Beer Release: Gravity Waves, an Oatmeal Stout

It may be wet, but it’s “warm”. It’s warm enough to enjoy a seasonally appropriate beer on the patio under some heat lamps. Forget about what might be going wrong in your life right now and come enjoy a Gravity Waves at Standard. It’s our oatmeal stout, it’s roasty and black as night, with dark chocolate and dried fruit notes. The oats make it round, but it finishes dry as a bone. It’s 5.5% and it’s calling your name. Hear it and come hither.

Watch the Seahawks with us!

Just a reminder that we’re opening at 1pm today, ahead of the Seahawks’ playoff game against the Falcons. Come fill up on growlers for your football party, or watch the game with us under the heaters on the patio. It’s chilly today, but less cold than it’s been, and the sun is out, so you’ll enjoy a walk to the brewery. I’m sure that this bodes well for the Hawks, and your screams for Rawls plowing through flailing red jerseys will keep you warm.

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Beer Release: Jerry, Blonde Bière de Garde

We’ve all been in a bit of a funk lately. Life in Seattle seems to have entered a daze, with the freezing temps and lack of exercise shutting brains down and killing social lives. You may be looking for something to do that doesn’t involve your TV or a nap. We have just the thing … come grab a glass of Jerry and talk to your neighbors in our cozy little room!

A blonde Bière de Garde, Jerry is lighter and boozier than its amber brother, Earl. A rich balance of 8.2% alcohol, Pilsner, Munich and spelt malts, and fermentation notes of baked apple and a hint of allspice, its a perfect mid-winter sipper. It’s been a rough winter, but with beer, we can all collectively appreciate that the days are quickly getting longer, and things are gonna be ok after all.

Beer Release: Mosaic Single Hop

There aren’t a whole lot of hops that taste delightful on their own, but Mosaic has long been one of our favorites. On its own, it puts off loads of grapefruit and papaya, with uniquely cutting aromatics. We put it all by its lonesome with mostly pilsner and wheat malts and 5.7% ABV, and the result is as good as any hoppy pale we’ve ever done. Come grab some and celebrate the arrival of the weekend!

Beer Release: Joey of the Day + Holiday Hours!

New beer alert … we turned out another light and hoppy pale for you guys, thinking you might need something chuggable for New Years Eve, ski trips, and other mid-winter parties. A soft, juicy, creamy pale ale with loads of hop flavor and 5.6% ABV, Joey of the Day is a delight. We made it with pale malt, oats and spelt, and Simcoe, Azacca and El Dorado hops. The result is an easy going pale with creamy orange citrus vibes. Come get some.

Also, our holiday hours are hardly worth mentioning, because there’s nothing special about them, other than the fact that we aren’t closing down for it. We’ll be open our usual 2-8pm on New Year’s Eve, and on New Year’s Day, we’ll be open at 1pm for the 1:30pm Seahawks game. Happy New Year!

Bottle Release: Bunny Kisses!

So you’ve been too busy to deal with holiday gifts and you’re against a wall of last second duties before you go visit friends and family for the old annual holiday. Well, we’ve got you covered. There are some things you need to know:

Thing #1: We’re releasing Bunny Kisses tomorrow, 12/23 at 4pm in 22 oz format. We aged Snuffleupagus, our 12% imperial stout, in bourbon barrels for 6 months. Snuffy’s sharp peat notes were softened during this time, and the contributions of bourbon characteristics fit beautifully with this beer. We’re super excited to drop this one on you guys. We’re selling 22 oz bottles for $14. Here’s the label:

Thing #2: We’ve been sitting on a dozen or so cases of Skid Road, and we’re feeling generous, so we’re releasing 2 cases at the same time. They will be available at $15 a bottle. Of course, Brett Earl is also still available.

Thing #3: We will be open normal hours this week, except that we will be open at 1pm on Christmas Eve so that you can come watch the Seahawks game and drink beers. We will be closed on Christmas Day.

So come on down and stock up on Christmas gifts and get the whole merch and bottle package! Happy Hoildays

Standard hoodies, y’all!

Oh lord, look at what just showed up! It’s Standard hoodies, people.

Printed on American Apparel all cotton zip up hoodie, and looking great with your Standard Brewing hat, we’ve got Christmas covered for you. Come on down and grab some merch and a beer from Connor tonight!

New merch! Hats for your dome.

It’s frigid in Seattle. It’s that kind of cold that keeps people inside, watching Netflix series in a pair of slippers. Still, we’re challenging you to get up, come out to the brewery and score yourself a new Standard Brewing hat, or buy one for your sibling for Christmas, or just come get a beer and stare at them. Cuz they’re pretty.

6 panels, cloth front, mesh back with a snap size adjuster, black on the front, grey in the back. Now you can sport your Standard on your dome! Keep your eyes peeled, because we have a lot of great Christmas presents coming down the pipeline this week.

Also, take a peek at the new website while you’re thinking about us. We went through a redesign this week, and you can now check the current tap list through a link at the top of the page.

And also also, we just installed a glass paneled door between the patio and the indoor space so we can keep the heat in, so the indoor space is toasty now!

Beer Release: Holy Hand Grenade!

I know that most of you are probably tired of 2016. Leaving politics aside, Bowie, Prince, Sharon, Leonard, Merle, Phife and a few other great musicians all died in this stupid year. Lemmy, due to a lifetime of shamanistic devotion to drinking, saw visions of how crappy this year would be and bailed out days before it started. There’s no doubt you need an explosive device that thou mayest blow this year to tiny bits. We present to you a Holy Hand Grenade.

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Loaded with chocolate and brown sugar notes over roasty richness, and a boozy 11.5% worth of warming redemption, this imperial stout is going to make everything better. Come by the brewery, watch some Seahawks at 5:30, and let us fix it all with our taplist:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Cranberry Sour
  3. Yips Session Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. Cabin Vibes Barrel Aged Stout
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Holy Hand Grenade Imperial Stout
  10. Spelt Saison
  11. Cascadian Dark Ale
  12. Wet Hop Pale
  13. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Beer Release: Cabin Vibes Barrel Aged Stout

Everyone I know that skis or snowboards is starting to talk about the slopes opening as we finally got some snow at the passes this week. It’s cold enough that if your blood hasn’t thickened up yet, you’re probably constantly looking for the next coffee or tea or at least a wool hat. Maybe you’re thinking about finding a cabin somewhere, maybe with a bear skin rug, or at least a wool blanket, a fireplace, a whiskey … some Standard beer …

Enter Cabin Vibes, our barrel aged imperial stout. Just in time for your Thanksgiving feast dessert, we have all the rich chocolate, coffee and oak vanilla notes you could want in an 8.5% beer. We made a ton of it, so you can take it with you in growler format if you like.

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As mentioned before, we’ll be open tomorrow (Thanksgiving) from 11am till 2pm, and here’s everything we’re pouring right now:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Cranberry Sour
  3. Yips Session Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. Cabin Vibes Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Mossback Pale
  10. Spelt Saison
  11. Cascadian Dark Ale
  12. Wet Hop Pale
  13. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

 

How’s that for a diverse line up?

We’re open on Thanksgiving!

When others take the day off, we keep slingin’ beer! Connor will be waiting on your beery needs from 11am-2pm Thanksgiving Day. The rest of our hours will remain normal this week. Come and gobble up all the beer. Oh yeah, there is plenty of Cranberry Sour to go around!

Beer Release: Cranberry Sour

The air is moving toward being downright cold, and the days are back to that old familiar 4:30 pm sunset. The collective “ugh” is palpable, but the good news is that it’s Friday. Next week is Thanksgiving, and we hope you are going to eat and drink like kings and queens. You’re gonna need some beer, and we made a beer for the season. We refermented Menomena on cranberries, and we think you’re gonna like it. Tart, firmly tannic, and on tap now at the brewery only.

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Tap list:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Cranberry Sour
  3. Yips Session Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. West Coast IPA
  8. Mossback Pale
  9. Spelt Saison
  10. Cascadian Dark Ale
  11. Wet Hop Pale
  12. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Beer Release: The Yips Session Pale

It was a stressful week. No matter how the election made you feel, it certainly left a mark. One thing I think we can say for sure is, it’s Friday. Another thing we can say is, you need a beer. If the week was hard enough to leave you with a case of the yips, we’ve got the antidote. We made a 5.0% pale ale that is built for increased consumption. Love the West Coast IPA or Superfly Rye IPA, but you gotta play it cool cuz you’re gonna have 4? The Yips. Like little beers but also a lovely hop bouquet? The Yips. Need to forget about your Facebook feed for a couple hours and watch the US play Mexico tonight at 4:45? THE YIPS, at Standard. Galaxy hops. Azacca hops. Pale malt, caramunich and spelt. Yip yip yip yip.

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  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Altbier
  3. Mossback Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. West Coast IPA
  8. The Yips Session Pale
  9. Spelt Saison
  10. Cascadian Dark Ale
  11. Wet Hop Pale
  12. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Come watch the Seahawks with our new Mossback Pale Ale!

A very PNW day we have today … intermittent showers and clouds. It’s also an important home game for the Seahawks at a point in the season where many of us have forgotten (again) that we always finish strong. Like the ‘Hawks, our newest brew also finishes strong. Mossback Pale is a light, straw yellow beer with a touch of oat and wheat to balance out a hop bill of Simcoe, Galaxy and Mosaic. The hops are drying and pleasantly bitter, but punchy, tropical and a touch floral. The moderate 5.8% ABV keeps everything in perspective, and will get you in the mood for a Monday night showdown.

Also YES, WE WILL HAVE THE DEBATE ON THE TV TOMORROW! Come on down and keep up on the action with us.

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Here are the taps at the moment:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Altbier
  3. Mossback Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. West Coast IPA
  8. Norma, dry hopped Saison
  9. Spelt Saison
  10. Cascadian Dark Ale
  11. Wet Hop Pale
  12. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Beer Release: Superfly Rye IPA

Throughout the year, one of the most common questions we get is “When are you going to make rye IPAs again?” Well, good news, folks. Today is your day. Superfly Rye IPA is now on tap. Using rye’s spice and Munich malt’s graininess, we made an IPA with plenty of body that doesn’t finish heavy. The hop bill is complex, but focuses on Mosaic and Amarillo’s punchy fruit flavors. The beer is cutting and clear, but with enough malt character to keep it all in balance. This go around, we made it 7.5%, and you can grab some when we open at 4pm tonight!

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Taps be all like:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Altbier
  3. Chooglin’ Oat Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Superfly Rye IPA
  7. Berliner Weisse
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Norma, dry hopped Saison
  10. Spelt Saison
  11. Cascadian Dark Ale
  12. Wet Hop Pale
  13. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Watch the World Series Game 7 with us!

With no shortage of story lines, the battle of the “Red Cs” comes to dramatic fruition tonight, and we’ll have it on the big screen for all to watch. It should be loads of fun to see if previously cursed Chicago can mount the finishing blow of an awesome comeback, or if the might and dominance of Cleveland can reclaim the momentum and wrap up the second sports championship of the year. Either way, the Mariners aren’t in it, so if you are a fan of either team, come to Standard for good beer and a neutral crowd to watch some history get made at 5pm.

Current Tap List:

  1. Menomena Red Sour
  2. Altbier
  3. Chooglin’ Oat Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Kölsch
  7. Berliner Weisse
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Norma, dry hopped Saison
  10. Spelt Saison
  11. Cascadian Dark Ale
  12. Wet Hop Pale
  13. Elemental Blood Orange Cider

Beer Release: Wet Hop Pale

I know, I know, you already went to all the wet hop festivals and event nights. You’ve had 30 wet hop beers already, but how many of those were estate grown, grain fed, fair trade, and small batch? If you’re a fan of crafty clichés, this beer’s got your number. Each year we grow our own hops with our own grain compost and when it’s a good crop year, we toss them in a batch of beer. Growing hops on this side of the mountains takes a few weeks longer than the hot and dry valleys on the east side, so our wet hop takes longer than most, but it’s worth the wait. In this year’s Wet Hop Pale, Centennial and Nugget hops dominate a crisp and pale 6.0% beer with citrus notes for days. Come and get it!

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Special Bottle Release: Brett Earl!

Big news, folks …

We get lots of questions about “the expansion”, how it’s coming, when we’re moving (we’re not), when’s it gonna be done, etc … While we expanded the production side of things last year with a system that increases our output 7 fold, there are many elements to “the expansion” yet to be complete. Part of that is the new bar being built out next door, which is still a few months out. Another big piece of it all is the barrel room upstairs, which is now complete, and allows us to dive headlong into the funky, spirited and sour side of things. Tomorrow, we start the steady onslaught of bottle releases with Brett Earl, our brettanomyces conditioned Bière de Garde. It’s 7.5%, malty, dry, funky and almost champagne-like in it’s bright fizziness. Brett Earl won silver at WA Beer Awards this year, and we felt it would age really well, so we’ve cellared it an additional 6 months, with fantastic results. We’ll be opening early at 2pm (Friday 10/21) and selling bottles from the garage door entrance, in addition to our typical pints from the front counter. 750 ml bottles will be $16 plus tax, and we’ll be releasing 23 cases. Corkage fees for on premise drinking will be $4/bottle.

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Watch the final round of madness with us!

If you’ve missed the last couple presidential debates with us, tonight’s your last chance. As usual, we’ll have the craziest debate in U.S. history on the big screen and there will be lots of vocalized emotions and beer swilling going on. Come on down and shout at the screen with us. Starts at 6pm!

Beer Release: CDA!

What’s more Cascadian Dark than a double whammy of violent storms in October? We didn’t mean for the weather to line up perfectly with this release, but it just so happens to work out really well. Pairing flawlessly with 60 mph gusts and 5 inches of rain, clogging gutters and wet feet, our award winning Cascadian Dark Ale just hit the taps. I know, I know … you don’t want to leave the comfort of your couch and Netflix account, but this 8.1% ABV gem is worth a stormy adventure. Besides, when you get here, the covered, heated patio will warm your heart almost as much as beertending Connor’s small-talk and cheeky banter. Come laugh at nature’s might with us with one of these in your hand:

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  1. Menomena Red Sour`
  2. Altbier
  3. Chooglin’ Oat Pale
  4. Ghost Note Schwarzbier
  5. Dark Helmet Stout
  6. Kölsch
  7. Berliner Weisse
  8. West Coast IPA
  9. Norma, dry hopped Saison
  10. Spelt Saison
  11. Cascadian Dark Ale
  12. Elemental Blood Orange Cider