Mac & Jack’s is a household name around Seattle, but most aren’t familiar with the hyper-local backstory to this beloved brewery. Here are a few things you might not know about Mac & Jack’s and some info you should definitely know about the Standup for the Cure event they’re sponsoring on August 26th.
1. They started right here
Mac & Jack’s was actually founded by two guys named Mac and Jack right in Redmond. Specifically, in Jack’s garage in 1993.
2. Cans? What?
Craft beer fans who prefer cans are in luck – Mac & Jack’s is now filling 32 oz crowler cans at their brewery. You can also score a six-pack of the” limited release” beer collaboration with Foggy Noggin Brewing called “You Say Old, I Say New.” The 5.0% ABV Pale Ale comes in 12 oz. cans.
3. African Amber was just the beginning
Mac & Jack’s is best known for their delicious dry hopped African Amber, a brew whose hoppy, floral taste has won it a cult following. For all its popularity, this brew is just one of many delicious recipes dreamed up by Mac & Jack's team of dedicated brewers.
Year-round offerings include the Serengeti Wheat, a crisp and refreshing American style Hefeweizen, and the Blackcat Porter, a rich and creamy brew with hints of chocolate and coffee. There are also seasonals like the Cascadian Dark Ale, a blend of Yakima Valley hops and pale and dark roasted malts. If you’ve only enjoyed the African Amber, plan to swing by the brewery soon to score a taste of Mac & Jack’s other delicious beers.
4. Mac & Jack’s is the official beer sponsor for Standup for the Cure 2017
As the official beer sponsor, Mac & Jack’s will be available in the beer garden / social garden at Standup for the Cure. This event on August 26 at Lake Sammamish State Park will bring together the local community for a fun event that supports Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. It will feature professional standup paddleboard instruction, races, live music and raffle prizes as well as complimentary lunch and two drink tickets.
Beyond Mac & Jack’s brews, garden visitors will find Barefoot Wine and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. If you enjoy getting active for a great cause and casually sipping some of the best beer in the northwest, this event is perfect for you.
5. Mac and Jacks will celebrate a 25th year anniversary in 2018!!