Brouwer’s Cafe Big Wood Aged Beer Fest Preview

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This Thursday December 3rd through Sunday December 6th is Brouwer’s Cafe’s annual Big Wood Festival in Seattle. With over 50 wood aged beers on draft this is one of the best opportunities to try rare and tasty barrel-aged beers on the west coast. A wide variety of styles are represented from sour to stout and from across the world. The fest opens at 11am each day Thursday through Sunday and runs to close. Check out this beer list preview:


10 Barrel Rare Breed Barrel-Aged Red Ale (11%) Bend

Against The Grain KY Ryed Chiquen (8.6%) Louisville

Almanac Reserve Strawberry Sour (7%) San Francisco 

Alvine Burgundy Barrel-Aged Cuvée Freddy (8%) Zwevegem

Anderson Valley Huge Arker Bbl-Aged Imp. Stout ’12 (13.5%) 

Avery Samael’s Oak Aged ’12 (14.45%) Boulder

Ballast Point Bbl-Aged Sea Monster ’15 (10%) San Diego

Big Time Oak Chipped Old Rip Stout Cask (7.5%) Seattle

Black Diamond The Twelve ’13 Belgian Strong Dark Ale (12%) Concord

Black Raven Splinters ’14 Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (10.8%) Redmond

Block 15 Demon’s Farm (10.3%) Corvalis

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes Abbey De Saint Bon Chien’14 (11%) 

Breakside Aquavit Barrel-Aged Saison a Fleurs (9.7%) Portland

Bridgeport Raven Mad Bbl-Aged Imperial Porter ’12  (7.8%) 

Cantillon Iris ’15 (5%) Brussels

Crux Banished Double Cross Bbl-Aged Belgian Dubbel ‘13 (12%) Bend 

De Molen Bourbon Barrel Aged Cease and Desist Imp. Stout (10.7%) 

De Struise XXX Rye Triple ‘14 (10%) Oostvleteren 

Deschutes Abyss ‘13 (11%)  Bend

Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (9%) Hood River 

Ecliptic Rastaban Oud Bruin w/Cherries & Raspberries (7.4%)Portland

Elevation Signal De Botrange Chardonnay Bbl Imp Farmhouse (9.86%)

Elysian Oak Frost ’14 (7.4%) 

Engine House #9 Nefilibata Sour ’15 (5.8%) 

Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout ’14 (11.8%) 

Finnriver Black Oak Barrel-Aged Black Currant (6.5%) 

Firestone Walker Bretta Rosa Wild Ale w/Raspberries (5%) 

Gigantic Most Most Bourbon RIS ’15 (10%) Portland

Goose Island Bourbon County Regal Rye Stout (12.7%) Chicago

Grand Teton Bbl-Aged Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (8%) Victor

Great Divide Rumble ’13 (7.1%) Denver

Highwater NyctoPhilliac Dark Sour (6.5%) San Leandro 

Hoften-Dormaal Bbl-Aged Project Brew #1 Jenever (12%) 

Holy Mountain Bbl-Aged King’s Head Double Brown (9.2%)

Lagunitas Highwestified Stout (12%) Petaluma

Lantern Bbl-Aged Wallonia Saison (4.8%) Seattle

Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta ’15 (8%) Hood River

Lost Abbey Cuvée De Tomme ’11 (11%) San Marcos

Mad Viking Night Raid Cognac Imperial Stout ’13 (11%)

Midnight Sun Berserker Imp Stout ’14 (12.7%) Anchor

Millstone Cobbler Bourbon Bbl-Aged Peach Cider (8%) 

North Coast Bourbon Bbl-Aged Grand Cru ’12 (12.9%) 

Oakshire Free Your Souls ’15 Russian Imperial Stout (12.5%) Eugene

pFriem Bourbon Barrel Aged  Imperial Stout (11%) Hood River

Prairie Barrel-Aged Bomb! Imperial Coffee Stout(13%) Tulsa

Propolis Syrah Aged Salmonberry Sour w/Brett (7.5%) Port Townsend 

Schooner-Exact Hoppy the Woodsman ’14 (9%)

Silver City 2014 Barrel Aged Imp. Stout (10%) Seattle

Snipes Mountain Terror in the Wood ’14 (10%) Sunnyside

Stone Vertical Epic Red Wine Bbl-Aged 7.7.7 (8.4%)

The Bruery 6th Anniversary Sucre ’14 English Old Ale (16.9%) Placentia

Trinity Red Swingline w/Palisade Peaches & Apricot (4.1%) Colo. Spgs 

Wander Bbl-Aged  Imperial Global Mutt Baltic Porter (9%) Bellingham


Brouwer’s Cafe

400 N 35th St, Seattle, Washington 98103

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