Join us Saturday, January 23rd between noon and midnight for our 7th Annual CellarFest, our yearly celebration of rare, high octane brews that have been chilling in our cellar waiting for their time to shine again. This year, we’ve curated an exotic blend of West Coast craft brewery favorites spanning a full decade!
Admission will be totally free and you’ll only pay for what you drink, so retire those lofty New Year Resolutions and start training the liver and getting your palates in shape. With nineteen basement brews, plus a few non-cellared options to provide a little variety, you’re looking at the best selection of beers this side of 2016!
CellarFest 2016 Picks:
Alaskan 2006 Smoked Porter ABV: 6.5%
Chewy, smoky, rich and roasty, Alaskan’s annual release is a treat for both dark beer lovers and fans of German rauchbiers. The process of smoking the malts prevents spoiling and preserves its robust character, helping it to evolve gently over time.
Anchor Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale) ABV: 5.5%
Every year, Anchor releases its Christmas Ale, a Brown Ale base with a tweaked recipe and different tree needles and spices added to the mash. Ideal for aging and mellow maturation.
Block 15 2013 Pappy’s Dark ABV: 10%
A blend of European influences, Pappy’s is a bourbon barrel aged strong ale brewed with six malts of Belgian & British origin. Matured in 9 & 10 year old bourbon barrels for 2-4 months.
Caldera 2011 Old Growth ABV: 8.8%
A dense and full-bodied Imperial Stout with black licorice that ages for an entire year before its release; we decided to hold onto it even longer.
Deschutes 2010 Streaking the Quad ABV: 10%
This strong Belgian ale is amber in color and full of flavor. The fruity, slightly spicy aroma, enhanced with a subtle touch of bourbon, will leave you warm but thirsty for more.
Double Mountain 2012 Goliathon ABV: 11%
A strong dark Belgian ale fermented with a yeast from Inglemunster in Belgium, along with a house yeast from Rochefort, Goliathon is a roasty, malty brew with fruit-forward overtones and just a hint of roasted bitterness.
Firestone 2012 Double DBA ABV: 12%
Firestone’s flagship beer brewed to double strength. Immense toffee, vanilla, coconut and caramel malt married with American oak aromas. The first sip develops with sugary caramel, molasses and vanilla, finishing with English toffee and toasted coconut.
Fish 2009 10 Squared ABV: 10%
10 Squared is an intense barleywine with 10 different malts and 10 different hops, brewed to be bold and boozy at 10%. Aging helps mellow the alcoholic burn and cause the malt and hop flavors to intertwine around your tongue.
Flat Tail 2013 Wild 5 Black ABV: 7%
An American Wild Ale fermented and aged on oak for a year. Pitch black with notes of licorice and roast complimenting the mouth-puckering sourness from a mixed fermentation with lacto, Brett b and c, and Kölsch yeast.
Fort George 2011 Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout ABV: 9.9%
The classic Astoria stout has found a new home in barrels shipped all the way from Kentucky! The rich, dark base beer is the perfect medium through which bourbon can lend its magic, imparting flavors of oak, caramel and vanilla.
Full Sail 2011 Black Gold ABV: 11.4%
This Imperial Stout was aged for about 10 months in Bourbon casks from Kentucky. The aging accentuates the robust character of the beer and brings out the depth of flavor from the bourbon, creating an elegantly sophisticated combination.
Great Divide 2009 Oak Espresso Yeti ABV: 9.5%
This dense Imperial Stout was given a generous infusion of espresso to add yet another layer of complexity, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile.
Hales Ales 2010 Pikop Andropov’s Rushin Imperial Stout ABV: 9.9%
Six different types of malts combine for a dense, chewy blend of espresso and chocolate flavors. Complimented by a complex hop profile, this is an Imperial Stout that lives up to its intense reputation.
Hopworks 2011 Noggin Floggin ABV: 11%
This winter warmer features a luscious, fruity, caramel aroma with resinous hops and a malted toffee flavor followed by a warming finish.
Lagunitas 2011 Gnarlywine ABV: 10.6%
It’s all crazy caramel and rich toffee in this bracing and bold American-style Barleywine. Each year’s version is dated and built to last for cellaring purposes.
North Coast 2011 Old Stock Ale ABV: 11.9%
Old Ale brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England. A classic brew and a personal favorite of the Bailey’s crew.
Rogue 2011 Charlie 1981 ABV: 8.5%
Originally brewed and bottled for the 2001 Craft Brewers’ Conference in honor of legendary Homebrew icon Charlie Papazian. This unfiltered strong ale was such a hit, it was released to the public years after. A firm malt backbone forms the structure to hold a massive hop punch.
Russian River 2009 Supplication ABV: 7%
Brown Ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.
Stone 2011 Vertical 11.11.11 ABV: 9.4%
An amber-hued Belgian Strong Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon and fermented with a Flanders Golden Ale yeast that imparts clove and banana overtones.