What a busy start to the New Year! A winter wonderland was dropped on our door steps providing snow days for all. After Snowmaggedeon passed it was catch-up time. Here at 7 seas we have been very busy!
It's that 7 Seas Custom Growler time of year again! The 2012 edition will be released in mere weeks, and we can't wait to show you! There will be 500 crafted and they are all numbered. The growlers were custom made in Germany, then customized by Gig Harbor's own Fresh NW Design. The end result is one bad-ass peice of functional art! Hope to see you there.
7 Seas 2012 Custom Growler &
Spring Seasonal CDA Release
Saturday, March 10th @ 12noon (opening 2 hrs early) This is the day to bring your
2011 Growler and get your same #.
The next day......
Sunday, March 11th @ 12noon (opening 2 hrs early)
All remaining growlers are then available to all.
This years edition is a tribute to the revered HOP.
We have a few debit machine's on loan, so things ought to move along quickly. Growlers are $60 +tax this year (Sorry, NO checks). WE WILL ALSO RELEASE OUR SPRING SEASONAL, Cascadian Dak Ale, THAT WEEKEND!
We participated in the 8th Annual Strange Brewfest in Port Townsend, taking home 2nd place! As usual, the brews were quite strange and pushed creative boundaries. We crafted past favorites, 7 Bloody Seas and Blue Ballz, and debuted Belgo Granny, our take on Belgian Apple Pie. If you haven't attended this fest before, it is an absolute blast and a perfect weekend getaway. Try to make it in the future, it is a great time!
The Seattle Space Needle turns 50 this year! To commemorate such an occasion the Space Needle held a beer competition, with the winners' brew being served up top for the whole year! The beer had to be made specifically for the event and 10 local breweries participated. We crafted Reign Man ESB, a tasty ode to the Seattle Super Sonics. Although not the winner, Reign Man ESB did quite well and was enjoyed by all. Congrats to Seattle's Pike Brewery for the win!
Alright, let's talk 7 Seas expansion. Our new home in downtown Gig Harbor is almost ready to move in! We are very excited! Things are going along very well. We will begin the process of installing our new brewhouse and tanks in mere weeks. It will take time, but we hope to have our first brew happen there in mid-April. The Tap Room will remain where it is until sometime between the end-of-summer and the end-of the year. We will then move down and 7 Seas will be OPEN for business in its new home. Can't wait to show everyone!
Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA)
Welcome to the dark side of India Pale Ales. Conceived here in the NW, we're proud to offer this intensely hoppy, black, yet velvety smooth Spring seasonal. Brewed with de-husked black malt, caramel malt, and generously hopped with Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo. Our CDA achieves layers of hop character nicely balanced by a hint of roast and a smooth lingering finish. At 7% ABV, this ale offers both power and finesse, audacity and subtlety, yielding without question an Ultimate Proper Pint.
OG: 16.8 plato TG: 2.9-3.4 plato
ABV: 7.0% IBU: ~65
Special Brew for Space Needle's 50th Anniversary
Reign Man ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
A Northwest-style Extra Special Bitter, featuring citrusy Yakima Valley Centennial hops. Initially brewed in honor of the Seattle Space Needle’s 50th anniversary, this copper colored ESB delivers a clean, toasty malt character with a slight caramel sweetness. Concocted with generous amounts of Munich and Cara-Amber malts, this ESB combines maximum flavor with exceptional drinkability, cheers!
OG: 13.5 Plato TG: 2.8-3.0 Plato
ABV: 5.5% IBU: ~45
7 Seas Crew