Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further. Here are some ideas. What else is happening this weekend? Leave a comment.
Friday, August 24
The Pine Box welcomes Snipes Mountain Brewing to Capitol Hill. Seeing as it is a Friday, a day when happy hour always sounds so good, the fun gets started at 4:00. Expect to see and sample the following:
- Sage Trail Ale – Satus, Sorachi, Citra “IPA” spontaneously fermented in a 15-gallon vessel using a sprig of sage from my back yard. Non-sour however, just clean and unique with a hint of sage. The only sixth-barrel (five gallon) keg for the West Side. Only one other sixth-barrel keg exists.
- Ye Olde Roza 2010 – One of the last remaining kegs of delicious 13% barleywine from the Chris Miller Reserve.
- Vaquero DIPA – The second batch came out remarkably like the first, with only a few slight tweaks
- Dos Borrachos – A crisp, bright lager brewed with Augustiner yeast, and a hint of rice in the style of a “Michoacán Helles.”
- Quinceañera: Prieta – Sour Darkstrong aged on Hungarian oak staves, then in a Tagaris Port barrel for 18 months.
Saturday, August 25
Doors open at 11:00. Tap House Grill, Seattle. The grand finale weekend of the Tap House’s weeklong IPA and anniversary celebration (see our previous post). Among many other delicious IPAs, this will day include a sneak-peak keg of the new Imperial IPA that is about to be released by American Brewing (see our previous post). As we understand it, Brewmaster Skip is pleased with how it turned out. How long will it last? We’ll see.
Slaughter County Brewing Grand Opening, 4:00 – 9:00
A new brewpub celebrates its grand opening in Port Orchard with BBQ, music and pirates. Can you say, “cannon demonstrations?” Arggg! And beer, of course. On the waterfront in downtown Port Orchard at 1307 Bay Street. Brewpub opens at 11:00, but the party starts at 4:00. For more info, see the Slaughter County Facebook page.
Blues and Brews, Noon – 8:00.
The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to the third annual Blues and Brews. The event takes place this Saturday (Aug. 25) at Des Moines Beach Park, which is on the waterfront at the north end of the marina. Blues and Brews runs from noon until 8:00 with great music all day accompanied by beer from a dozen local breweries. Advance tickets are $25 ($30 door). You can buy tickets at 99 Bottles (blog sponsor), Corky Cellars, and Des Moines Drug. Proceeds benefit HighLine Music4Life. For more details, http://dmrotary.org/poverty-bay-blues-and-brews-fest/.
Participating breweries and cider producers:
Northwest Brewing (formerly Trade Route)
7 Seas Brewing
Maritime Pacific Brewing
Diamond Knot Brewing
Fish Tale Ales
Big Al Brewing
Finn River Cider
Tieton Cider Works