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Seattle Beer Week: Your North Seattle Picks

Seattle Beer Week is soon to be upon us again.  The fifth year running, this year’s Beer Week falls on May 9th through the 19th and as usual, is sure to include something for everyone.  Although I do like to expand my horizons out of the neighborhood a little for this one, here are my North Seattle event picks!

  • On May 10th, head to Brouwers in Fremont for the Underberg Back in Black Stout Fest – 40+ stouts on tap.  Event runs all day
  • On May 11th, it’s time to head to Hale’s Ales for Brewgrass – a collaboration of beer & music with 10 local breweries and 3 bands, benefiting NW Harvest.  Starts at 5pm and you can buy your tickets here.
  • On May 12th, it’s Mother’s Day. So treat your mother to one of her favorite movies – Psycho.  DJ Nicfit plays this film at Naked City’s screening room to a live soundtrack, and I can say from experience it’s amazing.  Starts at 8pm in Greenwood.
  • May 13th, check out the Sierra Nevada dinner at the Burgundian in Tangletown.   5 beers paired with 5 dishes (exact beers & dishes tbd).  This starts at 6pm.
  • On May 14th, check out Beer & Burger Battle back at Brouwer’s in Fremont.  It runs all day long, and pits six brewers against each other to design the best burger.
  • On May 15th, don’t miss the annual Latona Pub Cask Fest in Green Lake.  A huge selection of cask beers, starting at 6pm.
  • On May 16th, try out pFriem Family Brewing at Art of the Table in Wallingford.  Everyone is buzzing about this brewery, and the restaurant is pairing up 7 courses to match.  The reception starts at 6:30, dinner served at 7.  Call the restaurant at (206) 282-0942 for a reservation.  Dinner is $95/person + tax/tip.
  • After taking a few nights off to repair your liver, celebrate the last day of Beer Week with The Dray in Phinney Ridge.  The Dray has a celebration of its own that day – their 5th Birthday!  There will be special brews from Firestone Walker, and tacos from The Yard.

Make sure you don’t miss one or two other events in the rest of the city either, as there’s plenty to do!  You can check out the full schedule here. 

Seattle Beer Week: Mid-Week picks in North Seattle

Last night as part of Seattle Beer Week, I went to the special Brewer’s Dinner at Naked City Taphouse in Greenwood.  Eight fabulous courses paired with beer included fried chicken, buffalo carpaccio, smoked trout, rabbit rillet and lamb shank.  The great news is that Naked City is going to put on dinners just like last night’s once every quarter, so if you missed it you can come again next time.

In the meantime, Seattle Beer Week is in full swing, and doesn’t take a break just because we have weekday jobs.  So here’s my picks for this week’s north Seattle Beer Week:

  • On Tuesday (5/15), head to Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont for the Beer and Burger Battle. It runs from 5pm to 11pm and features beer and burgers from reigning champs Fremont Brewing, along with New Belgium, 21st Amendment, Black Raven, and Hair of the Dog.
  • On Wednesday (5/16) make your way to Ballard for Snipes Mountain Sour Night at The Noble Fir.  Event runs from 4pm to 8pm.  Not a sour fan?  If IPA’s are more your thing, go to Big Time Brewery in the U-District for their IPA Cask Fest – pouring all day.
  • On Thursday, please please PLEASE don’t miss Latona Pub’s annual “Wall of Casks.”  They physically build up a wall/pyramid of great cask beers for a fun night, starting at 6pm in east Green Lake.

Stay safe out there everyone, don’t drink and drive, and enjoy the mid-week festivities!

Seattle Beer Week: The Burgundian, beer, bluegrass and crawfish

I promised I’d keep you posted about the (North) Seattle Beer Week events coming up, so here’s my second installment of beery good news about the best week of the year: The Burgundian.

The Burgundian (formerly The Publican) in Tangletown is dishing out four great nights for Seattle Beer Week this year.  As a brand new restaurant, they’re new to Beer Week, but the team behind The Burgundian is plenty familiar with the week’s happenings as they also provide amazing events at Brouwer’s in Fremont.

Here’s the lineup for Seattle Beer Week at The Burgundian:

  • May 12th: Pre-purchase your tickets now to the Laurelwood Brewer’s dinner.  $65 gets you one of 30 spots at the dinner, where five courses will be paired with Laurelwood beers.  Call 206-420-8943 to reserve your spot.
  • May 13th: Mother’s Day brunch from 10am to 1pm – what mother doesn’t love beer? For $20 per person, you can enjoy a 3-course brunch with live bluegrass music.
  • May 14th: Enjoy Collaboration Night featuring an array of “mash up” brews from the likes of Elysian, New Belgium and more.
  • May 18th: Hopworks Urban Brewing will take over 11 of The Burgundian’s tap handles, and crawfish will take over the food menu.

There’s plenty more Seattle Beer Week events coming up in north Seattle, so keep checking back for updates!  To see what’s happening over in Greenwood at Naked City Taphouse, read my previous post here.

Seattle Beer Week Profile: Naked City, Mother’s Day, Vampires and Beer

Last year for Seattle Beer Week, I made a pledge to do something beer related every single day.  I failed miserably, missed two days of it due to hangovers, and almost got tattooed at the Pub at Piper’s Creek.

This year, I’m going to be a little more selective because well, I’m kind of fond of my liver.  I’m also going to feature different north Seattle locations on the blog here with their Seattle Beer Week activities to let you know all the local happenings.  Today: Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood.  Here’s their full lineup of Seattle Beer Week activities:

  • May 11th – The Phinneywood Art Walk gets a beer twist, as Naked City displays art from brewery photographer Rawi Nanakul.  The black-and-white prints of the Naked City Brewery and homebrewers will be available for purchase, and the artist will be on hand to share the stories behind the photographs.
  • May 12th – Colorado Brewers Night.  It’s not quite Seattle beer, but let’s celebrate other great breweries around the country.  Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Boulder, Avery and Great Divide will be on tap, including a keg of Great Divide’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA.  Naked City’s new chef Tessa will also be dishing up Rocky Mountain Oysters.
  • May 13th – Mother’s Day Brewers Dinner.  Join head brewer Don Webb at a special brewers table for Mother’s Day, featuring 7 paired courses from Chef Tessa.  ATTENTION: There are 30 seats available, and tickets are ON SALE NOW.  Tickets are $60 and can be purchased in person at the pub, or by calling 206-838-6299.
  • May 13th – After the Brewers Dinner, stick around the screening room for the Classic Movie DJ Session.   Naked City’s own DJ Nicfit will be playing a live, synchronized soundtrack to accompany Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” (no cost for this one)
  • May 14th – From 6pm to 9pm enjoy West Sound and East of the Mountains Brewer’s Night.  18 taps – nine from West of the Puget Sound and nice from east of the Cascades, including 7 Seas, Port Townsend, Silver City, Peaks, Der Blokken, Sound, Iron Horse, Icicle, Northern Lights and more.
  • May 14th – Classic Movie Night #2.  Join DJ Nicfit once again for F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu,” a classic vampire film.
  • May 16th – Show Oregon some love at the Oregon Brewer’s Night, featuring Oakshire Brewing and a collaboration beer.  Representatives from Ninkasi, Deschutes, Full Sail and other breweries will also be on hand with their beers.
  • May 16th – Classic Movie Night #3.  DJ Nicfit takes a break, and DJ Jon Francois performs a live synchronized session to the classic silent film, “Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans.”

Seattle Beer Week activities in north Seattle this weekend: The Yard, Prost and more

The 10-day event that has been Seattle Beer Week will have its grand closing “ceremony” this Sunday at The Yard Cafe on Greenwood Avenue.

The Yard, which has now opened to the public, features a Mexican-inspired menu of tacos and more with a mid-sized craft beer selection and full bar.   You can learn more about The Yard in my original post here.

The closing of Seattle Beer Week/Yard Grand Opening event will last all day Sunday, May 29th.  As one of their biggest draws is the extensive outdoor seating area, lets hope for some sunshine!

Just up the street from The Yard at Prost! in Phinney Ridge you’ll find a fun German-themed beer week event all weekend, “Tickel your Zwick’l.” This will be the first time that Zwickl’l Kellerbier has been imported into the United States from Bayreuther Brewery in Bavaria.   If you’re a little “beered out,” like I am, then you might enjoy Eve of the Apple II at Duck Island Ale House this Saturday – a night devoted to cider instead.

If you’re closer to Fremont Sunday, stop into Fremont Brewing at 12pm for their BBQ and Free “Oh Sweet Baby Jesus, What Have I Done to my Liver” Testing.  This is a time to reflect on the past week and vow to never drink this much beer again (until next year). 


More from Seattle Beer Week: Latona’s Cask Fortress & Buckley’s Queen Anne

Oh, you thought it was over?  Well, I at least thought I was going to get a little break.  I planned to take the evening off from Seattle Beer Week Thursday (the 26th), but friends of mine had other plans.  It doesn’t take much to talk me into another night out in north Seattle.

I started the evening yesterday at Latona Pub for their annual Cask Fortress event.  This highlighted some great cask beers from Washington breweries – such as Big Al’s Hopped Up, Silver City’s Whooppass, and Big Time Paxton’s ESB. 

These were some strong beers, so it was wise to take it a little easy at Latona.  While there, I ran into the wonderful boys of Silver City Brewing, who invited me to come have a taste of more of their beers at Buckley’s on Queen Anne.

It was a good choice!  The Silver City event at Buckley’s was a beer & food pairing – but not fancy food like I had at Leary Traveler the other night.  Nope, this dinner was more my style – pairing, for instance, Buckley’s Famous Chicken Wings with Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager.  Or, a pretzel with Copper Mountain Bock.

Have you enjoyed any Seattle Beer Week experiences in north Seattle this week?  Share them in the comments field!

North Seattle Sarah: The Seattle Beer Week half-way point

Seattle Beer Week began last Thursday, and ends this Sunday, so I’m essentially through the hump at this point on the Double Dog Dare Challenge.  Of the six days of Beer Week so far, I have only missed one night out (which I didn’t even technically miss, since I was out, just not at a sanctioned Beer Week event). 

The hardest part hasn’t been the exhaustion, or trying to balance the carbs like I expected it to be.  Its been the look on my dog’s face that says, “Seriously? You’re going out AGAIN?”  Sorry Lola, but beer duty calls.  It’s a good thing I don’t have children, because I counter the sad puppy dog eyes with lots of treats.

I’ve had to deviate from my original plan already – I expected that, and in the challenge allowed myself the flexibility to change events as needed so that I could accommodate my busy work schedule.  Here’s my Beer Week so far:

For opening night, I went to Naked City as planned for the Kick-off event.  It was a seriously crowded place Thursday but I managed to find a seat at the bar, try out pickled hop shoots (not for me), and sample a range of Naked City beers, including my new favorite “Clothe the Naked.”  You can read about my whole evening on Washington Beer Blog.

On Saturday I found myself surrounded by beer and needles – at the Inkin’ and Drinkin’ event put on by The Pub at Piper’s Creek.  Although I recently discovered that my parents essentially never read my blog, I still feel compelled to assure them that no, I didn’t get a tattoo Saturday.  But I did watch other people get them, cringe a little, and enjoy some tasty brews from Skagit River and Left Hand Brewing.

Sunday was an amazing evening all about the food and beer pairings from Anderson Valley and The Leary Traveler.  With six courses and seven beers, I was ecstatic to get home and throw on my fat pants.  Courses included ling cod, lamp lollipops, and steak with fried bananas. 

Monday was another deviation from my original plan, and to make life easier after a long work day I ended up at my trusty Latona Pub for Sierra Nevada appreciation night. 

With six Sierra Nevada beers on tap, I wasn’t able to try them all, but I did enjoy their Southern Hemi Hop Fresh brew.  Latona was also my first chance to order and enjoy a Maritime Decompression Ale, which is the official beer of Seattle Beer Week.

Tuesday night I decided to take a break and stay home…but that decision didn’t last long when I realized the stars of Washington Beer Blog were going to be back out at Naked City.  So, I mustered up the energy to get out again.  I’m glad I did, because this was probably my favorite event so far – the West Sound Brewer’s Night.  Naked City removed all of their own beers from the taps (something I’ve never seen them do) and replaced it with only beers from across the sound – Silver City, Sound Brewing, Port Townsend, and more.  It was a great opportunity to try a lot of beers that I hadn’t ever tasted before, and I definitely came away with a clear favorite – Silver City’s Prima Donna Belgian Blonde.

Sadly, tonight has my work schedule taking me out of the game.  I hope to be back on track tomorrow to finish out Beer Week in style!