Sip&Shop Beer Tasting – Nov. 20-26

Sip while you shop at 99 Bottles beer store in Federal Way, located 2 blocks off I-5 at Exit 142B (between Seattle and Tacoma). Here’s what’s pouring on the Flight of Four tasting the week of November 20 – 26, 2016.


Daily Beer Tasting – “flight departures” during these hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.
$4.50 per person, plus tax

Happy Hour – one-night special:
Wednesday night, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
$2.00 per person, plus tax

About the Flight Selection


Żywiec Group (Heineken) | Cieszyn, Poland | 9.5% ABV | $2.99/16.9oz
Zywiec Porter, pronounced “je-vi-ets,” is a dark, strong beer brewed according to the traditional Baltic Porter recipe from 1881, with the Munich malt and special malts for caramel and color plus the highest quality aromatic hops. Everything together creates a unique combination of taste. 91/100 on

Auld Acquaintance

Pike Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA | 8.3% ABV | 28 IBU | $4.49/22oz
The 2016 Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty brown, high-gravity ale infused with spices and aromatic notes of orange. Brewed with three different Yakima Valley hops, Curacao and sweet orange peel, coriander, cassia bark and nutmeg, it drinks as a rich and gutsy, yet well-balanced, winter warmer — sensual and embracing! The 2016 label pays tribute to Charlie Papazian. We have a vibrant and flavorful craft brewing scene today thanks to Charlie, who wrote The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founded the American Homebrewers Association, the Brewers Association, and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of the Emperor

Brouwerij Het Anker | Mechelen, Belgium | 10% ABV | $32.99/25.4oz
A very special treat for 99 Bottles customers! This is a 2007 vintage, RARE, and retired ale. Grand Cru of the Emperor is brewed once a year, on the 24th of February, on the birthday of Charles the Fifth. This exceptional ale ages well, developing a refined complexity and intense aromas. With powerful notes of roasted malts, caramel and plums, its surprisingly soft and fruity aroma combines a warm roundness with a rich taste. An imperial brew to cherish and enjoy in moderation. One of the top 50 beers in the world; 100/100 on

Big Swell

Maui Brewing | Kihei, Maui, Hawaii | 6.2% ABV | 82 IBU | $2/12oz
India Pale Ale was developed in Burton, England, as a “Super-Premium” hoppy pale ale around 1800. The extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond. The style developed a following worldwide. Its flavor begins with a smooth, malty creaminess followed with a big burst of dry-hop flavor from English Kent Golding Hops. It then finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. 93/100 on

The Nitty Gritty – How it Works & FAQs

  • To participate: Step up to Checkout, present your valid I.D. and pay for your tasting. Then, come on back to the Tastings counter where we’ll get your pours started.
  • Yes, you may appear to be of-age to drink, but Washington State Law requires I.D. check to confirm both legal drinking age and unexpired identification.
    “No I.D. = No Drinking.”
  • You’re welcome to share your beers with others only after they’ve presented their valid I.D. to 99 Bottles staff.
  • Feel free to browse around the shop and visit with others while you enjoy your beer tastes.
  • The featured selection is limited to bottles on hand. If a selection sells out before the end of the week, it will be replaced with a new selection.
  • Munching on oyster crackers will help cleanse your palate between beers.
  • One Beer Flight Tasting per person daily, per WAC 314-02-105. If you’re taking the flight and have a Growler Taste Card you may add one taste from the fill station to reach your total daily serving limit of 10 ounces per person.
  • The nearest public restrooms are located at Sportsmans Warehouse and McDonalds.

99 Bottles was voted the best beer store in Western Washington in 2009 through 2012 and the best beer store in Federal Way 2010 through 2014. Thank you for shopping small at our family owned small business; we’re happy to share our total beer selection of 1,200 craft beers, plus hard cider and mead.

Most beer descriptions are © their respective brewery.
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