It is not too often that I wake up on a Sunday morning with beer at the top of mind, but it’s Seattle Beer Week so this isn’t a normal Sunday. Today there are a couple of events happening which I find particularly tempting. Of course there are a whole bunch of events happening today (see the SBW website for the complete list), but these two sound particularly “Sunday-ish” to me.
Dreams on Draft at Big Al Brewing – The festivities get underway at 2:00 at Big Al Brewing in White Center. Not only will you get to taste some great beer, but the event is a benefit for a worthy cause: Children’s Hospital. Your $15 admittance gets you a commemorative glass and four samples – all of Al’s regular brews, plus some special stuff as well. There will be live music and food vendors. If you’ve never visited Big Al Brewing, this is as good an excuse as any.
Iron Brewers at the Beveridge Place Pub – Starting at 5:00, the Beveridge Place Pub will host another Iron Brewers competition. Similar to television’s Iron Chef’s, the Bev chose the “special ingredients” a few weeks ago, challenging two brewers to make a beer that uses those ingredients and then face off in head to head competition. You be the judge. Votes are tallied and a winner is named. Today’s event features three different matchups:
1) The reigning champ, Hale’s Brewing, vs. Snoqualmie Falls Brewing (ingredients: spruce and figs)
2) Black Raven Brewing vs. Big Time (Indian curry spices)
3) Naked City Brewing vs. Snipes Mountain Brewing (heather and mugwort).