Beer Release: President Camacho IPA

Here you go, hop lovers. We just tapped a 9% hop bomb made with Pilsner, Maris Otter and wheat malts, using mostly Azacca and El Dorado hops. It comes off with a ton of orange and grapefruit candy vibes, and it’s on tap now!

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Tap list:

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Schwarzkölsch
  5. Druthers Session IPA
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Berliner Weisse
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. President Camacho IPA
  10. Citra Pale
  11. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro
  12. Elemental Pomegranate Cider

Medals, Citra Pale Release, NBA Finals!

We’ve got some great news, guys. Winners were announced yesterday for the WA Beer Awards, and we brought home two more medals! Our Imperial IPA took home bronze, and the yet-to-be-released brettanomyces conditioned bière de garde “Brett Earl” took silver in the brett beers category. We’re pretty fired up to be flanked by gold and bronze winners E9 Brewery in that category. It’s nice to be in good company, and congrats to E9! Look for Brett Earl at our next bottle release …

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Also, we just released our Citra Pale Ale, a hazy, 5.0% Citra hop stinker. It’s fruity and really aromatic, and full of intense mango and tropical fruit vibes in a lower alcohol beer. It’s a pretty great compliment to the first really sunny day we’ve seen in a while. Welcome back summer.

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Lastly, we’ll have the NBA finals (last game, tied at 3-3!) on the screen tonight at 5pm. Come on down and check it out with us. It should be a really fun game to watch!

“Farewell Darren, Welcome Matt” Party

Those of you who’ve been hanging around Standard since the first year remember how ridiculously tiny the operation was. 30 gallons at a time, I was making beer twice a week and pouring beer only 3 days a week. After picking up some gracious help from Laura #1, we expanded tasting room hours to 5 days a week, but brewing to keep this up required some extra hands. Darren Archer stepped in to work some long hours and take on brewing and taproom duties that eventually made it possible to expand the business into a more typical 7 barrel brewhouse and a more appropriate drinking space for the needs of the neighborhood. He did more than just brewing and taps. When it came time for hard labor, he stepped up and jack-hammered, hauled concrete, and scraped floors. After 2 and a half years of hard work at Standard, he’s moving on to pursue other interests. His contributions have a lot to do with where we’ve landed, and we want to give him some home town thanks for this.

To take his place at the brewery, we are welcoming Matt Petyo. He’s bringing brewing experience from Wildcard Brewing in Redding, CA, and cellar experience from Sierra Nevada. He rocks good taste in music and graphic design skills as well. He’s an all around good dude, and we’d like you all to meet him.

So come on down tomorrow (Saturday, 6/18) from 4-8pm to raise a glass and toast both Darren’s tenure and Matt’s arrival. We’ll be tapping a new beer, but you’ll just have to come down to find out what it is. See you then!

Beer Release: Berliner Weisse!

Howdy folks! We’ve always made an effort to keep a rotating style guide for Standard Brewing beers. Last I checked, we’d done about 160 different unique recipes. From Saisons and other phenolic Belgian styles to stouts and porters, to dry and hoppy beers that are beloved by northwestern palates. One style we’ve never really touched before is sours. We once made a tart ale, but the acidity was subtle and more supportive than featured. For those of you looking for a more puckering type of beer, you’re in luck, because we just released a Berliner Weisse. For you nerds out there, the pH of this beer is about 3.25, enough to squeeze those salivary glands on the first sip. Second and third sips bring on thirst quenching, light bodied 3.5% refreshment. It’s a terrific warm weather beer, so why not run down to the brewery right now for a glass, and say hi to Connor, who’s pouring beers and yucking it up. Check out how pretty it is:

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  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Schwarzkölsch
  5. Druthers Session IPA
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Berliner Weisse
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Green Mountains IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro
  12. Elemental Pomegranate Cider

Welcome Connor and new neighbors The Atlantic!

Come down tonight and welcome the newest member of Standard Brewing, Connor O’Brien! He also works over at Sun Liquor Lounge, but you can find him on the taps with us on Thursdays and Fridays. We’re super excited to have him serving pints and filling growlers, so come show him some love tonight and watch the NBA finals at 6pm! We’ll even turn the heaters on for you.

Also, we picked up some wonderful new neighbors across the street, when The Atlantic opened up earlier this week. Grab some food and then swing by for a post-dinner pint with us! Rumor has it that they have no problems doing orders to go, and if they’re slow, you might even be able to talk them into delivering your food across the street to our patio! See you soon …

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Schwarzkölsch
  5. Druthers Session IPA
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Green Mountains IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro
  12. Elemental Pomegranate Cider

Beer Release: Schwarzkölsch

And again! It’s another new beer! In the spirit of Bam Bam, our cool fermented black beer, we just released Schwarzkölsch. The Schwarzbier concept is a beer that is roasty, but light, a great beer for appreciating malt complexity and aroma, but with a clean fermentation, and bright finish. The primary difference between Bam Bam and Schwarzkölsch, is the fermentation. As the name suggests, this one uses the hybrid Kölsch yeast, which ferments well at cooler temperatures, keeping the yeast qualities low in fruity esters. A nice compliment to yesterday’s release, Druthers, our Schwarzkölsch is a great backyard beer, and its ready for your growlers at 5.0% …

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TAPSTAPSTAPS

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Schwarzkölsch
  5. Druthers Session IPA
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Green Mountains IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro
  12. Elemental Pomegranate Cider

Open Tonight! Releasing Druthers Session IPA!

We got a lot of questions over the weekend about whether we are open tonight. The answer is a resounding yes! Our business hours are normal, 4pm to 8pm. On top of that, we are releasing Druthers Session IPA! If you love hoppy beers enough to have a few of them, you have probably turned one down from time to time, avoiding the high alcohol content they often bring. If I had my druthers, all my IPAs would be under 5%, so we made one to fit the bill. Druthers Session IPA is floral and hopped like an IPA with Huell Melon and Centennial hops, but only 4.5%. It’s a perfect beer for a your spring time barbecue growler fills. Here it is:

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The Taps:

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Basil Saison
  5. Druthers Session IPA
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Green Mountains IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Elemental Pomegranate Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Two Beers Released! Oaked Altbier and Green Mountains IPA!

It’s quite possible that you’re a little burned out on beer right now. Seattle Beer Week (and a half) was loaded with amazing beer releases, events and brewer’s nights. You’re probably feeling all, “The hop burps are finally gone, thank god!” Well, I’m here to tell you that you can easily put down 2 more glasses.

You’re gonna want to start with the Oaked Altbier, which is nothing more complicated than our Altbier, fermented in a third-use Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel. Still, the results are ethereal and lovely. Any spirit barrel repurposed for beer has a diminishing contribution to a beer with each use. The beer absorbs less of the flavor of the previous contents of the barrel with each pass, until it eventually becomes neutral. By the 3rd spin on a bourbon barrel, the flavor contribution is subtle, and the few weeks our Alt sat during fermentation was a perfect amount of time to lend a soft coconut/vanilla note it. The result is a lovely complexity added to the clean, grainy, cool fermented beer that is a kind of dark copper cousin to our Kölsch. Due to the limited availability, we aren’t selling growler fills, so come get a glass at the brewery!

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Once you’ve gotten used to how great beer can be again, get your palate ready for something a bit more aggressive. We collaborated with Chuck’s Hop Shop to make a Green Mountains IPA, in the style of Vermont’s finest IPAs. The IPA world is loaded with variations. Northwest IPA? Make it a clean fermentation with extra caramel malt and pine flavored hops. San Diego IPA? Keep it dry, high alcohol, and never stop adding hops (the more the merrier). East Coast/British IPA? Use a fruity yeast strain, pull back on the hops, and keep it malty. Like Bend, in Oregon, Vermont breweries have established themselves with a subcultural IPA style, utilizing a citrusy hop bill, tons of late hopping, and medium bitterness. The style is typically unfined and unfiltered, leaving it cloudy. This accentuates the contributions of the yeast, which is often distinct, stone-fruity, and a big part of what makes it unique. Green Mountains is 7.8%, and available now at the brewery!

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The taps:

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Oaked Altbier
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Basil Saison
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Green Mountains IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Elemental Pomegranate Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Double Beer Release: Mosaic Kölsch and Tan Lines

So you love hoppy beers, but you don’t like them too big or juicy on a hot day? You love a good Kölsch, but you want a little more character in your light, easy drinking beers? Well, we’ve got two answers to your beer needs.

First, we made a Mosaic Single Hop Kölsch for you. It’s got all of that fruity, funky Mosaic hop goodness and that crisp Kölsch yeast profile. It has a backbone of Scottish Golden Promise grain, and it’s only 5.0%. It’s perfect for abnormally warm spring days like today.

Next, you may remember Tan Lines, our Kölsch/IPA hybrid from last year. This year’s version highlites Huell Melon and Amarillo hops. It’s a subtle, easy drinking IPA that won’t linger for too long. It’s another perfectly crushable sunny day beer, and it clocks in at 6.0%.

Mosaic Kölsch on the left, Tan Lines on the right. Come drink beer! We also just tapped Elemental’s Pomegranate Cider, and it’s another stunning cider by these guys. They’re killing it in cider land.

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And now, the full tap list:

  1. Mosaic Kölsch
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Basil Saison
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Tan Lines
  11. Elemental Pomegranate Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Beer Release: Seapine Collaboration Basil Saison

We’ve released a special beer this week, which is our collaboration with Seapine Brewing. This Basil Saison was done for last month’s Collaboration Festival in South Lake Union. It’s a lovely, easy drinking thirst quencher with subtle tartness and anise notes. It’s 5.9%, and on tap now!

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The taps:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Basil Saison
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Kölsch
  11. Elemental Dry Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Double Beer Release: Altbier and Kölsch!

We certainly nailed the timing on these beers, because they couldn’t be more seasonal. With Seattle temps cresting the 70s for most of the next week, and well into the 80s on Monday and Tuesday, we’re dropping two of our most thirst quenching beers on you. Our silver medal winning Kölsch (5.1%) is a classic example of the style, using Saaz hops, a pilsner malt base, and enough wheat to give it a subtle roundness. Altbier (5.3%), which is similar to Kölsch, utilizes a much more complex grain bill of Munich and biscuit malts. It is just as refreshing, but brings a nutty toastiness to the palate. Both are on tap now, and the patio is open at 2pm.

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The taps:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Spring Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Altbier
  8. Kölsch
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. West Coast IPA
  11. Elemental Dry Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

A Standard night with POST!

Mark your calendars, folks. If you like drinking beer for a good cause, and if you like drinking beer on Tuesdays, you’re gonna want to block off April 19th and come down to Standard. We’re hosting an event to support POST, a nonprofit that has provided outdoor programs and trips to the Garfield High School community for over 3 decades. All proceeds from the night will be donated to help the organization provide scholarships for youth to attend Desert School, POST’s largest trip of the year.

More on POST: POST strives to encourage environmental awareness, leadership, diversity, self-confidence, and knowledge of the outdoors. We are proud to build a sense of community and a sense of self through outdoor engagement. Our trips range in activity from rock climbing to snow camping, basic survival skills to kayaking, and hiking to alpine climbing. After 30 years of programming under the wing of Garfield High School, POST recently became its own nonprofit in order to serve the Garfield community and beyond!

More about POST can be found on their website.

The event starts at 6pm and will go until close. It’s a potluck and raffle event, and any food brought to the event will earn you a raffle ticket. Donations of all types and sizes are encouraged, and any checks written should be addressed to “Post”. Come support your community and let’s all have a party! If you can’t stick around, grab a growler to go, and feel good knowing you’re still supporting the cause.

Nice cider on guest tap – Blood Orange!

We’ve got a new cider from Elemental on tap, and it’s delicious. It’s their Blood Orange cider, and you won’t regret trying it. Here’s the full list:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Spring Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. empty for now
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. empty for now
  11. Elemental Dry Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Beer Release: Snuffleupagus Nitro Imperial Stout

So, it’s been a long time, folks, but Snuffleupagus Nitro Imperial Stout just found itself on tap, and it is tasting delicious. Clocking in at 12%, Snuffleupagus makes use of a small amount of peated malt to balance a boozy stout along with oat, rye, caramel, and a variety of dark, roasty malts. It’s as smooth as it is roasty and complex, and you’re gonna want to give it a spin. We’re selling 10 oz for $6, no growler fills.

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The taps:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick, Strong Ale
  4. Spring Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Earl, Bière de Garde
  8. Edith, Saison
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Wheated Red Ale
  11. Elemental Dry Cider
  12. Snuffleupagus, Imperial Stout on Nitro

Beer Release: Spring Pale Ale

Ok, that’s a trifecta of new beers. We’re on a roll. Three beers in three days. We just tapped our Spring Pale Ale, which sports a quaffable 5.6%, a light grain bill, and a combination of Cascade, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops. It’s super light bodied, and bright with notes of grapefruit and orange peel and a touch of Mosaic funk for good measure. We have a temporary (super temporary) moratorium on West Coast, and we’ve put a half keg of Edith on while we wait for the new batch to clean up. West Coast should be back tomorrow.

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Tap check, 1, 2:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick
  4. Spring Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Philistine IIIPA
  8. Edith, Saison
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Wheated Red Ale
  11. Earl, Bière de Garde
  12. Elemental Dry Cider

Beer Release: Pretty Pimpin’ Dry Hopped Saison

Now on tap, Pretty Pimpin’, our dry hopped Saison. It’s perfect for the warm weather ahead, and it’s calling your name. Utilizing Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon hops for flavor and aroma, it’s very dry and thirst quenching, with tangerine and citrus vibes for days. Come and get it.

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The taps:

  1. Pretty Pimpin’, Dry Hopped Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Philistine IIIPA
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Wheated Red Ale
  11. Earl, Bière de Garde
  12. Elemental Dry Cider

Beer Release: Truck Stick (Dark Strong Ale)

We just tapped Truck Stick, our dark strong ale. It’s offers a carmelly, raisiny malt up front, and the sweetness cleans up into a dry finish with a little alcohol heat. It’s delicious and it’s calling your name. Also, it’s worth noting that it is the base beer that went into whiskey barrels and became Skid Road. Check it out:

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Here’s the current tap list:

  1. Edith, Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Truck Stick
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Philistine IIIPA
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Imperial IPA
  10. Wheated Red Ale
  11. Earl, Bière de Garde
  12. Elemental Dry Cider

Beer Release: Imperial IPA

So we’ve done more than a couple Imperial IPAs on the new system, but it’s been a while since we’ve made that beer that’s actually called “Imperial IPA”. The recipe has been delayed due to the difficulty of sourcing one of the primary hops, called Centennial. Well, we finally picked up enough to feel good about doing this recipe again, so here you have it. Centennial and Simcoe come together as floral and pine notes to make this medium-light bodied 8.3% IPA a crowd favorite. It’s on tap right now, and we’ve got plenty of it. The weather is about to turn gorgeous, so come drink a pint and take home a growler with some stuff to toss on the grill. Spring is being sprung.

IMG_4145Current tap list:

  1. Edith, Saison
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Wheated Red Ale
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale
  5. Gravity Waves, Oatmeal Stout
  6. Belgian Black
  7. Philistine IIIPA
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. So Pitted IPA
  10. Imperial IPA
  11. Earl, Bière de Garde
  12. Elemental Dry Cider

Thank you! (and there is some Skid Road left …)

To everyone that came out last night, thank you all for helping us celebrate our 3rd anniversary! It was a record crowd for Standard Brewing, and the new patio arrangement held up to the crowd perfectly. It was a blast having Woodshop BBQ catering the event, and the weather held up perfectly. It felt like we were celebrating the first warm spring night of the year.

Skid Road bottle sales were amazing, and it was great to see that we blew through about 2/3 of our stock. The good news, for those of you hoping to get some but were unable, is that there is still some left. Come by the brewery today and secure a bottle, or get a case, because purchase limits have been lifted, and you can get as much as you like until it’s gone.

Then, when the work week cruelly slaps you with a reality check tomorrow, and it seems like the world has it in for you, remember that Standard now sets you straight and lifts your mood 7 days a week! Come by and welcome Robbie to the taps this Monday and Tuesday night from 4-8pm.

3rd Anniversary Party!!! Now open 7 days a week!

Hey everybody, it’s been 3 years! I know, how’d that even happen? We’re super excited to throw a big party for everyone, and release a new beer in 22 oz format. With the biggest patio we’ve had for an anniversary, this Saturday, March 19th, we’ll be throwing down from noon till midnight. We’re releasing 33 cases of Skid Road, our bourbon strong ale, in 22 oz bottles. We took a blend of beer stock to produce a strong ale, with leathery, robust malt, and aged it in Woodford Bourbon barrels, to produce a delicious, rich sipper. Bottles will be $14, and there will be a 4 bottle limit per person. Check it out:

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Bottles will be sold out of the garage door, and we’ll be taking credit cards only for those purchases. On premise beverages will be sold inside the tasting room, as usual. We will have Woodshop BBQ on hand, serving up their smoky goodness from 5 until late. Come on down and party with us. The forecast looks favorable, and if it doesn’t play along, we’ll have plenty of pop up tents to keep everyone dry on the patio.

On hand, we’ll be joined by a couple friends, including old compatriot and fantastic gentleman Connor O’Brien, and new Standard employee Robbie Bessey, who you may know from Chuck’s Hop Shop up the road. Starting Monday, March 21st, Standard will be open 7 days a week, and Robbie will be taking the helm on Mondays and Tuesdays. Come kick off the good news with us and welcome Robbie to the crew.

Also, 23rd Ave is open now from Cherry to Jackson!! How great is that? So much good news.