Tonight is the inaugural “Conor Byrne Brewers Night” at the Ballard Ave pub featuring Fremont Brewing. “Most of the time micro-brewers will only get one tap handle in a bar at a time, on brewers night they will have three to four taps, keeping 2 for the rest of the month,” general manager Diarmuid Cullen tells us. “I thought it would be fun to bring some of their experiments out of the brewery along with their staples, and into the bar.” On tap tonight will be Fremont Brewing’s Universale Pale, Abominable Winter Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Ale, and a special infusion of their Interurban IPA.
So far Cullen has Fremont Brewing, Big Al Brewing in White Center and Two Beers Brewing Co. in Sodo lined up, but his talks continue with other brewers. “I guess I should clarify that local means I can get in the car and drive to the brewery without worrying too much if there is enough gas in the car, 20 minutes or less,” Cullen tells us.
The Conor Byrne Brewers Night will be held on the first Monday of each month.