Brouwer’s Cafe Announces Triple IPA Roadshow, Beerlesque, Orval Day, and Hardliver

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One of the west coast’s great beer bars, Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle, WA, has announced a bunch of killer events for the beginning of 2018. On February 1st the pub will host the 4th annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Kickoff, then on February 8th Brouwer’s is bringing in burlesque performers with beers for BEERlesque. February 24-25 is the infamous 13th annual HardLiver Barleywine Fest, and finally March 24th comes an Orval Day celebration. More info on each below. Brouwer’s Cafe is located at 400 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103.


4th Annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Kickoff

Thursday, February 1st @ 3pm

Several years ago, a few Washington brewers got together and discussed a few topics concerning the industry. One of those topics centered on all the hype a certain early-year, California beer release received every year.  Wanting to promote the terrific Triple IPAs that local brewers create, that band of intrepid brewers came together to create what was known as the Hop Mob.

What started out as 12 breweries showcasing their Triple IPA chops has now grown to over 50 Washington breweries coming together to create this amazing and unique event.

Brouwer’s has strived to be a platform to show off these wares and once again we’ll be tapping the lion’s share of the available IIIPAs for the annual kickoff event. We invite you to come out come out, drink some giant IPAs, and help support the mission of the Hop Mob – to promote the fantastic beers that Washington brewers are producing.

List of Participating Breweries:

5 Rights Brewing

7 Seas Brewing

Airways Brewing

Aslan Brewing

At Large Brewing

Backwoods Brewing

Bale Breaker Brewing

Bent Bine Brewing

Boundary Bay Brewery

Cloudburst Brewing

Dirty Bucket Brewing

Dru Bru

Fortside Brewing

Georgetown Brewing

Ghostfish Brewing

Iron Goat Brewing

Matchless Brewing & Triceratops Brewing collaboration beer

Naked City Brewery

Paradise Creek Brewery

Postdoc Brewing

RAM Brewery

Reuben’s Brews

Sound to Summit Brewing

Standard Brewing

Stoup Brewing

Sumerian Brewing

Urban Family Brewing

Wet Coast Brewing

Young Buck Brewing


BEERlesque– an Evening of Beer and Burlesque

featuring Sailor St. Claire, Maggie McMuffin, Sara Dipity, Ruby Mimosa, and Amara Strutt 
Thursday, February 8th 9-11 pm

Breaking from the normal fare of Brouwer’s Café, we’ll be hosting a wonderful night of entertainment featuring some of Seattle’s finest burlesque performers. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to PAWS, a Washington animal service organization dedicated to treating injured wildlife and finding loving animals their forever homes.

To help fundraising, this will be a ticketed event. We will pre-sell tickets and have a few available for purchase the evening of the event. Pre-sold tickets will be $20 and includes a chain and a beer from one of our partner breweries – Samuel Smith, Lindeman’s, Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, and Dupont.

The show will begin around 9 pm and run until 11 pm. A limited menu will be available during the event. Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets —


16th Annual Hardliver Barleywine Fest

Saturday/Sunday February, 24-25th All Day

Out of the bleakness of the Seattle Winter comes a shining beacon of hope. After conditioning (or pickling) your bodies during the holiday season, it’s time to do some real heavy lifting and again show your body whose boss. That’s right! Hard Liver is upon us once more.

Now in its 16th year, we’ll be showcasing the best the world in barleywine has to offer. Old stalwarts of the style will mix it up with recent releases in a no-holds-barred event where the winner is surely to be you.

We will be tapping at least 45 barleywines that’ll make you taste buds tingle and your body mourn what could’ve been had there not been such a thing as barleywine.

Join us the last weekend in February for this time-honored tradition where we will once again find out, “How hard is your liver?!”


Brouwer’s Cafe 13th Anniversary and Orval Day

Saturday, March 24th

They say the number 13 is unlucky, but after that many years in Seattle, we’d say we are truly lucky to have found such a wonderful home.  We always like to blow it out for our anniversaries and this year will certainly be no exception.

Please join us in celebrating another year in this terrific city. We’ll have two outstanding anniversary beers brewed by our friends at North Fork in Deming, WA and Structures in Bellingham.  In addition to those two offerings, we’ll de diving deep into the cellar to bring out anniversary beers of years past and some other tasty brews as well.

To top it all off, it’s also National Orval Day! One of our very favorite Trappist brews is being celebrated once again and we couldn’t be happier to share the day with them. We’ll have Orval both fresh and aged for your enjoyment.

It promises to be a memorable day, so please come out to celebrate and cheers what will be a great year ahead.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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