Scuttlebutt's State of the Brewery
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Everett’s oldest brewery is gearing up for some big offerings this year. From more beer options in stores to new offerings in their restaurant and the taproom, Scuttlebutt is ready to unleash some new beers, events and more in 2019.
In Stores and Watering Holes
Your local beer aisle is about to get a lot more crowded. Five new Scuttlebutt brews are slated to hit store shelves this year, with two ready for you to enjoy: A revamped KEXP Transistor IPA and the Ray of Hope Pilsner (both in cans) are ready for your next mixer or night in.
Coming in April is a new IPA, Cashmere Dreams, and a brew called 10 Weeks of Sunshine—available in bottles or draft.
Eric Nord, Scuttlebutt’s Head Brewer, brings 15 years of brewing experience to the table, seven of which are with Scuttlebutt. In addition to new beers, Nord is excited about collaborating with other breweries.
Just in the last month, Scuttlebutt has teamed up with SnoTown Brewing on a beer and Skagit County’s Farmstrong Brewing on a Finnish Sahti, a style of ale brewed by Finnish peasants dating back to the 1500s.
“I’m so honored that the Bannan’s have given me this opportunity to give this brewery everything I have,” said Nord.
“This is truly the best team I’ve ever worked with. The opportunity to create new beers without forgetting the roots of Scuttlebutt is an opportunity I don’t take lightly.”
In addition to beers you'll see in bars and store coolers, Scuttlebutt has announced a new Brights program—three limited-release beers (Belgian, Cream and Scotch ales) available only at the Taproom and Family Pub.
"We're really excited about our new Brights program,” Scuttlebutt Owner Phil Bannon Jr. said. “Using our small rig, our brewers are able to test out new recipes and have some fun experimenting. These only yield about 20 cases of cans and a few kegs for our Taproom and Family Pub, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements on these."
Word has it there will be more of these limited offerings coming soon, so keep an eye out at the Taproom for other brights hitting the tap list.
A Whole Lot To Do At The Taproom
Scuttlebutt’s Taproom (3314 Cedar St) is located in the Station District and is a bit off the beaten path and a true hidden Everett gem. It’s been the spot to sample new beers from head brewer Eric Nord, but also home to live music via Everett Music Initiative, cornhole tournaments and more.
Scuttlebutt is ramping up their events at the taproom for 2019, with something happening almost every day of the week:
Tuesday: Trivia night and half-off growler fills is from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Industry Night: Happy Hour all night for restaurant and bar industry workers, with the occasional Kill the Keg night as well—$2.50 pints until the keg is gone.
Thursday: $2.50 pints and tamales
Friday: Tacos from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Family Day from noon to 5 p.m.
"You can really feel the energy picking up at the Taproom," said Nate Feaster, Taproom General Manager. "It's really becoming a community hub for everything from music to community events, birthdays, and more. People love our beer and people love our connection to the community just as much."
The Family Pub
Scuttlebutt’s Family Pub (1205 Craftsman Way), located on the waterfront, offers a full kitchen, a full tap list and is a place that welcomes people of all-ages. The Family Pub offers happy hour daily from 4 to 6pm as well as lunch specials and a monthly Run for Beer 5k that takes place on the waterfront.
If you haven’t taken in a summer day on the Family Pub’s patio, or sampled some limited-run brews at the Taproom, do yourself a favor and check out Scuttlebutt. They’re known for their beer, but Scuttlebutt does a lot for the community as well—supporting non-profits, military communities, the arts and those in need.
All in all, Scuttlebutt Brewing is making waves both in the beer world and in the community, and that’s something to raise a pint to. Cheers!
Henry J is a writer, editor, video editor and podcast producer for Live in Everett.