By Joe Veyera
A local brewery is marking its second year in Ballard with three events this week.
Reuben’s Brews (1406 NW 53rd Street) is celebrating with events this Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and has created a new brew, the Full Monty IPA for the occasion.
This Tuesday, while the taproom will be closed for a brew day, Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont (400 N 35th St) will host the Reuben’s team for a brewers night on the brewery’s actual anniversary day, with five of Reuben’s offerings, including a cask, on tap starting at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, August 7, the brewery will celebrate National IPA Day, with 11 IPAs on tap in their taproom, including the new Crikey IPA, the debut of their new Black Imperial IPA, a new Coffee Imperial IPA, and a guest appearance of Blimey That’s Bitter, which will be run through a randall of hops.
Finally, on Saturday, August 9, Reuben’s officially marks its second anniversary with a celebration at the brewery starting at noon, with the first 100 people on hand receiving a free commemorative 16 oz glass with their first pint or barrel aged brew (Maximum one glass per person.) The Full Monty IPA will be officially released when the taproom opens at noon, and the event will feature approximately 20 beers on tap, along with brews from the cellar including three barrel-aged beers.
“We truly can’t believe two years has already passed!” wrote co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings in an email. “The amazing support we get from the community makes it all worthwhile. Because of that, we’re able to do what we love to do every day. We couldn’t be more appreciative and look forward to brewing more great beer for many years to come!”