Jeremy Tofte, one of the chief masterminds behind Wyoming’s award-winning Melvin Brewing, was traveling today, headed to Fort George Brewery in Astoria. There, Jeremy will contribute to a batch of 3-Way IPA, collaborating with Fort George Brewing and Barley Browns Brewing.
That’s not news, but this is. Melvin Brewing is coming to Seattle. “We are launching in a couple weeks [in Seattle],” said Jeremy. “This has been the hardest thing I have ever done and hopefully the most rewarding.”
What’s he talking about? Well, he’s not just talking about Seattle. Other than traffic, there isn’t anything around here that is really all that difficult. The hard thing about which Jeremy speaks is the fact that the launch in Seattle is part of a much bigger event taking place in nine states. It’s National 2×4 Day: 24 bars, nine states, one beer. What you really need to know is that on February 4th Melvin Brewing’s beers go on tap at four Seattle locations (as well as some locations in Bellingham – listed below).
National 2×4 Day is a celebration of Melvin’s 2×4 Imperial IPA, a beer brewed with “a stupid amount of hops.” At the Great American Beer Festival, this beer won the coveted Alpha King award twice. That honor is bestowed upon the best hop-forward beer in all the land, as determined by a panel of judges. It’s won other awards too, but hop heads should be satisfied knowing 2×4 is a two-time Alpha King champ (2014 and 2015). This Imperial IPA checks in at 10 percent ABV, so it actually qualifies as a Triple IPA by Washington Hop Mob standard.
On February 4th Beveridge Place Pub, Pine Box, Brouwer’s Cafe, and Toronado will all take part in National 2×4 Day. More info about all of this can be found below.
Here’s the info in the form of a press release.
Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing is Headed Your Way!
Celebrate National 2×4 Day on February 4 at a bar near you 24 Bars, 9 States, 1 Beer
(Alpine, WY—January 21st, 2015) — Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing is celebrating their award-winning 2×4 Imperial IPA across the U.S. on Thursday, February 4th with special events at 24 bars from Boston and New York to San Diego and Seattle. The swag, the hip-hop, the ninjas, and – of course – Melvin’s 2×4 will all be out to party.
2×4 is an Imperial IPA with a stupid amount of hops. Checking in at 10% ABV, 2×4 has a light malt base that reveals notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. 2×4 has won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards (2nd in 2015) and holds the current World Beer Cup Gold Medal.
Melvin’s 2×4 Imperial IPA has only been available on draught at Thai Me Up restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming, until meow! National 2×4 Day is your first (or second) chance to taste this outstanding beer before it launches into wider distribution.
For more information, including tapping times, check out www.2x4man.com or search #2×4 on all social media platforms.
Participating bars include:
• San Diego:
Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, San Diego 92102
Backcountry Tap House, 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder 80302
Backcountry Nederland, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland
Falling Rock, 1919 Blake Street, Denver 80202
Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson Street, Denver 80212
• Fort Collins:
Tap and Handle, 307 S College Avenue, Fort Collins 80524
Bier Thirty Bottle & Bistro, 3073 S Bown Way, Boise 83706
Pre Funk Beer Bar, 1100 West front Street, Boise 83702
Twisted Timber – 4563 Cloverdale Road, Boise 83709
Alewife, 21 N Eutaw Street, Baltimore 21201
Lord Hobo, 92 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
• New York:
Alewife NYC, 5-14 51st Ave, Long Island City 02139
N.W.I.P.A.,6350 SE Foster Road, Portland 97206
Roscoe’s, 81-5 SE Stark Street, Portland 97215
The BeerMongers, 1125 SE Provision Street, Portland 97202
Apex, 1216 SE Division Street, Portland 97202
Brouwer’s Café, 400 North 35th Street, Seattle 98103
Toronado, 1205 NE 65th Street, Seattle 94115
Pinebox, 1600 Melrose Avenue, Seattle 98122
Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Avenue SW, Seattle 98136
Elizabeth Station, 1400 W Holly Street, Bellingham 98225
The Copper Hog Gastropub, 1327 North State Street, Bellingham 98225
McKay’s Taphouse and Pizzeria, 1118 E Maple Street, Bellingham 98225
Trainwreck bar and grill 427 E Farihaven Ave, Bellingham 98233
• Jackson Hole:
Thai Me Up (original home of Melvin Brewing), 75 E Pearl Ave, Jackson, 83001
About Melvin Brewing
Melvin Brewing was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their need to drink the biggest, most exciting West- Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. Experimenting on a 20 gallon, then three-barrel brew house system, they developed the Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA, which went on to win gold medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards in 2012 and 2013, and a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup.
On the strength of these and other beer brands, Melvin Brewing was awarded the 201 Small Brew Pub and Small Brew Pub Brewer of the year. Melvin brewing now has more than 40 amazing beer recipes to its name, expanding its portfolio of hoppy beers and other styles, with brands such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (Fruit Beer), Killer Bees (Honey Ale), Ruckus (Imperial Stout), Tarnation (Belgian Strong), and Hey Zeus! (Mexican Lager).
On December 9th, 2015, Melvin began brewing on a new 30-barrel brew house at its production facility in Alpine, WY. Kirk will keep manning the three-barrel system in the back of Jackson, Wyoming’s Thai Me Up Restaurant to keep creating some of the most exciting beers on the market today, while Dave Chichura will run the larger scale production in Alpine.
624 County Road 101
Alpine, WY 83128
Thai Me Up Restaurant & Bar
75 East Pearl Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001
Visit Melvin’s Web site, http://www.melvinbrewing.com/ for additional