Hello, Washington. Allow me to introduce my friend Melvin

The brewery formerly known as Thai Me Up recently decided that it wanted to be called Melvin Brewing. The sudden name change is eerily reminiscent of Walter White Jr. deciding that he wanted to be called Flynn. Whatever you call it, the Washington Beer Posse paid the brewery a visit a few months ago in Jackson, Wyoming (read that post). We very quietly broke the first part of this story way back in September–the name change part. As for the rest of the story, we were sworn to secrecy. Now, it’s all out there for public consumption.

Melvin is now distributing its award winning beers to select markets in Western Washington. More precisely, they are distributing beer in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties. Sorry Seattle. Not yet.

There are a couple of things you should know about Melvin. First, they brew the fabled 2×4 Double IPA, which has won pretty much every accolade a double IPA can win: GABF, NABA, and Alpha King. Second, you need to know that Melvin has a sense of humor. Below is a press release provided in both visual and written formats. I recommend watching the video and also reading the press release. That way you can fully appreciate the subtle nuances of Melvin’s rapier wit.



Melvin Brewing (the artists formerly known as Thai Me Up) to distribute 2×4 DIPA to that state below us and another one over by Canada.

(Hole, Wyoming) Wyoming based Melvin Brewing (The little 3bbl brewery in the back of Thai Me Up Restaurant) has inked a distribution deal with Seattle-based Great Artisan Beverages. They will begin distributing the 2×4 Double India Pale Ale to Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties today. The reasons for distributing to the PACNW are simple, founder and brewer Jeremy Tofte grew up there. He will now be able to see his family, ride Baker, hang out at Boundary Bay and surf the coast on a regular basis. Head Brewer Kirk McHale just likes the idea because he’s never been there and “it seems like a sweet place”. He also wants to someday see the Lakers not beat the Supersonics. Plus, since hip-hop has been outlawed in WY, we are excited to see some shows in the Seattle area!

At the exact same time, Melvin signed on with Crooked Stave Distributing in Denver. We will be appearing live on a regular basis at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder and perhaps The Kitchen and possibly The Source (although absolutely none of these places have been confirmed or contacted about our plans) Our real goal is to be on tap at Shotgun Willy’s (please).

2×4 DIPA has won Gold at GABF and 2 consecutive Hop Union Alpha King Championships, which is actually common among start-ups. The award we are most proud of is the 2013 North American Brewers Association Gold in the Double IPA category. This award proves that we make better DIPA’s than Mexico AND Canada

(you get an “eh” for effort Canucks, while Mexico only gets a “si”).

Please don’t drink our beer with farm-raised salmon. See you at the Banked Slalom!

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