Mule & Elk Taproom
811 Hwy 970, Suite 7
Thurs: 3:30 – 7:30 pm, | Fri: 3:30 – 7:30 pm | Sat: 12:00 – 8:00 pm | Sun: 12:00 – 7:00 pm
All of our beer is brewed in the historic part of downtown Cle Elum, and soon we’ll open our brewery for tastings and tours! For now, come visit us in our Taproom.
Friday Afternoon, July 7~
We’ve replentished our brews after a very active 4th of July “WEEK”.
C’mon down — refill that Growler and relax with some good company.
Thursday Afternoon, June 1~
Fun Friday Fact! If you are running The Teanaway Trail Run, keep your bib number and take it to Mule & Elk Brewing Co. for a dollar off a post-race pint! It’s conveniently located right off exit 85 for WA-970, the south end of Cle Elum so you’ll pass this new brewery on your way to and from the race. Cheers! www.muleandelk.com/
Thursday Afternoon, March 30~
VIP Text Club: Brand New and old VIPs: Get a buck ($1) off all pints today. (must show text)
“Not a M&E VIP ??? We’ll show you how. C’mon down and enjoy our warm wood fire and you can become an Instant VIP with all the benefits!
Big news about Brews and Food at M&E
- Mt STUART STOUT is brand new beer on tap beginning Thursday, March 23.
- M&E Food Menu now available – (ask the guy behind the counter)
Friday Afternoon, March 17
VIP Text Club: $2 off Growler Fills 0n Friday. (must show text)
Outstanding news about Brews and Food at M&E
- Grab a brew, grab a bite. Mule & Elk announce they are partnering with Stella’s to bring you outstanding food to pair with their outstanding brews on Saturday and Sunday, hours noon to 4:00 pm. Stay tuned for mor information.
Thursday Afternoon, March 10
Travel & Highway Information + $2.00 off Growler Fills
Stay current on traffic and weather by clicking on our extensive weather/traffic link to plan your driving.
“$2.00 off Growler fills for VIP Text Club Members on “LocalMotion” Thursday. (must show text)! See the post below for instructions on how to become a M&E VIP.
Thursday Afternoon, February 23
- Text the word “BREWERY” to the number 33733
- You will receive a welcome response text in return.
- The process may seem a little different than normal but it will work.
“BTW — Bring a friend, we’ll let them become an instant M&E VIP Text Club Members with you.
Friday Afternoon, January 27
Thanks to everyone who came by and tried Mule & Elk beers at Winterhop. It was our first WinterHop BrewFest, and we had a great time. Congrats to Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a popular event. Also, special thanks to Kelleher Motor Company for hosting us in their showroom. Cheers!
Mule and Elk is back in their regular routine after a successful first time showing at Ellensburg’s Brew Fest last weekend. With or without the excitement there is plenty of good stuff on tap.
Our tasting room in Cle Elum is going to have some great brews for you this weekend. Stop by for a sample!
Thursday Afternoon January 19
Our tasting room in Cle Elum will be open regular hours this weekend. Watch our Facebook page for any “Funny Stuff” from the weather!
Saturday the 21st, Mule & Elk will be at the Winterhopfest in Ellensburg, WA pouring beer alongside other NW breweries including our friends from Whipsaw, DruBru and Icicle Brewing Company.
The event is currently sold out but check out the Winterhopfest Facebook page for possible drawings and other ways to score a ticket.https://www.facebook.com/winterhopbrewfest/
Reminder: Our tasting room in Cle Elum will be open regular hours this weekend
Friday Afternoon December 30
We have our IPA on now along with a Xmas Session Ale
What is a “Session Beer”?
” A “session beer” is a beer low in alcohol which can be consumed in large quantities without making someone excessively intoxicated. This usually means beers in the range of 3-5% alcohol by volume.May 20, 2010
What is an “IPA”
IPA stands for India Pale Ale. As we’ll see in a moment, India played an important role in the creation of IPA. It’s not the country that invented the brew, though.
How Was IPA Invented?
IPA was allegedly invented by the British during their efforts to colonize India. Again and again, the beer they sent their troops failed to endure the sea voyage all the way around the cape of Africa. Extreme temperatures and prolonged storage without the benefits of refrigeration were less than ideal conditions for transporting beer. As a result, it kept spoiling on the trip. The British had two tools to work with: alcohol and hops. Both of these work as preservatives. According to legend, it was George Hodgson of East London’s Bow Brewery who eventually created the first IPA. It was bitter and highly alcoholic, but it could make the long ocean trip.
Breweries eventually sprung up in more locations. Refrigeration was invented. The original hurdles IPA was created to clear were no longer an issue. IPA has stuck around, however. It has even gathered its own pack of diehard fans.
The IPAs we encounter today are characterized by an abundance of hops. Several varieties of hops may be used at different times throughout the brewing process. Hops affect flavor, aroma, and bitterness. IPAs often smell like citrus, pine, or flowers.
“Do you have questions about Craft Beers or want to know more about Mule & Elk Brewing Company? Drop us a note and we’ll do our best to fill you in.
Friday Afternoon December 23
Here’s our taplist for the weekend! Closed Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1st. Come get a growler full of your favorite brew – don’t go without.
From all of us at Mule & Elk Brewing Company:
Friday Afternoon December 9
“Mule & Elk “Logo Growlers” are now available at the Tap Room. Add your own growler to your M&E branded products (along with the new shirts and founders mug). Laser etched by Rustik Kreations locally right here in Cle Elum.
Football at M&E
Click for Seahawks at Packers Sunday, December 11 at 1:25 pm
Saturday Afternoon December 3
Mule & Elk Shirts NOW IN! Get-em while they last! 12-8:30pm, S&S
December 1, 2016
Learn about Craft Brews in this slide show. “perfect brews to match your holiday meal”. And then come down to Mule & Elk to try some of them out.
It used to be that beer came in two flavors: cans or bottles. Now, craft brewing at every turn has filled the beer aisles and taps with a wide range of tastes. Ales, lagers, stouts, and others offer beverage pairings that would impress a master sommelier, so follow our guide to match up your menu with some world-class brews. Everyone will be giving you thanks by the end of the evening.
We just updated our new winter hours, and now we’re open at 3:30 on Thursdays and Fridays. Come by tonight for Local Thursday and get $4 guest tap pints. Did we mention we also got a fire pit?
Coming up this Thursday we’re excited to have beer from Flying Lion Brewing on tap. It’s the first time their Seattle beer has made it to this side of the mountains. And it’s still Octoberfest month.
Football AT M&E Sunday
October 13, 2016
Our tap room will be a great place to taste test one of our new brews or enjoy your favorite. Adam will have some good recommendations for you.
The Seahawks game will be on Sunday and you can cozy up with a freind(s) for an enjoyable afternoon.
September 29, 2016
Mule & Elk Brewery at The Mountain Ale Festival Sat, 10-1
Join us next Saturday at “THE MOUNTAIN ALE FESTIVILE” in Roslyn. Featuring 15 PNW Brewers
The Mountain Ale Festival, featuring the finest craft brews from over 15 of the Pacific Northwest’s Breweries, will be set in the charming town of Roslyn at The Yard, located between the Historic Brick Tavern and Basecamp Books and Bites. Come for brews, food, fall foliage, lawn games and live music!
Brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
Must be 21 and over to attend.
Tickets include five-beer scrip and a souvenir tasting glass, additional scrip can be purchased at the event for $1.
September 16, 2016
Our taproom serves as our tasting room along with other local craft beers, snacks and food.
We’ll be serving samples of our beer and many guest taps for as well.
Like football? We showed the Huskies and the Seahawks last week. Check our Facebook Page for this week end “Football Fan Times”.
September 9, 2016
Did we mention we’re now serving flatbread pizzas? They’re delicious! Can you taste it?
September 2, 2016
Who’s coming to see us this Labor Day Weekend? We’ll be open starting on Friday from 4:30pm-9ish, regular hours Saturday & Sunday, then a special opening for Labor Day from 11am -8pmish. Swing by to grab a pizza and some brew!
“M&E IPA and PA go on Tap (cask Style) Saturday. Also introducing Beer soap made from the M&E Pale Ale
We’re excited to be supporting another local Cle Elum business Pirate & Pearl Soap Co. Starting today, you can pick one of these up in our taproom and take beer home to the shower with you.
August 25 2016
A new taste experience of hops is always a good thing. The Tieton “Yakima Dry Hopped Cider” will go on tap Friday evening. If you like your hops, you must try this cider!!
We hope to open on Thursdays in October as well.
“Many of you came to our Preview Event and came back last weekend with new faces with you. We are excited to share our truly unique brews with you.
News – Events – About our Process Here
August 20, 2016
Come out and try our new brown ale fresh out of the fermenter Saturday Morning. Fresh Cask style Ale right here in Cle Elum?
What is Cask Beer?
Unfiltered beer, usually ale), that is racked (transferred) into casks, krausened (carbonated), sealed and then undergoes a slight final fermentation in the cask. Often finings (clarifying agents) will be added to help the beer drop bright—when yeast cells naturally flocculate (clump) and settle at the bottom of a vessel.
August 12, 2016
We were excited to have our Founder’s Night Taproom Preview Event last Wednesday evening. We’ve been working hard and you waited a long time. We’re excited to finally share our space (and our beers) with you!
A lot of people showed up to sample the beers, have some grilled snacks, enjoy spirited conversation, meet some of the Mule & Elk Team, and participate in a warm summer evening in our beautiful Central Washington community.
The next major milestone will be the GRAND OPENING of Mule & Elk Brewing Co.
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