be Disloyal”

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Since I live in the South end, I’ve been a bit of an advocate for Seattle’s many South end breweries.  Back in 2015 I even published an article encouraging craft beer lovers to check out all of the breweries in SoDo, Georgetown, South Park and Columbia City. As I pointed out in that article, the South end rivals Ballard for the sheer number of breweries you can visit, albeit spread out a bit more than the concentration in Ballard.

In order to continue encouraging craft beer fans to visit Seattle’s South end breweries, they have come together to form the South Seattle Brewery Coalition (SSBC), which encourages you to “be disloyal” and drink someone else’s beer.  According to the SSBC: “We love challenging one another to make better beer, to provide more excellent service, and to better educate the wonderful people who have chosen to support our businesses.”

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Poker N’ Pints Returns To South Seattle Next Month

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How would you like to visit five of Seattle’s South end breweries, have some poker-themed fun and help out Washington Wild and Brewshed Alliance at the same time?  Sound too good to be true?  Well Washington Wild is making it a reality as Poker N’ Pints returns to South Seattle on February 18th.

Participating breweries this year include: Counterbalance Brewing Company, Flying Lion Brewing, Lowercase Brewing, Machine House Brewery, and Tin Dog Brewing. Stop by each brewery to build your hand then, at your last stop, play your hand against the house to win a swag bag.

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Dogtoberfest Happens This Saturday At Urban Feed and Garden

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Two of my biggest passions in life are craft beer and dogs.  I’m a huge fan of both, and love it when breweries team up to help our furry friends.  Coming up this Saturday, three Seattle breweries: Counterbalance Brewing Company, Tin Dog Brewing Company and Perihelion Brewery, are teaming up with Urban Feed and Garden to host Dogtoberfest, a family friendly event to benefit the Seattle Humane Pet Project.

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Tin Dog Brewing Prepares For Their 2nd Anniversary

The Very Tin Dog That Tin Dog Brewing Is Named After

The Very Tin Dog That Tin Dog Brewing Is Named After

Nearly two years ago, I first told you about Tin Dog Brewing in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.  Founded by the husband and wife team of Lisa and Eric Rough, they have an emphasis on Belgian style beers including Wits Saisons, Belgian Pale Ales and more. It seems like just yesterday they were opening their doors to the public, but it was back on Saturday, February 5th 2014 and now, they’re preparing to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary.

With the Oscars airing the same date as Tin Dog’s Anniversary celebration, Sunday, February 28th, Tin Dog has decided to throw an Oscar-themed party – no tuxedo or red carpet gown required.  Just bring yourself, your thirst for good beer and your Oscars trivia knowledge.

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Poker N Pints Returns Later This Month

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Back in September, I published an article that gave you lots of great reasons to visit some of the breweries in Seattle’s South end (I can’t believe I neglected to include Big Al Brewing Company in that article.  I’m so sorry, Al!  I’ll come by for a visit soon.)  Now I’ve got another reason for you to visit the South end.  Coming up on Saturday, February 20th is South Seattle Poker N Pints.

This one day, multi-brewery event lets you enjoy great craft beer from local breweries and play a little poker to win some swag, all while helping raise funds for the Washington Brewshed Alliance who has taken over the organization of this event this year from Lisa Rough of Tin Dog Brewing Company.

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Great Reasons To Check Out Seattle’s South End Breweries

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Counterbalance Brewing Company

Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood gets a lot of attention for the number of breweries in such a small area, and rightly so.  Ballard has, to many, become known as Seattle’s ‘Brewery District’.  The South End however, if you include SoDo, Georgetown and South Park, actually rivals Ballard in the number of available breweries to visit.  There’s even more if you include the Columbia City area of Rainier Avenue South.

SoDo has Two Beers Brewing (CBM Sponsor), Schooner Exact Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing (Gluten Free), Epic Ales (recently closed for transition to ‘Molusk‘) and Seapine Brewing. Georgetown has Machine House Brewing, Counterbalance Brewing and, of course, Georgetown Brewing.  Cross the first street bridge into South Park and you’ll find Burdick Brewery, Lowercase Brewing and Tin Dog Brewing.  Head the other direction towards the Rainier Valley and you’ll find Spinnaker Bay Brewing and Flying Lion Brewing.

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Tin Dog Brewing Opens In South Park Next Saturday

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The South Park neighborhood of Seattle is another area that a few new craft breweries have decided to call home.  With the South Park bridge set to finally reopen in April, it makes sense to be setting up shop once again in the area.  The two most recent openings in South Park have been Lowercase Brewing and, in the very same building, Burdick Brewery.  Now, joining them next week in South Park is Tin Dog Brewing.

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Time For A Pop-Up Dinner At Burdick Brewery

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Burdick Brewery is one of Seattle’s newest breweries, having opened their doors to the public just this past November.  Offing small batch, hand crafted ales in a small, warehouse-type space in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, they’re starting slowly but are already building a following of loyal locals.  Founder and head brewer, Max Leinbach, started brewing about 4 years ago and has worked through many starts and stops to get Burdick Brewery off the ground.

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