Are you all paying attention? I’ve got a ton to talk about this week, so hang up the phone and pour yourself a pint. This post is a juicy one. This week, we will have been open for a whole year, and I’m so excited we’re here. I didn’t realize when I got the idea to open a tiny brewery that I’d be doing it with so many other people, but it was exciting to see the new wave of community around us. Rooftop, Populuxe, Peddler, Machine House, Spinnaker Bay, Reuben’s Brews, Seapine, Lower Case, Tin Dog, Burdick … makes one’s head spin, and that’s just the Seattle metro area. We’re gonna celebrate all this exciting beer making on Thursday.
We’re going to be partying at the brewery from noon till 10 pm, releasing our 12% Anniversary Ale. Half of the batch will be in kegs, and we are bottling the other half in 22 oz format (only 100 bottles!). This is our first bottle release, so come get it before it’s history. They’ll be going for $16. Tax is included, so, really $14.61.
We will be hosting two food trucks for the anniversary party. The first will be Crema Crepes (sweet and savory crepes) from noon-4pm, and Snout and Co. (Cuban and southern food stylings) from 5-9pm. We’re excited to bring new food to the neighborhood, so come have lunch and/or dinner with us!
We are also releasing Darren’s first recipe, an India Red Ale. It has a robust, dry malt backbone and uses Belma, Northern Brewer, Columbus and Citra hops. Belma is an interesting hop, with citrus and strawberry being it’s dominant characteristic. You’re gonna love it. The IRA will be on tap starting Wednesday.
Wednesday will also see the new Legacy Session Single Hop. Legacy hops come from Puterbaugh Farms, the same folks that came up with Belma, which will no doubt get a single hop batch at some point. Supposedly, they have been growing it since 1963, but only released it in 2013. It’s known for a black currant (cassis) flavor, but it also brings some grapefruit and spice to the picture. It’s 5.5%, and ready for your pint.
Stainless growlers are in! Those of you who pre-ordered them can come pick them up. The rest of you can buy them for $45. As with everything at Standard, we eat the tax, so … $41.10, a steal on the insulated growler market. Also, they’re super sexy. Dog not included at purchase price …
Lastly, have you heard of Penumbra? It’s the Stranger’s beer and music festival, and it’s happening on Saturday, March 29th. We’ll be the smallest brewery in attendance, and it should be a whole lot of fun. Bands, breweries, a randall competition, food trucks … a smoking lounge. See you there!