Tomorrow: Three Magnets Brewing beers paired with pizza

By Nikki McCoy on September 3, 2014

Three Magnets Brewing Co. is busy pushing out kegs as work continues on their much-anticipated brewery and brewpub, slated to open mid-September at 600 Franklin St. in downtown Olympia. As I have previously mentioned, Three Magnets is the brainchild of Nathan and Sara Reilly, who also own Darby's Café in downtown Olympia.

If you can't wait for a couple of weeks, you can find Three Magnets brews at Olympia hangouts such as The Brotherhood Lounge (Session IPA), Eastside Club Tavern (Session IPA), Darby's Café (Session IPA and Brewers Best Bitter), Cooper Point Public House (Brewers Best Bitter) and growler fills at Gravity Beer Market (Brewers Best Bitter).

Thursday, during the Seahawks' opening game against the Green Bay Packers, Three Magnets is teaming up with Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza for a brewer's night, which means an opportunity to meet brewers, win cool schwag and drink new beer.

"Three magnets beer couldn't come to our community at a better time," said Dan North, lead bartender at Farrelli's in Lacey. "The brewing scene in Olympia had kind of gone stale in my mind. The energy and vibe these guys are creating is something this town needs."

Three Magnet's Rainy Day IPA, the Brewers Best Bitter and Rye Ale will be on hand.

A beer enthusiast, North sums up two of the samples: "The Rainy Day IPA is a perfect representation of a NW IPA, great color and aroma. It's strong at 7.4 percent, but still easy drinking with some great citrus notes on the finish. The ESB has great flavor and is not watery at all like a lot of ESBs out these days."

"Farrelli's is a company that strives to make relationships with great companies like Three Magnets and others. We are all about bringing in new and exciting beers for our guests," adds North. "This is why I love being part of this company. I am super excited for the brewer's night this Thursday."

"What is most amazing to us, is all the local businesses that have supported us," says Nathan. "Over the past decade of being business owners, we've noticed that there are two types of businesses - those that believe it's ‘everyone for themselves' and those that believe that ‘we're all in this together.' We feel so fortunate to be part of the latter group."

THREE MAGNETS BREWING BREWER'S NIGHT, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept 4, Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza, 4870 Yelm Hwy. SE, Lacey, 360.493.2090