Seattle Beer Week kicks off on Thursday, May 4th and continues for ten beer-fueled days around the city. One of the highlights of the annual celebration is the release of the official Seattle Beer Week beer. This year they went outside the city to find a brewery up to the task. Way outside the city, actually.
Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing introduces Fresh off the Farm IPA as the official beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017. The cans have already hit the streets but the draft product gets tapped on Thursday, May 4th at various locations. The beer is magnificently hoppy, with amazing aroma and flavor provided by generous amounts Mosiac, Simcoe, Loral, and Ekuanot hops, along with one experimental hop variety (HBC 630).
Throughout Seattle Beer Week, the Bale Breaker team will visit a total of 21 events around the city (listed below).
Here’s the official announcement from Bale Breaker Brewing.
Fresh off the Farm IPA available on draught May 4 for Seattle Beer Week
The 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week is May 4-14, 2017
Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official Seattle Beer Week beer. Cans are currently available in select locations throughout the state. Kegs will be ceremoniously tapped at participating locations at on May 4 at 5pm to kick off the week.
The Bale Breaker Team will be at 21 events in the Seattle area throughout the week, as well as a kickoff event May 4 at its Yakima Taproom. There are hundreds of beer events of all kinds, so visit your favorite watering hole to find some Fresh off the Farm IPA and celebrate.
FRESH OFF THE FARM IPA | 6.3% ABV | 50 IBU | OFFICIAL DRAUGHT RELEASE DATE: MAY 4, 2017
The Official Beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017, Fresh off the Farm IPA was brewed in the center of hop field #41, just minutes from downtown Yakima, by Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Founded by fourth-generation hop growers, this truly farm-to-glass brewery crafted a brand-new IPA to celebrate the 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base perfectly showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe® and Mosaic® add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot™, Loral™, and the still-experimental HBC 630. From the fields of the Yakima Valley to the streets of Seattle, Fresh off the Farm IPA delivers farm fresh flavor no matter where it’s poured.
Seattle Beer Week (SBW or SBW9) was created to celebrate and showcase the tight-knit beer community of the Northwest. There will be hundreds of events in the city throughout this year’s 9th annual celebration of beer. According to industry sources, suppliers and distributors, SBW is among the top three beer weeks in the country for the originality of events and the number of participants.
For more information on Seattle Beer Week, visit http://www.seattlebeerweek. com/
For Bale Breaker’s Seattle Beer Week events, visit https://www.balebreaker.com/ seattlebeerweek/
BALE BREAKER #SEATTLEBEERWEEK EVENTS
THURSDAY MAY 4
SBW9 Kick-off @ Flatstick Pub
Cask-O-Rama (Stop #2) @ Beveridge Place Pub
Kickoff Stop #3 @ Brower’s Cafe
Kickoff Stop #4 @ Naked City
Fresh off the Farm IPA Release @ Bale Breaker: Keg Tapped at 5pm!
FRIDAY MAY 5
Hangover Breakfast @ The 5 Point Cafe
SATURDAY MAY 6
Brunch, Burgers & Bags @ Sam’s Tavern Lake Union
Gameday @ Hooverville
Field 41 of Dreams @ Safeco Field (Tickets)
SUNDAY MAY 7
Beer + Yoga @ Queen Anne Beerhall (Tickets)
Sunday Funday @ Queen Anne Beerhall
MONDAY MAY 8
Wiffle Ball Homerun Derby @ Flatstick Pub-Pioneer Square
TUESDAY, MAY 9
Fresh Off The Farm: Bale Breaker Dinner at Dahlia Lounge (Tickets)
Beer, Bourbon & Bingo @ Comet Tavern
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Rockin Bale Breaker Concert @ Nectar Lounge, featuring Scott Pemberton Band & Rust on the Rails
THURSDAY, MAY 11
Tap Takeover @ Tavern Hall
Tap Takeover @ Beer Junction
FRIDAY, MAY 12
Lunch Beers & Sambriches @ Mammoth Sandwiches
FriYAY @ Ounces West Seattle
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Reuben & Friends Invitational Beer Festival
Bale Breaker Boat Bash (Tickets Sold Out) WIN TICKETS! #freshoffthefarm PHOTO CONTEST
Last Chance Party @ Sam’s Tavern
All week: Visit Zeek’s Pizza for Yakima Valley pizza & beer specials. Check with Zeek’s for participating locations.
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