Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Starting Anacortes tasting now. Glass give away and beers are tasty!
Bottles of Fish 10 squared and Lucky Bastard also in!
Dogfish Head Bitches Brew and Squall IPA in. 1/2 hour lead for Tweeters! 2 bot max

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lompoc C-Note and Diamond Ho-Ho now on tap. $10 growler fills for Black Friday
Dissident is in! 2 bottle Max.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Laying some wood. Fremont Little Woody and Left Hand Oak Aged Imp. Stout just tapped!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hopworks Urban Brewery Lager now on tap!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Get a sneak peak-Double, Oaked and Arrogant Bastard on tap!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Anchor Steam now on draft.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Laughing Dog Alpha Dog on tap. Arf'n good beer!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lazy Boy IPA on tap!

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Belgium Trippel and Foggy Noggin Oski Wow Wow Scotch tapped!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sierra Nevada 30th Brewers Reserve bottles in stock. Leafer Madness Fresh Hop too!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Port Brewing High Tide just tapped.
Ten FIDY tapped, vertical tasting started-see you here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ninkasi brewers night starting now. SleighR, Tricerahops and Oatis! 5-8pm.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eel River Organic IPA and Iron Horse Fresh Hop Loco Red now on tap!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Elysian Great Pumpkin just tapped! Its a smalll keg so git on down here!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lompoc C-note IPA now on tap! Don't miss this Portland beer. Yum
Sierra Nevada Estate and Northern Hemisphere fresh hops on tap!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Two fresh hop bottled beers from sierra Nevada, no. Hemi and estate, in store now!
Foggy Noggin Christmas Duck Porter back on tap!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elysian Great Pumpkin and Dark 'o the Moon now in stock. 2 bottle max each.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jever Fresian Pils now on tap!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Full Sail Lupulin Fresh Hop and Iron Horse IPA now on tap!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Skagit River Trumpeter Stout just tapped. Dark, roasty and smooth. Yum

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Washington vs Nebraska 12:30 at the store. Go husky's!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scuttlebutt Hoptopia tapped. Tasty!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Twin killings, Laurelwood Hop Monkey and Alaskan Smoked Porter now on tap!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fremont Little Woody now tapped!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beer Valley Leafer Madness tapped. Tasty!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Laurelwood Free Range Red just tapped. Come get some!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trade Route Mangoweizen on tap!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hopworks IPA and Boulder Brewing Never Summer now on tap!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Double switch- Firestone Walker Union Jack and Veltins Pils now on!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tomme Arthur is in the house

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 Skulls Blood Orange Wit now on tap. Supergoose is back, too

Friday, August 13, 2010

Big Al's Brougham Bitter tapped. Sounders on TV tomorrow night!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Michael Wilton's Whip Ale now on tap. Thanks Diamond Knot!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lips of Faith Berliner-Weisse sour just tapped. Freaking awesome!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Second try for black ravens second sight. Now on tap!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Iron Horse Irish Death now tapped. Only a sixer so it'll go fast!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dbl Mt Hop Lava now pouring. Tasty!
Just tapped Bear Rep Hop Rod Rye and Kostritzer Lager.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Maritime Islander Dry Hopped Pale on tap. Hoppy and light!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oskar blues Gordon on tap. Big, red sticky!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rogue Dead Guy ale just tapped. Classic.
Georgetown 9lbs Porter on tap.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flyers Afterburner just tapped. Jet on down!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Set down the bong and come have a Dbl Mt Vaporizer

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pikes Dry Wit now on, tasty!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ninkasi Tricerahops now pouring, have a pint tonight!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beer Authority grapples the Hops of Wrath

BA on 7.13.2010

Dust Bowl Hops of Wrath IPA

Commercial Description: Our first beer brewed and released to the market. Hops of Wrath is an India Pale Ale with moderate bitterness and a solid malt backbone. It has a fruity, citrus aroma, bright hop flavor and clean finish.

2.9 Aroma:  3 Appearance: 4 Taste: 5 Palate: 4 Overall: 13

Bottle on a trade - thanks!  Nose was absent, only a slight sweetness of malt - not much hop.  Poured a thin white head with good lacing.  Nice sunset orange color.  Balanced flavor, although I wish there was much more of it.  Finishing bitterness was nice if modest - has my taste moved that far to the dark side of bitterness?  Full body on the tongue made it very quaffable.  Overall this is a nice beer that gets better with each nip.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bitburger on tap now!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Silver City Whoopass just tapped. Get yer ass whooped!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hales Kolsch back on tap!
Mad River Jamaica Red ale on tap.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The beers keep coming. Snoqualmie Wild Cat now on tap
Black Raven Second Sight Scotch on tap
Steelhead Double IPA on tap now. Yummy

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Correction: mad river brewers night is Wednesday not tonight!
Boulevard Zon tapped. Mad River tasting tonight!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boundary Bay IPA now on tap!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beer valley Rosebud just tapped. You know you want it...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Victory Braumeister Pils now on. Perfect for the sunshine.
Elliot Bay 3 Tree Porter just tapped!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Indica Indeed, Christy Deems a 4.2

Christy on 6.20.2010

Lost Coast Indica IPA

Commercial Description:  A hoppy full bodied beer, crisp and clean. Made with generous amounts of Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.

4.2 Aroma: 7 Appearance: 4 Taste: 8 Palate: 5 Overall 18

lightly sweet caramel aroma, with just a hint of hops.  Orange-y, amber color, very clear, minimal head.  Medium sweetness/maltiness, nice bitter finish at the end, though.  The sweetness seems to fade with subsequent sips.  Medium body - very fizzy on the tongue, long bitter finish, but not too bitter.  I’ve had lots of IPA’s, and every time I have this beer (which is less than I should), I remember what a great beer it is and vow to drink it more often.  I promise to keep my vow this time!

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Christy Gives So. Tier High Marks

Christy on 6.11.2010

Southern Tier IPA

Commercial Description:  IPA stands for India Pale Ale and ours is an American version of the classic style. IPA’s namesake lies in its colonial roots. British soldiers on their way to India dark a lot of beer, but found it would go stale on the long voyages. Meanwhile, brewers knew that by adding more hops, the beer would stay fresh. Voila! A new style was born and it is one we are proud to brew. Southern Tier IPA is a triple-hopped on its journey to your glass for a fully aromatic experience.
4.0 Aroma: 7 Appearance: 3 Taste: 8 Palate: 4 Overall: 18

Amber color, minimal head, medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, lively taste.  This is a totally drinkable IPA. - clean, crisp, flavorful. Not too heavy, just enough bitterness.  Another great beer from Southern Tier

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Friday, June 18, 2010

21st Amend Bitter American on draft for Jose Altidore!
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse tapped.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stone IPA tapped. Open for 11am world cup!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Uruguay v. France at the store now!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Diamond Knot Industrial XIPA on tap!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

R.I.P. Christy, Colin and Barry

Christy, Colin and Barry 6.8.2010

As the crowd died down on a Tuesday night in Lake City, three people decided to take a chance on a bottle of beer...

He'brew R.I.P.A. on Rye

Commercial Description:  Savor the provocative spirit of R.I.P.A on RYE, our HE’BREW monument to the richness, the bitterness and the sacred sweetness that is life...

Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Rye Ale, Torrified Rye, Rye Flakes, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial
Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

4.1 Aroma: 8 Appearance: 5 Taste: 8 Pallate: 4 Overall: 16
(snippets from three ratings cut and pasted together)  The nose brings visions of old Kentucky, and Kentucky smells like the bottom of a whiskey barrel.  It looks like Kentucky swamp in the spring time.  First taste is all bourbon, next is a nice malty finnish.  Caramel, caramel, caramel - and it burns on the way down.  Long bitter finish. Better than the original.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

You're Not The Boss of Mike, Gives Witnica a 3.5

Mike on 6.6.2010

Browar Witnica Black Boss Porter

3.5  Aroma: 6  Appearance: 3  Taste: 7  Palate: 4  Overall: 15

This is a big sweet porter. It lacks any of the smokiness that I
really like but it's still a tasty beer. Sweet molasses and raisins
dominate the aroma. Tastes just like it smells, sweet and malty.
Dark golden brown in color with a thin head and a rich resinous mouth
feel. This is a rich porter with a lot of alcohol.

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Mike Likes The Cyclops, Rates a 3.7

Mike on 6.6.2010

Elysian Cyclops Barleywine

Commercial Description: Cyclops is nearly all pale malt, with some crystal and Munich for color, bittered with English Magnum and finished with Northwest Amarillo and Centennial hops.

3.7  Aroma: 6  Appearance: 3  Taste: 8  Palate: 4  Overall: 16

Watch out, this beer goes down real easy.  At 9.85 percent alcohol that's an accomplishment.  Sweet with hints of vanilla, but balanced well with a slight alcohol bite in the finish.  I could drink a lot of this beer.  Better buy it one bottle at a time.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid on tap now...tasty!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flyer porter and Whitakerke Belgian wheat tapped!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Iron Horse Rodeo Pale now pouring.

Schools Out, Mike Gives Epiphany Pale a 3.2

Our second installment of Staff Beer Ratings, a brand new program at The Beer Authority that hopes to give a voice to our talented beer staff, is from Mike.  Several times a week we'll be posting ratings by each of our staff (and occasionally myself) on bottled beers in the store.  We're using the system so that many of you can have a comparison basis for their picks.  The beers they pick are compensated by the store and we've encouraged them to choose new and/or interesting beers.

Mike on 6.3.2010

Old Schoolhouse Epiphany Pale

Commercial Description: A medium-bodied pale ale with moderate bitterness and modest citrusy hop aroma. This is a good beer to start with when building up the courage for the stronger beers. Epiphany pale may even support some seekers on their path to enlightenment.

3.2  Aroma: 6  Appearance: 3  Taste: 6  Palate: 2  Overall: 15

This is a nice little beer from Winthrop, WA.  It pours a bright copper color with very little head.  Not much hop aroma or bite, but a nice malt sweetness with just enough hops in the finish to balance nicely.  This beer isn't going to knock your socks off but it's a well crafted - if mild - pale ale.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Christy Gives Workhorse IPA a 3.7

This is the first installment of our Staff Beer Ratings, a brand new program at The Beer Authority that hopes to give a voice to our talented beer staff.  Several times a week we'll be posting ratings by each of our staff (and occasionally myself) on bottled beers in the store.  We're using the system so that many of you can have a comparison basis for their picks.  The beers they pick are compensated by the store and we've encouraged them to choose new and/or interesting beers.

Christy on 6.2.2010

Laurelwood Workhorse IPA

Commercial Description: Workhorse is a true West Coast IPA, featuring over-the-top hop flavor and aroma. Three separate dry hop additions in the fermenter make this one of our hoppiest beers to date. 7.5% ALC by Volume. 17º Plato O.G. 3º Plato T.G. 80 IBU
3.7 Aroma: 7  Appearance: 3  Taste: 8  Palate: 4  Overall: 15

Crisp, clean aroma, with a hint of hops.  Nice medium-caramel color.  Initial flavor is a bit malty for an IPA, but the finish is very hoppy.  Overall, a very solid IPA.

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Silver City Fat Scotch tapped. Nectar bottles in store now!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Port Hop-15 back on. Can your taste buds handle it?
Get your last minute Mem. Day beer, we are open today.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Seattle Beer Week Dbl IPA back on.
Double Mountain Molten Lava now pouring - thirsty?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Supergoose back on tap.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dogfish Head Squall IPA, Schmaltz RIPA on Rye in store now!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dates to Grapes: Rejewvenator 2010 Almost Here!

Our good friends at Schmaltz Brewing have added a new twist to their dark and rich dopplebock/belgian dubbel recipe - Rejewvenator - in 2010.  Recently released and coming in a week or two to The Beer Authority, they've put aside the dates and added some grapes; Concorde to be exact.  Follow the link to their website for a full description (and added schmaltz) and then git down to the store to enjoy the 2009 version that we recently tapped.  If you haven't had it, the 2009 was brewed with dates for fruity sublteness - tasty.
He'brew Rejewvenator 2009 tapped. 2010 coming in a week or two

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back to back taps blew. Bitburger Pils on!
Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental now on.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hop, hop, hop...Port Hop-15 on tap now
Just tapped St Feuillien Triple! Should go fast...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hales Seattle beer week IPA now on tap. Tasty!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hop Diggidy from Port Townsend just went on tap. Tasty!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Beer Authority Is Going Real Time

Real time updates are coming online soon.  We'll have instant updates of the next beer on tap, when hard to find beers have hit the store and much more for those of you who can't get enough of all things beer.  If you're reading this you're already at the blog - our other outlets are:

The Beer Authority


Friday, May 7, 2010

Seattle Beer Week at The Beer Authority

Seattle Beer Week, 10 days where the city goes nuts with beer, is just a week away and The Beer Authority is taking part this year!  As you probably know, SBW promotes events at any place that has anything to do with beer - breweries, bottle shops, brewpubs, etc - from May 13 to May 23rd.  We are having three events at our place and we sure hope you'll join us:

  • Saturday, May 15th Noon - 9pm.  Polish Festival, "Drowning of the Witch Marzana".  This Polish festival is celebrated to usher in a good planting season, and as tradition goes an effigy of a witch named Marzana is dunked in water.  We'll be offering an entire menu of Polish beers, a free glassware give-away to ther first 24 people in for Polish beer and some Polish delicacies like perogies and polish sausage.
  • Wednesday, May 19th Noon - 9pm.  "If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!"  We'll be showcasing tons of Scottish beers from Scotland as well as many others inspired by their styles.  We'll also have a blind taste test between true Scotch Ales and those from the US.  Wear a kilt and we'll waive the tasting fee.
  • Friday, May 21 5-9pm.  "Dirty Beer Night."  What goes on in the minds of brewers?  With a rash of morally questionable labels in the market today we're putting together the best (worst?) dirty labels in the business.  Vote for your favorite dirty beer and we'll put the winner on sale the following week.  Join us and a special guest bartender (who we think channels Ron Jeremy) for beers like 7Seas Ballz Deep, Midnight Sun's Panty Peeler, Oskar Blues Old Chub and many, many more.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Super Bowl 1/6bbl Special

It doesn't matter if you're a Colts or Saints fan, you're still going to need good beer for your Super Bowl Party.  We're having a sale on 4 different kegs so order yours today!  A 1/6bbl will give you about 45 or so pours of beer - the perfect size for your party.

Order deadline is Tuesday, Feb 2nd at noon.

Schmaltz Lenny's Sweet R.I.P.A     $105.00
Georgetown Manny's Pale Ale        $70.00
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale            $72.00
Beer Valley Pigskin Pale Ale           $105.00

We have a limited number of pump taps so reserve yours today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

12 Months of Giving: Haiti Relief 1.23.2010

We were hoping to have a more organized roll out for our "12 Months of Giving" events but we wanted to rapidly respond to the human crisis in Haiti so we'll have to do this on the fly.  Below is a brief overview of the program and then a section on this Saturdays event.

12 Months of Giving consists of one fund raising event for a charity or organization on a Saturday each month.  We will partner with the charity/organization and a brewery or beer distributor to raise money and awareness.  We will place a keg of beer on tap for the event with the entire proceeds going to the charity/organization.  Growler fills are encouraged.  The event lasts the entire Saturday so you can stop by at your convenience.  Check out our calendar for the dates and other information.

12 Months of Giving, January 23rd:  Haiti Relief/American Red Cross

Our January event is focusing on relief for Haiti.  We are partnering with the Victory Brewing Company, Pacific Beverage and Odom Corp. to raise money for the Amercian Red Cross, specifically for their efforts in Haiti.  We will be pouring Victory's Prima Pils at $5.50 a pint or $20 for a growler fill with the entire proceeds going to the ARC and of course additional donations are welcome.  The event lasts all day (noon to 9pm) so you can drop in when you have a chance.  This may very well be the most important pint of beer you drink all year - Cheers!