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Brouwer’s announces beer lineup for next week’s Big Wood festival

Big Wood approaches at Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle, looming on the horizon like a big wood thing full of beer. Brouwer’s annual celebration of all things barrel-aged starts on Thursday, December 4th and runs through the weekend. Expect a line when doors open on Thursday and, likely, at prime times during the weekend; this is one of Seattle’s most popular beer events. The list of beers (below), is impressive. Note that this is just a partial list. More will be added by showtime.

In addition to what they’re telling us about, Brouwer’s has some extra-special beers on deck. “This year we are also doing three special tappings,” says Nat Pellman, General Manager at Brouwer’s Cafe. “The first one will be at 1:00 PM, the last one will be at 7:00 PM. We are still deciding on when the other will be tapped. These beers will not be listed anywhere, but I will tell you they are going to be great selections. I’ll leave it at that.”

Brouwer’s opens at 11:00 daily. Big Wood starts on Thursday, December 4th.

Partial Beer Lineup:

Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus (7%), San Francisco

Bainbridge Island Old Broadhead, Bainbridge Island

Black Market Black Hole Sun BBL Stout (15%), Temecula

Black Raven Great Grandfather (12%), Redmond

Boneyard Barrel Aged Suge Knight (14%), Bend

Boulevard Rye on Rye ’13 (12%), Kansas City

Cantillon  Cuvee Saint Gilloise (5%)

Commons Puttin from the Wood (8%),  Portland

Crux Fermentation Oud Bruin Cake/Freak Cake (10.5%), Bend

De Struise Blackberry Albert Imp Stout (13%), Belgium

Deschutes Abyss ’14 (11%), Bend

Destihil Dekerra Strawberry Sour (7.5%), Normal, Illinois

Elevation Rum Barrel Horchata Imp Porter, Breckenridge

Elevation Chardonnay Barrel Imp Farmhouse Ale, Breckenridge

Elevation Breckinridge Bourbon Quad, Breckenridge

Elysian Gourdfather BBL Pumpkin Barleywine, Seattle

Engine House #9 NEFILIBATA (5.8%), Tacoma

Finn River Rye Fire Barrel (8%), Chikamin

Fremont Coffee Darkstar (11%), Seattle

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (13.7%), Chicago

Full Sail Top Sail BBL Imperial Porter (11%), Hood River

Hale’s Gold Rush (10%), Seattle

Holy Mountain Barrel Fermented Gose (4.6%), Seattle

HUB Bourbon Barrel Motherland Stout, Portland

Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta (8%), Hood River

Lompoc Port BBl Aged Big Bang Red ’14 (8%), Portland

Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme ’13 (11%), San Marcos

LoverBeer Madamin Italian sour (6.2%)

Midnight Sun Berserker (11.4%), Anchorage

New Belgium Coffee Sour, Fort Collins

Odin O.S. Cab Barrel Aged Saison (8%), Seattle

Pelican Mother of All Storms (13%), Pacific City

Perennial La Boheme 2 year wine bbl with cherries (6%), St Louis

Pike BBl Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale (8.5%), Seattle

Port Older Viscosity (12%), San Marcos

Propolis Prunus Malbec Aged Cherry Flanders Red (8.2%),  Port Townsend

Reuben’s  Bbl Imperial Stout (12%), Seattle

Schooner Exact Whiskey Dick BBL Pumpkin Beer (10%), Seattle

Silver City Fat Woody ’14 (9.7%), Silverdale

Sound Brewery Barrel aged Ursus Spelaeus Belgian Imperial Stout, Poulsbo

Surly Pentagram (6.66%), Minnesota

Surly Smoke (8.2%), Minnesota

Stone Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard (7.2%), Escondido

‘T Hofbrouwerijke Anarkriek (8.5%), Belgium

Tilquin Oude Quetsche a L’Ancienne  (6.4%), Belgium

The Bruery Bottleworks XII 2.0 (8%), Placentia