The Latona Pub Marks its 25th Year with Special Beers
February 17, 2012 - 9:23 AM-- By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --
Seattle's Venerable Latona Pub Celebrates 25 Years with a Series of Special Beers
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Latona Pub. In the coming weeks I will tell you more about the Latona Pub's place in Seattle beer history. One of Seattle's first truly great beer-focused pubs, the Latona Pub is celebrating its silver anniversary with a series of special beers produced exclusively for the pub. These Latona-only brews debut on select Monday nights from January through August. A week-long celebration takes place August 13th - 18th, more precisely marking the pub's actual birthday. The complete schedule is below.
The first beer in the series, introduced in January, was produced by Mount Vernon's North Sound Brewing. This month's beer is a special creation from John Maier of Rogue Brewing. Thus far all we know is that it is a single-hop, single-malt ale. Maier has a long relationship with the pub, so we expect something spectacular. The beer will be introduced at the second in the series of anniversary celebrations at the pub next Monday, February 20th. Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m.
The mastermind behind countless creative and amazing beers from Rogue Brewing, Brewmaster John Maier began brewing at Rogue in 1989 when the brewery first opened. This will mark the 20th year that John visits the Latona Pub. Seattle rarely catches a glimpse of the legendary John "more hops" Maier, who rarely makes appearances away from the brewery in Newport, Oregon, but the Latona sees him once a year. This time he is bringing a special treat: a 25th Anniversary beer brewed exclusively for the Latona Pub.
Other breweries contributing to the ongoing celebration include Black Raven Brewing, Sound Brewery, Anacortes Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewing, Naked City Brewing and Double Mountain Brewing.
Here is the complete schedule of upcoming release events at the Latona Pub:
The RETURN OF JOHN MAIER & ROGUE. A beer designed by one of the world’s best brewers. The 20th year John has made it back to the Latona!
BLACK RAVEN BREWING
A bright spot on the Eastside brewing scene. Beaux Bowman & Crew are an adventuresome and talented bunch!
These beer enthusiasts are taking Poulsbo by storm and brewing such amazing beer in such a short history!
These reputable brewers return to brew a spring beer for us! They have a special place in our IPA drinker’s hearts.
SCHOONER EXACT BREWING
When summer returns this June, Matt & Heather will share something special and new from Sodo.
NAKED CITY BREWING & DOUBLE MOUNTAIN BREWING
As we approach our 25th year in August we are lucky enough to have Donn & Charlie celebrate summer with us. There will be some amazing beer showcased.
August 13th - 18th
Latona’s 25th Anniversary Week! Details coming.