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INTRODUCING

Beacon Hill's Own Brewery

Beacon Brewed Beer × Crafted with Love

 

Perihelion Brewery serves up exquisite beers and savory morsels at the top of Beacon Hill

 

Les McAuliffe has been brewing award-winning beer since 1998.  His passion for Belgian ales is at the center of his beer making.  We are serving up 12 beers, ales, ciders and mead on tap as well as mouthwatering savory servings perfectly paired with beer. Perihelion Brewery opened February 2016 at the crest of Beacon Hill, close to light rail. 

WHY PERIHELION?

The "perihelion" is the closest point to sun of an object's orbit . Come be warmed by our beers and food, we guarantee you'll leave us with a glow.

 Our hearty proprietors Les and Karin

Our hearty proprietors Les and Karin

 

 

Location

2800 16th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144

At the corner of 16th Avenue South and South McClellan Avenue

Hours

Closed from Sept 2nd-6th

T, W, Th  4p–10p

Fri         4p-11p
Sat       Noon–11p
Sun       Noon-9p.

. Music Tuesdays! 

7-9 pm All Ages! No Cover

 

 

What's On Tap

We're always brewing something new. Come have a taste or stay a while. We have 11 of our own brews and 1 cider.

We sell 64 oz and 32 oz Growlers to take away. 

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BETELGEUSE RED ALE - coming soon

This red ale has a strong malty body and 5.4% ABV, it is balanced well with abundant late addition hops. With the big spicy hop profile this ale finished dry. The addition of roasted beets gives this ale a red color and subtle earthiness.

Equinox OKTOBERFEST - coming soon

Equinox will be a big malty German lager style ale. It has a big body with notes of caramel and golden raisins.

SINGULARITY STOUT - on nitro

A medium bodied oatmeal stout. This beer pours with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is a nice balance of hops and dark roasted grains. Chocolate comes forward on the palate. Hopped with Simcoe, Sterling, and Cascade hops.  5.9% ABV 59 IBU

Lil' BB-LITTLE BELGIAN BLONDE - wit

The blonde is back. This is a beautiful light drinkable ale food for any season. The wheat in the grain bill and the Belgian yeast combine perfectly to create a light fruitiness balanced with Saaz hops in the finish. 6% ABV 16 IBU

quasar

Quasar is our gold medal winning flagship Belgian style triple. It is light in color, drinks easy and finishes dry. 9% ABV

Helianthus - rye pale ale

This is a medium bodied ale with a creamy mouthfeel. Mild rye and caramel notes balance well with Chinook, Simcoe, and Citra hops. Finishes crisp and dry. 6.3% ABV

apricot sour

This beer is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Refreshingly tart and fruity with bright effervescence, it packs a rich Apricot flavor with the right amount of acidity. 6.3% ABV

milky way ipa

Medium body with a malty backbone balanced with Zeus bittering hops. We have added copious amounts hops in the secondary fermenter. This beer is bitter up front and finishes with notes of pine. 6.6% ABV 81 IBU

summer kolsh

Summer is gone but the Kolsh pours on for a while longer. This beer is clean, crisp and refreshing. It pours with a white, fine bubble head and produces hints of lemon in the nose. ABV 5%

Galactic Drift IPA

This is everything an IPA beer wants. Medium body with a malty backbone balanced with Zeus bittering hops. We have added copious amounts of Mosaic hops in the secondary fermenter. This beer has an out of this world floral nose with grapefruit and pineapple on the pallet. 6.6% ABV 81 IBU

Aphelion Porter

This is a medium bodied porter, high roasted dark malts contribute coffee and cocoa notes. Dry hopping with cascade hops give the beer an earthy, nutty bitterness. It finishes dry on the palate.

honey moon blonde braggot

This is a beautifully light easy drinking summer ale. With 40% of the recipe orange blossom honey light hop addition, the delicate floral notes of the honey comes through. As light as it drinks, it is still a fairly strong ale at 8% ABV.

Icarus Saison - basil saison

Icarus is a classic farmhouse saison, blonde in color and light on the palate. It finishes dry with hints of fruit and basil. 5.8% ABV

Brownrigg cider

Rotating selection from our friend down the hill. . A good option for people who may be gluten intolerant.


rossetta - Tart red on Wood - Not Currently on tap

A variation on our Betelguese Red Ale. Still red, still brewed with beets, this version gets a mild kettle sour and fermented on oak red wine barrel staves. These little navigational tweaks put Betelguese in a different orbit. 5.8% ABV 19 IBU

DAEDALUS - rye saison - Not Currently on tap

.The Deadalus is the father of the Icarus. We use rye malt combined with Zeus hops to give this beer a sharp crisp peppery mouth-feel.  8.8% ABV 44 IBU

JOHNNY "TACOMA" SCOTTISH ALE - Not Currently on tap

This Scottish ale is a full bodied malty offering with a hint of smoke and caramel - Perfect for a cool fall day. 6.8% ABV

maibock - Not Currently on tap

The Maibock is light in color, less malty, and presents a drier finish with its larger hop profile. It is perfectly balanced with the hints of toasty malts, and a spicy or peppery taste coming from the hops. 8.8% ABV

Moon shadow - barrel aged scottish - Not Currently on tap

This beer is brewed in a whiskey barrel and backblended with a little bit of Scottish Ale to give it a more full bodied, malty and sweet caramelized flavor profile. 6.5% ABV

barrel aged belgian blonde -Not Currently on tap

Little Belgian Blonde aged in a wild turkey barrel for five months with Brettanomyces and Pediococcus added to sour. It's got the fruitiness of the Belgian Blonde and the kettleness of a sour.. 5.5% ABV

Vienna Lager - Not Currently on tap

This is a classic example of a European staple vienna lager. It has a medium body, a light toasted maltiness up front and finished with a pleasant dry hoppiness. 5.5% ABV 19 IBU

barrel aged dark matter - black saison - Not Currently on tap

This Black Saison is mildly soured in the kettle with lactobacillus and fermented with dark sweet cherry. 7.8% ABV 5 IBU

Roasted pepper ipa - Not Currently on tap

This beer is malty and bitter with flaked barley added to give it a moderate mouth feel. The leading character in the cast is the addition of fire-roasted Poblano peppers to the last 15 minutes of the boil. This is NOT a novelty hot pepper ale. This beer showcases the smell of rolling a pepper on an open flame. It reads nicely on the palate with just a delicate spicy tickle on the back of the throat. 6.7% ABV 81 IBU

Lost in space - tart rhubarb - Not Currently on tap

Small batch saison with rhubarb. These saisons are light and finish crisp. The wild yeast on the fruit adds complexity with a mild funk. 6.6% ABV

Humorum -  black ipa - Not Currently on tap

Otherwise known as a Cascadian Dark Ale this IPA has the deep rich color and body of a porter minus the roasted malt flavor of the dark grains. It pours with a thick dark tan head. The malty backbone is well balanced by the addition of copious amounts hops in the boil and fermenter. Dry hopped with Simcoe and Mt. Hood.

6.2% ABV  63 IBUs

dark crystal - belgian pale - Not Currently on tap

A Belgian style Pale ale leaning towards the darker side. Brewed with some Dark Crystal Malt that imparts raisin, plum and stone fruit flavor notes. A higher ABV than our Little Belgian Blonde coming in at 6.9% ABV.

Galactic Drift IPA - Not Currently on tap

This is everything an IPA beer wants. Medium body with a malty backbone balanced with Zeus bittering hops. We have added copious amounts of Mosaic hops in the secondary fermenter. This beer has an out of this world floral nose with grapefruit and pineapple on the pallet. 6.6% ABV 81 IBU

Tart Blonde on Wood - Not Currently on tap

This is a light blonde ale mildly soured with the addition of acidulated malt in the kettle. It then spends four weeks fermenting on 20 red wine oak barrel staves. The result is a crisp tart ale with hunts of fruit and vanilla.  5.8% ABV 17 IBU

Quasar - A Belgian Style Triple - Not Currently on tap

Beautifully light gold in color, the creamy mouth feel bellies the high alcohol. Smooth on the palate, light fruit notes give way to finish sharp and crisp 8.8% ABV

iRIS Barrel Aged PINK SAISON - Not Currently on tap

A pleasant smooth saison lightly hopped with a mild fruity tartness from prickly pear addition. 5.6 ABV 33 IBU

Orbit - A DunkelWeizen - Not Currently on tap

Although this beer pours dark in the glass, it has a light body and mouth-feel. The banana clove notes of a german style wheat beer are muted slightly with the toasty flavor of darker malt addition. This beer drinks easy at 5.4% ABV

APOGEE - DARK BELGIAN – On Nitro - Not Currently on tap

This big Dark Belgian Strong Ale is brewed with Sovereign hops. Apogee has flavor notes of anise, raisin and dates and is almost creamy in your mouth.  The big malt body balances nicely with the alcohol warmth. 9.2% ABV 23 IBU

cassini - Oktoberfest - Not Currently on tap

A traditional German-style Oktoberfest ale. As a lager, it will take 2 months in the fermenter to reach perfection. The results will be a beautiful light amber, malty glass of beer that celebrates the arrival of fall. 5.2% ABV 21 IBU

LITTLE AMERICAN BLONDE - Not Currently on tap

This Blonde session ale has a very light body and a delicate hop balance. The Northwest wildflower honey added to the secondary fermentation gives a quiet floral finish.  We use a small addition of Sterling and Cascade hops.  4.9% ABV 16 IBU

Ryegel 7 - A Roggenbier - Not Currently on tap

This brew is a traditional dark German rye beer, It has a medium body and mouth feel and pours with a light tan creamy head. The flavor has notes of fruit and spice and a mild sour finish.

5.2% ABV 18 IBU’s

MOlly's BAVARIAN HEffeweizen - Not Currently on tap

A classically Bavarian wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50 wheat and a yeast that produces fruity esters of banana, cloves and pineapple. It finishes dry and tart  ABV 6.8%

HONEY GINGER IMPERIAL STOUTNot Currently on tap

This is a big beer. All the things you want in a stout; thick mouth feel, chocolate roasted malt notes, plus a little extra with the addition of honey and ginger. The very easy drinking quality of this beer belies the heavy hitting ABV of 10.1% 

POLARIS- BELGIAN GOLDEN - Not Currently on tap

This the Blonde, Bigger, Bolder and Maltier. 9% ABV

Barrel Aged Quince Braggot -Not Currently on tap

Limited Quantity! A braggot is a cross between mead and an ale. Ours is brewed wtih quince necter and aged in Woodinville Rye Whiskey barrels. 8.7% ABV. 

deep impact-Not Currently on tap

A multi barrel aged Barley wine. This beer spent 1+ years in a red wine barrel and an additional nine months in small rye whiskey barrels. The result is a medium body, mildly alcoholic deep ruby red ale. You can taste the tannins from the wine barrel and vanilla from the rye barrels. A unique beverage in a very limited quantity. 8.8% ABV 30 IBU

barrel-aged dark matter-Not Currently on tap

Our regular customers may remember the black saison we brewed last January. It was mildly soured and fermented with dark sweet cherry. Well we put 53 gallons of it in a Wild Turkey whiskey barrel for 9 months and now it’s time to let the Dark Matter flow. 7.8% ABV 5 IBU

Nebula IPA - Not Currently on tap

Don’t worry, the Galactic Drift will be back soon. In the mean time have a Nebula. It’s brewed the same way as the Drift but with different hops in the fermenter and a slightly less malty body. Dry-hopped with Citra and Centennial.

6.7 %ABV 90 IBU’s

whiskey barrel aged pink saison - coming back soon

We took our Iris pink Saison and put it in a whiskey barrel from Westland distillery for several months, just long enough to pick up a slightly  boozey nose and a touch of oak. 6.9% ABV

 

We're kitty-corner from the Beacon Hill light rail station and 36 busline. Parking is limited. Please respect the neighbors and do not park in the Red Apple parking lot. 

Who Can Come ?

Beer lovers and those with healthy appetite encouraged.

We are an all ages venue - children welcome!

Well behaved dogs and miniature pigs are allowed on the patio. 


Reservations ?

Sorry we don't take reservation since we are a small venue. We let customers seat themselves. Patio seating is communal. We can usually find a spot for you. 


How do I order ?

Our main point of sale is at the front by the taps. You can order there and start a tab. We are happy to add whatever else you want. We do roam with our mobile tablets so feel free to ask a server to bring you another beer or more food. 


what is house made?

 

 

 

We brew all our own beer right here in our 7 BBL brewery. 

We smoke all our meats and nuts in house. We love the taste that black cherry wood adds to our meats.  

Our chefs are always finding new things to pickle in house, they brine their own corned beef and make the sauerkraut to round out the Reuben. Oh and you are going to want to try the house made mustard with our pretzels.. 

 

Perihelion Press

 
 

Beer Advocate Class of 2016

We were honored to be part of the class of 2016 when a whopping 861 breweries joined the ranks of America’s booming beer industry,.

Beacon Hill Finally got a brewery to call its own in 2016 ...and the community immediately embraced the venue as their own. You’ll usually find 11 house-brewed beers on tap to accompany the food, which is every bit as impressive as Les McAuliffe’s beer.

 [Kendall Jones]

 

Seattle Times june 2016

 

Perihelion Brewery is the hot new pub on Beacon Hill. It opened in February at the elbow of South McClellan Street and Beacon Avenue South, a relief for co-owner and brewer Les McAuliffe, who recalled many sweaty nights during the build-out. No one else had a brewery on Beacon Hill. Maybe everyone knew something he didn’t, he thought. {Tan Vihn}

 

 

Seattle eater Great spots for outdoor eating and drinking

Beacon Hill's first brewery is pretty short on indoor space, but it does have a killer patio complete with a fire pit. ... Perihelion seems made for sun-worshiping; the name, after all, means " the closest point to sun of an object's orbit."

 

Sarah's  Beer Blog KZOK

We were especially excited to find out Perihelion has food. FOOD! And we gotta admit, we were ready to grub with a menu that included Caribbean sandwiches, stout adobo wings, fried brussels sprouts and a blue cheese-truffle burger (check out their website for more food options!)

WATCH Sarah get a tour of the place and try a few brews!

 

 
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Perihelion Bottle Library

Bottle Conditioned Selections

Limited Quantities

Perihelion – Quince Braggot

A braggot is a cross between mead and an ale. Ours is brewed with quince nectar and aged in Woodinville Rye Whiskey barrels. 8.7% ABV

                                                750ML bottle    20-            

Apogee – Dark Belgian Strong

This big Dark Belgian Strong Ale is brewed with Sovereign hops. Apogee has flavor notes of anise, raisin and dates and is almost creamy in your mouth.  The big malt body balances nicely with the alcohol warmth. 9.2% ABV 23 IB

750ML bottle    15-

Dark Crystal – Dark Belgian Pale

A Belgian style Pale ale leaning towards the darker side. Brewed with some Dark Crystal Malt that imparts raisin, plum and stone fruit flavor notes. A higher ABV than our Little Belgian Blonde coming in at 6.9% ABV.                       750ML bottle    15-

 

Daedalus – Rye Saison

Deadalus is the father of the Icarus. We use rye malt combined with Zeus hops. This beer has a creamy mouthfeel and a sharp crisp peppery finish.  8.1% ABV 44 IBU            750ML bottle  15-

 

Icarus - Saison

A straw colored ale with a creamy tight bubbled white head. The ale has the classic Belgian Saison spiciness and a fruity hoppy finish.  7.2% ABV 44 IBU                                          750ML bottle    15-

 

Tart Blonde on Wood

This is a light blonde ale mildly soured with the addition of acidulated malt in the kettle. It then spends four weeks fermenting on 20 red wine oak barrel staves. The result is a crisp tart ale with hunts of fruit and vanilla.  5.8% ABV 17 IBU

750ML bottle    15-

 

Rosetta– Tart Red on Wood

A variation on our Betelguese Red Ale. Still red, this version gets a mild kettle sour and fermented on oak red wine barrel staves. These little navigational tweaks put Betelguese in a different orbit. 5.8% ABV 19 IBU

750ML bottle    15- 

Little Belgian Blonde

We consider this to be our flagship ale. Its light and easy drinking. Wheat in the grain bill gives it a crisp sharp mouthfeel complimented by the mild fruit notes from the Belgian yeast. 5.2% ABV

750ML bottle    15-

Dark Matter

This Black Saison is mildly soured in the kettle with lactobacillus and fermented with dark sweet cherry. 7.8% ABV 5 IBU

  750ML bottle    15-

Blackberry Belgian

This is the Little Belgian Blonde fermented with blackberry. It’s fruity and tart with the same crisp finish as the Little Belgian Blonde. 5.3% ABV

 750ML bottle    15-

 

Mango Sour

This is our little American Blonde recipe mildly kettle soured with lactobacillus and fermented on mango.

5.1% ABV                            750ML bottle    15-

 

Black Currant

Another of our first ventures into the world of wild sours. As with the Gooseberry we started with a light bodied base beer and inoculated it with wild black currents. The results are a rich red color ale with plenty of sour funk. We will definitely be making more of this all next summer. 7.2% ABV

750ML bottle    15-

Iris Pink Saison

In the summer of 2016 we brewed Icarus Saison and fermented it on sweet cherries and pomegranate. The result was a mildly tart, crisp, refreshing pink in the glass pour. This summer we made our Pink Saison with Prickly Pear. Cheers. 5.6%                                    750ML bottle    15-