Today, Reuben’s Brews celebrates its 8th Anniversary of brewing in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration will be low key but nonetheless a special anniversary beer will be released. Long Days, Short Years IPA is a new Hazy IPA that commemorates this significant moment in the brewery’s history and a reflection on both the last eight years and the last eight months.
Long Days, Short Years IPA is an Imperial Hazy IPA that features Sabro, Michigan Chinook, and Citra hops. This hop bill gives the beer a bright nose of orange and lime zest, with a deeper tropical fruit body delivering notes of mango and pineapple, and passion fruit on the finish. The label of Long Days, Short Years IPA features the faces of everyone on the Reuben’s Brews team.
“We are thankful and humbled by the amazing community support we have had since we opened, which is how we’ve achieved so much in 8 short years!” said Adam Robbings, Reuben’s Brews Co-Founder, in a statement. “We are also incredibly thankful for our team – it’s our team that makes Reuben’s. So, we thought it was fitting that the can design features the faces of our whole team who have poured their heart and soul into Reuben’s Brews.”
But reflection on the community, people and the hard work of the past isn’t the only thing happening at Reuben’s this Anniversary. With an eye to the future of both their brewery and the entire industry, Reuben’s is excited to announce the creation of the Reuben’s Brews Foundation. Guided by the belief that pouring delight for their community can extend beyond what’s poured in a glass, the Reuben’s Brews Foundation will work to strengthen the community they serve.
“The Reuben’s Brews Foundation is a natural extension of our long-running “Thank You Thursday” program, which has raised over $150,000 for local non-profits since 2013,” said Reuben’s Co-Founder and Foundation Director Grace Robbings, in a statement. “As the non-profit organization linked to Reuben’s Brews, the foundation will support the work already being done by community partners, and fill other needs where gaps exist in the areas of education, environment, arts, human rights, animal rights, health, and social justice.”
As the Foundation’s first act, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Long Days, Short Years IPA will help fund a fellowship program designed to develop future BIPOC leaders in the brewing industry. The new program is being designed in partnership with Métier Brewing Company. For more information about the Reuben’s Brews Foundation, including details on the fellowship program, please visit their website at: http://www.reubensbrews.com/foundation.
Long Days, Short Years IPA will be available at Reuben’s Brews The Taproom and To-Go Store on Wednesday, August 5th. The beer will also be distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest.