Cooper’s Alehouse 30th anniversary celebration Dec. 18th

The first time I visited Cooper’s Alehouse, it was 1986 and I was 21 years old. Cooper’s Alehouse on Lake City Way was one of Seattle’s original good beer bars. Let’s see, in those days Seattle’s beer lovers had very few choices: Jake O’Shaughnessy’s (long-since closed), FX McRory’s, and Cooper’s Alehouse. If you liked good beer and wanted any kind of selection, that was the pretty much it. Latona Pub (opened in ’87), and the other great beer bars we know today, did not yet exist.

Cooper’s Alehouse is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary, a fact that makes some of us feel very old. They have lined up some great beer for the celebration, which takes place on Wednesday, December 18. Here’s the word from Kirby Premore, the man at Cooper’s Alehouse.

It’s Cooper’s 30th anniversary (not sure of the exact date in 1983) and we took over on December 18th, 2000. It has been a bar since at least the 60’s (The Library and Goofy’s, among other names), but became the bar it is today in 1983. For the actual party we’ll have a whole bunch of giveaways and we’re expecting brewers, industry folks, etc…to be here as well. And it’ll be happy hour ($1 off pints/booze, $2 off food) all night.

Some notable beers we’ll be pouring: Black Raven Wisdom Seeker, Boneyard Hop Venom, Stone 2013 Double Bastard, Deschutes The Abyss, Lost Abbey Ten Commandments, Port Shark Attack, Deschutes/North Coast/Rogue Class of ’88 Barleywine, Green Flash 11th Anniversary DDH IPA, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Georgetown Lovely Reida, Brewdogs Hardcore IPA, and Lagunitas Fusion. And we’re still working on a couple more TBD.