Copper Coin Introduces The Coin Copper Ale

A couple months ago, I posted a story about Copper Coin, the new restaurant and bar that moved into the space previously occupied by Porterhouse in West Seattle (read it). With a rotating selection of 20 mostly local beers on tap, they certainly merit mention here on the blog. Today I have some news regarding Copper Coin. Tomorrow night (Thursday, December 13), Copper Coin will introduce its new house beer: The Coin Copper Ale.

Not long after it opened, the folks at Copper Coin contacted Joel VandenBrink, Brewmaster and owner at Two Beers Brewing Company. They were interested in having him create a house beer. A West Seattleite himself, VandenBrink was happy to oblige. “They contacted me about doing a beer, visited the brewery and described what they had in mind. They wanted something copper-colored, hoppy and slightly sweet,” said Joel VandenBrink, “I’m very happy with the way it turned out.”

VandenBrink describes the beer as being copper in color but hoppier than the typical Amber, noting that it is more reminiscent of a Pale Ale than an Amber. The hop profile includes Centennial, Chinook and Cascade hops. The beer clocks in at about 5.5 percent ABV and about 35 IBU.

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On Thursday evening, the crew from Two Beers Brewing will be at Copper Coin to help celebrate the release of The Coin Copper Ale. Also, Copper Coin will offer a celebratory menu featuring Smoked Baby Back BBQ Ribs with Baked Beans and Creamy Cole Slaw. A pint of The Coin will cost you just $3.50.

Copper Coin is located in West Seattle next to the historic Admiral Theater.

2329 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116




  1. Walked in, sat at the bar, was barraged with loud noise via flat screen TV’s which were showing some kind of event where men in costumes crashed into each other. Walked out. Why would I pay $ 5.00 for a pint and have to put up with that?

  2. I’ve yet to experience anything like that at the Copper Coin, though I don’t doubt what you say. This is a situation I’ve come across at many bars. The staff sometimes is so oblivious to what is happening on the televisions, that they do not notice that the game is over and the network has moved on to other programing. They have tuned out the televisions. I often scratch my head and wonder how nobody else has noticed that garbage is on the TV, but it happens a lot. Personally, I would have pointed out to the bartender that nonsense was on the television, at which point they very likely would have shut down the TVs and turned on music. I’m very tolerant and forgiving that way. He/She likely would have thanked me for pointing it out. Then I would have enjoyed my $5 pint. But that’s just me. I’m not trying to justify or apologize for anyone, I’m just saying that is what I do when presented with similar situations. Now, if your comment is a veiled complaint about $5 pints, that’s a different subject.

  3. No, it’s not the $5.00 pint it is the TV at the bar. Would rather enjoy my pint without the TV racket in general. I was willing to give the new place a try but it’s back th “The Cask” across the street which has a more traditional ambiance (and no TV noise). In some ways TV vs no TV is like the old smoking vs non smoking situation in that I find they both detract from ones enjoyment of craft beer.

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