After managing its way through the pandemic for the past two years, Reuben’s Brews is excited to host some of its smaller beer festivals once again this year. It’s an exciting year for the brewery as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary and has so much in store for its fans that have supported them over the past decade.
“Festivals are a fun way for us beer lovers to explore beer and learn more about what we enjoy,” says Grace Robbings, Reuben’s Brews co-founder, in a statement. “We love putting these festivals on at Reuben’s Brews because it’s core to our DNA to brew a wide variety of beers, and we love helping people find their next adventure on their beer journey.”
The mini-festival season begins in earnest this month with Haze Fest on Saturday, May 14th and ends with the brewery’s anniversary block party in early August. In between look for Lager Fest in June, and the return of Reuben’s & Friends Invitational in July.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank our community who have been supporting us throughout this journey,” says Adam Robbings, Reuben’s Brews co-founder, in a statement. “Our anniversary party is our chance to express gratitude to those who have been with us each step of the way—the customers who made everything possible, our friends in the industry whose support was invaluable, our suppliers whose awesome ingredients make our beers, and the neighborhood of Ballard who put their arms around us when we opened.”
Here’s a preview of what’s instore for festivals at Reuben’s Brews through the month of August.
May 14: Haze Fest
After going virtual during the pandemic, Reuben’s is bringing Haze Fest back to the Taproom. Expect some of your favorite hazy IPAs and several new beers along with half a dozen creative infusions like an IPA inspired by tiki cocktails, and four different guest taps.
June 25: Lager Fest
As the days get warmer, palates start to crave lighter, crisper styles of beer, and that means lager. So this year Reuben’s decided to have some fun with cold fermentation and throw an all-day party for Pilsner, Helles, Světlé Pivo, and the wonderful world of lager.
July 16: Reuben’s & Friends Invitational
Reuben’s is bringing back its invitational festival this summer and plans to have more than 15 breweries in attendance pouring a wide range of ales and lager that Seattle beer fans might not otherwise have access to. Stay tuned for more information, including the taplist!
August 6: Anniversary Block Party
This is the big one! Reuben’s will be closing down the block to celebrate 10 years of brewing. They’ll also be pouring the final two beers in their 10th Anniversary Series, a collaboration with the Reuben’s Crew mug club and a barrel-aged blend created by its employees.
The Reuben’s Brews Taproom is open daily 11am – 10pm, featuring an expanded outdoor seating area and To-Go Store. Visit reubensbrews.com for details, and follow @reubensbrews on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
Reuben’s Brews Taproom 5010 14th Ave. NW Seattle, WA
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.