As if Bob’s Your Uncle wasn’t enough to get you down here this weekend, we are also giving you a new batch of Citra Pale and a new IPA called Flavor Country! On top of all that, did you know that the Seahawks are playing their first preseason game on Sunday night? We’ll have it on the screen, naturally. Game time is at 5pm.
Citra Pale –
Citra is one of the most beloved hops, and doesn’t need a supporting cast of characters. This makes it a perfect fit for the single hop treatment. We left it alone with a clean yeast, pale malt, and lots of oat for body. Loaded with tropical fruit, lime and grapefruit notes, but refreshing as they come with a bright, clean finish. This is your hoppy session beer of choice this weekend, at 5.3%.
Flavor Country IPA –
We decided to push the envelope with this little number. We kept the ABV at a reasonable level at 6.6%, but packed in a resinous, fruity hopbill of Simcoe, Cashmere and Calypso. We added a ridiculous amount of dry hop to this one, and the whole mess sits on top of a grain bill that includes pilsner, unmalted wheat, flaked oats and light caramel malts. British yeast leaves this beer hazy and stone fruity, with a round body. Welcome to Flavor Country.
Our newest beer, Bob’s Your Uncle, is a style you just don’t see enough of. Mild Ale is the original session beer. Low in hop flavor, alcohol and light in body, it derives all of it’s complexity from a balance of malt richness and yeast fruitiness. Picture Dieter, our altbier, with a slightly rounder body and even cleaner finish. If you think beer has to have deep haze, heavy-handed hops, or long age in a barrel to be delicious, think again. It’s 4.8%, old world, perfect for a heat wave and bob’s your uncle!
We have a couple freshies for you guys, just in time for some wicked hot weather. In addition, I’d like to take this moment to point out that WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND WE PLAN ON USING IT. When you are melting at home this week, let’s take a moment and consider cooling off with one or more new beer choices some cool seats at our bar. Up for consideration, we have:
Gold Teeth – a Berliner Weisse. Sour, low alcohol, fruity and lemony, it’s the beer of choice for hot days. At 4.0% ABV, you can almost drink them like water, and the sour twang will keep you refreshed. Just a pellet or two of hops, pilsner malt, wheat. Soured and fermented in stainless.
Get Schwifty IPA – in celebration of everyone’s favorite, brilliant, psycho drunk grandpa and his neurotic grandson. Hazy, peachy, light bodied and creamy, this 7.4% is heavily late hopped with a variety of hops. The cast of characters includes Chelan, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Ariana and Callista hops, and pale, pilsner and wheat for a malt bill.
Come cool off with us.
Our tart, mixed culture saison, named Edith just hit the taps. This new batch was fermented in oak with our house saison culture. It’s delicious and complex, super dry and thirst quenching. Come and get it! Our doors have been open since noon today, and Krista can’t wait to pour you some.
Hoppy pale ale? Session IPA? Kids These Days is as confusing as the next generation after you. Chelan and Mosaic give it a resinous, fruity hop profile, and it stands real tall at 5.3%. Flaked barley and oats give this beer a creaminess, while melanoidin malt give it complexity. It’s hoppy enough to be an IPA, but some would argue it’s too soft. You come decide.
Don’t forget our new hours …
Monday – Thursday / 3pm-10pm
Friday – Sunday /12pm-10pm
The new Standard bar is open! It feels like, after 4 years of near constant growth, we are finally opening the business as it should have been all along. When the decision was made to stay in our current space, the calculation included the build out of a bar in the Jackson St side of our building. The plan all along was to incorporate food and liquor into our offerings and make a neighborhood bar that compliments the Standard Brewing ethos: simple, thoughtful, and done the hard way. Well, starting today at noon, this space is open to the public and we couldn’t be more proud. We are even releasing our reserve back stock of Skid Road, our bourbon strong ale, to celebrate the occasion. It just won silver at WA Beer Awards, so come grab a bottle and toast with us!
Food isn’t available yet. We are doing R&D, and we should have the kitchen open in about a month. We will bring liquor into the picture soon after that, though we are in a very long line with the Liquor Control Board. For now, the new space is open, it’s beautiful and full of beer, and we really want to show it to you.
All of this means some important changes! First of all, the entrance is now on Jackson St., and we don’t have a sign installed yet. Our new hours are Monday – Thursday, 3pm to 10pm and Friday – Sunday, noon to 10pm. We will be open even later once liquor becomes a part of it, and we look forward to bringing a later evening to the neighborhood. Unfortunately, with food comes a health board requirement that we don’t allow dogs, and we are no longer allowing children, due to the incorporation of liquor.
We understand that this is going to cause some disappointment in some people, but we hope that it comes out a net positive as we present the final leg of our expansion to the neighborhood. Here are some photos to get you excited. Come on down today and check it out!
First things first: we just dropped Poly Rythmo on the taps. It’s a 5.6% tart red ale that was refermented on blackberries and aged on brettanomyces in oak for 6 months. It has mild acidity … not so much a sour, but refreshingly tangy. The blackberry fruitiness is balanced with moderate brett funk, which is assertive on the nose. It finishes clean and light, but with deep complexity.
Secondly, we will be closed from July 4th through 6th for vacation times. We’ll be back open on Friday, July 7th to resume the partying. Please keep this in mind, and get those growlers filled for your holiday party by Monday night! Enjoy the holiday and see you all on Friday!
I know it’s brutally hot this weekend for most Seattleites, but let’s all take a second and remember January, shall we? And also …
We are also releasing old favorite Tan Lines, and a new IPA called Do It Live! IPA. Tan Lines is always a little different, but the basics are that it’s brewed with Kolsch yeast, pilsner and wheat malts, and hops from the Southern hemisphere. This time we used mostly Ella, and a little Equanot and Simcoe. It’s 5.2%, and a real easy drinker.
Do It Live! IPA is a big, opinionated IPA and it doesn’t care what you have to say. When there’s no words there, and the f@^&ing thing sucks, and you can’t figure out what “to play us out” means, just drink an 8.2% IPA with Simcoe, Amarillo, Equanot and Mosaic hops. Your blood pressure will drop before you make an asshat of yourself.
We made you guys a chugger of a sour beer. MK Ultra is slightly hoppy, and was heavily dosed with black currant puree, then soured to a saliva gland squeezing 3.2 pH. It’s a fantastic summer thirst quencher at 3.9% ABV. Also, it’s so stinkin’ pink you’ll think someone slipped you a mickey!
Who wants a Body Massage? It’s low alcohol season for dark beers, and this little nitro stout is bone dry and soooo, so creamy. It’s a body massage machine, GO! 4.0%
Two new beers for you to end the week with: a mixed culture Saison, and a Baltic Porter.
Edith, once the name given to our single strain, clean Saison, is now a mixed culture, oak fermented, tart Saison. We’re excited to bring this one out to you guys. At 5.8%, this thirst quencher is all citrus and pepper, with a little bit of funk with the dry finish.
Midnight Climax is a Baltic Porter, lager fermented, full of chocolate and smoke, rich and full bodied, with a clean finish. It’s 6.8% and on tap now. Below are their school portraits. If you can’t tell them apart, you shouldn’t be drinking any more.
It was truly a rough winter in Seattle. The wettest October through April in city history has doused the flame in every soul that populates this town, but Northwestern folk are resilient. Beer and coffee keep us alive through the good times and bad. The sun burneth again, betwixt the cumulonimbus and stratonimbus, and what rain may fall doth not hamper the dreams of a true Seattleite. Rise and party on, Wayne!
For thee, a beer fit for the occasion … enter, Disco Inferno.
Laid down with brettanomyces on blackberries in oak for 10 months while this beer developed a subtle funk and deep red hues, we then added even more blackberries to finish the job. Tart, complex and dry, this sour is a great reminder that summer is on it’s way, and we want you to come and enjoy it with hope in your heart.
We love Mosaic hops here at Standard. They have a ton of papaya/tropical notes and a unique vibe that you can’t find with other hops. We got our hands on some lupulin powder to up the fruit component without adding bitterness, gave it a pilsner and wheat backbone, and loaded it with tons of Mosaic hops and lupulin to keep this pale ale soft, but intensely hoppy. Mosaic Extra Pale is 6.8% and on tap now!
Don’t miss Ride the Lightning. We gone and made a monster. It seemed like a good idea to make a dry, fruity IPA and referment it during the dry hop with pineapple puree to make an 8.8% hazy face-slap of an IPA. It’s incredibly delicious, that’s not the problem. Well, that’s the problem, actually. Can’t stop drinking it. Can’t stop riding the lightning …
Look, guys. I know it’s pretty blustery out there tonight, but it’s National Beer Day, it’s Friday, and we have a Schwarzbier on tap. Let the week drain away after a couple of our latest release, Fantastic Man. It’s 5.3%, and full of toasty, chocolatey grain notes with a very clean, lager fermentation profile. It’s just too easy to knock back, and should be consumed liberally. Come and get it.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and we have a great beer for it. Just hitting the taps is Stone Cold, a 6.6% hoppy lager. Made primarily with Citra and Amarillo, but supported by a broad spectrum of background hops, this guy is a super clean finishing and light bodied chugger. Come watch the March Madness finals with us and enjoy some perfect weather for a change.
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Come on down and watch some March Madness with us and drink all the beer!
As if you needed another reason to come down to Standard today, you can add Deep State IPA to sunshine, Brett Flavre, Kid Gloves, March Madness, a Sounders home opener and more sunshine as motivation to pay us a visit today. We fermented a medium bodied IPA with loads of Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe hops and two strains of yeast for a super fruity haze-bomb of a beer. It’s 7.5% and too good to miss.
Sometimes you just gotta make a beer that’s really easy to drink. Our little window of good weather is beckoning you to cruise over to Standard and knock back a few pints of Kid Gloves. We made this beer for spring weather and easy drinking around a BBQ. Kid Gloves is a heavily wheated 5.2% beer with lots of Huell Melon hops, then back blended with guava puree for a severely crushable beer. Come and get some patio sun and fruit beer.
One of the best things about the versatility offered by our barrel room is the ability to split up batches and do smaller barrel fermentations with batches we’d otherwise just run full size in stainless fermenters. The most recent success using this method gets the super awesome name of Brett Flavre (pronounced like this guy). We split the batch that became Crop Circles Pale Ale, and fermented half of it in oak with brettanomyces lambicus, and the result is a delicious middle ground between new world hops and old world pale ales. It’s 6.2%, peppery and dry, but fruity, with a distinctively lambic finish. Come check it out!
What goes better with unending winter? Loud, droney rock and hoppy beer seems to work for us. We’re releasing a fruit bomb of an IPA to distract you from the gloom. Shoegaze IPA is based on our beloved West Coast IPA, but heavily dry hopped with Vic Secret and Comet hops for an extra fruity and tropical beer. It’s 7.2% and on tap now!