OUR BEERS

 

We create innovative, flavorful, and inviting beers. The majority of our grains and hops are North American grown, with a preference for those produced in the Pacific Northwest, as well as in a sustainable fashion. Regardless of European, English, or American beer style, we select and blend these high-quality ingredients to achieve our flavor profiles.  While we love Continental malts and hops, and use them when necessary, we’re committed to using local and sustainably produced ingredients as much as possible in an effort to make our business as sustainable as possible.  Our English-style Stout or Italian Pilsner may not be completely traditional, but they are definitely tasty!



Currently Available - Seasonal/Rotating

NEW  Cell Out Hazy IPA

Description: Hazy IPA with a soft bitterness and mouthfeel but a lighter body and haze level than typical. The mild malty sweetness is quickly overtaken by massive hop notes of tropical fruit and candied melon with a prominent pineapple character, followed by a slightly dank finish. Crushable and fruity!

Name:  Did we sell out when we started making hazy IPAs? Maybe it's just a yeast cell reference? Maybe we're just big NOFX fans? Is this even a hazy?

Malt: Gambrinus IPA, 2 Row

Hops: Strata, El Dorado, Cashmere

Deets: 6.3% ABV, 20 IBU, 3.5 SRM, 0.33 BU:GU

NEW  Nermal's Revenge Imperial IPA

Description: DRAFT ONLY collaboration with our friends at Beach Cat Brewing in Birch Bay, WA. This is a BIG west coast style IPA with a medium to full mouthfeel, rich malty character, substantial but smooth bitterness, and prominent hop notes of pine, tropical fruit, and stone fruit. Big and dank!!

Name:  Garfield needs to be careful with this one! 

Malt: Gambrinus IPA, Marris Otter

Hops: Centennial, Galaxy, Idaho 7

Deets: 9.6% ABV, 80 IBU, 4.5 SRM  

Gen X Humor IPA

Description: A fruit forward West Coast style IPA with moderate bitterness, a medium mouthfeel, and a subdued malt body. Hop notes of mango, papaya, pineapple, and citrus supported by finishing herbal and pine notes. Well balanced and very drinkable!

Name:  The interaction with a teenage son:

        Grumpy Brewer to Gen Z son: Want to watch a funny movie with your mom and I?

        Gen Z son: What movie?

        Grumpy Brewer: Talladega Nights – it’s funny!

        Gen Z son: No thanks, sounds like Gen X humor.

        Grumpy Brewer: Whatever punk -- thanks for the beer name though!

Malt: Pilsner, 2 Row, Golden Naked Oats

Hops: Azacca, El Dorado, Centennial

Deets: 6.1% ABV, 41 IBU, 3.4 SRM, 0.84 BU:GU   

Mt. Crushmore Cold IPA

Description: One of our most popular beers - Crushmore is a west-coast style IPA with a light malt body that has been fermented with lager yeast, both of which are designed to accentuate the hop flavors and aromas. This iteration of our award-winning Cold IPA series is bursting with hop notes of white grape, blueberry, tropical fruit, with balancing notes of citrus and pine. It finishes dry and with a moderate bitterness that begs another sip!

Name: A great song, and a cool name for a crushable IPA!

Malt: Pilsner, 2-Row, Vienna, Jasmine Puffed Rice

Hops: Nelson, Mosaic, & Idaho 7

Deets: 6.5% ABV, 45 IBU, 3.1 SRM, 0.76 BU:GU   

Dog Daze Pale Ale

Description: A clean and crisp West Coast style pale ale with a light to medium body and moderate bitterness. Beautiful tropical and pine hop notes are perfectly balanced by a bready and slightly nutty malt character. Delicious and absolutely crushable!

Name: If you have a dog you’ve been there – you walk in the door and the toilet paper is unrolled, trash destroyed, and the chair has been chewed on. Good thing they’re cute!

Malt: Gambrinus IPA, Gambrinus ESB Pale

Hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7, Sabro

Deets: 5.5% ABV, 35 IBU, 3.9 SRM, 0.65 BU:GU

Currenty Available - Year Round

Mohr Street Pilsner

Description: A German-inspired pilsner -- crisp, clean, and refreshing with a nice cracker character and a mild grainy sweetness, supported by classic earthy and spicy hop notes, and finishing with a noticeable but not overwhelming bitterness. We love Pilsners!

Name: NW 50th Street (where our brewery is located) used to be called Mohr Street before Seattle annexed Ballard in 1907

Malt: German and US Pilsner

Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Adeena

Deets: 5.0% ABV, 28 IBU, 3.2 SRM, 0.61 BU:GU

Rabbit Ear IPA

Description: West coast(ish) style with a slight haze, a light to medium body, and a soft mouthfeel. The low to moderate bitterness accentuates the hop derived grapefruit and citrus flavors and aromas. Balanced and very drinkable!

Name: Named after a corner at Willow Springs Raceway - no rabbits were harmed in the making of this IPA

Malt: Pilsner, White Wheat, Malted Oats

Hops: Strata, Citra

Deets: 6.6% ABV, 43 IBU, 3.0 SRM, 0.73 BU:GU

Ascari Amber

(Gold - 2023 Denver International Beer Competition - American Amber category)

Description: American-style amber with a light to medium body and bright appearance. Notes of rich bread and caramel backed by subtle fruity and earthy hop flavor. Low to moderate bitterness so the malts and hops can shine. Not your average boring amber - this one is packed with flavor! 

Name: A great Formula 1 driver, as well as a corner at Monza - one of the great race tracks of the world

Malt: Pale, Vienna, Munich, Crystal 80, Crystal 120, Chocolate Rye, Melanoidin

Hops: Willamette, Saphir

Deets: 5.6% ABV, 28 IBU, 10.9 SRM, 0.50 BU:GU

Power Slide Oatmeal Stout

(Bronze - 2023 Washington Beer Awards - British Stout category)

Description: English-style oatmeal stout. No, stouts don’t have to be 6%+ ABV! Rich, bready, roasty, with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel, yet crushable. A dark beer for any weather!

Name: Powerslides on motorcycles are great fun...until the bike spits you off

Malt: Vienna, 2 Row, Melanoidin, Crystal 80, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Honey Malted Oats

Hops: Any smooth bittering hop

Deets: 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU, 37 SRM, 0.50 BU:GU

Non-Beer Options

Hard Italian Sodas

Description: You don't like beer? That's OK we have you covered! We brew a neutral seltzer base in-house and then you choose any of our Torani flavored syrups to add. Easy!

Name: It's an Italian Soda, but with alcohol (no cream - we tried it and it was not good!)

Malt: Pure Cane Sugar fermented into alcohol

Hops: None

Deets: 6.2% ABV; 10 oz. size only

Prosecco & Moscato

Description: We also have Prosecco and Moscato (sweeter) for the non-beer lovers.


Non-Alcoholic Options

Sierra Nevada Trail Pass IPA: It's Sierra Nevada so you know it's gonna be good!

Guinness 0: Pretty close to the original!

Sam Adams Hazy IPA: 2023 Great Amercian Beerfest NA gold medal winner!

Craftwell Pineapple Margarita Mocktail: Tasty if you're not in the beer mood!




Rotating Hard Cider: Locally made ciders available maybe in cans or maybe on tap

Kombucha: Locally made available in 12 oz. bottles / cans

Other Non-Alcoholic: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Italian sodas (you choose the flavoring)


Kegs


Looking to get a keg of Wheelie Pop Brewing's current releases?

We generally offer 1/6 BBL (40 pints) and 1/2 BBL (124 pints) of any beer currently on tap.


Standard prices are $95 for 1/6 BBL and $195 for 1/2 BBL + a $100 refundable keg deposit

(kegs must be returned within 14 days unless alternative arrangements are made).

Additional charges may apply for specialty beers.



Email sales@wheeliepopbrewing.com for more information

WHAT IS BU:GU?  And why we think it matters.

IBUs, or International Bitterness Units, are a reasonable measure of a beer's bitterness, but they don't tell the entire story - the amount of malt is also important.  Malt adds sweetness to beer, while hops add the bitterness.  So, a lower gravity (lower alcohol) beer with the same IBUs as a higher gravity (higher alcohol) beer will taste more bitter because there is less malty sweetness to offset the hoppy bitterness.  The ratio between these two aspects - the bitterness unit to gravity unit - is BU:GU. 


In general a BU:GU of 0.5 is considered balanced. Greater than 0.5 is hop forward, and less than 0.5 is malt forward.

FOOD

We have teamed up with Trail Bend Taproom to provide you great food options!


Trailbend is located immediately next door to pick up your order and can be ordered directly from your table using the QR code on the table, or you can click the photo here to access their on-line ordering systems.


Other outside food is also welcome and watch our Instagram page for rotating food truck options!

PIT CREW MUG CLUB - $95

Enrollment for the 2024 Pit Crew is CLOSED until early 2025. Booo!

Current memberships expire at the end of March 2025


What members get (so you can consider it for next year!):



Larger pours: 20oz pours for the price of a 16oz and 16oz pours for the price of a 12oz



20% off to-go beer


20% off merchandise


Five single-use "Guest Pit Crew" passes to hand out to friends, allowing them Pit Crew benefits during their visit



EVENTS

Xtreme Music Bingo!!

Tuesdays from ~6:30PM to 9 PM in the taproom. Join at any time - free to play!


Listen to the music clips and mark the song on your card. That's it! Bingos win a rotating prize! No need to be a music whiz kid, so feel free to use Shazam to ID the song. This isn't a trivia event - it's just a super fun time combining bingo with your favorite (and sometimes obscure) songs!


Vinyl Night

Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 9 PM in the taproom.


Bring in your own wax or choose one from our collection! Have a beer and listen to some interesting music on the best format available.


Wheelie Pop Trivia Championship, Season 6


Every Thursday at 6:30 PM in the taproom - hosted by Head in the Clouds Trivia.

Season 6 starts April 4 and runs through June 27. 

Form a team and collect points throughout the season. 

Weekly prizes for top finishers, and a larger prize

for the top season finisher!

Join the season at any time!

Season Point Structure (awarded weekly): 1st - 6 points, 2nd - 5 points, 3rd - 4 points, 4th - 3 points,

5th - 2 points, Remaining Teams - 1 point. Team names must remain the same throughout the season.

Six (6) person maximum per team.

PINTS FOR PURPOSE

WHAT IS PINTS FOR PURPOSE™?

Pints for Purpose™ is one way Wheelie Pop Brewing is giving back to our community. For these events, we will donate 15% of proceeds to that night's highlighted organization. To get your organization on the calendar, or to nominate a favorite organization, please reach out to molly@wheeliepopbrewing.com.

UPCOMING PINTS FOR PURPOSE™ NIGHTS



4/3: PNW Parent Ed

5/22: PNW Parent Ed



FORMULA 1 WATCH PARTIES


We're huge racing fans at Wheelie Pop and will air all 24 rounds of the 2024 Formula One season commercial-free and with sound on our giant TV. Come out and enjoy the races with fellow race fans!!!


Each week we also have a free race prediction contest - the fan who gets the most points through their predictions wins a Wheelie Pop gift card! We'll announce each week when the prediction forms are due for that round in order to be entered in the contest. Forms can be filled out at the brewery or submitted on-line via the submission form located below the F1 schedule (see below).


Below is the 2024 F1 schedule and the times we'll show the races at the taproom. We also show practices, qualifying, and sprint races on the Fridays and Saturdays before the races. Races that we can't show live are generally aired on Sundays at 2 PM - so stay off the social media beforehand!!


Times below are tentative and will be confirmed when the specific race weekend schedule is released by Formula 1. We're currently planning on showing 8 of the races LIVE - and were stoked!!!


Round 1 - Bahrain - Saturday 3/2 at 7:30 PM

Round 2 - Saudi Arabia - Saturday 3/9 at 1 PM

Round 3 - Melbourne, Australia - Saturday 3/23 at 9 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 4 - Suzuka, Japan - Saturday 4/6 at 10 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 5 - China - Sunday 4/21 at 2 PM (Sprint Race LIVE on Friday 4/19 at 8 PM!!!)

Round 6 - Miami, Florida - Sunday 5/5 at 1 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 7 - Imola, Italy - Sunday 5/19 at 2 PM

Round 8 - Monaco - Sunday 5/26 at 2 PM

Round 9 - Canada - Sunday 6/9 at 11 AM --- LIVE!!!

Round 10 - Spain - Sunday 6/23 at 2 PM

Round 11 - Austria - Sunday 6/30 at 2 PM

Round 12 - Silverstone, UK - Sunday 7/7 at 2 PM

Round 13 - Hungary - Sunday 7/21 at 2 PM

Round 14 - The Mighty SPA, Belgium - Sunday 7/28 at 2 PM

Round 15 - Netherlands - Sunday 8/25 at 2 PM

Round 16 - The Cathedral of Speed, Monza, Italy - Sunday 9/1 at 2 PM

Round 17 - Azerbaijan - Sunday 9/15 at 2 PM

Round 18 - Singapore - Sunday 9/22 at 2 PM

Round 19 - Austin, Texas - Sunday 10/20 at 12 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 20 - Mexico City - Sunday 10/27 at 1 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 21 - Brazil - Sunday 11/3 at 2 PM

Round 22 - Lost Wages, Nevada - Saturday 11/23 at 10 PM --- LIVE!!!

Round 23 - Qatar - Sunday 12/1 at 2 PM

Round 24 - Abu Dhabi - Sunday 12/8 at 2 PM



FORMULA 1 PREDICTION CONTEST

ROUND 5 - China

Predictions due by Sprint Race start



Answer the following questions using the submission form below - put your predictions in the message box with the question number. Use driver last names when applicable. Must be present at the brewery following the race showing to win. One submission per person.


Question 1 (3 Points): Sprint Race 2nd Place

Question 2 (3 Points): Sprint Race 3rd Place

Question 3 (1 Points): Main Race 1st Place

Question 4 (5 points): Main Race 5th Place

  Question 5 (3 points): Main Race 7th Place

  Question 6 (5 points): Main Race No. of DNF Cars


Order kegs, and merchandise to pick-up


Store is open 24 hours but pick-up hours are included at Check Out

ABOUT US

Wheelie Pop Brewing is owned by two friends, Jeremy and Mark, and their families. The two of them met through their sons, and quickly became friends - spurred by their shared love of motorcycles, racing, and beer.


Where did the name Wheelie Pop come from? Their boys used to call wheelies 'wheel pops' back in preschool and they thought it would make a fun name.

BREWING


All of our beers are created in-house on our 10 BBL brewhouse (below left photo). The brewhouse was manufactured by Premier Stainless Systems in 2007 and is a 2-vessel configuration with a combined mash/lauter tun and combined kettle/whirlpool. The hot liquor tank (HLT) and mash/lauter tun are stacked to save space.  The kettle is gas-fired, while the HLT is electric. 


We have 6 fermentation vessels (below center photo) -- (2) 10 BBL and (2) 20 BBL FVs manufactured by Premier Stainless in 2007 and (2) 10 BBL FVs manufactured by Specific Mechanical in 2021. The numbers on the tanks are Jeremy's favorite MotoGP motorcycle racers (most of which have retired - we might have to update the numbers!).


We have 7 bright/serving tanks (below right photo) which are single wall (e.g. no glycol cooling jacket) and thus are located in our walk-in cooler to stay cold -- (5) 10 BBL units and (2) 20 BBL units. These were also manufactured by Premier Stainless in 2007. They act as serving tanks as well as bright tanks. Most of our beers spend at least 2 weeks in these tanks to condition - sometimes longer depending on the style.


All of the Premier Stainless equipment was purchased used from The Ram Brewery's Northgate location when it closed in 2020. A lot of local brewers have brewed on this system over the years. We love hearing their stories and are stoked to carry on the tradition!

AWARDS

Ascari Amber - Gold, 2023 Denver International Beer Competition

Flash Memory Thing Cold IPA - Bronze, 2023 Denver International Beer Competition

Powerslide Stout -- Bronze, 2023 Washington Beer Awards

Mahna-Mana Japanese Style Rice Lager -- Bronze, 2023 Washington Beer Awards

Palouse NW Pilsner -- Platinum, 2023 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards

The Angry Crow IPA -- Double Gold, 2023 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards

2023 Centennial Fresh Hop Pale Ale -- Silver, 2023 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards

Galactic Border Patrol Cold IPA -- Bronze, 2022 Washington Beer Awards

Ascari Amber -- Judges' Pick, 2022 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards

Galactic Border Patrol Cold IPA -- Judges' Pick, 2022 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards

Toplivo Imperial Stout -- Judges' Pick, 2022 SIP Magazine Best of the NW Beer Awards


Jeremy                                                Mark

We are located in the Ballard Brewery District

We are located in the Ballard Brewery District at:

1110 NW 50th Street

Seattle, WA 98107


Our hours are:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Thursday: 3P - 9P

Friday - Saturday: 12P - 10P

Sunday: 12P - 8P


WHEELIE POP AROUND TOWN

In addition to being able to enjoy our beers in our taproom, you can also find us out in the wild at the following stores & restaurants (with more being added every day).

FAQs

Are you hiring?

We are currently staffed up but always looking to connect with potential team members! If you are interested, please email molly@wheeliepopbrewing.com.

Are you kid and dog friendly?

Yes! We have non-alcoholic drinks and a small assortment of snacks on the menu for the kids and water bowls and dog treats for the fur-kids. We are not a 'biker bar', but look forward to welcoming the Seattle community at large.

Do you have outdoor seating?

Yes! We currently have both indoor and outdoor seating options. Our outdoor space is covered to keep you dry.

Do you have food available onsite?

We have a small selection of snacks available (chips, peanuts, etc.). You are more than welcome to bring food in from anywhere - or order from our neighbors at Trailbend Taproom and Cycle Dogs from the QR codes on your table. There are also a collection of food trucks in the district on most nights.

Do you donate to local not-for-profit organizations?

We love being able to give back to our community. Please reach out to molly@wheeliepopbrewing.com for donation requests We are happy to donate a gift card for silent auctions or discuss potential other ways to support. 

How do I get Wheelie Pop Brewing at my restaurant?

Please reach out to sales@wheeliepopbrewing.com for more information.

Who can I contact about hosting an event?

Please reach out to molly@wheeliepopbrewing.com to discuss potential events. Our indoor space seats 49 but we also have great outdoor seating that's perfect for the upcoming months!