Lantern Brewing

Brilliant Beer for Enlightened Drinkers

938 N 95th St Seattle, WA, 98103

Tasting Room Th-Fri 4-10, Sat 2-10pm, Sun 2-9pm

Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Equinox Celebration!

2019 Equinox Celebration and launch of Hop Hoy! Ekuanot

Balance lightness with darkness: special 2019 equinox tap list plus Ekuanot Fresh Hop demo!

Demo: 4:30-5:30pm

We will mark the approach of the 2019 Autumnal Equinox on Friday 20th September with a pair of events: the creation of Hop Hoy! Ekuanot and a tasting menu balancing our most delicious light ales (including 2018 Étoile Verte fresh hop saison) with a special selection of the darkest (including Sombre 2015…)

 The second wave of this year's Hop Hoy! barrel fleet will be laden with freshly harvested Ekuanot hops, gathered that morning from the Yakima Valley ranch where they were grown and delivered promptly back to Lantern for maximum freshness and impact.

 We'll have a smattering of fresh hop varieties to sample and sense, and will have a live demo and Q&A around the work involved in creating our Hop Hoy! series.  The demo and talk, starting at 4:30pm sharp, along with the special brewer’s reserve tasting menu, are not to be missed!

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Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Fresh Hops and Plums!

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Release of Prunette 2019, our sour plum saison, and creation of Hop Hoy! Citra with fresh Yakima hops. Fresh Hop Barrel Demo 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday September 12 marks two special occasions for us-- the release of our special barrel-aged Prunette plum saison and the beginning of our Hop Hoy! Citra using this year's freshest Citra hops!

 Help us celebrate the 2019 fresh hop harvest season with us as we return that afternoon from a voyage to the Yakima Valley with a cargo hold full of fresh Citra hop flowers. For 2019, instead of hot-brewing a traditional fresh hop beer we're concentrating on our unique process of creating a barrel-hopped fresh hop ale.  We'll load extremely fresh hop cones into a set of oak barrels and cold-steep the fresh hop flowers, leaving them to impart flavor and aroma during their long journey toward becoming…Hop Hoy! Citra. We’ll tap some of the last kegs of 2018's Hop Hoy! series to celebrate!

 Fresh Hop Barrel Demo 4:30-5:30pm: There will be an introduction and brief discussion on the role of hops in brewing, a discussion on hopping techniques, a live demonstration of cooperage and working with oak barrels of various sizes, and a light-hearted Ceremony of Conveyance as we load the freshly plucked hop cones into the barrels. 

 Late summer is also the harvest season for delicious local plums, so as an added bonus on this day we will also release our 2018 Prunette barrel aged plum saison on draft -- this is our delicious sour saison base aged 1-year with whole fresh locally grown plums ("Italian Prunes") to extract sweet, tart, oaky, and sour notes from the long re-fermentation and aging in oak.

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May
1
to May 5

5th Anniversary Weekend!


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Celebrate FIVE YEARS of brewing delicious, unique, Washington-centric beer and RAISE A GLASS to all of our fantastic Lantern friends and neighbors! Open *Wed-Sunday* with a curated lineup each evening and the return of beloved Aprilcots & Gyrophare!
Wed, May 1st - Our actual anniversary night of opening up the doors of our tasting room and starting this wild ride! We'll focus on some funky beers & end the night with the Disco Ball ON!!
Thursday - Fruited & Farmhouse
Friday - Hoppy (for us!)
Saturday - Abbey On
Neighbor Day - 2-4pm Musical guests Saint September & Friends!
Sunday - 5 years - Cinco de Mayo - $5/pints - & Tamales for all!

Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing great beer with us at Lantern!

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Washington Beer Open House!
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Washington Beer Open House!

We are pleased to be participating in the Washington Beer Open House!

The Washington Beer Commission invites you to visit 140+ of our state’s many innovative, esteemed, and downright friendly craft brewers on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from Noon - 5:00pm (our tasting room will roll into our regular hours and be open until 10pm)

*Present WABL passport to receive 10% off ALL PURCHASES 12-5pm*

Come by Lantern Brewing's production facility/tasting room and learn about our approach to making outstanding Belgian- and French-influenced beer from a uniquely Washington perspective.

12:30 & 1:30 Tours - Free, space is limited, 21+only. Short tour with an opportunity to enjoy special Open House beer choices! Participants who sign up in advance will receive a tasting flight/growler discount.

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**Looking for something a little more…including a guided tasting, in depth discussion, and Q&A with our Head Brewer?

2:30 Tour + Tasting - $10/person, 21+only, limited to 12 participants. Brewery tour followed by a guided 6 style tasting flight and Q&A with Lantern's head brewer, covering Abbey, Farmhouse, Fruited Barrel and other unique beer styles and traditions. Tour+Tasting participants will also get a tasting flight/growler fill discount.

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WA Beer Belgian Fest
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

WA Beer Belgian Fest

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center!
Session 1: 12-4pm | Session 2: 5:30-9:30 pm  Buy Tickets!

On Saturday, February 2nd the 10th Annual Belgian Fest will take place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics.

Lantern is proud to be serving at our 6th Belgian Fest! Here’s what we’ll be pouring, come see us:

Orondo Furioso, Apricot Tripel (10.9% a/v) We stuffed whole, fresh apricots from Orondo, WA into oak barrels, then doused them with our Abbey-style Tripel, enabling a second fermentation and long conditioning on oak. You’ll find the aroma and flavor of whole apricots against a background of wood and spice, with a tart finish.

 Gyrophare [1st Session], Tart Cherry Saison (6.2% a/v) We loaded whole, fresh Washington Montmorency tart cherries into oak wine barrels and extracted all the sweet and sour goodness through a second fermentation on our rustic wheat and barley ale base. It is aromatic, colored rosé red, and spins through 360° of flavor from the cherries (fruit, skin, and pit), finishing with a balanced and lightly sour touch.

Cabaret Sauvage, Ale with Wine Grapes (7.8% a/v) A hybrid wine-ale, we re-fermented a dark ale base in oak puncheons for 14 months with whole, fresh Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes from the Yakima Valley. Enticingly burgundy-hued, with a complex, vinous aroma, it expresses raisin, fruit-skin-spice, port-like, oaky, and floral flavors, culminating in a delightfully dry and clean finish.

 Voyageur, Two-Year Double Pale Ale (7.7% a/v) In 2016 we barreled a freshly brewed double pale ale, and sent it on a (figurative) voyage in oak vessels. After a 2 ½ year trip, the body gained tartness and acidity that complements the citrusy hop, becoming even more aromatic and flavorful with notes of oak, vanilla, sugarcane, dried stone fruit, and whiskey-like caramel.

 Sombre 2018, Abbey-style Quadrupel (11.4% a/v) Aged in oak wine and brandy barrels for over a year and emerging dark and robust, this "double Dubbel," opens with a lightly spirituous aromatic note, proceeds to dark caramel, bittersweet chocolate, wood, and spice flavors, and finishes each sip with gentle alcoholic warmth.


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Jan
31
4:30 PM16:30

Tap Takeover @ Seattle Beer Company

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Join us downtown at Seattle Beer Company for a tap takeover featuring a local brewery. Three of our beers will be on tap, and our head brewer will be there to talk about all things beer and answer any questions about our unique beer styles. Word has it there will also be fun raffles/prizes!

1427 Western Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101

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Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Solstice Vertical Tasting

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Come celebrate the Winter Solstice at Lantern with an amazing lineup of special beer choices reflecting the culmination of darkness and a return to lighter days.

To represent the darker side of this season we'll offer a vertical tasting of 4 years of our dark and complex Abbey style Quadrupel: Sombre 2015, 2016, 2017, and our newly-released Sombre 2018, aged in oak wine and spirits barrels.

To celebrate a return to the light, we'll have a trio of our sunny Abbey style Tripels: our standard-bearer Tripel, our Orondo Furioso barrel-aged Tripel with apricots, and our fan favorite Cavalcade, an apple-brandy barrel aged Tripel.

There will be special tasting flights offered on these seven special ales, and regular (half) pours available as well. Due to very limited quantities, growler fills will not be available on the Sombres, Orondo Furioso, or Cavalcade.

This will be a special and memorable night of tasting extraordinary beer, offered only once a year. Please join us if you're able; please also note that these specials are heavyweight choices, so as always ensure you've got a DD/Lyft/Uber/walk home plan.

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Fresh Hop Harvest & Brew

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It's time to pick hops again! Join us for our 3rd Annual Fresh Hop Harvest at Lantern! This Sunday (Sept 16th), our shipment of freshly cut whole hop bines (entire plant—stem, leaves, and all) will arrive and we'll start plucking the hop flowers for our 2018 Fresh Hop brew.

Pluckers are welcome starting at 2pm and we'll pick and continue the community harvest throughout the afternoon and evening until the hops are all ready to go. Come in anytime! We are brewing a batch of Fresh Hop Saison during the event-- it's a "live brewing performance" and we'll be loading hops into the brew kettle as they're ready! If we can harvest enough by the end of the brew, we will also load hops into oak barrels for a Wet Hop Saison, with a live demo of barrel-working technique.

All are welcome; no experience is necessary, and tools and gloves will be provided. There will be safety-based limitations for the younger set on what tasks can be done (and close parent supervision please!), but everyone who wants to play a role will have plenty to do and plenty of fun!

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