Bainbridge Brewing celebrates its 7th anniversary this Saturday, August 17th at the Brewery and Taproom. In addition to some special beers, the all-day even will include live music and some very special food—roasting a pig that was fattened up on spent grain from the brewery.
Complete details about the 7th Anniversary beer and Saturday’s event can be found in the press release below.
Bainbridge Brewing Celebrates 7th Anniversary
Bainbridge Island, WA – August 8th, 2019 – Bainbridge Brewing is proud to announce that it will celebrate its 7th Anniversary this coming Saturday, August 17th from 12:00 to 10:00PM.
Celebrating another great year of brewing Island Crafted Ales, Bainbridge Brewing will host a day-long party at its Brewery and Taproom (9415 Coppertop Loop, Bainbridge Island) this Saturday, August 17th. The brewery will be digging deep into its cellar and pulling out rare and wonderful relics, such as the 1st Anniversary Barrel Aged Wheatwine, all of which will only be on tap during the Anniversary Party.
Local surf rock band Ocean Men will be playing starting at 7:00. Along this tropical island vibe we’re doing a pig roast! Having conveniently just returned from Miami with a suitcase full of sour oranges, we’ll be making up some mojo and spending much of the afternoon roasting half of an island-raised and brewery-spent-grain-fed pig from our friends at Shady Acres Farm in our trusty caja china. Neighboring Powell and Jones Fine Chocolates are currently hard at work in their mad scientist laboratory developing an ice cream using the 7th Anniversary Ale. Food sales should start up about 4:00.
For this year’s Anniversary Ale, Brewmaster Russell Everett decided to keep it “simple”. “For the first five Anniversary Ales we did big, barrel aged beers, and often hit them with things like coffee, or chocolate, or both in the case of the 5th Anniversary. Then last year we took a break and brewed a Triple Brut IPA. This year we got ahold of eight awesome Woodinville Whiskey bourbon barrels and I was like, let’s just brew up a big mean stout, have it hang out in there for a good long while, and let it speak for itself.”
Of course he still can’t leave well enough alone, so the 11.5% ABV Imperial Stout, which went into the barrels back in November, also included a healthy dose of Dark Belgian Candi Syrup, giving the chocolate, coffee and roast characters an accent note of raisins and stonefruit. In a break from tradition, and showcasing the brewery’s recent switch from 22oz bottles to 16oz cans, this year rather than waxed bottles the 7th Anniversary Ale will be released in 16oz cans. Cans will be available starting Saturday at both the brewery and the Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse in singles and four packs, with a select number of cases and sixtels making their way out around the sound shortly afterwards through Bainbridge’s distributor, Northwest Beverages.
Bainbridge Brewing was founded in 2012 by father and son duo – Chuck and Russell Everett. The brewery serves craft beer to thirsty islanders and visitors seven days a week from its Bainbridge Brewing Taproom located in Coppertop Park (9415 Coppertop Loop NE, Suite 104, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110); and from the Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse located in downtown Winslow near the ferry (500 Winslow Way E, Suite 110, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110). Bainbridge Brewing self-distributes its award-winning craft beer in kegs and bottles on the island, as well as at the nearby Clearwater Casino and Resort. Around Western Washington Bainbridge Brewing craft beer can be found in many grocery stores, bottle shops, restaurants and pubs via its Western Washington distributor Northwest Beverages.