There’s no “i” in beer. Unless it’s a bier.

Or a bière. Two new “beers” on tap, of the European persuasion.

First, the Altbier. You may remember this guy from a while back. A brother to Kölsch, Alt is a darker version, with more malt complexity. The two primary styles revolve around the choice to involve hops more, or less. In Düsseldorf, it is common to make it slightly hoppy, sometimes including a dry hop. This is the style this beer is made in. Using spicy German hops and toasty, nutty Munich malts, the Alt is 4.8%, and a great, complex, light beer for these spring-like afternoons.

Then, Bière de Garde. Perhaps you saw this one before and thought, “that looks too weird for me.” Where the Belgians have Saison, the French have Bière de Garde. Intended to sit for a time before serving, this beer usually matures very well. The strain of yeast we use allows it to maintain a malty profile while adding a white wine-like, fruity dryness with a slightly tart edge. Very complex, deep and delicious. It’s 8.6%, and waiting for you.

There’s also no “I” in the Seahawks, a team that wins more as a team than any other team in football. On Sunday, they’ll be playing a historic second Super Bowl against the dark, cheaty villains known as the Patriots. Come watch the most exciting thing since one year ago. The game will be on both screens (the projector is fixed, if you were here for the last game), and everyone’s favorite Amy will be on the taps. Game time is at 3:30.

Here’s the current tap list:

  1. Rye IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Imperial IPA
  4. Pale Ale
  5. Wheated Red Ale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Imperial Rye IPA
  8. Winter Farmhouse Ale
  9. Altbier
  10. Bière de Garde
  11. Auld Alliance
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer