What's could possibly be more fun than a beer festival at one of Seattle's greatest craft breweries? Why, a private Yelp Elite beer festival at one of Seattle's greatest craft breweries, of course! Yesterday afternoon was a blast when the Emerald City's Yelp Elite drank in the good at Yelp Seattle's very own Big Al Brewfest!
Beer flowed freely as Elites and their guests tried several of the local brewery's craft beers. Christine S seemed to think that owner "Noelle was a mind reader – she always came by with
The. Exact. Beer. she was about to get up to go try." Big Al himself poured beer and gave tours of the brewery. Party goers were able to chat and ask questions of the man behind the beer.
The highlight of the festival was quite possibly the 5 Star Ale, a special beer that Big Al brewed just for this Seattle's Yelp Elite. A beer brewed with jalepeno, serrano, & habanero it packed a punch and was so delicious that they'll be pouring it at the Washington Brewer's Festival this weekend! Evan B knew that "the whole 5 Star Chili Ale probably threw some unsuspecting
people for a loop at first… but man was it good! Chili beers are
such a challenge to get balanced and drinkable, and this one pulled it
off perfectly." For a list of Seattle bars & restaurants where Big Al's beer is available on tap, check out their website!
If the beer wasn't enough, Dante of Dante's Inferno Dogs supplied those attending some of his Fantastic dogs… and boy, were they delicious. Topped with the works: cream cheese, mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, onions, jalepenos, and pepperocinis they were damn near perfect! Alicia O loved the dogs. According to her, "Sweet chili sauce jalapenos and cream cheese = MmmmMm." Cathy S was the happy winner of a Big Al Growler filled with the beer of her choice (which happened to be a lager) well Elite event newbie Calvin Y and Jodi S took home some really cool T-shirts.
A huge Thank You goes out to Big Al, Noelle, & Eddie @ Big Al's and Dante of Dante's Inferno Dogs for making this event such a success! Thanks for Ron M for snappin' pics. For photographic evidence and reviews, check out our flickr & the event listing!
Until Next Week (June 24th to be specific!), Seattle…
Yelp Seattle Community Manager