Cafe Barjot Beer Dinner

Set aside next Tuesday night, December 15th, for a beer dinner done right. Nick Coffey, the brilliant chef that brought you pork braised with wort reduction and a gorgeous salad with IPA dressing last year will be putting together another beer dinner incorporating not just Standard Brewing’s beers, but using our beer ingredients in the food. Those of you that made it to last year’s event with these guys know it was an awesome pairing, and it shouldn’t be missed. Seatings are at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm, and reservations are required. $55/person includes a beer flight. Cafe Barjot is a hidden gem on north Capitol Hill, and even if you can’t make the beer dinner, you should pay a visit as soon as possible.

Something else to keep in mind: Standard Brewing is a great source for Christmas gifts. In addition to tee shirts and insulated stainless growlers full of beer, we offer gift certificates that any beer drinker cool enough to deserve a gift would love.

Pour Standard from a keg!

It’s holiday party time, and you’re gonna need some beer for the 30 people coming over on Friday. Why not buy a keg or 2 of some West Coast IPA, or your other favorite Standard beer to put on tap? For 2 years, it’s been difficult for us to supply these requests, but with our new system, there is plenty of beer to sell by the keg. Send us an email if you’re interested in availability.

Heaters, Outdoor Screen, New Beer!

Ok, so it took longer than I’d hoped, but we’ve got two heavy duty heaters up on the patio now, and it is quite comfortable out there. We’ve also moved the projector to the patio, so you can come down and watch the Seahawks comfortably outside. We’ll have the sound on and everything.

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To go with the game, we’ve just tapped Bam Bam Black Beer. It’s 4.7%, and it starts with rich roasty grains, but finishes very clean and crisp. Think American Schwarzbier. It’s a great football beer for those of you that aren’t looking for big hops, but want something more complex in the grain bill.

Tap List!

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Wheated Red Ale
  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. Glass Jaw
  11. Sweet Nothings
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

Beer Release: Glass Jaw Wheat Ale

Did you brave the harrowing halls of big box stores today, cashing in on crazy deals and battling irritable, passive-aggressive (or aggressive-aggressive) shoppers? Maybe you took a turn to the hills like so many this year, and found some snow and a little solace on a mountainside. Either way, come on down tonight and try a Glass Jaw, our light and creamy wheat ale, because it just hit the taps. We’re proud to bring you this little number, which is dry-hopped lightly with Nelson Sauvin hops for a subtle complexity, and refreshingly easy to drink at 4.7%. Here’s the tap list to kick off a month of Christmas tunes, holiday parties, and travel plans:

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Wheated Red Ale
  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. Glass Jaw
  11. Sweet Nothings
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

We’l be open on Thanksgiving

It’s that time again. It’s time to take a 4 day weekend, gorge yourself goofy and feel good about it that day after. Time to bring forth your secret recipes and indulge in the most mammoth quantity of good food you’ll set your eyes on all year, following up with copious adult beverages in the name of, not patriotism, scaring people, or some Irish saint, but just being gosh-darned thankful for stuff. It is the best holiday of them all, if you ask me, and unless you’re Canadian and already celebrated a month ago, you’ve got an obligation to warm your belly and be satisfied. If you’re like me, you’ll need at least one growler of beer for the party. In the name of all thanky things, we’ll be open from 11am-1pm tomorrow (that’s Thanksgiving), so you can grab some fermented product for your git-together. See you then.

The patio is now covered!

I sure wish this would’ve been done a couple months ago, but we still have plenty of winter left. The patio is now properly covered with a 10 foot high, 550 square foot overhang! Back when the patio was a little triangle in the front of the building, I had a guy fashion a cloth covering to keep the rain off our heads. Well, as the world driving down Jackson became very aware, it was in bad shape. It was only intended as a temporary solution, and it certainly did it’s best to live beyond it’s expiration date. The wind storm last week tore the remaining shreds apart, and just in time, we got the overhang up. Take a look!

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“Looks good, but how will I stay warm?” you ask. Ahh, help is on the way. For the next day or two, you’ll just have to snuggle up to the propane heater with a boozy beer in hand, but a plethora of industrial heaters were recently procured, and I fully expect them to be capable of curling your hair in a snowstorm. With any luck, they’ll be hooked up by next week. A special thanks to regulars Zeke and Alejandro for their help in realizing this baby. It would not have been possible without them.

Beer Release: Sweet Nothings on tap now

Remember the “0 IBU IPA”? We just released the second version of this concept. “International bitterness units” or “IBUs” are a measurement of isomerized alpha acids. Alpha acids contribute bitterness to a beer, but they aren’t soluble until you boil them (or get them very hot). For a long time, it was thought that boiling temperatures were absolutely necessary to get IBUs, but it turns out that isn’t necessarily true. In this beer, no amount of hops were boiled, but we steeped a ton of them just after the boil, greatly reducing the bitterness, while contributing tons of hop aroma, which would evaporate during a boil. The result is a soft, very aromatic pale ale. Highlighting Galaxy and Simcoe hops, we refrained from any filtering or finings to maximize the hop aroma. This is one you want to drink fresh. 6.8%, and ready for guzzlin’.

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Wheated Red Ale
  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. Sweet Nothings
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

P.S. We have a special announcement regarding the patio coming tomorrow, but if you just can’t wait, come on down tonight and get yourself a preview …

Beer Release: Wheated Red is back!

Just in time for you to fill up your growlers for the most pivotal Seahawks game yet, the Wheated Red Ale makes a return to the taps. It’s dry, and complex, highlighting an earthy and spicy dry hop. It’s 5.8% and great for a crisp, sunny, fall afternoon. come and get it.

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As usual, we will have the Seahawks on the screen, and the heaters will be cranked, so come enjoy the end of the weekend with us!

Tap list:

  1. Cascadian Dark Ale
  2. Om (Holy Mountain)
  3. Autumn Pale
  4. Wheated Red Ale
  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. coming Wednesday
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

 

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