big al events

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open regular hours, Dec 26 - 30. Monday, Dec 31 open noon- 5pm. Closed January 1st. Cheers!

August 25th, 2012 @ 6:30pm. The Slakes!

Fine purveyors of roots rawk since 2003, The Slakes, AKA the Puppet King satisfies your Americana jones just right, with a dab of boogie and a strong shot of gritty blues for good measure... RSVP here

August 18th, 2012 @ 6:30pm. Smoke Wagon

"Spaghetti-Surf-Garage-A-Billy" -That sums it up pretty much. Check 'em out here at Smoke Wagon

August 11th and 12th, 2012- BIG AL BREWING 4th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!

We here at Big Al take celebrating VERY seriously. Isn't that why we started the brewery? Every year we like to celebrate the Big Al Family by bringing music and beer together in a two day extravaganza. This year we will be rockin out with Rat City Brass, The Georgetown Orbits and Eric Ode. August 11th, 2012 starting at 3pm- Rat City Brass and The Georgetown Orbits! August 12th, 2012 @ 2:30 Eric Ode! Eric Ode is a national award-winning children's singer/songwriter, an author and widely published poet, and a thoroughly engaging entertainer. His upbeat, high-participation programs are bubbling over with fun, interactive music and include stories, skits, poetry, props and puppets RSVP for the 11th here and for the 12th here

August 4th, 2012 @ 6:30pm. The Bad Things!

"A mix of old-world revelry and punk-rock grit, the Bad Things' music is a twisted carnival of Gypsy folk, klezmer music, and Appalachian balladry..." - Brian J. Barr -Seattle Weekly The Bad Things RSVP here

July 28th, 2012 @ 6:30pm. The Juliettes!

Fierce. Foxy. Fabulous. If Mae West were around today, she'd definitely be a fan of The Juliettes - a formidable foursome of grown-up Seattle female rockers. Get ready to rock... Opening for these feisty ladies is The Lush Tones!! RSVP here

July 21st, 2012 @ 6:30pm. Three Tree Point Blues Band!

Classic rock and blues numbers by some of the all time greats; Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top and other stellar performers. Come throw back a pint or 20 (we kid) with some rockin tunes to chew on. RSVP here

July 14th, 2012 @ 6:30pm - The American Night!

The American Night, from Seattle Washington, recreates the energy, myth and experience of a live Doors concert, the show unfolds before the eyes of the audience who imagine they are witnessing a legendary Doors performance. Check them out at here Also, it's Ben's birthday. Should we say more? RSVP here

Comedy Show, Thursday, October 13th- 7:30pm

Show starts at 7:30pm, $5. Enjoy some laughs with Adam Norwest, Brett Hamil and Headliner Mike Wally Walter! Click here to RSVP

TugBoat Country, Saturday the 13th 6:30-9pm!

We have had so much fun so far with our summer concert series. We started off with the stellar group The Bad Things- followed it up with an epic anniversary party featuring The Georgetown Orbits and The Not-Its, and then blew-up last week with The Three Tree Point Blues Band! What's next you ask?? Tugboat Country!!! These events have been rockin and we are looking forward to seeing your lovely face there and a pint of Big Al goodness in each of your hands...That way, instead of clapping- you can start clinking!

THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY!! July 30th AND Family Fun Day on July 31st!

We're turning 3! Our beers are finally old enough to feed themselves (or if you read the previous article- heat themselves). We'll be throwin' down with The Georgetown Orbits' on July 30th. Their Ska and Reggae goodness will be rockin our house starting at 6:30pm goin till the sun...well, till about 9:30. Not enough?? Good! 'Cuz come Sunday (July 31)- we be bustin' a move with the most rockin music-made-for-kids performed by The Not-Its! Kindie Rock for all Ages! 2-4pm We close the gates, let the kids run free and mix our family with yours. Can anyone say playground? Yeah? We'll meet you there. 2-4pm (Pssst- Don't's the GOOD kind of know...the kind with beer.) DID WE MENTION THE BEER??? We'll be pouring ALL KINDS of fun beers. Three (THREE!!) of our Local Hero brews, two (TWO) of our famous sour beers, and one (ONE!) of the finest Chile IPA's around. We, seriously, are not messing around. Come join us for our birthday weekend so we can show you how to have a good time (or you can remind us you already know how). ***Want to know more about The Georgetown Orbits!. Or the The Not-Its!. Just go right ahead and click on 'em!


In case you didn't know, Big Al is all about home brewers. We love you guys. We ARE you guys. Big Al is also about events and we decided to combine two of our loves (well 3 but the third one goes without saying). We are hosting a share the Wort shindig with the Impaling Alers. 25-30 of us using our wort as a starting spot then brewing the beer of our choice. Should bring some interesting results! Stay Tuned!


We here at Big Al have gone solar! We are now using the powers of RA to make our beer! No more old school boiler to heat up our H2O- we've gone green. Read all about our awesome changes from these fantastic links Clean Energy!. White Center Now!. Beer Blotter. MatteR Network.

Big Al Brewing Second Anniversary!

Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th join us at the Big Al brewery in White Center for our second birthday! Live music on Saturday with Rat City Brass and food from Dante's Inferno. Family day on Sunday with Caspar Babypants, former Presidents of the United States member, and pizza from Proletariat Pizza. Specials on Abbey Wheat and Irish Red, the beers we opened the brewery with, growler fills, and Full Tilt ice cream all weekend. See you there!

Big Al Brewing at the PNA Summer Beer Taste!

Join Big Al Brewing at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Summer Beer Taste this Saturday, July 10th from 4 to 7:30. This a great event that benefits the Phinney Neighborhood Association and offers the opportunity to sample all the great summer seasonals from your favorite local brewers.

Big Al Brewing at the Washington Brewers Festival this Weekend!

Come on out to St. Edwards park this weekend for the mother of all father's day festivals! Big Al Brewing will be on hand with our newest releases, Big Al Summer Lager & Brougham Bitter, along with more of your favorites. Friday night we'll be pouring a limited release of Peanut Butter Imperial Stout, Alejandro's version of a strong chocolatey stout aged on peanut butter. Two great tastes that taste great together! More Festival info can be found on the Washington Beer "website".

Big Al Brewing Summer Seasonals!

Summer is right around the corner and Big Al Brewing is gearing up for a bunch of new releases. Brougham Bitter debuts Saturday, June 5th in Pioneer Square at Fuel and Temple Billiards. Big Al Summer Lager will makes it's first appearance for the thirsty crowds at this year's Washington Brewers Festival. Last and in no way least, Big Al Abbey Wheat will be back in the Tasting Room later in June. Keep an eye peeled for more updates!

Big Al Brewing at Seattle Beer Week Closing Ceremonies!

Join Big Al Brewing and 21 other local brewers at Hale's Palladium on Saturday, May 23th for Seattle Beer Week's "last call". We'll have our Melonberry Sour on. See you there. More information on the event is at the Seattle Beer Week "website".

Big Al Brewing at Taste of Dahlia!

Tuesday May 18th Big Al Brewing will be the featured brewery at Little Tastes of Dahlia, an event featuring Big Al beer paired with little tastes prepared by Tom Douglas' own beer geek Chef Brock Johnson. See you there!

Big Al Brewing Seattle Beer Week Events!

Seattle Beer Week 2010 runs May 13th through the 23rd. Tons of great events supporting the local craft beer scene are on the calendar. Join Big Al Brewing at Circa Alehouse on Sat. May 15th and at DC's Bar & Grill on Weds. May 19th for Brewers Nights! On Tuesday May 18th Big Al Brewing will be the featured brewery at Little Tastes of Dahlia, an event featuring Big Al beer paired with little tastes prepared by Tom Douglas' own beer geek Chef Brock Johnson. See you there!

Big Al Brewing at Hops and Props!

Join Big Al Brewing at the 8th Annual Hops and Props Saturday, the 24th at the Museum of Flight. This is a great event, lots of great local craft beer, tasty food to accompany and an opportunity to meet the brewers. See you there!

Big Al Brewers Night at Green Frog Acoustic Tavern!

Join the Big Al Brewing crew at The Green Frog Cafe Acoustic Tavern in Bellingham Weds., April 21st for specials on Big Al beer, raffle for Big Al schwag, and a great time! See you there!

Local Hero #7 Release Party at Malt & Vine!

Join Big Al Brewing and Local Hero Colin Lenfesty at Malt & Vine in Redmond on Monday, April 19th for the release of Local Hero #7 Belgian Pale! Visit the Malt & Vine website for more information. See you there!

Big Al Brewing Spring Seasonal, Big Al Tripel!

Big Al Tripel is perfect for the transition into Spring. Comforting during stormy weather, celebratory when the sun is out, and goes with food. Big Al Tripel with a juicy grilled rib-eye steak is superb. Ask for it at your favorite alehouse or drop in at the Tasting Room and get your growler filled.

Big Al Brewers Night at The Mint!

Join the Big Al Brewing crew at The Mint in Enumclaw Saturday, April 3rd for specials on Big Al beer, raffle for Big Al schwag, and the chance to rub Micah's belly! See you there!

Big Al Brewing at Cask Fest!

This Saturday, March 27th is Washington Cask Beer Festival 2010! Big Al Brewing will be there with Dryhopped IPA and our delicious Sourlicious on cask. This is one of the best local events of the year, see you there! More information can be found at the Washington Beer Commission website.

Big Al Tripel, Our New Spring Seasonal!

Big Al Brewing Tripel is a pale golden Belgian-style Strong Ale featuring the warm spicy flavors of Belgian yeast complimented by a crisp, light peppery-rye finish. The perfect beer to take the edge off these late winter evenings. On draft in the Big Al Brewing Tasting Room and at a fine alehouse near you!

Big Al Brewer's Night at Porterhouse West Seattle!

The Porterhouse West Seattle features a Brewer's Night on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Big Al Brewing will be on hand for the February installment. Join the Big Al team at the Porterhouse on Tuesday, the 16th for great beer and great food at a great venue. Click through to the Porterhouse website for more information. See you there!

Big Al Brewing Hearts Chocolate & Beer!

Sunday, February 14th is St. Valentines Day! Chocolate is a traditional St. Valentines Day gift, when we like to give "Sweets to the Sweet". Nothing pairs with chocolate better than beer! Big Al Brewing Irish Red & Smoked Porter both pair excellently with chocolate. Try Irish Red with smooth, creamy milk chocolates and Smoked Porter with dark, high cocoa content or spiced chocolates.

Big Al Brewing's going to the Superbowl!

Well not really, but swing by the Tasting Room for your gameday growler fills or give us a call about reserving a keg for your Super Bowl party. We'll have the big game on upstairs here in the Tasting Room early. Drop by and cheer on your favorite team!

Big Al Brewing at Water Street Brewing Strange Brewfest!

Join Big Al Brewing at Water Street Brewing this weekend in Port Townsend for the 6th Annual Strange Brewfest. We're bringin' more of that tasty Peanut Butter Imperial Stout with us. Going to be a great event again this year, see you there!

First ever Belgianfest this Saturday!

The Washington Beer Commission's first Belgianfest is this Saturday the 23rd. 50 Washington State breweries featuring their Belgian-style beers. Big Al Brewing will be on hand with the new Local Hero Saison and our Watermelon Sour. You can find more information at the WBC website. See you there!

Local Hero #6 Release Party & Vertical Tasting at Naked City!

Join Big Al Brewing at Naked City on Tuesday, January 19th for the release of Local Hero #6: Saison! We're also featuring a vertical tasting of all the previous Local Hero beers. Come on out, meet the brewers & the Local Heros, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. See you there! Directions and further information can be found at the Naked City website.

Big Al Brewing New Year's Growler Special!

Celebrate a Happy New Year with a dollar off growler fills (regularly $8.50) on the 30th & 31st. The Tasting Room at Big Al Brewing will be open from 3pm to 6pm.

Merry Christmas from Big Al Brewing!

Stop by the Tasting Room to get your growlers filled for Christmas Dinner! Take advantage of special pricing on kegs of Harvest and Scotch ale for your Holiday parties. Best wishes to you and yours from everyone at Big Al Brewing. Cheers!

Big Al Winter Warmer Beats The Cold Snap!

Brrrr! Cold as the dickens this week. Big Al Brewing Winter Warmer is the perfect foil for these cold, cold days. A dark Strong Ale with deep malt flavors that will warm you up. Drop by the Tasting Room for growler fills to go and get warm!

Big Al Brewing at Winter Beer Festival this weekend.

This weekend marks the annual Washington Beer Commission Winter Beer Festival. This is the time of year when local brewers pull out all the stops to brew something special for the holiday season. Winter Beer Festival is a great opportunity to try all that's on offer in one venue. Big Al Brewing will be pouring Winter Warmer. You can find more information on the Washington Beer Commission website.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Tasting Room at Big Al Brewing is closed this Thursday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Stop by Wednesday and get your growlers filled to go with your turkey dinner. We're back to regular business hours Friday. Cheers!

Big Al Brewing in the West Seattle Herald!

Alejandro Brown, Big Al Brewing Head Brewer and President, was interviewed by the West Seattle Herald. The news feature and slideshow of photographs of the brewery can be found here.

Winter Warmer on tap!

Full bodied chocolate & toffee malt flavors with firm bitterness and a long warming finish are on tap with this year's release. Big Al Brewing Winter Warmer will put a kick in your Christmas Spirit!

Beer n' Brats at Palace Ballroom this Friday!

Join Big Al Brewing and the fine folks at Palace Ballroom for a celebration of two of the finest things on earth: Beer and Brats! A ton of Oktoberfest-style good times with local craft beers and local craft sausage. Tickets are $34 (tax included) and must be purchased in advance by contacting Christy at (206)448.2001 or via email at

Seattle Weekly says Big Al Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale is Top Five!

Maggie Savarino lists her top five local Fall seasonal releases in the current Seattle Weekly. The "giant spiced-fruit aroma" in the Big Al Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale is a great description. Thanks Maggie!

Enumclaw Oktoberfest this weekend!

Oktoberfest on the plateau is not just an event, it's a celebration! Big Al Brewing will be in Enumclaw October 9th & 10th celebrating Oktoberfest. Tons of activities for the whole family. Enjoy great Washington beer, German-style foods, and live Oompah entertainment! See you there! More info here:

We're Back from GABF! The Tacoma Craft Beer Fest is up next.

We had an awesome time in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Tons of great beer, tons of great people, and we got to share Big Al beer with the rest of the country. Now we're back to work hustling to get Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale ready for release. We'll be at the Tacoma Craft Beer Fest this Saturday. Drop by the Big Al booth and say "Hi!"

We're off to the Great American Beer Festival!

The Brewery and Tasting Room will be closed Thursday through Sunday while we're in Denver at the Great American Beer Festival. We're off to Big Al Brewing's debut at the biggest beer festival in the Western Hemisphere. Hope to see you there!

Hopvine Brewers Night & Fremont Oktoberfest

Join us Thursday night at the Hopvine Pub on Capitol Hill for Brewers Night. Big Al beer on draft, meet the brewers, and score some quality Big Al Brewing merchandise in the raffle. Friday night kicks off this year's Fremont Oktoberfest. Drop by the Big Al Brewing table and try our newest release, Big Al Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale. More info here:

AHA Rally and Pro/Am Beer Release party!

Come on up to the Elysian and check out this year's crop of GABF Pro/Am entries. Each year the Great American Beer Festival presents a judged category for collaborations between local home brewers and local craft brewers. Here's your chance to sample some of the Northwest entries going to the Big Show! Big Al Brewing will be pouring the Brown Brother's Scotch Ale, a warming, sublimely malty brew. Saturday, September 12th at Elysian Brewing, 1221 East Pike 3-7 pm.

Brewers Night at Malt & Vine, Friday, Sept. 4th

Brewers night with the good beer folks at Malt and Vine. Make sure you drop by, Alejandro is bringing a little surprise that will only ever be available at this event! See you there!

Thanks for making our Anniversary a success!

We had a great time this last weekend celebrating our first year! Tons of great people came out and everyone had a good time. Thank you to everyone that helped make our first year a success. We're looking forward to many more in the future. Cheers!

Big Al Brewing is One Year Old!

Stop by Big Al Brewing the weekend of August 7th, 8th, and 9th to celebrate our first anniversary! Live music on the 7th with Shifter and on the 8th with Tres Muertos Putas. BBQ in the beer garden on Sunday the 9th with family friendly games and activities. Beer specials all weekend on Abbey Wheat and Irish Red, the first two beers we opened with. See you there!

Live Music at Big Al Brewing!

Live music in the beer garden at Big Al Brewing on Saturday, July 25th with Parade of Stars. Swing by for your favorite White Center craft beer and classic rock cover tunes. Check out Parade of Stars on their MySpace page:

White Center Jubilee Days this weekend!

Come on out for White Center's annual celebration of community July 18th and 19th. Parade, Carnival Rides, Fun Run, Art Show, Food booths, and a Beer Garden offering beer from your favorite White Center craft brewery. More info on the Jubilee Days website: See you there!

Fill 'em up on the Fourth! $6.50 growler fills!

Stop by the Tasting Room on the 4th and get your growlers filled for $6.50!

Thank you for making the Washington Brewers Festival a success!

We had a blast! Tons of satisfied festival goers had a great time too. Thank you to everyone who tried our beers, liked them and let us know or paid us the highest compliment by coming back for more. Our current seasonal, Big Al Summer Lager, is starting to make the rounds, so keep an eye out. Cheers!

Washington Brewer's Festival and the debut of Big Al Summer Lager!

Come on out to St. Edwards park this weekend for the mother of all father's day festivals! Big Al Brewing will be on hand to debut our newest release, Big Al Summer Lager, and pour more of your Big Al favorites. Friday night we'll be pouring a limited release of 5 Star Chile IPA, our hoppy strong ale zipped up with an infusion of hot chiles! More Festival info can be found on the Washington Beer website here: Big Al Summer Lager is a refreshing Munich-style Helles with a soft refined malt character and a clean crisp finish. Perfect for the hot days ahead.

Tutta Bella Amber goes live and IPA is back on in the Tasting Room!

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria and Big Al Brewing collaborated on a beer to pair specifically with Tutta Bella's pizza. This malty amber ale balances an assertive hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with a faint roasty character to match their fine wood fired pizza perfectly. IPA is back on the menu boys! Drop by the Tasting Room for pints, growlers, and retail kegs of Big Al's malt + hop happiness. Cheers!

Vienna Lager on tap now!

A medium bodied, deep amber-brown lager with soft, elegant malt flavors and a balanced bitterness. Lagering for 7 months provides a clean finish for this fine spring seasonal.

Big Al is going to jail!

He needs your help posting bail! More info here.

Big Al Brewing in the Seattle PI!

The Constant Valentine writes up his visit to Big Al Brewing at his Seattle PI blog here. "Folks, several of these ales were as good an example of their style as I have EVER tasted here in WA Beer Heaven." High praise indeed!

Big Al Brewing in the Seattle Weekly!

We got written up in Maggie Dutton's latest Search and Distill column here. Maggie makes some spot on Big Al Brewing & food pairing suggestions. White Center offers tons of great take out options. Pick up your favorite and stop by the Tasting Room.

Local Hero #2 on tap now!

Our second in the Local Hero series is based on Ken Frauenthal's gold medal version of ESB. Quality Marris Otter malt, floral British Fuggle hops, and Ken's passion for the style combine to create a smooth, balanced session beer. Cheers!

Herbert's Pale now on tap!

Stop by the tasting room for our latest seasonal release, Herbert's Pale Ale. Brewed in honor of Bert Grant for the 10th anniversary of the Washington Brewers Guild Cask Fest in collaboration with Snipes Mt. Brewing and Baron Brewing. Bert Grant was all about the hops and this beer is too. Smooth bitterness, big fruity hop flavor and aroma all backed by tasty malt flavors. Cheers!

Belgian Tripel now on tap!

Stop by the tasting room to try our latest seasonal, a Belgian Style Tripel. We are all very pleased with how this beer has turned out and can't wait to share it with you! Cheers!

New Beer - Local Hero #1 on tap now!

Like many professional brewers, Big Al got his start brewing beer in his garage and sharing it with friends and family. It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans enjoy the art of homebrewing. The art of creating beer at home IS the heart of the craft beer industry and we would like to pay tribute to the craftsman who make beer what it is today, the craftsman who inspire the beers we all enjoy regularly. This is why we are collaborating with a lucky homebrewer 4 times a year to deliver to you Local Hero. A beer that is formulated by a homebrewer, then scaled up and brewed on our system here at Big Al Brewing. This beer will be distributed to local pubs and beer bars for you to enjoy. You’re welcome!

Our first Local Hero, Kevin Davey, is a friend of Big Al’s and has put together a doppelbock the we just had to get in your hands.

New Beer - Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer now on tap in our tasting room! Come try our latest seasonal, a malty, chocolaty 6.5% ABV winter beer that is sure to keep you warm. We will also be pouring Winter Warmer at the Washington Beer Commission Winter Beerfest this weekend at Hales in Seattle. See the calender for more info.

New Beer - Papa Charlie's Pale Ale

Come in to try our latest release, Papa Charlie's Pale Ale.

Big Al Brewing in City Arts Magazine - Seattle Edition

Lisa Albers from City Arts Magazine wrote a story on Big Al Brewing! Pick up the November issue of click here to check it out.

Donate to our Jingle Bell Run Team to benefit the Arthritis Foundation!

Donate to our team "Sweaty Clause" and support the Arthritis Foundation. Visit our team page for more info.

Big Al Brewing Releases 3rd Seasonal Tuesday October 21st. Smoked Porter!!

Come by the tasting room this Tuesday the 21st to try our 3rd Seasonal, Smoked Porter.

Brewers Night @ Diamond Knot Brewing Co.

Join Big Al Brewing at Diamond Knot Brewing Company in Mukilteo for a Brewers Night this Wednesday starting at 6pm. We will be bringing our Abbey Wheat, Irish Red and Double IPA. It is also Diamond Knot's 15th Annivesary so there will be plenty to celebrate! Click here for a map to Diamond Knot. See you there!

Double IPA is Ready!!

We will be tapping our 2nd Seasonal, a Double IPA, this Friday October 3rd. See you here!

Seattle Weekly Search & Distill Column

Maggie Dutton from the Seattle Weekly paid us a visit while touring several breweries around Seattle by foot (yes by foot!!). Check out notes from her Oktobercrawl by picking up this week's Seattle Weekly (page 64) or clicking here.

Big Al's Big Ass Beer Night at Casey's!

Join the Big Al Brewing Crew at Casey's Grill & Sports Bar in Kent next Thursday the 25th from 3:30pm to 11:30pm for Big Al Big Ass Beer Night. There will be specials on 25oz of our flagship beer, Abbey Wheat. Casey's is a brand new sports bar with great food, darts, atmosphere, lots of flat screens and of course Big Al Abbey Wheat! This is sure to be a south end party not to be missed! Click here for a map to Casey's. Cheers!


Join Big Al and the crew at the 2nd annual Washington Beer Commission's Oktoberfest at the Pyramid Brewhouse in downtown Seattle. We will be pouring Abbey Wheat and our first seasonal, Brown Ale. Join us!! Visit their page for more details.

Brewers Night

Join big al this Wednesday at Elephant and Castle from 5pm to 7pm and The Dog & Pony Alehouse
from 7pm to 9pm for brewers night!

The team over at (teamed with WSB) made us their very first news post.
Update : Justin posted a review of both of our beers. See it here.
Thanks guys!

The team over at stopped by last night to take some pictures and have a walk around. Thanks guys!

Seattle Examiner

Chris Devlin over at the Seattle Examiner wrote a very nice article covering the opening of big al brewing. Thanks Chris!

It Official!

big al brewing is opening August 7th at 3pm!
Click here for the offical press release.

Seattle PI

We made it in the paper. Geoff Kaiser of the PI called to talk about the new brewery. Checkout the interview here. Thanks Geoff!