Counterbalance Brewing 5th Anniversary Party & Beer Releases

Seattle, Washington’s Counterbalance Brewing is celebrating their 5th anniversary on January 24th and 25th, 2020. Despite dry January, Counter Balance is enticing people out for the anniversary with

5th Anniversary Special Releases:

2020 Bourbon Barrel Aged Kushetka Imperial Stout

The third iteration of our collaboration with 2Bar Spirits, aged in 2Bar straight bourbon barrels for 12 months. Kushetka’s bold, roasty notes and hop bite to meld beautifully with oak and spicy bourbon. Available on draft and in 12oz bottles. Delicious now and will cellar well.

2020 Vodka Barrel Aged Belgian Style Golden Ale

Belgian Golden Strong Ale aged in barrels previously used to age Glass Distillery’s grape-distilled vodka. The result is fruity, earthy, and complex with a wine-like body and delicate, yet potent, result. Available on draft and in 12oz bottles. Delicious now and will cellar well.

2020 5th Anniversary “5×5” IPA

A bright, full, flavored, citrus-forward Hazy IPA brewed with five grains and five hops and landing at a very balanced and drinkable 5% ABV. In radio parlance, “5×5” means “Loud and Clear,” and more casually, “all good,” which… it is. Available on draft and in 16oz cans.

All three beers will be available Friday (3-9pm) and Saturday (noon-9pm), as well as additional treats and surprises. Food provided on Friday by Chavoya’s Hot Dogs and on Saturday by Layers Sandwich Co.

Counterbalance Brewing Company, owned and operated by Jeff Howell and Frank Lawrence, opened its doors and launched wholesale distribution in February 2015. Counterbalance beers are self-distributed to bars, restaurants, and retail locations throughout King County and occasionally beyond.

Counterbalance Brewing Company
503 South Michigan Street, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-453-3615
Wholesale inquiries:

Taproom Hours:
Sunday 2:00-6:00pm
Mon-Thu 3:00-8:00pm
Fri 3:00-9:00pm
Sat 12:00-9:00pm

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