Reminder: American Brewing Company plans second anniversary party Saturday
American Brewing Company announced a celebration of its two-year anniversary with an open house for folks 21 and older on Saturday, March 2, from 1 – 11 p.m. at their brewery, located at 180 W. Dayton St., Warehouse 102 in Edmonds, WA. The tasting room will feature live music by local artists Steve Stefanowicz, a rock and blues acoustic performer from 2 – 5 p.m., and Third Train Running, an acoustic blues and folk band from 7 – 9 p.m. BBQ will be served from 5-7 p.m.
Along with American Brewing Company’s flagship beers –American Blonde, Breakaway IPA and Caboose Oatmeal Stout –the brewerywill present their newest release, Flying Monkey Dogfight Pale Ale. “We were presented with a very unique opportunity this year,” said owner Neil Fallon. “The Emerald City Comicon organizers approached us about brewing an official beer for this year’s convention.” Brewers Skip Madsen and Dan Payson set about creating a balanced pale ale with a citrusy nose. Though hop-forward, it finishes dry and will be “an excellent session beer” at just 5.7% ABV (Alcohol by Volume).
“The team at Comicon put all of their creative talent behind the marketing designs,” continued Fallon. “We’ll have limited edition glass growlers, t-shirts, and aluminum growlers for sale at our Anniversary Celebration.” For more information about the Flying Monkey Dogfight Pale Ale and to stay current on the latest news, visit their Facebook page.
In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, American Brewing is holding a fundraising event for the Edmonds Food Bank. Bring a donation of canned goods to receive raffle tickets for a chance to win American Brewing Company swag, while helping to fill the shelves of the local food bank. “We are currently feeding 1,800 to 2,000 people each week,” said Peggy Kennedy, Director of the Edmonds Food Bank, which provides for approximately 370 families who shop for a three-day supply at each visit. The food bank is in constant need of replenishing their store so any and all donations are gladly accepted.
In its second year of operations, the American Brewing Company achieved these triumphs:
- Named “Biggest Overachiever” in the Seattle Met magazine’s Cheap Eats and Beer issue, July 2012.
- Named Best Seasonal Beer for Brave American Brown Ale by Seattle magazine, October 2012.
- Named “Rookie of the Year” at the American Heart Association’s 2012 South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk. The award is presented to first-time fundraising companies demonstrating an outstanding effort as a team in raising funds.
- Bronze Medal winner at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for their “Polska Porter” making it the second year in a row for receiving a medal in the national competition.
- Breakaway IPA was listed number one in the Top 10 West Coast IPAs in Beer West magazine, Winter 2012/2013.
When brewer Skip Madsen was asked which beer was his favorite, he said he couldn’t single a brew out because “every one I make is my favorite!” And here’s a tip to get an additional 4 oz. of beer with each pour by joining the Mug Club, which means you are treated like “an extension of our family.”
American Brewing Company will be open for extended hours for the anniversary event, said vice president Julie Anderson, to “allow everyone a chance to stop by and join in the celebration.” More information on the company’s website.