Friday, August 24, 2007

Elysian VS Big Time

The stage has been set. Next Wednesday night from 5 to 9pm at Elysian Brewing's Tangletown location, The Big Time will square off against the Elysian in a schedule three round bout.
Round 1
Prometheus VS Scarlet Fire

Round 2
Cask Immortal VS Cask Bhagwan's

Round 3, the title match
Cantwell VS Jenkins in a Rock em Sock em Robots duel

I can only imagine how this would all play out........

"Are you ready to rumbleeeeeee!!!" in the typical fight announcer voice.

" In the red corner, weighing in at 140lbs, full of piss and vinegar, with a mild, soft spoken manner, Bill Jenkins "

"In the blue corner......." you get the point.

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

WABL night at the Big Time

This upcoming Monday night all the WABL's are invited down to the Big Time for a rockin good time. For all WABL's with their passport or t-shirt pints will be $3.50. The draft list should be current although Matt's Red Eye and Yardbird Wheat are almost gone. There will be a keg of Brown Bombshell, a coffee brown ale in addition to a Pale Ale that has been dry hopped with fresh hops that Bill's son Keenan picked from their front yard. There is a possibility that the Powderfinger Rye will be on draft.

Instead of the usual raffle where we pick numbers from a hat we are tossing around the idea of a beer trivia event. Chris, Bill's assistant has been tapped to put this together. He has put together other trivia nights around town so he already has experience. Think of it as earning your prize.

Monday night will be the last night of one of our bartenders, Carlos. He is headed off to Spain to study abroad for a semester, he has promised us he will return. Lets give him a great send off. Hint he will be the red head behind the bar. We have a tradition of pieing people on their last day so you may even get to see him get covered with whipped cream, although usually it happens later in the evening.

For those of you who missed the event at the Latona Pub a few Mondays ago we will try to get Sarah to host the trivia night, maybe we can get her to sing again. Who knows we will have to wait and see. She puts on quite a show, it is not to be missed.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Photo blog of the brewer's night

The night begins.
the ladies prepare

Danielle shows her hop broach, courtesy of our garden.
hop broach

Drew was there, wearing his Big Time tie dye shirt. Old school.
did somebody say tie die

Bill talks about the beer in his usual loud, overbearing voice.
blah, blah, blah

We start the raffle. It is straight forward, that is of course until Sarah takes over. That is when the place really got going. Here we are having a bit of fun.
and the winner is

I try to maintain the straight man face, as Sarah brings the house to their knees, she had them all in the palm of her hand. I believe she is in the middle of "Like a Virgin" or "Papa Don't Preach" when this was taken. It was one of the best nights I have had in a long time. Thank you Sarah, thank you Bob, and thank you Bill who without the night would not have even happened.
papa don't preach

There you have it thanks to all who made a trip to the Latona to celebrate with us. We appreciate it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sarah Stole the show...

Monday night was a night to remember, not only was it our Brewer's night at the Latona Pub, it was the kickoff event for their 20th anniversary. That is not why it will be remembered though. Our very own Sarah put on a show that will be talked about forever, especially by those in attendance. How many of you can say you have heard "Papa Don't Preach" sung in the middle of a raffle? Not many I'd imagine. I laughed until my sides heart and then continued to laugh as she finished up her performance with "Like a Virgin". Sarah is our resident Madonna fan, she celebrates all things Madonna and has a year party where all in attendance must be dressed appropriately. In addition to Sarah, we celebrated all things Bill, he brewed a Double Decade IPA just for the event, we also had a Dry Hopped Version that was well liked. If you weren't there you missed out on a great evening. I think it left Bob speechless. Let's just say I know who to call on when I need an announcer to run the show in the future. Sarah. There are pictures, those of you that took them please send them. I used a friend's camera and will have my pictures shortly. Look for the evidence soon.

Sunbreak Blonde Ale is on draft. Double Decade is available in the pint, the pitcher or even the gallon to go, sorry no retail kegs though.

Coming up soon to a tap near you:
Kolsh 45
Powderfinger Rye

Friday, August 10, 2007

Don't miss out...

This upcoming Monday is our Brewer's night at the Latona Pub, to kick off their 20th anniversary celebration. Come on by, the festivities start at around 8pm. We will have The Double Decade anniversary beer in addition to a few other beers on tap, think IPA. We have a few shirts to raffle off and the evening will be a grand celebration.

New and exciting on draft:
Buster's Brown ale
Double Decade 20th Latona's 20th anniversary ale
Brown Bombshell

Scarlet Fire shirts are in the works. I should be speaking with the artist in the upcoming days, we hope to have shirts in the not too distant future. We struggled with a design for this beer for awhile, it has been around for so long and has a long history, add to it that everyone has their own idea of what the logo/shirt should look like and it makes for some difficult decisions. I do believe the shirt will rock, we are using the same artist that produced the Ave Rat shirt/logo.

The Washington Beer Commission is having and Oktoberfest out at St Edwards Park on Friday September 14th 3-9 and Saturday September 15th 1-9. We will be represented there. Funny that Oktoberfest is always in September, ohhh how the world works.

Have a good weekend. Bottoms up.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Fresh off the press....

The Meerkat IPA was on draft for mere moments it seems. It was a crowd favorite. The Old Sol is gone as well, to return next year at the same time. It is also headed to Denver this year as one of our 6 entries. Speaking of Denver and the Great American Beer Festival, Bill has started to brew some of the beers, like the Brown Bombshell, a coffee Brown Ale. It will use Stumptown coffee, they are opening a coffee shop on Capitol Hill that I have been told will be open around the beginning of September. Let the take over begin. This being the first time experimenting with a coffee brown ale we are infusing it in the keg and trying varying amounts and varieties of coffee. Stop in for a pint and see if you notice the differences. It was on cask to rave reviews all weekend.

We are in the process of ordering new shirts, the inventory got a bit low so we decided it was time. There is also a rumor of a Scarlet Fire shirt in the works.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer that we are having and that everyone is ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Latona Pub. Next Monday we kick of the anniversary week with our Brewer's night. Come on come all.