Two Beers Brewing teams up with Bartell Drugs to introduce a new IPA
March 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Two Beers Brewing and Bartell Drugs just announced a new partnership and a new beer. The brewery is launching an exclusive beer for the local drug store chain: Tangerine IPA. The beer will be available at most Bartell Drugs locations and at the Two Beers Brewing taproom in SoDo, The Woods Tasting Room. The beer makes its debut on March 4.
According to Joel Vandenbrink, founder and CEO at Two Beers Brewing, "We’re honored to be collaborating with one of Seattle’s oldest and most respected brands,” noted VandenBrink. “Bartell’s recognizes quality and a commitment to local business and products.”
The beer is described as a delicious beverage, perfect for spring, combining complex flavors of hops with a bright kick of citrus.
A fixture around Seattle for more than a century, Bartell Drugs has made an uncommon commitment to local craft beer. Not only do they stock it at most of their stores, but some of their location even offer growler fills. Bartell Drugs operates 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. It is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.
Last year Bartell Drugs partnered with Schooner Exact Brewing for a similar project. creating a special beer to commemorate Bartell's 125th Anniversary.
“Quality is, and always has been, one of our top priorities,” says Vandenbrink. “We’re excited to release a delicious, flavorful beer that reflects that dedication.”
“Bartell’s customers value the opportunity to buy locally made products,” said Bartell’s President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “This partnership with Two Beers Brewing is another way in which we are connecting our community with the products unique to our area.”