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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shultzy's Oktoberfest Update

Fun and Frivolity at last year's Oktoberfest bash.
Don't miss the 2009 party this Saturday, October 3rd.

Saturday is Shultzy's Grand Oktoberfest party, and we hope all our friends will be able to be here, have a beer, and share a toast to the coming of Autumn.  With the Huskies at noon, Sounders at 4PM and the party at 7pm, Saturday should be a fun and exciting day.  We'll have German music, leiderhosen and dirndls, Bratwurst, HOP Italians (spicy Italian sausage with Cascade hops), and BEER, BEER, BEER!  We're especially proud to have a special guest, Ro Guenzel, head brewer at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, CO.  We went down to Colorado back in June and Ro allowed us to help brew the Left Hand Oktoberfest you'll be enjoying Saturday night (along with Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and HB Munich, too!).

Head Brewer Ro Guenzel and Don at Left Hand Brewery

Party starts at 7pm.
Ceremonial keg tapping is at 8pm.

The inaugural edition of Shultzy's OKTO-beerfest has been a popular success.  We've run 11 different Oktoberfest beers already (matching last year's count) and we'll likely be on beer #14 or #15 by this weekend.

Here's what we've had on tap so far:
Bayern (Missoula, MT), Chuckanut (Bellingham, WA), Hacker-Pschorr (Munich, Germany), HB Munich (Munich, Germany), Kostritzer (Germany), Left Hand (Longmont, CO), Leinenkugel (Chippewa Falls, WI),
Paulaner (Munich, Germany), Spaten (Munich, Germany), Victory (Downington, PA), and Warsteiner (Germany).

Most of the time, we're offering a Munich Oktoberfest, a German Oktoberfest, and a US Oktoberfest on tap, giving you three choices for your Oktoberfest celebration.  We also have our new program where you get a free 1L German beer mug if you drink a liter of 12 different Oktoberfest beers here between September 19th and October 30th (we extend Oktoberfest all the way to Halloween at Shultzy's).  For those of you already involved, the Ayinger keg is only 30L, so you'll need to watch our Twitter feed ( to make sure you get some when it comes online.  If it goes fast, we'll try to get another one, but we can't guarantee that we'll be able to.

Coming up:
Alpine (Oroville, WA), Ayinger (Germany), Leavenworth (Leavenworth, WA), Snoqualmie (Snoqualmie, WA), Weinstephan (Suburban Munich, Germany), and hopefully a few more if time allows.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Watch HUSKIES-Stanford at Shultzy's tomorrow at 6pm!

The UW Huskies-Stanford game will NOT be available in most Comcast homes in Washington, but we'll have it on all 7 TVs here at Shultzy's. We're expecting a good crowd to cheer on Coach Sark and the #24 Dawgs as they take on and hopefully vanquish the Fighting Trees of Stanford.

It'll be a party and for the party we'll have some great gametime specials.
  • UW Huskies are ranked #24, Your 1st IPA pint is only $2.40.
  • Huskies Super Well: Ketel One Vodka for just $4!
  • $1 off SARKburgers.
Go Huskies! * Watch the Huskies at Shultzy's * Go Huskies!

Photo You Must See: Mugging for the Camera at Oktoberfest

Please do NOT ask our staff to do this (though it does inspire me to have a beer stein carrying contest at our Shultzy's Grand Celebration next Saturday (October 3rd).

Photo You Must See: Mugging for the Camera at Oktoberfest: "
REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
A waitress serves mugs of beer to the thirsty crowds on Saturday as Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

St. Pauli Girl Pictures

I was the unofficial photographer, and here's what ended up on my cameraphone.






Friday, September 18, 2009

Reader review of Shultzy's on Seattle PI Reader Blog

There's a very nice review of Shultzy's in today's Seattle PI Reader Blog  and (same article on both sites).

Students like their food quick and cheap. Quick cheap food can be good. But the University District eateries typically aren't anything special. Shultzy's however, for some reason, has decided to make all their own sausages in house. And this, I suspect, is their secret weapon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don, Bruce, and Mike's Oktoberfest Beer Adventure

Don, Bruce, and Mike took a trip down to Longmont, CO, home of Left Hand Brewing, back in June.

We've enjoyed quite a few Left Hand beers at Shultzy's in the past year: Sawtooth Ale (ESB), Milk Stout, 400-Pound Monkey IPA, Oak-Aged Imperial Stout, and of course, Left Hand's Oktoberfest.  Eric Wallace, Left Hand's founder and president came in to see us, and suggested we come down this year and brew our own Oktoberfest beer.  Never ones to turn down an invitation involving beer, we took him up on it this past June.

It was a whirlwind 24 hour trip to Colorado that saw us waking up early and heading over to the brewery.  Our hosts for the day were Joe Schiraldi, VP Brewing Operations and Ro Guenzel, Head Brewer of Left Hand.  Our day started out with a tour of their old facility and their new, much larger brew house.  Before you knew it, we were starting up our batch of Oktoberfest.

You can't make Oktoberfest beer without Munich malt.

Ro talked to us a little about the history of Oktoberfest beers and Left Hand's in particular.  Ro was an apprentice brewer in Germany, so he definitely knows his stuff.  The origin of Left Hand's Oktoberfest Marzen is from Denver's award-winning Tabernash Brewery that Left Hand acquired back in 1997; Tabernash had built a formidable reputation brewing high quality German-style beers in the USA.  Since then, Ro and the Left Hand team have continued to tweak and improve it to the level it's at today.

How can you make great Oktoberfest beer without being dressed properly?
Ro Guenzel and Don

We climbed up to the brewing platform, added ingredients to the giant brewing vat, and Don started the batch.  Fortunately, since we're not master brewers (or even apprentice brewers), all Don had to do was push the red button.  He did with style and without incident.  What next?  Well, we wait.  So, it was time for Left Hand Breakfast German-Style.  We went over to Left Hand's popular taproom where a feast awaited: Weisswurst, pretzels, German mustards, and Left Hand's delicious German-style Haystack Wheat.  We'd never enjoyed that beer before, but it stood up to Franziskaner and the other top German wheat beers we serve at Shultzy's.  Breakfast was delicious, though it did make some of us feel in need of a short nap.

Breakfast of Beer Champions

After breakfast, it was time to check on the beer and add some hops.  Joe Schiraldi gave us a brief hop seminar including a tour of Left Hand's experimental hops growing out back and the merits of hop flowers vs hop pellets.

Joe and Don wisely did not play horseshoes while discussing hops.

After learning about hops, it was time to add some, and Don stepped up to do the first hop addition.

What happens after the first hop addition?  More waiting.  So, it was the perfect opportunity to drink some more beer.  This time... unfinished beers from giant tanks.

These hieroglyphics tell the brewers what's in the tank, what's been done,
 and what needs to be done going forward.  This is an Oktoberfest tank.

First we got to taste one of the earlier batches of Oktoberfest beer, still lagering, and still unfiltered.  Even in it's raw state, it was delicious!

Don and Mike enjoying Oktoberfest beer in progress; 
note that beer tastes better when you're wearing protective goggles.

Of course, we couldn't leave without trying the latest test batch of 400-Pound Monkey IPA.  We enjoyed a couple of kegs of test batch #2 this past winter at Shultzy's, and test batch #3 was in progress at the brewery during our visit.  It was delicious also, and we're happy that we'll be the only bar in Seattle with test batch #3 when it's finally released.

The beta version of test batch #3 of 400-Pound Monkey IPA.

More brewing, chatting, touring, drinking, lunch, more drinking and before long we were back in our rental car racing to Denver Airport and our flight to Seattle.  We are very grateful to Eric Wallace, VP Operations Chris Lennert, VP Brewing Operations Joe Schiraldi, Head Brewer Ro Guenzel, and all the folks at Left Hand for making such great beer and being wonderfully hospitable hosts.

It's now mid-September, and we just got our first keg of the Oktoberfest beer we brewed yesterday.  We'll have it on tap for Shultzy's Oktoberfest kickoff party on Friday the 18th, and it will be featured prominently through the rest of September and October.  We're also excited to have Ro Guenzel of Left Hand as our guest at the grand Oktoberfest party at Shultzy's on October 3rd.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Miss St. Pauli Girl 2009, Katarina Van Derham, coming to Shultzy's this Friday night!

Shultzy's will kick off the Oktoberfest season in style this Friday night with an autograph/photo appearance from Katarina Van Derham, Miss St. Pauli Girl 2009.  She'll be at Shultzy's around 8:30pm for a short visit, so be there early to make sure you don't miss it.

In the spirit of the event, we'll have St. Pauli Girl specials.  12 oz. bottles of St. Pauli Girl or St. Pauli Girl dark will be only $3 and 24 oz. bottles of St. Pauli Girl will be only $5.50.

For those cerebral types that haven't been convinced to come by the photograph, here's more information.
  • Katarina Van Derham is a Slovakia native who currently resides in Los Angeles.
  • She is 5'6" tall with blonde hair and blue-green eyes.
  • Katarina is fluent in five languages including English, Slovak, Czech, Russian and Polish.
  • Katarina is trained in Krav Maga, a military self-defense technique and enjoys kick-boxing, wrestling, playing basketball, volleyball and table tennis.  Note to the wise: she's hot, but she'll kick your butt like a UFC star if you get fresh with her.
  • When she is not modeling, Katarina is developing her own make-up line and works on architectual graphic design.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sneak Preview... EA Sports comes to Shultzy's

In October, we'll be adding a new weekly event at Shultzy's.

Tuesday Charity Trivia Nights have been so much fun that we've decided to add a weekly special event on Wednesday's too. Jesse of EA Sports will be hosting EA Wednesday night at Shultzy's starting in October. You'll get to play your favorite games and brand new EA offerings on our flat screen TVs while you snack and drink at Shultzy's. There will be beer specials and prizes, so you'll want to check it out.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Football's back, and so are new weekend hours!

We'll be opening at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate football fans who want to watch early college football games on Saturday and NFL on Sunday.  We have NFL Sunday Ticket again, so you'll be able to watch not only the Seahawks, but your favorite out-of-town NFL teams, too.

For those hungry football fans, we'll be launching right into our regular all-day menu (no breakfast burritos, sorry).  If you're looking for something a little more breakfast-like, we will have our All-Day Breakfast burger (with egg, bacon, and cheddar) or you can get a BOB (our Sausage chili over rice, topped with a fried egg).

We're looking forward to a big crowd to cheer on the Huskies against Idaho and hopefully we'll put the "W" back in UW.  Go Huskies!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Akey on the SARKburger

Blast from the past: Shultzy's and UW Husky Lincoln Kennedy in Sports Illustrated from 1992

Shultzy's connection to Huskies Football extends all the way back to our earliest days as a 12-seat counter just up the street from our present location.  Huskies players have always enjoyed Shultzy's Sausages, but none quite like Lincoln Kennedy, former Husky and LA Raiders OT; Lincoln managed to eat 11 sausage sandwiches in one hour, an amazing and scary feat.

Sports Illustrated, writing an article on Lincoln, couldn't resist talking about Shultzy's too, so enjoy this blast from the past.

In The Driver's Seat
Varied talents will give Washington tackle Lincoln Kennedy a lot of roads to follow—after the NFL, that is by Richard Hoffer, Sports Illustrated, September 21, 1992

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Just a reminder -- CLOSED Sunday (09.06) and Monday (09.07)

It's Labor Day, and we'll be doing a lot of labor (deep cleaning and maintenance) and enjoying a little leisure.

See you Tuesday morning!