Monday, May 21, 2012

Parkway Tavern Homebrew Competition

We were down at the Puyallap U-Brew this past Saturday brewing up a special batch of our Populuxe Pale Ale to be tapped at the Parkway Tavern on Thursday, June 27th.  This is a special one-off beer we brewed to be served along other winners of the Parkway Pro-Am.  It's a session Pale, clocking in at around 4.8%abv, with our signature aroma and flavor from adding a ton of late boil hops. 


The brew day went well, although it's always a scramble when you're using new equipment.  This particular set-up was using a Sabco Brewmagic.  The Sabcos are famously endorsed and used by Sam Calagione at Dogfish Head as pilot systems. 

At the end of the day we got the beer we wanted.  It will be interesting to see how things develop while the beer is fermenting and how close it comes to what we're currently brewing.  If you aren't doing anything on June 27th, come on down to the Parkway and help us analyze the final product (scientifically, of course)!

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Busy Week At Populuxe Headquarters

Phew, Friday!  We've had a thing or two happening this week.

First and most exciting, we got access to our new space.  Here are the guys musing over potential roofing issues and lamenting temperature control.  There is work to be done for sure but the space is a blank canvas and as soon as the landlord finishes removing his stuff, we are going to begin beautification. 

Thursday, Pete, Jiri and Judy all got their MAST permits.  They are bona fide beertenders now.  I, on the other hand, continue to be an amateur/hobbiest beer pourer.

Tonight is the capstone of our events - the Hood to Hood Challenge celebration at the Ballard Food Bank.  We (well those with MAST licenses) will be serving along side the Northwest Wine Academy.  I love the Northwest Wine Academy and have taken several classes there that have been beneficial to my palate development and soul.  Oh did I mention that River Giant is playing and I love River Giant!  For $5.00 this is the best Friday night deal in town.  We hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

KEXP + Ballard Food Bank + Populuxe = AWESOME!


Celebrate Ballard’s victory in KEXP’s Hood to Hood Challenge on Friday, May 18thThroughout the day there will be great live bands and music at Bergen Place Park.  

At 8:00 PM head to the Ballard Food Bank to enjoy DJ John Richards spinning music and local band River Giant playing an acoustic set.  Best of all, Populuxe Brewing will be serving up a Citrus Blonde,  an IPA, and a Saison for you to enjoy. 

Don't miss this chance to hear great music, drink amazing beer and support a local charity.
 
Cover: Suggested Donation of $5.

All proceeds go to support the programs of the Ballard Food Bank.