Kim and I have a saying: “Everything always happens on the same day.” This Thursday is proof. I’ve already told you about two worthwhile events – Explore Your Craft and the Mens Room Black Release Party. Well, it turns out there are more events about which I need to tell you (below).
And since it’s Thursday, there are the regular cask nights at places like Naked City, Diamond Knot, and Airways Brewing (check with each to see what’s up). Also, Thursday always features a tasting event at The Beer Junction (blog sponsor), this week with Eurobrew Imports showcasing an array of beers, including Rince Cochon Belgian Blonde, McAuslan Oatmeal Stout and more.
If I’ve missed any other beer events happening on Thursday, please do not hesitate to leave a comment and add to the mayhem.
This Thursday, November 15:
Pike Brewing welcomes Bill Jenkins for a guest brewer night. Bill is the brewer at Elliott Bay Brewing’s Lake City Way location. No doubt he’ll bring some tasty beers with him.
The Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor) hosts another Iron Brewers Competition. The pub selects the ingredients and then the breweries make a beer using them. The crowd votes for their favorite and a winner is crowned. This time around, the brewers were told to incorporate black currant and chipotle. The beers go on tap at 6:00, voting closes at 9:00.
Bluebird Brewing’s Grand Opening. Perhaps you know Bluebird for its excellent, handcrafted ice cream. But did you know Bluebird is also a brewery? Yep, they’ve been working on recipes and dialing things in for a while now. This Thursday they start serving the public with a grand opening event at the Greenwood location (details below). Here is the story straight from Bluebird:
Bluebird Brewing is ready to open to the public; a long time coming. We’ve chatted about this a few times, but to recap, the idea with Bluebird Brewing is to operate a nanobrewery that will provide all 3 Bluebird Ice Cream locations with draft product; craft sodas and ales. The end result is going to be a modern-northwest spin on an old fashioned soda fountain. (With adult sodas, too 😉 )
We’ve been doing a handful of beer festivals since the summer, but THIS THURSDAY 11/15/12, we are going to be celebrating our grand opening to the public, at the location of the actual brewery, 7400 Greenwood Ave N. Taps will begin flowing at 5pm, and we’ll do a happy hour until 7. We are open noon-10pm daily.
Both our sods and beers will be on tap. (8 taps in house.) Of interest to your blog, our beers, as you might guess, are focusing on dessert styles, such as our Theo Chocolate Milk Stout, Caffé Vita Coffee Porter, etc. We’ll be selling pints, floats (with our ice cream) and growlers.
On Thursday, our happy hour will include raffles for shirts, growlers, and coupons for free scoops and pints of ice cream. The brewery will be open for tours as well.
We have a 2bbl system, with 3 fermenters, including a couple of hand-me-downs from our neighbors down the block at Naked City, from their recent expansion. For the time being, the only place to get Bluebird beers and sodas will be at a Bluebird location.