Drew's Brews News November 2014 | Beer Blog

Drew's Brews News November 2014

The Darkness cometh!
Happy Fall Road Doggers, this is the time when everyone starts releasing their winter beers. Whether they are Imperial stouts or winter warmers the time for big, dark, and strong ales has arrived! The best opportunity to taste a large amount of these beauties is at the Winter Beer Festival at Magnuson Park December 5-6th in Hanger 30. At this event the breweries go “all out”. It’s an event where everyone brings crazy barrel aged beers; they dress up, decorate their booths and let the beer flow like wine!

Beer fact of the Month
Stouts were originally named for the strongest or “stoutest” porters
Awesome history and breakdown of the different types of stouts

Below is a list of beer that available now, or about to be released
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co.– Spiced Rhubarb blonde – Most balanced 9.5% beer I have had
Big Al Brewing – Winter Warmer, Nut Warmer
Fremont Brewing – 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star versions available in bottles and draft, “Coffee” and “Spice Wars”
Georgetown Brewing – Oharov Russian Imperial Stout, Lovely Reida
Hale’s Ales Brewery – Wee Heavy Winter Warmer, Bourbon Barrel aged Pikop Andropov’s Rushin’ Imperial Stout
Hilliard’s Beer  - OMG Cookies (Winter Warmer with Oatmeal, Molasses, Ginger), Chardonnay barrel aged Saison
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company – Jolly Roger, Batch 206 Bourbon Barrel aged Porter
Outlander Brewing – Peanut Butter Stout
Pyramid Brewing Co. – Snow Cap Winter Warmer
Seapine Brewing Company – ZOKA Coffee Beer

Upcoming Events in Seattle
November 26 – Brouwer’s hosts the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Roadshow (8 Pumpkins beers from Elysian and 8 from others!)  http://brouwerscafe.blogspot.com/
December 4-7 – Brouwer’s hosts the 8th Annual Big Wood Festival, Barrel aged beers!
December 5-6 – Washington Brewers Guild hosts the Winter Beer Festival at Hanger 30, Magnuson Park