The Beer Junction celebrates 5 year anniversary

Starting today, The Beer Junction celebrates its 5th Anniversary. Events are listed below.

Just over five years ago, I met Morgan Herzog at the small retail space that would become The Beer Junction. I thought the space was too small, but knowing how desperately West Seattle needed a bottleshop, I knew Morgan’s plan would succeed. Check out the post I did back when The Beer Junction was preparing to open 2010, click here.

Less than two years after initially opening, The Beer Junction moved into its new/current location. We all know what’s happened since then. Congratulation to The Beer Junction. Below is the calendar of anniversary events – starting today and running through the weekend.

Morgan Herzon with a mountain of work ahead of him.
Setting up the original location in June 2010. Morgan Herzog with a mountain of work ahead of him.

5th Anniversary Beer by Sound Brewery

Cinq Houblon (french for “5 Hop Saison”) – Brewed with a high fermentation using a blend of traditional Saison yeast. To celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Sound Brewery used 5 aromatic hops (Pekko, Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin) to compliment the fruity, somewhat spicey character imparted by the fermentation. 7.9% ABV

5th Anniversary Celebrations

We hit the 5 year mark this Friday (July 3rd). To celebrate, from tomorrow (Thursday July 2nd) through Sunday July 5th, we’ll be doing events, specials, and pulling out some rare beers from the cellar. On Friday at 5PM we’ll be tapping the first keg of our 5th Anniversary beer- Cinq Houblon Saison- brewed by Sound Brewery! More details below.

Thursday, July 2nd (5-8PM)

Stone Brewing tasting event – Stone Brewing did our first ever tasting event back on July 22, 2010, so we’re excited to have them in the day before our 5th Anniversary. It’s also a “Ruination Nation” celebration, with Ruination 2.0, Double Dry Hopped Ruination 2.0, and RuinTEN Triple IPA on tap, plus other Stone rarities.
We’ll be open normal hours this weekend, including on the 4th (11AM to Midnight). Need a last second keg for your event? We have over 40 in stock right now! Check out the live list.

Friday, July 3rd

Our 5th Anniversary Beer inaugural tapping + rare beers from the cellar

The first keg of our 5th Anniversary beer – Cinq Houblon Saison – brewed by our friends at Sound Brewery will be tapped at 5PM

We’re also pulling out some gems from the cellar! The beers below go on tap when we open at 11AM on July 3rd.

– The Bruery Bois 5th Anniversary Barrel Aged Old Ale (originally released in 2013)

– Midnight Sun Berserker 2013

– Fort George Whiskey Aged Black Sands (Westland Whiskey version of our 4th Anniversary beer brewed by Fort George). Also on tap will be a nitro version of non-barrel aged Black Sands.

– Deschutes Black Butte XXV (originally released in 2013)

– Schilling Barrel Project #1 – Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

Saturday, July 4th

Fourth of July Freedom Randall

– 4th of July Randall, with strawberries, white peaches, and blueberries with a beer we’ll announce this week.

– $5 Alcoholic Root Beer Floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla ice cream all day long!

Sunday, July 5th

Beer & Brunch at the Farmers Market

10AM to 2PM- join us for our Sunday Farmers Market brunch specials, featuring $4 pints and $9 growler fills of Boneyard RPM IPA, Bloody Mary beers, mimosas, and root beer floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla Ice Cream and Not your Father’s Alcoholic Root Beer. And be sure to grab food from one of the nearby Farmers Market food vendors (such as Girls Gone BBQ, Falafel Salam, Honest Biscuits, and more).

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