Reuben’s Brews loves a party. This year, the 10th year of the brewery’s existence, a series of events are scheduled as prefuncs to the official anniversary party–a block party scheduled for early August.
“Festivals are a fun way for us beer lovers to explore beer and learn more about what we enjoy,” says Grace Robbings, one of the owners at Reuben’s Brews. “We love putting these festivals on at Reuben’s Brews because it’s core to our DNA to brew a wide variety of beers, and we love helping people find their next adventure on their beer journey.”
According to Adam Robbings, co-owner at Reuben’s Brews, these events are a way for the brewery to thank the community. “We want to take this opportunity to thank our community who have been supporting us throughout this journey. Our anniversary party is our chance to express gratitude to those who have been with us each step of the way—the customers who made everything possible, our friends in the industry whose support was invaluable, our suppliers whose awesome ingredients make our beers, and the neighborhood of Ballard who put their arms around us when we opened.”
As we’ve previously reported, the 10th anniversary is also marked by a special series of collaboration beer releases, five of which already hit the streets. The fifth in the series dropped last weekend. That series of beers continues in addition to the scheduled events.
Below we share the schedule of events and some basic info that Reuben’s Brews has thus far shared about each. We will have more details as each event nears.
May 14: Haze Fest – After going virtual during the pandemic, Reuben’s is bringing Haze Fest back to the Taproom. Expect some of your favorite hazy IPAs and several new beers along with half a dozen creative infusions like an IPA inspired by tiki cocktails, and four different guest taps.
June 25: Lager Fest – As the days get warmer, palates start to crave lighter, crisper styles of beer, and that means lager. So this year Reuben’s decided to have some fun with cold fermentation and throw an all-day party for Pilsner, Helles, Světlé Pivo, and the wonderful world of lager.
July 16: Reuben’s & Friends Invitational – Reuben’s is bringing back its invitational festival this summer and plans to have more than 15 breweries in attendance pouring a wide range of ales and lager that Seattle beer fans might not otherwise have access to. Stay tuned for more information, including the taplist!
August 6: Anniversary Block Party – This is the big one! Reuben’s will be closing down the block to celebrate 10 years of brewing. They’ll also be pouring the final two beers in their 10th Anniversary Series, a collaboration with the Reuben’s Crew mug club and a barrel-aged blend created by its employees.
For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.