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TACOMA (January 3, 2018) On January 11, Peaks and Pints in Tacoma is releasing their first house beer courtesy of Seattle’s Two Beers Brewing Co. Touted as a craft beer taproom where brew nerds can wave their geek flags, Peaks and Pints has been featuring a selection of some of the best beers the Pacific Northwest has to offer since November 2016. Now, Peaks and Pints is thrilled to pour this exclusive creation, developed as a collaboration between the Seattle brewery and the Tacoma taproom.

Ron Swarner, Owner and Beer Adventure Guide at Peaks and Pints, has been dreaming of creating a house beer for the craft brew destination. “I really like dank IPA’s and wanted to create the kind of beer I crave after a day of snowboarding or a big climb,” said Swarner. “I’ve been a fan of Two Beers Brewing for a long time. They’re all about the outdoors, the people here are amazing, it just made sense to work with them to brew this beer.”

Proctor Peaks IPA (6.7% ABV and 68 IBUs) is a double dry hopped beer with a flavor profile that can best be described as dank, dank, dank. Proctor Peaks showcases Warrior, Columbus, Simcoe, and Chinook hops, is dry hopped with Simcoe and Chinook, and boasts an addition of Simcoe at the zero minute for good measure. The IPA will go on tap at 6PM on January 11 at Peak and Pints (located at 3816 N 26th St Tacoma, WA 98407) where it will remain a permanent handle. Proctor Peaks IPA will later pour  at The Woods tasting room as part of their rotating draft offerings.

Media interested in samples, photos and tasting notes are encouraged to contact Maura Hardman at maura@seattlecidercompany.com

 About Two Beers Brewing Co.® Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces unique Pacific Northwest inspired beers, including year rounds, seasonals and a host of intricate infusions in its SoDo-based brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings, kegs, and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room, The Woods, located at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo. Select brews can also be found in 12-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles at local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. Cheers, and may you find what we have found to be true – that life is just a little more honest after two beers. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewing.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @twobeersbrewing

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the taproom

Not an object was stirring, not even a broom;

The mugs were stored in their cubbies with care,

In hopes that Overhang Imperial Porter soon would be there;

The brewers were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of Chinook hops danced in their heads;

 

Joel in his Patagonia, and Dan in a Mariners cap,

Had just settled their spins for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the brew deck there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.

Away to the window the team flew like a flash,

Tore open the door and breathed in the mash.

 

The head on the crest of a newly poured stout,

Gave notice as to what our next buzz was about,

When what to our bleary eyes did appear,

But a miniature cask and eight bottles of beer,

With a designated driver so lively and quick,

We knew in a moment we wouldn’t be sick.

More rapid than a wort chiller, Jesse’s favorites they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now, Fall Line! now, B-BombParabola and Victory at Sea!

On, Cozy Sweater! on, Jubelale! on, Bifrost and Tipsy!

To the top of the tank! to the top of the wall!

Now chug away! chug away! chug away all!”

 

As dry mouths quenched, coworkers exhaled relief;

A year of hard work behind them, that was their belief;

So up to the counter the imbibers they sat,

With pints full of dubbels, they drank with a chat.

And then, in a clinking I heard from the bar,

The shatter of Dane’s glass from not very far;

As Kristen drew in her head, and was turning around,

Down the hallway Ian came, dustpan abound.

A Northwest native, he was dressed all in plaid

And he tidied up the mess, not even mad;

 

A bundle of cans Julio had flung on his back,

And he looked like a saint just opening his pack.

Adam’s eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

Kimi shared the last Day Hike, her favorite, we know,

The lacing on the beer was as white as the snow.

The warm nectar we held behind our teeth,

Notes of toasted barrels, encircled heads like a wreath;

Devin reached for the Jameson, adding fire to his belly,

He slammed back the shot, they’d need to make haste to a deli.

 

Out of the SoDo darkness, an Uber XL arrived,

We couldn’t pile in fast enough, not even if we tried;

A blink of his headlights and a twist of the wheel

Soon our sober chariot sussed out our deal;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And drove us to Fonda la Catrina, a most delicious perk,

And laying his finger aside his automatic lock,

Giving a nod, up the street we started to walk;

With the flip of a blinker, he gave his phone a swipe,

And away they all flew, a Seattle beer loving stereotype.

 

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


Daylight has grown shorter which can make it hard to motivate to make dinner. This oven roasted chicken  couldn’t be more easy, and you get to drink our winter ale while you prep!

INREDIENTS:

  • 1 small chicken, about 4.5-5lbs
  • 2 cans of Tipsy Toboggan
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8-10 small potatoes, scored
  • 3-4 carrots, whole
  • 1-2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cinnamon stuck, 3 clove stems (optional)

SEASONING MIX

  • Generous dose of Old Bay
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place a baking dish, roasting pan or dutch oven on a baking sheet. With a can opener along the seam of the can, open the Tipsy Toboggan and take a few sips and/or pour about 1/2 off the beer out.
  • Set the can in the center of the dish, add orange slice, cinnamon stick, and cloves.
  • Pour remaining can of Tipsy Toboggan into dish. Arrange vegetables.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the seasoning mix.
  • In another bowl, add the softened butter. Add a few pinches (about 1/3 of the mix) of the spice mix to the butter and stir together until combined and smooth. Gently lift the skin of the chicken and rub the butter all over the breasts (UNDER the skin) and the thighs, if you can get to them. You only have to add a thin layer because much of the butter will run out of the chicken as it cooks. Push it up underneath the skin as far as it can go.
  • Slice one of the oranges into 1/8-inch slices and slide them up underneath the skin – as many as you can fit in one layer.
  • Gently sit the chicken on top of the can of beer, the beer can going into the cavity of the chicken.
  • Rub the outsides with olive oil – don’t miss a spot! And rub the remaining spice rub over top. Slice the other orange in half and shove it face down in the top cavity of the chicken (where the neck would be).
  • Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until inner juices run clear.
  • When finished, carefully remove the pans from the oven and let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes.

 


SEATTLE (October 27, 2017) – On Saturday, November 4, Two Beers Brewing invites craft beer lovers to join them as they raise a glass to ten incredible years of brewing! Celebrating their anniversary from 1-7pm at The Woods, their SoDo tasting room, the team at Two Beers Brewing has dug into the cellar and opened the barrels, brewed some retired fan favorites, infused some classics, and experimented with some new recipes for a tap lineup that’s both a trip down memory lane and a rare peek into the future.

“Celebrating ten years is an incredible milestone for Two Beers Brewing and well worth the celebration,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Two Beers Brewing Co. “Our tenth anniversary is a perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of the beers that got us to where we are today, to reimagine a few, and most importantly, to celebrate with many of the people who’ve been part of our community this past decade.”

With 18 rotating taps ranging from classic year-round offerings to retired favorites, from exciting infusion to purely experimental, Two Beers Brewing’s tenth anniversary tap list has something for everyone. Special anniversary taps include:

Retired:
20/20 Blonde
Grey Skies

Infusions:
Kaffir Lime Lager
Earl Grey Skies
Day Hike with Blood Orange and Pink Lemon
Lemongrass and Peppercorn Wit
Unicorn Pale Ale with Citra and Buddha’s Hand
Girl Scout Cookie SoDo Brown
Jive Espresso Stout with Cherries and Cacao Nibs
Day Hike with Pink Grapefruit and Ginger
Mexican Chocolate Brown
Tipsy Toboggan with Bourbon Figs and Cacao Nibs
Pineapple Jalapeño EVO IPA

Barrel Aged and from the Cellar:
2015 Fall Line
2013 Overhang Imperial Porter
2013 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Barleywine
Oude “Boston” Bruin with Peaches
Dark Sour on Cherries

The Test Kitchen:
We’re dedicating a tap to exclusive pilot beers. Join us November 4 for the final selection.

In addition to an awesome lineup of limited edition taps, Two Beers Brewing fans are eagerly awaiting 2017 Alta Series Overhang Imperial Porter, ready in time for the anniversary celebration, and releasing in The Woods on November 2. Overhang, available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles, is aged in bourbon barrels for six months,resulting in a roasted caramel and molasses nose with a rich brown head.

Tipsy Toboggan also joins the lineup at Two Beers Brewing, available on draft and in six packs of 12-ounce cans. A dark and toasty warming winter ale, Tipsy Toboggan offers notes of chocolate, date, plum and orange with a dash of hops. The deep dark color and full flavored finish pair perfectly with winter nights, outdoor adventures and holiday celebrations, coming in at 6.8% ABV and 62 IBUs.

The celebration will not be limited to one day, rather, join Two Beers Brewing is hosting giveaways leading up to the anniversary festivities, including social media giveaways with a throwback themes, and tap takeover events with bars that have supported their beers for years, like November 2 at Hopvine Pub (507 15th Ave E) and November 3 at The Park Public House (6114 Phinney Ave N).

Finally, select ciders from Seattle Cider Company will also be on tap, as well as a newly launched tapas focused menu available in time for the Ten Year Anniversary from Bread and Circuses. For more information about the upcoming anniversary party, be sure to follow Two Beers Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@twobeersbrewing), or visit www.twobeersbrewing.com.

Media interested in samples, photos and tasting notes are encouraged to contact Maura Hardman at maura@seattlecidercompany.com

About Two Beers Brewing Co. ®Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces more than 14 unique beers including year rounds, seasonal and a host of intricate infusions in its SoDo-based brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 3-10pm, Saturdays from 1-10pm & Sundays from 1-6pm. Select brews can also be found in 12-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles through the tasting room, as well as local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewing.com.

Media Contact:
Maura Hardman
PR & Marketing Manager
Two Beers Brewing Co.
maura@seattlecidercompany.com
(206) 900-1792


Position:
Bar Staff (20-30 hrs/wk),
Non-Bar Hours (8-10 hrs/wk) – (potential)

DESCRIPTION – Responsibilities would include:

  • Tasting Room cleaning, organization and maintenance.
  • Helping customers order and purchase cans, bottles, kegs, and merchandise out of the tasting room
  • Functioning as an in-house member of the sales team for walk-in wholesale accounts
  • Serving pints, tasting flights, filling growlers, etc…
  • Bussing tables, cleaning glassware, and maintaining a clean and orderly taproom.
  • Stocking canned and bottled product, managing the stock and organization of draft beer in a walk-in cooler
  • Maintaining an orderly and clean retail space appropriately stocked with apparel, merchandise and package product.
  • Monitoring and answering company voicemail.
  • Facilitating large groups in the tasting room.
  • Maintaining an exhaustive knowledge base of all Two Beers and Seattle Cider products and businesses.
  • Assisting in monthly inventory management and counting.
  • Running brewery tours as well as functioning as an informational resource for customers about the companies and products
  • Coordinating donation pick ups
  • Working with Retail Manager to create merchandising displays for new product roll-outs
  • Ensuring group events are properly set up and coordinated with the normal operation of the tasting room

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift over 100 lbs on a regular basis.
  • Must have a WLCB-issued MAST Class 12 permit
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on concrete floors
  • Must know or learn detailed knowledge of the beer- and cider-making process and be able to communicate that information in an accessible manner.
  • Must have computer and/or email accessibility consistently
  • Preferred – own a smart phone
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends consistently

Those interested are encouraged to send their resume via email to dan@twobeersbrewery.com with “Open Tasting Room Staff” as the subject line.


 
Two Beers Brewing Company

life is just a little more honest after two beers

4700 Ohio Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 762-0490
info@twobeersbrewery.com

HOURS:
Tuesday - Thursday 3-9pm; Friday 3-10pm; Saturday 1-10pm; Sunday 1-6pm


Are you a member of the media? Email maura@seattlecidercompany.com and she’ll get you everything you need!


 
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