Seattle Beer Week events at The Pine Box

Seattle Beer Week kicks off on Thursday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, Mat 22nd. There are dozens of events happening around the Seattle area. Here’s what is happening at The Pine Box.

May 13th – Dick & Friends

As many of you know, our friend Dick Cantwell no longer has a brewery here in Seattle, but that doesn’t mean he can’t do an event for Seattle Beer Week! Dick is bringing his friends and picking the beers for the night!

On Tap So Far…
21st Amendment Red Titan Imperial Red
Anderson Valley Rosy Barl Sour
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Wheat
Cloudburst Vibes and Stuff IPA
Cloudburst Market Fresh Saison – Batch 4 with Apricot and Rose
Hopworks Chop Chop Smoked Cherry
Lost Abbey Deliverance 2014
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
Ninkasi Maiden the Shade
Flying Bike Equinox/simcoe Ipa
New Belgium Ranger IPA
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium Peach Wheat Wine
New Belgium Nitro Oscar Coffee Worthy Sour

For those who don’t know:
“Dick Cantwell is among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, co-founding Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004).

In 2004, Cantwell received the BrewersAssociation’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. Additionally, he has written for various beer magazines, authored Barley Wine with Fal Allen, The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition, and is currently at work on a forthcoming Brewers Publications title about wood- and barrel-aged beers, with New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert. Recently appointed the Brewers Association’s Quality Ambassador, Cantwell makes presentations across the country at state guild conferences and other places where brewers gather.”
May 14th – Pine Box Beer Can Derby


The race is on! Come and try your luck racing cans cub scout style down the tracks to beer glory. Build a can car on the spot and Race to Glory!!

2pm to 4pm – Build Time
4pm – 6pm – RACE TIME!!

Following are the inspection points
1. The can weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
2. The overall length of the can shall not exceed 7 inches.
3. The overall width of the can shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
4. The can must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
5. The can must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.
6. The can may be shaped any way that is desired.
7. The can must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
8. You must use official Pine Box Wheels and Axles, YOUR CAN CAR MUST BE BUILT ON SITE.

Each can must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cans that do not meet these specifications.

Participating Breweries include: New Belgium Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewery, Backwoods Brewing Company, Fremont Brewing Company, & Melvin Brewing

Can and Draft List as of Now:
21 Amendment Toaster Pastry Cans
Backwoods Logyard IPA
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Fremont TBA…
Melvin 2×4 TBA…
New Belgium Slow Ride
Schooner Exact Hopvine

New Belgium T-Kreik
New Belgium Citradelic
New Belgium Blue Paddle
New Belgium Le Terroir
New Belgium Ranger IPA
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium Peach Wheat Wine
New Belgium Love Felix
New Belgium Nitro Oscar Coffee Worthy Sour
21st Amendment Red Titan Imperial Red
May 15th – Firestone Walker / Holy Mt. Barrel Night

Join Jeffers Richardson, Directer of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.s Barrelworks, and the gang from Holy Mountain Brewing for a night of Barrels.

Insanely Awesome Taplist:
Firestone Walker
SLOambic batch two – For this vintage, 2050 lbs. of fresh berries were added to Sour Opal, a beer matured up to 32 months in oak barrels and then fermented using our proprietary blend of microflora for an additional four months. ABV: 6.3%

Agrestic 2015 Batch #2 – begins its journey as DBA, then transforms into Agrestic by a “chrysalis” process involving 85% French and 15% American oak barrels and our proprietary collection of microflora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 36 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beerABV: 6.6%

Krieky Bones Batch #2! – This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red style beer aged 24 months in a 2200 gallon French oak foeder. Sour Montmorency cherries are added and allowed a secondary fermentation.vABV: 5.7%

Stickee Monkee – Brewed with Belgian candi sugar and aged in a selection of fine bourbon barrels, Stickee Monkee trailblazes its own category as a “Central Coast Quad.” ABV: 12%

Velvet Merkin – Aged for a full year in retired spirits barrels from Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and others. ABV: 8.5%

XVIII – 38% Parabola aged in bourbon barrels, 16% Helldorado aged in bourbon & brandy barrels, 16% Bravo aged in bourbon & brandy barrels, 14% Stickee Monkee aged in bourbon & brandy barrels, 5% Velvet Merkin aged in bourbon barrels, 4% Hydra Cuvee aged in bourbon barrels, 3% Wookey Jack, 2% Ol’ Leghorn aged in new American oak, 2% Double Jack 13%abv

DBA – a.k.a. Double Barrel Ale—is regarded as a California classic, and stands as an iconic tribute to traditional cask-¬‐fermented English ales. ABV: 5.0%

Holy Mountain
Bourbon Barrel Aged 2014 Bonne Nuit – Belgian Strong Ale 10.5%

Misére Au Borinage – Foudre Aged Grisette 5.3%

Watchman’s House – Barrel fermented common lager 6%

Covenant – Mixed culture saison fermented in oak puncheons 4.7%

The Goat – Foudre aged rustic brett saison 4.8%

Heartwork – Foudre aged blonde ale with brett 5.8%

Galaxy Saison – Saison fermented in oak puncheons and aggressively hopped with Galaxy 5.4%

Demonteller – Foudre fermented mixed culture Saison hopped with Mosaic & Galaxy 5%
May 17th – Can You Handle My Randall?!

The Twelve Randalls return again to have you asking, “what the F*** did you put in my beer?”

This Year It’s Oregon vs Washington!

Randall Entries So Far:

Breakside Brewery Sweet Potato Brown w/cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon bark and papilla chiles
Crux Fermentation Project Hook a Chinook IPA w/mango, papaya, guava, and min
Ecliptic Brewing Zenith Grapefruit Gose w/fruits, tangerines, grapefruit
Fort George Brewery Cavatica Stout W/Madagascar vanilla beans, alongside whole stumptown coffee beans
Gigantic Brewing Company Gigantic Brewing Company The Business w/resh cuties (tangerines) and crystal hops
GoodLife Brewing TBA…

Machine House Brewery TBA…
Reuben’s Brews TBA…
Schooner Exact Brewing Co. Jawja Peach Sour to be run through Citra Hops & fresh peaches
Seapine Brewing Company Mosaic Pale Ale randalled through some tropical fruit
Standard Brewing TBA…
Stoup Brewing Citra Pale with whole leaf Hops
May 18th – Alesmith / Belching Beaver Collaboration

AleSmith Brewing Company & The Belching Beaver together in Seattle, celebrating their recent Collaborative Project.

On Tap!

Spring Bock – first time available outside of SD
Summer Imperial IPA – first batch of the year
2015 Quad – first time available outside of SD
Private Stock Olde Ale
Hammerhead Speedway
IPA – super fresh batch

Belching Beaver
ODB Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Mango IPA
Viva La Beaver
Hop Highway IPA
Great Lei IPA
Peanut Butter Milk Stout
May 19th – Laurelwood Cornhole Tournament

Laurelwood Beers & Cornhole, what more could you want! Let’s toss some bags and throw back some pints.

Tap List

Cheer’s to Belgian Beers Barrel Stout Aged with Coco Nibs
Workhorse IPA
Green Mammoth IIPA
Piston Pale Ale
Boss IPA
May 21st – Melvin Brewing Kung Fu Olympics

Melvin is back again but with more Ninjas, more Kung Fu, & more Wu. Stay tuned for beer list and shenanigans.