2013 was quite a year!
Last year, we brewed 1,305 barrels of delicious beer comprised of five (5) flagship styles and seven (7) seasonal styles, as well as multiple cask and barrel-aged versions of these styles. We also began distributing a combination of flagship and seasonal styles in draught and bottled formats through our distributor, Click Distributors, and even managed to double our cellar capacity near the end of December.
We’re now poised to brew more than 3,000 barrels this year and will soon be placing an order for an additional twelve (12) tanks, which will push our brewing capacity beyond 10,000 barrels in 2015. We owe all of this good news and amazing growth to our beloved taproom guests and all the craft beer fans enjoying our beers throughout our distribution network. For all that you helped us to accomplish in 2013, we thrust a pint skyward and offer a most sincere THANK YOU!
Our food program got off to a very solid start in 2013, and we have just hired a new executive chef, Travis Lamb, to take our menu to the next level. In April, we’re completely revising our menu to include seasonal offerings as well as weekly specials. However, don’t worry, we’ll do our best to keep as many favorites on the menu as possible. Variety is the spice of life, right?! If there’s a menu item that you really, really enjoy, please let us know!
Our growth and sales in 2013 allowed us to donate more than $5,000 worth of beer and cash toward the Bellevue School District and local charities that are dedicated to serving children. In 2014, and every year going forward, this number will continue to grow. With your help, we can accomplish great things by supporting the youth in our community! Again, thank you.
This week, we brewed a new beer, a Triple Wheat IPA, which is sure to be a favorite with hopheads and aficionados alike. Keep on the lookout for it in the taproom and in limited market circulation around mid-April. Other beers scheduled to be brewed this year include a Malt Liquor and a Rye IPA, among others. And, expect to see more barrel-aged and cask offerings as we continue to build these programs as well.
That’s it for now…more news to come soon!
Join us at the BBC this Monday, December 23rd from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY party complete with great beer, delicious food, and raffles!
It’s hard to believe but we’ve been cranking out award-winning beers and great food for a year…almost 1,400 Barrels worth! Whoa! It’s been a huge amount of work but equally rewarding to see all the smiling faces from near and far come to visit our taproom and help put Bellevue on the craft beer map. Gosh, it only took Bellevue 60 years to welcome a locally-owned brewery to town!
Thank you for all of your kindness and support throughout 2013. We look forward to new, amazing beers and providing great food and service to you in 2014. Here’s to many more years of great beer to come!
Cheers to you and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Bellevue Brewing Company
Spring District Brewpub
12190 NE District Way, Bellevue, WA 98005