Taste Test and BrewFest - more about craft breweries participating in BrewFest on August 13

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 4-Corners BrewFest fundraiser at the Innis Arden Clubhouse, 1430 NW 188th Street, on August 13, 2011 from 3-7 pm, is a showcase for the many Puget Sound independent breweries. In all, 20 local craft breweries will be pouring some of their best ales, pilsners, and hefeweizens at the event.

Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased in person at Beach House Greetings, 626 NW Richmond Beach Road, or online from Brown Paper Tickets

There is also a limited number of tickets available at Big E Ales in Lynnwood, American Brewing in Edmonds, and Naked City Brewing in Greenwood.

Admission includes ten 5 oz. tastes, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and live music by Bellingham blues-rockers ‘Takes All Kinds.’ All proceeds will be donated back to the four neighborhood associations of Richmond Beach, Richmond Highlands, Innis Arden, and Hillwood - the 4 Corners.

Part two: profiles of brewers scheduled for the event:

Big E Ales (Lynnwood, WA)Ellersick Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery that has been producing handcrafted Big E ales and lagers since 2005. Big E Ales always has eleven different beers on tap in their family-friendly taproom, including homemade old-fashioned rootbeer. Ellersick Brewing loves creating quality products but their passion is building relationships and bettering our community.

Rick Ellersick, Owner and Brewmaster.
Local accounts: Jerseys, Cinebarre, Pub at Piper’s Creek, etc.
Tasting Room: 5030 208th Street SW, Suite A, Lynnwood, WA
Hours: Tues-Sat 11a-10p

Beers Big E Ales will be pouring at 4-Corners BrewFest:
  • Copper Ale – ABV 6.2%,  A unique, full-flavored amber ale.  2-Pint IPA – 9.5%, IBU 100,  A big imperial IPA balanced with maltiness. At 9.5% and an IBU of 100, this is a no-nonsense IPA so two pints is all you get.
  • Blackberry Ale – ABV 7.2%.  Dark and very smooth with subtle hints of blackberry. A seasonal favorite.
  • Handmade, Old-Fashioned Rootbeer – ABV 0%.  True old-fashioned rootbeer made with 22 different herbs, roots, and, and real vanilla.

Two Beers Brewing (Seattle, WA)Two Beers Brewing Company began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007. Today, Two Beers Brewing produces eleven beers including five year-round, six seasonal and a host of intricate infusions. With a strong belief in supporting the local economy, Two Beers Brewing takes pride in using Washington ingredients to create all of its handcrafted beers. In June 2011, Two Beers became the first Washington craft brewery to introduce 12 oz. cans.

Joel VandenBrink, Founder and Brewmaster
Local accounts: The Cabin, Jerseys, Darrell’s Tavern, other various bars and restaurants.
Tasting Room: 4700 Ohio Ave. S. (Unit A), Seattle, WA.
Hours: Wed-Fri 3p-8p, Sat 12p-4p

Beers Two Beers Brewing will be pouring at 4-Corners BrewFest:
  • Trailhead ISA – ABV 4.8%, IBU 48.  A Northwest India-style Session Ale (ISA) aggressively dry-hopped with Columbus and Cascade hops and brewed with light crystal and honey malts. A hoppy crisp beer perfect for the sunny days of summer. 
  • Panorama Wheat – ABV 4.6%, IBU 12.  A bright, crisp crystal wheat beer with a natural citrus flavor. Panorama Wheat is best served with a slice of lemon.

Georgetown Brewing (Seattle, WA) – Founded in 2002, Georgetown Brewing Company is a draft-only production brewery located in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood. After starting with a flagship beer – Manny’s – Georgetown Brewing now produces nine different styles. Drink local beer!

Manny Chao and Roger Bialous, Owners.  Manny Chao, Brewmaster
Local accounts: The Cabin, Darrell’s Tavern, and most area pubs and restaurants.
Tasting Room: 5200 Denver Avenue S., Seattle, WA
Hours: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-4p

Beers that Georgetown Brewing will be pouring at 4-Corners BrewFest:
  • Manny’s Pale Ale – ABV 5.2%, IBU 38.  Yakima-grown hops, local premium barley, and our unique yeast give this ale a rich and complex malty middle with a snappy hop finish. Crisp, clean, and smooth.
  • Lucille IPA – ABV 6.8%, IBU 85.  Floral, citrusy, and awesome. Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.

Elysian Brewing Co. (Seattle, WA)Elysian Brewing Co. has three distinct neighborhood pubs in Seattle: Elysian Capitol Hill, Elysian Fields next to Centurylink Field, and Elysian Tangletown in Wallingford/Green Lake. Elysian Brewing also operates a production brewery in Georgetown, Elysian Airport Way.

Joe Biscacca, Owner
Dick Cantwell, Brewmaster
Local accounts: Darrell’s Tavern, Shoreline Central Market, Mill Creek Central Market, all Fred Meyers, QFCs, and Safeways.
Tasting Rooms: Capitol Hill Elysian, 1221 E. Pike Street, Seattle; Elysian Fields, 542 1st Ave S., Seattle; Tangletown, 2106 N. 55th Street, Seattle. See website for hours.

Beers that Elysian Brewing will be pouring at 4-Corners BrewFest:
  • Men’s Room Red – ABV 5.6%, IBU 33.  Men’s Room Red is amber in color with light hop aroma and toasty malt finish.
  • Immortal I.P.A. – ABV 6.3%, IBU 65.  The Immortal I.P.A. is a Northwest take on a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma.

Hood Canal Brewery (Kingston, WA) - Since opening its doors in Septmber 1996 in an 800 sq. ft. pole building at the home of Don Wyatt, Hood Canal Brewery has since expanded to a much larger facility, complete with tasting room and retail sales, just outside of Kingston, WA. You can find their beer on tap and in bottles at bars, pubs and grocery stores on the Kitsap peninsula and in the greater Seattle area.

Don Wyatt, Owner
Erick Young, Brewmaster
Local accounts: check website
Tasting Room: 26499 Bond Road NE, Kingston, WA
Hours: Mon-Sun 12p-8p

Beers that Hood Canal Brewery will be pouring at 4-Corners BrewFest:
  • Bywater Bay ESB – ABV 4.5%, IBU 43.  A pleasant session al win an inviting dark straw color, the toasted grain flavor goes very well with a light hop finish. The ESB has a drier mouth feel than a pale ale, but not as bitter as an IPA.
  • Agate Pass Amber – ABV 5.5%, IBU 35.  A nice hoppy amber ale with a dark honey color. The aroma includes nuts and honey, with a pear sweetness. Then you get some toast and honey, followed by steadily increasing hop flavors.
  • Big Beef Oatmeal Stout – ABV 5.0%.  Big Beef Oatmeal Stout has a wonderful flavor of roasted barley grains that have been blended with rolled oats to give this stout a unique mouth feel that has a dry finish. Just enough Northern Brewer hops have been added to give this creamy headed ale a fine balance.

For more information about 4-Corners.Org, please see their website.


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