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!
The week has come and gone, and we know you need a beer. Standard has your fix, with our newest release, Small Hands Lager. Unfiltered, soft and grainy, clean and slightly floral, this guy is a daily fortifier built for coming down off of Friday. It’s on tap now, and the doors are open, so come fill up and celebrate a sunny start to the weekend.
We heard a lot of moaning when Voodoo Funk #1 kicked the can. For those of you that felt that pain, you’re in luck. A mixed culture sour, Voodoo Funk #2 puts out notes of sour candy and cellar funk. It’s medium bodied and fruity with a long finish. 5.5%, and so, so good.
We’re also swinging back to the hops for a second, with another delicious, hazy pale ale. Crop Circles Extra Pale is hop-bursted and backloaded with tons of Simcoe and Azacca hops, for an excess of pine and grapefruit notes, and 6.1% ABV.
Come and be merry.
Heads up … we’re doing an awesome beer dinner with our friends over at Bramling Cross in Ballard, and there are only a few days left to get your tickets. The fun starts at 7pm on Monday, February 20th. Chef Travis will be in attendance to present an awesome menu paired with 5 Standard beers, and there’s even an IPA cocktail with dessert! These guys are doing great things, and we’re super excited about this event. Tickets are $55/person, and you can get yours by calling the restaurant at 206.420.8192.
Joey of the Day, Pale Ale
Voodoo Funk, Bottle-Conditioned Sour
Mosaic Pale Ale
House Country Sourdough with brewer’s grains, whipped butter
Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad, Meyer lemon
Saffron Arancini with Taleggio, thyme
Salt Cod Mantecato with fresh herbs, crostini
Salt & Pepper Fritto Misto, squid, shrimp, rockfish, fennel
Pan-roasted Pork Tenderloin with kumquat agrodolce, farro
A Hop-Inspired Beer Cocktail
Something Sweet from the pastry team…
The Super Bowl has the wrong bird team in it, but Seahawks fans can feel good knowing that we beat both of the teams playing in it this year. There’s always next season. In the mean time, come on down and enjoy the last game of the season, stress-free, with a delicious beer in your hand. The patio is dry and warm, and the screen image bright. Whether you’re rooting for the perennial dynasty or the newcomers, we’ve got a great place for you to watch it. Doors open at 2pm, as usual.
We’re gettin’ froggy this week with a triple IPA brewed to draxx you up. 10% ABV, pilsner, maris and wheat malts get hypothetical on your clavicle. Vic Secret, Kohatu, and Mosaic hops are your rainbow connection to notes of pineapple and papaya. If any of them terries come up in here trying some grab-ass and the touchy-feely, we got this on lock. Get your Bergeron, cuz with great power comes great reshpronsitrillitrance. We won’t take no for an answer.
When it rains, it pours. We are dropping two new awesome beers on you this week. With the first beers from our barrel room coming to fruition, you get to come take a taste of our funk program.
Voodoo Funk #1 is now on tap. Soured with Lactobacillus and fermented and aged with 100% Brettanomyces, it’s a complex, barny, fruity, tart and dry thirst quencher. We’re having a hard time not having another. Look for others in this line, using different strains of Brett for each release. 5.5%, and not available in growlers, unfortunately.
Woodshop Smoked Sour is also on tap. In the style of the esoteric Lichtenhainer Weisse, and much like a Berliner Weisse with smoked malt, we had our good friends at Woodshop BBQ smoke the pilsner malt for this peculiar beer. It’s tart and lemony, but laced with hickory smoke, and perfect with a little barbecued meat. 4.2%, and also not available in growlers.
Sour fans, rejoice, and come on down to the brewery for some pre-spring beers. It’s kind of nice out.
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.
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.
Hey guys, remember this?
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.
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!
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!
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