IPA Day/Seahawks Randall

Hey guys.

Remember how Joe Namath showed up in a dazzling fur coat and flipped the coin toss too early and how he had to re-flip it and how we still won the coin toss and how we chose to put our defense on the field to start the garsh-darned Super Bowl? Remember how the first snap of the game went over Peyton’s XXL head and we got a safety on the first play of the game, and how it was the quickest score in the history of the Super Bowl? Remember how we waited and waited for Percy to get healthy and how he got that horrible concussion and then how he barely came back in time for the big game and how he almost scored right away in the first quarter? And how Kam Chancellor followed the Peyton humiliation by intercepting that dumb pass, and how Marshawn got us way ahead by being all about that action? Then remember how Malcolm Smith started MVP talk with that interception off a Cliff Avril tip that put us up 22-0? And then Percy gave us what we all had been waiting for and made the dream a reality by cementing history in Seattle’s favor with a kickoff return touchdown that made the orange jerseys look like a junior varsity team? And then Byron Maxwell punched the ball out of Demarius Thomas’ big dreams of third quarter revival, and Malcolm Smith sealed the MVP deal? And then Ricardo Lockette? And then Jermaine Kearse? And then Doug Baldwin?

Look, the world thought we were a silly, pop-off kid that didn’t understand the big leagues, and we completely flipped the equation, using a cast-away coach, a handful of undrafted players and an old school defensive system thought to be outdated. We’ve been reveling in that historic win and waiting patiently for the return of our terrifyingly good team since February. In the mean time, we lost a handful of players, but none were terribly consequential on a team that values healthy competition and a readiness to accept and train the next most competitive player. Tonight at 6:00pm, we get to see what comes next. If you live in Seattle, there’s a good chance you care about these things, and if you do, you should come watch the pre-season opener, a rematch of the Super Bowl, at the brewery. I can’t say how thrilled I am to start showing games again. Somehow, it’s already NFL time again. Somehow, the start of our season lands squarely on IPA Day. This couldn’t be more fitting, since we are doing randalls for Seahawk games again. Tonight, we are randalling the Imperial IPA through Nugget and Citra. Go Hawks!!

Here’s the tap list this week:

  1. Rye IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Imperial IPA (Nugget and Citra randall)
  4. Pale Ale
  5. Wheated Red Ale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. India Red Ale
  8. Imperial Rye IPA
  9. Kolsch
  10. Dry Hopped Rye Saison (next up, El Dorado Single Hop)
  11. Summer Wheat Saison
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer
  13. Tepache