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BEWBC April Membership Meeting:

Elliott Bay Brewery Tour and Belgian Tasting and Discussion

Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm

Elliott Bay Brewery – Burien Location

255 SW 152nd St.

Burien, WA 98166

Tel: 206.246.4211

http://www.elliottbaybrewing.com/  

At February’s meeting we discussed getting some more tours of local breweries and also focusing on tasting certain styles to understand how to brew them better.  So, we’ve decided to take our next beer meeting on the road again over to Elliott Bay Brewery.

RSVP HERE

 

Elliott Bay puts out an exhaustive list of beers (check their website) which also features a bunch of Belgian themed brews - some really redefining the Belgian styles.  There are only a few craft brewers in the Seattle area who see their Belgian brews as more than just a seasonal joy, but a year-round art.  Doug Hindman and his crew take these beers seriously and it really shows. 

At the meeting, we are looking to get a tour around the new brewery and pick the brewer's brain for a while on their brews as well as their approach to the Belgian style.  To help provide some context to the discussion, I have recruited the help of a great Belgian-loving homebrewer, Colin Lenfesty.  Colin and his brewing partner Rodney Clark excel at brewing Belgian beers, as evidenced by the first beer that they ever submitted to a competition placing in the Best of Show Round and being picked up to be brewed by the Seattle Ram in last year's Puget Sound Pro-Am.

Colin will be giving us some tips and techniques for brewing your next batch of Belgians.  If we get lucky, we might be able to see if Elliott Bay is willing to let us take home some yeast samples to try to brew with!

Don Scheidt will also be at the meeting to help talk about Belgian styles and lead us through some tastings of Belgians.  Here are some of the brews that we will have on hand:

  • Witbier: Hoegaarden Wit
  • Belgian Pale Ale: De Koninck
  • Saison: Saison Dupont
  • Belgian Specialty Ale: La Chouffe
  • Flanders Red Ale: Rodenbach Grand Cru
  • Gueuze: Oude Geuze Vieille, Oud Beersel
  • Fruit Lambic: Lindemann's Framboise
  • Belgian Blonde Ale: Leffe Blonde
  • Belgian Dubbel: Westmalle Dubbel
  • Belgian Tripel: Westmalle Tripel
  • Belgian Golden Strong: Lucifer
  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale: Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of the Emperor

As always, we encourage folks to bring in a bottle of homebrew to share and get feedback on.  If you have something Belgian, outstanding.  If not, whatever you have is fine.  Please bring it in discretely as this is a private establishment and before we open anything, we will get approval from management.  However, more than likely we will have more than our fair share of brews to taste at this meeting.

And what would a Belgian meeting be without chocolates...

Directions:

I-5 N or S to exit 154.  Drive west from I-5 on SR 518 for approx. 4 miles. Follow the sign to SW 148th St. and continue across 1st Ave. SW to 4th Ave. SW. Turn left at 4th and proceed S four blocks to SW 152nd St.

Elliott Bay is situated on the SE corner of the intersection of SW 152nd St. and 4th Ave. SW.

For more information, contact Mark Emiley: 206-251-1344, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.