Hopstock 2013

hopstock-hDer Blokken Brewery is participating in Hopstock 2013. Join us as we celebrate the breweries and beer of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas and support the local business community with a week of featured events.

Don’t miss Der Blokken’s line up:

Monday, June 17 – Flight Night – $6 Flights:  Five 4oz samples of any beer on tap.

Tuesday, June 18 – Tap Release Tuesday:  Bremerton Brewfest Sneak Peak.  The Bremerton Brewfest isn’t until July 13, but for one night only we’re offering a sneak peak at what Amanda’s been brewing just for our city’s special event.

Wednesday, June 19 – It’s Wing Wednesday! – $0.65 wings. Order 10 wings and get $3 pint with Hopstock Passport!

Thursday, June 20 – Live Music, Apps, and Ales – 3 appetizers paired with 4oz samples of beer.

Friday, June 21 – Brewers Brunch – Special pancakes, waffles & French toast.

Saturday, June 22 – Der Blokken is in the loop.  We’re a destination on the Peninusla Brew Tours South Kitsap Brewery-Go-Around. Learn more about the tour.

Visit our event calendar to learn more about Hopstock 2013.

Tour de Pints kicks off at Der Blokken

Seattle Beer Week

Tour de Pints is starting at Der Blokken this year and features a ferry ride, two brand new breweries, and Seattle icons.

Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Der Blokken Brewery (1100 Perry Ave Bremerton, WA 98310)

Full Details (from Seattle Beer Week’s Site):
We begin downtown (or in Bremerton), head south along the SoDo Trail to Georgetown, then climb up to Beacon Hill for a ride through the ID to First Hill. From there we fly down to Montlake, cross the Cut, and catch the Burke Gilman for the final stretch through Fremont and Ballard. It’s a route everyone can do, and we promise you’ll have fun. The pace is easy as always – it’s not at all about speed!

See you at 9:30am in Bremerton (Der Blokken is located a short 5-10min bike ride from the ferry dock) or Noon at Pike Brewing for the Official start!

Here’s the full route rundown with estimated times.
Stop #0: Der Blokken Brewery in Bremerton at 9:30am (take 11:10am ferry to Seattle)
Stop #1: Pike Brewing Company at Noon
Stop #2: Machine House Brewery at 1:30pm
Stop #3: Von Trapp’s at 3:15pm
Stop #4: Montlake Ale House at 4:45pm
Stop #5: Fremont Dock at 6pm
Stop #6a: Peddler Brewing Company at 7:30pm
Stop #6b: Hilliard’s Beer at 7:30pm

Map Cards, helmet checks, and waivers will be handled at Pike Brewing once again this year. No pre-registration necessary, just show up with yourself, your bicycle, a helmet, and a smile! The helmet check gets your Map Card which shows the route and will include a discount to a local bottle shop! Feel free to join up later in the ride, just find one of us to get your Map Card and join the Tour.

For the latest information and more details please follow Tour de Pints at:
www.facebook.com/tourdepints and @tourdepints on Twitter

Tour de Pints is part of Seattle Beer Week happening May 9-19, 2013.

St. Patty’s in Manette

Celebrate St. Paddy's in ManetteManette is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. There will be a pub crawl, shamrock hunt and more. Der Blokken will be serving happy hour all day and our Ginga Irish Red will be on tap for $3 a pint. Starting at 11:30 a.m. we’ll have a corned beef and cabbage plate for $8. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with us! Learn more.

St. Patrick’s Day in Manette
Sunday, March 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Der Blokken | 1100 Perry Ave (Bremerton)

Beards & Beers Night

Beard & StacheJoin us for a Beards & Beers Night on March 12 with special musical guest “Church of the Hearse.” Drop some money into your favorite team member’s can and help them win. If Der Blokken collects the most money, we get a trophy to display! The first 20 people to show up with facial hair get their first pint for $2, and anyone who attends the event with facial hair will get $1 off pints all evening long. Cheap eats all night from 4-10 pm.

Beards & Beers Night
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, 4pm -10pm
Der Blokken | 1100 Perry Ave (Bremerton)

Beard and Stache Fest

Der Blokken is participating in the 5th annual Beard and Stache Fest and we’re looking for team members. If you’re interested, please let us know by January 27.

According to the Beard and Stache Fest website, “Participating beards and/or mustaches will be a part of a team of five, and their pictures will be displayed on individual donation cans at select locations. So, if you can commit to having your picture displayed on a donation can to benefit an awesome foundation (I know, you think you’re not photogenic, but believe us… we think you’re adorable) then you are a perfect candidate. Plus, if your donation can (or your team of collection cans) collects the most donation money there will be wonderful prizes!”

Stop in let us know if you want to participate. All proceeds go to Treehouse, which is committed to improving the lives of kids living in foster care. You can learn more at: http://www.beardandstachefest.com/.

Mexican chocolate stout is back!

Mexican Chocolate Stout

Mexican Chocolate Stout

Due to popular demand, the Mexican chocolate stout beer is back. It might sound like a strange brew, but it’s delicious. It’s an imperial stout with a winter twist. It combines the delicious flavors of Mexican hot chocolate like cinnamon, vanilla, and chili pepper with the rich coffee and chocolate notes of a stout. The finish has a hint of red chili pepper flavor. It’s not spicy, but it is distinctive. Stop in and try it.

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Holiday Beer

Join us at Der Blokken on Tuesday, December 18 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for holiday beer tasting.
Holiday Beer Tasting

We’re featuring the following beers on tap:
Der Blokken’s Autumn Scotch Seasonal Ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.’s Boontlinger Weiss
Avery Brewing Co.’s Old Jubilation Christmas Ale
Two Beers Brewing Co.’s The Hearth Winter Warmer
Port Brewing’s Old Viscosity
Fish Brewing’s Spire Spiced Apple Cider


Toys for Tots

Don’t forget to drop off new, unwrapped toys at Der Blokken and help to support Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

Wondering what to drop off? Here’s what Toys for Tots recommends.

Q: Is there a list of toys available to guide me with my donation?
Toys for Tots does not publish a list of appropriate toys to donate. If such a list were created, most would follow it, resulting in a limited selection of items to distribute in each community. We would rather our donors consider what might be an appropriate gift for their own child/relative, purchase the item, and donate to Toys for Tots.

Q: What ages are supported by Toys for Tots?
Most campaign sites are able to assist children up to age 12, but in many local communities, local support is such that the age limit may be extended to 14-16.

See the complete Toys for Tots FAQ.