About four months ago, Toronado Seattle became a reality. As we explained back then, this is the local rendition of the legendary Toronado in San Francisco, opened and operated under the supervision of Seattle beer guru Matt Bonney. One of the things I fully expected Bonney to do at the Toronado was put together some great events. It’s part of his schtick, one of the best clubs in his bag. The bar has hosted a number of events over its first few months of existence, but nothing quite like this: The Rise of the Centaur Cellar Fest.
Starting on Thursday, January 29th, Toronado Seattle will tap into more than 30 barrel-aged, sour, and hard to find beers. The event is scheduled to run through Monday, February 2nd, but you might want to plan on getting there at the front end of that schedule, especially if you’re interested in enjoying the rarest and best of the beers.
Also, congrats to the Toronado and to Matt Bonney in particular. He was determined to be the Best Bartender according to the Northwest Brewing News’ 2014 Peoples Choice Awards. He’s more than a bartender, but completely worthy of the title nonetheless.
Below, the beers that have made the list thus far. No doubt, they will add more beers as the event nears. Keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page.
– Midnight Sun – Berzerker
– Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout
– Fremont – Bourbon Abominable
– Nectar – Black Zantus
– Dogfish Head – Old School Barleywine
– Perennial – Abraxxas
– Laughing Dog – Dogfather
– Coalition – Big Maple Porter
– Engine House #9 – Barrel Aged Triple
– Mad Viking – Barleywine
– Maritime – Bourbon Bosons
– Hales – Bourbon Barrel Stout
– Deschutes – XXVI
– BFM – Abbey de St. Bon-Chien
– Black Raven – Splinters
– Firestone Walker – Double DBA
– Elysian – De Peche Mode
– Green Flash – 12th Anniversary Sour
– Boulevard – Saison #4
– Perennial – Stefon
– Firestone Walker – Velvet Merkin
– Firestone Walker – Agrestic
– Bear Republic – Tartare Rouge
– De Prouf – Sour #1
– Stone – Bang Bang
– Pelican – Poire
There will be more.