Beer Release: Super Fly (Imperial Rye IPA)

It’s that time of year, again. The shadows are long, the wind is gusty, and one can smell the heaters of even the most frugal Seattleites firing up for the first time. El Niño isn’t doing what they said it would, and the storms are rolling in, back to back to back. Maybe you’re responsible for cleaning leaf-clogged gutters, or maybe you have a garden that needs to be put to bed, or perhaps you just spent too much time at a bus stop in the rain, but I’d bet we have a beer to suit your day. That is, so long as you love fragrant, juicy IPAs. Swing by the tap room tonight for the release of Super Fly, our new Imperial Rye IPA recipe that features Citra, Mosaic and Cascade hops, a rich rye body, and 8.8% of heart-warming alcohol to boot.

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Here’s the tap list:

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s)
  5. West Coast IPA
  6. Rye Porter
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. Li’l Brown Beer
  9. Super Fly Imperial Rye IPA
  10. Field 41 Pale (Bale Breaker)
  11. sooooooooon
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

Showing Seahawks, pouring CDA!

We are opening up at 12:30 today, so we can fill your growlers for the game, and it’ll be on the screen at 1:25. Your revelry, should you choose to join us, can now be lubricated with a fine glass of Cascadian Dark Ale! This two-time WA state medal winning brown and hoppy beer is a fine choice for a blustery, stormy afternoon, with it’s 8.6% ABV, chocolatey, piney, punchy cascade of flavors. See you in a bit!

Tap List:

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s Brews)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Rye Porter
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. Li’l Brown Beer
  9. West Coast IPA
  10. Field 41 Pale (Bale Breaker)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

West Coast IPA is back, and more!

The moment you’ve been waiting for, dear beer drinkers. At least, those of you that love some hoppy beer, will find this to be blessed news. The West Coast IPA, and all its grapefruity citrus, is back on tap. The 4th release from the new system is ready to drink, and follows the lesser known, but also lovely Rye Porter, which also just made its debut from the new system. It’s a light porter in the British style at 5.4%, and carries rye spice and dryness alongside chocolatey porter vibes.

This weekend will no doubt be soggy, but be sure to come by and fill growlers with Standard beers for your Halloween party, as the Cascadian Dark Ale will be hitting the taps for Saturday business!

Tap list:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s Brews)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Rye Porter
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. Li’l Brown Beer
  9. West Coast IPA
  10. Field 41 Pale (Bale Breaker)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Autumn Pale is On! Watch the Seahawks with us.

We just tapped our second batch, an Autumn Pale. It’s quite dry and hoppy, and somewhat of a session IPA, at 5.5%. It features Mosaic and Cascade hops, and it goes great with a sunny, crisp fall day like today. Come drink it on the patio, or watch the Seahawks in a couple minutes with us. Game time is 5:20, and here’s the tap list:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s Brews)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Double IPA (Stoup)
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. Li’l Brown Beer
  9. Eddie IPL (Georgetown)
  10. Top Cutter IPA (Bale Breaker)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

First beer from the new system is on!

Li’l Brown Beer is on tap! This is the first beer coming off our new, gorgeous 7 barrel system. A crisp, dry, and refreshing brown ale that brings a fall-like grain bill and pleasant bitterness to the pint. It’s 5.4%, and we have a ton of it, so come and get it!

Next up is the Autumn Pale, but you can read about that tomorrow …

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Field 41 Pale (Bale Breaker)
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s Brews)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Double IPA (Stoup)
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. Li’l Brown Beer
  9. Eddie IPL (Georgetown)
  10. Top Cutter IPA (Bale Breaker)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

3 new beers

We just tapped the Centennial Fresh Hop from Reuben’s Brews, and it’s delicious, floral and spicy. It’s 6%, light and almost saison-like. We also just brought back the Top Cutter from Bale Breaker, and added their Field 41 Pale Ale for good measure. Come by today and get your fill.

I can also say with certainty that our tap list will begin filling back up with our beer on Wednesday. The first batch will come due and we’ll start the long march toward pouring a bunch of new Standard beer again.

Here’s what’s on tap:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Field 41 Pale (Bale Breaker)
  4. Centennial Fresh Hop (Reuben’s Brews)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Double IPA (Stoup)
  7. Profanity Hill Porter (Schooner Exact)
  8. coming Wednesday
  9. Eddie IPL (Georgetown)
  10. Top Cutter IPA (Bale Breaker)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

This Week’s New Beers

We’ve just added 3 more beers to the list!

Stoup’s Double IPA is a fine substitute for our Imperial IPA, and it’s all punchy and boozy like you’d expect. Schooner Exact’s Profanity Hill Porter is on for those of you that need dark chocolate flavors in your beer. Lastly, Almanac’s Saison Dolores is dry hopped and great for those of you missing saison season.

Also, there may be more to hops than you realize, and the Stranger just wrote an article that involves me blabbing on about the subject. Take a look at it, if you’re curious …

HERE BE THE CURRENT TAP LIST:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. Om Table Beer (Holy Mountain)
  3. coming tomorrow
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale (Stoup)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac)
  6. Double IPA (Stoup)
  7. Oatmeal Stout (Machine House)
  8. Kölsch
  9. Eddie IPL (Georgetown)
  10. coming tomorrow
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

More new beers …

Just tapped are two fantastic beers worth mentioning. We just added Holy Mountain’s Oak Aged Table Beer to the lineup. It’s an ethereal, low alcohol beer that’s been slightly soured and brings their characteristic funk to an incredibly complex beer. 10 oz for $5, no growler fills of this little wonder.

Also on tap now is Georgetown’s Eddie IPL. It’s one of my personal favorites of the style, probably in part due to the use of Mosaic hops, which lend it a fruity and punchy vibe while keeping a crisp lager backbone. It’s 6.9%, balancing hops with a little more alcohol than you’d expect in a lager. Available by growler.

 

We’re brewing again!

This week saw a return to what makes us feel normal. The new 7 barrel system went live on Monday and we churned out 3 batches of beer without too many hitches. There are always unforeseen issues when using new equipment, and we were surprised to see that there wouldn’t be too much to work around. It’ll be a few days before those beers hit the taps, so in the mean time, we’ve got a few more guest taps filling in.

I know it’s going to rain like hell tomorrow, but we just picked up more permanent outdoor shelter solution. That old custom cut tarp thingy was never meant to keep people dry throughout the winter, so come on down tomorrow and see how comfy you can be in the rain at Standard under this thing.

Heeeeeeeeeere’s the tap list! New beers are in bold:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. White Lodge Wit (Holy Mountain)
  3. Nothing But Flowers ISA (Black Raven) 5.0% light, dry, crisp, floral hoppiness
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale (Stoup)
  5. Saison Dolores (Almanac) 6.8% dry hopped saison w
  6. Top Cutter IPA (Bale Breaker) 6.8% citrus, fruity hops, pleasantly bitter
  7. Oatmeal Stout (Machine House)
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. NW Red Ale (Stoup)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

Guest tap: Reuben’s Brews American Brown Ale

Next up on the guest taps is Reuben’s Brews American Brown Ale, a 5 time medal winner. It’s a great beer for these cooler days. It’s 5.9%, a little chocolatey, a little citrusy on the hops, and a great reason to come out on a Friday night. With any luck, we’ll be brewing our first beers on the new system on Monday, so expect our taps to start filling back up with Standard beers in the next couple weeks. In the mean time, we hope our curated guest taps will keep you enjoying the patio on these waning summer evenings.

Tap List:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. White Lodge Wit (Holy Mountain)
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale (Stoup)
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Amarillo Fresh Hop (Schooner Exact)
  7. Oatmeal Stout (Machine House)
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. NW Red Ale (Stoup)
  11. American Brown Ale (Reuben’s Brews)
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Seahawks, and new beers

First, we’ll be open at 1pm today for the Seahawks game and your beer needs. Come watch the game with us on the big screen.

Second, we’ve added a couple more guest taps to the lineup, as our back stock dwindles. We will hopefully have the new system commissioned and brewing this week, so we’ll start replenishing the stock of Standard beers soon. In the mean time, come drink beers that we enjoy and soak up some rays on the patio. New on tap: Machine House’s Golden Ale and Oatmeal Stout. Don’t feel weird ordering other brewerys’ beers, please. It actually helps us keep our beers on tap for our first timers.

Tap list:

  1. Golden Ale (Machine House)
  2. White Lodge Wit (Holy Mountain)
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. Mosaic Pale Ale (Stoup)
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Amarillo Fresh Hop (Schooner Exact)
  7. Oatmeal Stout (Machine House)
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. NW Red Ale (Stoup)
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Three new beers on tap

As we creep up on brewing on the new system, we’re bringing on some of our fellow brewer’s beer to fill in the gaps on our beer list. We’ll be leaning on guest taps for a bit while we get back up on production. BUT FIRST, you should all know that we are selling a single keg of Saison finished with brettanomyces clausenii, also known as “Brett C”. It is funky and farmy in a balanced way that adds lots of rustic character to this dry, delicious beer. Come get this one before it’s gone.

We’ve added Holy Mountain’s White Lodge Wit to the lineup. It’s a perfect, soft, easy drinker, and one of my personal favorites in the style. Also, Stoup Brewing’s NW Red Ale is rounding out the tap list with it’s classic caramel notes, moderate hoppiness and a touch of chocolate malt. It’s great for a fall afternoon.

We will likely be adding Schooner Exact’s Amarillo Fresh Hop beer to the list tomorrow, so swing by and glug-a-lug.

Tap List:

  1. Imperial IPA
  2. Holy Mountain’s White Lodge Wit
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. Rye IPA
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Schooner Exact’s Amarillo Fresh Hop (Friday)
  7. Saison w/Brett C
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. Stoup’s NW Red Ale
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Saison on tap!

We just tapped some Saison, fermented with our house saison culture. There is only a small amount, so come get it fast if that’s your jam. As soon we kill that batch, we’ll be putting on a Brettanomyces finished Saison, so keep your eyes peeled if you love the funk.

Tap List:

  1. Imperial IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. Rye IPA
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Wheated Red Ale
  7. Saison
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. Kotbüsser
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Opening at noon today, Rye IPA on tap

Just a last minute note that we are opening early at noon today to be available for folks cruising the Seattle Summer Parkways event, which you should all come out and enjoy. 20th and 25th avenues are closed to cars from Columbia to Judkins, and there are a million things going on along the route. This is to celebrate the almost finished greenway that’s been under construction for the last year. Swing by for a pint and then go enjoy the Central District block party on foot in 80 degree weather. We’ll be giving tours of the new brew system … Woot!

The Rye IPA is back on tap, so here is the current tap list:

  1. Imperial IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. Rye IPA
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Dag Blabbit
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. Kotbüsser
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

New system is installed! Normal hours resume.

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We’ve made the jump! I’m proud to announce that we’ve sold our 1 bbl brewing system to Skagit Valley College for their new brewer’s program, and it’ll be used to educate a whole new crop of brewers in our area. I couldn’t imagine a better place for it. It’s been a very grueling stretch of work, preparing to receive our new 7 bbl system. Early this week, we took delivery of a forest of fermenters and a brand spanking new brew system that has us beaming with pride. There are still a few things needed to do in order to get it running, but the bulk of the extra work is finished. Beginning tomorrow (Friday) we will resume our normal hours of operation at 4pm. This means we will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays again, as well. We are also selling growler fills again, and proudly showing off our transition from nano to micro brewery. Come on down and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and drink some delicious beer.

An added note that the crowd favorite Summer Pale is back on tap, as well, and ready to be consumed with abandon. Get some before the name no longer fits the season!

Finally, we are selling off our stock of cornelius kegs as we burn through them. We have about 80 for sale, with relatively new seals at $70 each. Please email us if you are interested in picking up a few.

Tap List:

  1. Imperial IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Schwarz Kölsch
  4. ‘Merican Rye
  5. Summer Pale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Dag Blabbit
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. Kotbüsser
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

Limited hours

We’re getting closer to getting the new system installed, and we’ve brewed the final batch on our 1 barrel rig. During the transition, we’re going to be making a few changes. We will be closed Wednesdays and Thursdays until further notice, hopefully only for the next two weeks. This gives us the ability to do more intrusive work while keeping the doors open.

Also, due to the temporary halt in production, we will not be filling growlers until the new system is up and running. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We are almost there! Come by on Friday and drink the delicious Philistine IIIPA while it’s fresh!

Standard history for sale!

No, not the company to AB Inbev, our sexy brass tower keg dispenser is up for sale for $900. It comes with a free growler full of beer.

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I still remember the day I switched from bottling my homebrew to kegging it. What a difference it made. Bottling days were so time consuming and annoying. The beer would be done, and now it had to sit and condition in the bottle for a couple weeks before I could drink it. It felt like a waste of time. I’m not known for my patience, and moving to kegging was a godsend, as I could force carbonate and drink the good stuff immediately. I built a brass towered keezer to dispense the goods, and intended to clad it in wainscoting, so I could have the sexiest beer dispenser in homebrewdom. Overnight, the beer consumption doubled because of it’s ease of getting into my face, and I never got around to finishing the wood exterior.

When Standard first opened, I had 8 taps available. I had to build a new keezer to hold the variety I wanted to have. When we got an invite to Penumbra, the Stranger’s beer and music festival, I didn’t own a jockey box and had to come up with a way to dispense beer at a festival. In my basement at home, my first keezer sat, functional, but not finished. I spent the next week giving it swagger, so we could show up to our first festival in style, as the smallest brewery in attendance.

We pulled up to the loading dock and muscled it out of the truck. Rolling into the back of the hall, the Boneyard brewers passed and blurted, “Well, you guys win for presentation!” We proceeded to also win the randall competition by running the CDA through rosemary and Chinook hops. Looking back on it, that was about the moment we landed on the map. Bloggers and brewers took note, and we started getting visitors from outside the neighborhood. It seemed foolish not to included the new keezer eye candy in the taproom, and we bumped up to 12 taps that week.

Now it sits, looking fine, and in need of a new home. Please come take this baby off our hands so we can make room for new equipment. It’s been decommissioned and sits, looking for beer to dispense. Starting this week, we now pour straight out of our new cold room, and sadly must say goodbye to an old friend. Email me if you’re interested in taking it off our hands.

We’re back open! Phillistine IIIPA and Seahawks …

After a maddening 4 days of hard labor, the doors are back open and we’ll have normal hours today, tomorrow and Sunday. Please come down and watch some Seahawks pre-season action (at 5pm) on the big screen and drink the delicious Philistine IIIPA, which just hit the taps. This is the beer that took 2nd place at this year’s Hop Mob event, if you need convincing. It’s a Galaxy heavy, pilsner malt, 11.3% sipper, and it’s loaded with juicy pineappley tropical vibes great for erasing Friday and ushering you into Frinight.

Tap list:

  1. Summer Pale
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Imperial IPA
  4. ‘Merican Rye
  5. Wheated Red Ale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Dag Blabbit
  8. Kölsch
  9. Altbier
  10. Kotbüsser
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Temporary closure: Today and Thursday

Things are coming together at Standard as we sprint toward receiving the new 7 barrel system in a couple weeks. Our apologies for the last minute notice, but we will be closed today and Thursday while we do some major work around the brewery. Please swing by on Friday, though, as we’ll be releasing Philistine IIIPA once again! Regular hours continue through the weekend.

See you Friday!