Friday, July 18, 2008

Old Rip is on the scene.....

You heard it here first...

Diana had here farewell party, but appears to be staying for a bit longer, sometime around the first of August...Our beer brewed in her honor seems to have stuck around just about as long as her. There is less than a 1/2 barrel left. As the man at the bar with the big hair, think surfer voice, said "it's sooo organic man". Take it from a man who knows.....

The Old Sol in bottles is all gone, we still have this delicious beer on draft, but not for much longer...

Summer is in full swing....get out and enjoy it while its here, cause sooner than later I imagine that it will be back to rain and colder temps...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Come in and say goodbye to Diana...

When: This Thursday, July 17th, after 6:30pm, here at the Big Time. Diana, who left us a bit ago, but failed to leave the city yet, is finally about to move towards California.... She will, if you are lucky enough reveal where it is she plans to go and why...I think it has something to do with Willie Nelson...but am not sure....I hope to see you all there. Of Course the beer brewed in her honor should be flowing, ask for it by name Artemis Organic Pale...the guardian of the hunt and the forest...she is headed to Humbolt after all..... See you there.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

just a quick one

The Old Sol is flowing, the bottles are flying out the door, and it is one super tasty beverage, that arrived just in time for summer.

The Artemis Organic Pale ale is a real hit. Come on in and wish Diana the very best on her new journey to who knows, I don't even think she does.

For all of you that keep coming in and asking for it, your wish has been granted....on the longest day of the year we brewed the darkest beer we make, thats right Old Rip Oatmeal Stout will make an appearance in the next couple of weeks.

Bill brewed another Hopfest, our single hop pale ale. He used Autanum hops throughout this time. Look for that real soon.

We are coming up with ideas for the 20th anniversary shirt as well as how to properly celebrate 20 years of doing business.

That is all for now.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Buffalo Theory

This one landed in my inbox the other day. Diana, who will be leaving us soon sent it my way, I think it was passed to her from her mother. hurray for mom....

In one episode of “Cheers”, Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the concept explained any better than this:

“Well you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. When the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at th back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest numbers.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

Blanche de Mensonge, the belgian wheat beer is excellent, it looks like it brought the summer weather for a few days at least.

Artemis, the organic pale made with Cascade and Columbus hops is tasting great. It should be flowing sooner than later. It is after all Diana's last weekend with us, and she kind of has to be on hand when the beer goes on tap.

Also this weekend is the release of Old Sol Wheatwine. I expect to see you all on Saturday for some fine adult beverages. Bill has been working overtime to get the beer in bottles and ready to head out the door. Apply the Buffalo Theory and come on in, get rid of those weaker brain cells, we could call it getting smarter.....ha ha. Hope to see you all soon for a pint or two. It looks that summer is on the way, school is out and we are a bit more mellow all summer long.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

just a quick one.....

The Biggest Beerfest in Washington is this weekend out at St Edwards Park in Kenmore. Those of you that haven't yet joined WABL should. One incentive, other than supporting great Washington Beer, for joining is at this festival is you get a larger, glass tasting cup, and access to a special keg of beer provided to the festival by one of the many quality Washington Breweries. We have tickets to this fantastic event.

I can not believe that I am writing this, it snowed last night at the Summit, but the following weekend is the Summer Solstice, the arrival of summer? Old Sol Wheatwine will be flowing, if this weather holds it will be the sunshine in a glass that you need to make it through until summer really arrives. I expect to see you all there snifter in hand.

We should have a few new beers on draft shortly, one should already be flowing but our friendly sign makers spelled the name wrong delaying its release.

We still have growlers available, they are very cool and since it is the first time we have ever done one everyone should be coming down to get their hands on this piece of history. Thanks so much and hope to see you soon enjoying a tasty pint or two in Seattle's Original Brewpub.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

beer and gas....

There you have it folks. This landed in my inbox this morning and I thought it was only appropriate to pass it on. With the hop crisis it looks like the hop heads and the motor heads will be competing for at least the next year for which is cheaper. I am sure that gas will win this race as I have heard it is supposed to creep up to the 5 dollar mark this summer, and I don't see pints, at least in our establishment hitting that yet.

In other news the Trombipulator is all gone, if you got some you were one of the lucky, if not you really missed out. It was one of the best batches I have ever tasted.

The organic pale ale, Artemis, was brewed a few days ago, look for it in the near future. This is another first for the Big Time. The growlers are selling fast, they are beautiful. Stop in and get one.

We plan to put out a new design for the Old Wooly shirts, right now we are trying to figure out if we are going to do long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, or pullover hoodies. Sound off with what you would like to see. Zack, the ave rat artist designed them and they are super cool.

Old Sol Wheatwine comes out on Saturday the 21st, I expect to see you all there. Come on in and celebrate half a year of rain with us, maybe it will bring the sun out of hiding.

We still have tickets to the Mother of all Father's Day, Brewer's festival out at St Edwards park in Kenmore. I expect to see you all there. Click here for more information.

Just a reminder beer is cheaper than gas, so drink up. For those of you that must know a gallon of gas is 4.25 a gallon of beer is 16.00 at our establishment so maybe beer really isn't cheaper than gas, but I do think that it has more social value than gas. On that note I will sign off, and if you drink don't drive.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!

They finally arrived. After all the talk and then the planning, which consisted of drinking a few beers at a certain friends house, while "playing" with ideas on the computer. Then there was the hashing and re hashing of ideas with Bill and Armon. Yesterday they finally arrived in the almost 20 years that we have been around we have never produced a 1/2 gallon growler, what better way to celebrate 20 years than with a commemorative beer holding vessel. They are on clear glass so the color of the beer exposes or hides different parts of the design. We did a limited number, and I anticipate that they will be a hot commodity. Come on down hoist a pint or two, fill a growler and head home with one of the few Big Time growlers. Here's to seeing you sooner than later.

In other news....

Trombipulator is almost done.
Summer is on the way...i hope.
Stay tuned for the 20th Anniversary plans.