Silver City Expands Distribution of Six Packs
For whatever reason, some beer lovers around the Seattle area fail to recognize that Silver City Brewing is a local brewery. That kind of torques my bolts, honestly. Hopefully today's news, and what it means, helps to remedy the situation for those misguided folks. Jump to the press release below to skip my brief pontification.
Regardless of any misconceptions, Silver City Brewing (Silverdale and Bremerton) is one of our great local breweries, has been making great beer on the shores of Puget Sound since 1996, and is one of Washington's most highly decorated breweries. Count the medals. See the ratings on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer. Drink the beer. However you measure a brewery's worth, Silver City deserves some serious props. I'm not just saying that because they are one of our blog sponsors. I am proud they're a sponsor and I am proud they're a Washington brewery.
I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Now, I want to tell you that Silver City Brewing is expanding distribution of its two flagship beers. Maybe the increased availability will help people tune-in to the reality that Silver City is local. Ridgetop Red Ale and Saint Florian IPA are now available in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles throughout Seattle, King County, Snohomish County and beyond. See the press release below for more details.
Silver City Brewery release Ridgetop Red & Saint Florian IPA 6-Packs in Seattle and throughout King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, & Island Counties
Bremerton, WA - January 7th, 2014- Today Silver City Brewery is proud to announce the expanded distribution of 12oz bottle 6-packs of their dual flagships, Ridgetop Red Ale, & Saint Florian IPA in Seattle, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, & Island County areas.
Saint Florian IPA & Ridgetop Red 6-packs have been available in Kitsap, Clallam, Mason, Jefferson, Pierce, & Thurston counties, since earlier this year, quickly becoming one of the top selling local craft beer offered in 12oz bottle 6-packs.
Silver City Brewery owner Scott Houmes said "Offering first our Ridgetop Red Ale and now our Saint Florian IPA has enabled more Western Washington craft beer fans to enjoy our beers with the convenience and high quality that a 12oz bottle 6-pack offers. We're excited with the growth that has allowed us to begin offering our 6-packs to Seattle and the King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, & Island County areas."
Silver City Brewery has added these areas as production has grown to accommodate the demand. Of this Kurt Larson, Silver City Brewery Director of Sales & Marketing said "Our focus is always to provide the freshest highest quality beer as close to home as possible, so a slow, methodical growth plan as far as how we expand our distribution area is keeping with that very goal in mind." Kurt added "We always say our favorite beers, especially IPA's, are best from the closest brewery to where ever you are."
Ridgetop Red & Saint Florian IPA 6-packs will be available at grocery stores & specialty bottles shops where great local Washington craft beer is sold.
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Ridgetop Red Ale
Washington's Gold Medal Red Ale, this Red Ale Rocks! Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel flavor balanced with Northwest Liberty hops for a refreshing finish.
Alcohol By Volume: 6%
Malts: Pale, Munich, Dark & Caramel Wheat
2012 North American Beer Awards Altbier: Gold Medal
2011 North American Beer Awards Irish Style Red Ale Category: Gold Medal
2009 Great American Beer Festival Irish Style Red Ale Category: Gold Medal
2009 North American Beer Awards: Silver Medal
Silver City Saint Florian IPA
Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Firefighters, is now a Northwest IPA . A portion of the sale of each bottle and keg of Saint Florian IPA goes to a Washington State Council of Firefighters benevolent fund. Silver City Brewery has a long-standing partnership and tradition of working with our local fire fighters. Saint Florian IPA, formerly Indianola IPA, uses Washington-grown Cascade & Columbus hops that are boldly citrus, floral and piney. What better way to enjoy a truly local handcrafted IPA then knowing you are supporting those that keep us safe. "Cheers to you! And, cheers to fire fighters everywhere!"
Alcohol By Volume: 6.9%
Hops: Columbus, Cascade
Malts: NW Pale, Caramel, British Pale, Munich
Washington State Council of Firefighter Benevolent Fund
The WSCFF Benevolent Fund was incorporated on January 13, 1995. A separate entity from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and the fundraising campaign that is carried out by SRI, is unrelated to the WSCFF Benevolent Fund.
The WSCFF Benevolent Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation created to provide aid to fire fighters, their families, and others deemed in need. Donations made to the Benevolent Fund are tax deductible are used to assist beneficiaries in recovering from difficult times resulting from illness, injury or the death of a loved one. We do not solicit the public for donations to the Benevolent Fund. The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State. It exists solely as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. The UBI number for the Benevolent Fund is 601-614-340. At this time, 100% of the funds donated go to the charitable purpose.
Professional Firefighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association
The Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association is a charitable organization originally started by IAFF Local 2819 in 2001. Reorganized as a separate entity in 2011, the Association's primary function is benevolent and charitable purposes for the benefit of citizens and visitors to Kitsap County; promoting the betterment and general welfare of fire fighters, their families and the general public in times of need.
About Silver City Restaurant & Brewery
Silver City Restaurant & Brewery is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment. Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle 6-packs around the Puget Sound area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.
Silver City's selection of Northwest-inspired food and handcrafted beers have resulted in more than 50 local, national and international awards including numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and the North American Beer Awards. Silver City is also the recipient of Evening Magazine's "Best of Western Washington - Best Brew Pub" Award four years in a row (2007-20011 & 2013) and was voted Western Washington's Best Brewery in Evening Magazines 2013 Brewery Battle.