Federal Way – It’s All Within Reach. That’s the city’s official slogan. I find the slogan a bit odd. To me, it suggests that whatever you want, it is somewhere else but at least it’s within reach. Like most other sprawling suburban municipalities, Federal Way is not generally recognized for cultural refinement, sophistication and life’s finer things. People who live there might take exception to me saying that, but I’m talking about perception and not reality.
Say what you will, disparage the city if you must, but know that Federal Way has at least one glowing beacon of sophistication, elegance and class: 99 Bottles specialty beer store. Federal Way’s esteemed beer destination is about to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary. There will be a party on Friday, January 20th. Details below.
When 99 Bottles signed on as a sponsor of the Washington Beer Blog, we were actually proud. Not just happy to welcome them aboard, but proud to know that Tiffany and Craig Adamowski approve of what we do here at the Blog because we so seriously respect and appreciate what they do at 99 Bottles.
If you haven’t been there, don’t take our word for it. Go. The bottle selection is complete. The store is beautiful and thoughtfully laid out. If for no other reason, go to 99 Bottles to see the growler filling gizmo. It’s very cool. (See our previous post about it.)
In addition to selling great beer, Tiffany and Craig have been champions for the cause, helping to change laws and regulations to benefit their fellow bottleshop owners. In doing so, they have helped shape a better beer world for us all. You really must go see the growler filling gizmo. As you gaze upon its magical wonder, know that it wouldn’t be there if people like Tiffany and Craig had not convinced Olympia that the law needed to be changed to allow shops like 99 Bottles to fill growlers.
99 Bottles is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary. How time flies! We want to wish our friends a very happy birthday and much continued success. You are valuable and respected members of our beer community. Cheers to 99 Bottles!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012, FEDERAL WAY, WASH. — 99 Bottles specialty beer store will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Friday, January 20, 2012.
In its five-years of operation, 99 Bottles has grown from stocking 250 varieties of beer to more than 1,200, plus hard cider and mead. Over the years the store has provided thousands of people with beer style education through in-store events: First Monday Beer Adventure (themes ranging from beer styles to snack pairings), Sip&Shop Wednesday Eves (pouring two staff-selected beers), and special events with breweries and beer experts. As a result, many 99 Bottles patrons are now comfortable hosting their own in-home beer tastings with friends.
99 Bottles’s Five-Year Celebration festivities will be on Friday, January 20, where the swing-top 99 Bottles jug is included for the first 120 individuals to order a 32-ounce fill. Beers on for fills will be posted throughout the day on the store’s website at 99bottles.net/growlers. The annual 99 Bottles Beer & Cake Tasting kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m., where three beers will be paired with specially made Irish Death cupcakes by Washington ’s #1 Cupcake Shop, Pinkabella Cupcakes, using Quilter’s Irish Death beer from Iron Horse Brewery of Ellensburg. The tasting fee is just $1 per person, with valid ID. There will also be celebratory drawings and giveaways at 99 Bottles beer store throughout the day.
About 99 Bottles
99 Bottles is a premier beer store, voted #1 in KING 5’s Best of Western Washington Beer Store category in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and scoring “World Class” on the highly respected BeerAdvocate.com website. Discover more than 1,000 beers at 99 Bottles, including local microbrews, craft beers from around the USA , and beer from 50 countries. All beer is available by the bottle so you can mix your six packs. 99 Bottles also has eight rotating draft beers for fresh growler fills on a state-of-the-art Pegas CrafTap system. The family owned and operated beer store is located in the suburb of Federal Way , between Seattle and Tacoma , and has become a Northwest destination for beer lovers from around the world. For more information visit 99bottles.net or follow the store at Facebook.com/99bottles.