Chuckanut, E9 and 5 Rights Brewing Take Top Honors at Washington Beer Awards

June 19th, 2017 · Washington Breweries

Chuckanut Brewery is no stranger to competition medals, but 8 medals is impressive even for them. Image from Chuckanut FB page.

The results of the fifth annual Washington Beer Awards were announced this past weekend at the Washington Brewers Festival, and Chuckanut Brewery, E9 Brewery and 5 Rights Brewing took home top honors in their respective size categories. With 165 Washington breweries entering more than 1,200 different beers for evaluation, this was the largest single state professional competition held to date in the country. A huge round of applause for the organizers and all the competing breweries!

You can check out the full list of medal winners by category here.

Press Release:

Specialty Competitions LLC is proud to release the results of the fifth annual Washington Beer Awards®.  This year 98 Washington breweries received recognition of gold, silver, and bronze medals in 64 award category groupings. 
The results for this Washington-only professional beer competition were announced on June 17th at the Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond where some of Washington’s best brewers received medals for their award winning beers.
The judging for the Washington Beer Awards was held on June 2nd and 3rd at Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery in Lake City.  The panels of trained judges had to evaluate 1,207 beers from 165 breweries spanning 122 unique styles from the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines for technical and stylistic excellence.  This was the largest single state professional competition held to date in the country.
The competition was held with the endorsement of the Washington Beer Commission as a way to celebrate Washington’s growing brewing culture and recognize excellence in the craft.  All of Washington’s craft breweries were invited to submit entries to the competition held in a similar format to other craft beer competitions like the Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup®. 
Three special awards, the Small, Mid-Sized and Large Breweries of the Year, were presented to breweries who won numerous medals in many categories.  5 Rights Brewing Company took home the Small Brewery of the Year. E9 Brewery LLC won the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year for the second year in a row with five medals, including three golds.  The Large Brewery of the Year was won by Chuckanut Brewery with an unprecedented eight medals. 
A few special awards were also providing recognizing some unique Washington brewing excellence.  E9 Brewery’s “Wild Cherry” was selected as the Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer for showcasing locally harvested wild cherries in a barrel aged lambic.  Hellbent Brewing Company had their “Homegrown Pale Ale” selected as the Best Washington Malt beer showcasing malts produced strictly in Washington.  Reuben’s Brews won a gold in the “Pro-Am” category for a Saison that was developed by Washington homebrewer Benjamin Thompson and scaled up for commercial production.
More information on the competition and the complete list of results can be found at www.wabeerawards.com/winners.  Watch for Washington’s award winning beers marked at your local craft beer bars and beer stores and get ready for the Washington Beer Awards to return in 2018 where new winners will be decided!

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Washington Brewers Festival Approaches – Beer List Now Available

June 5th, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

The 12th Annual Washington Brewers Festival is coming up in less than two weeks! This year’s event at Marymoor Park in Redmond will feature more than 130 breweries pouring in excess of 500 different beers from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18.

The full beer list is now available here. Of course, it is subject to change.

Tickets are available online for $30/EA.

 

 

Press Release:

The 12th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, presented by Bev-Mo!, is less than a month away and below is the list of the record number 130 Washington craft breweries that will be on hand at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond, the weekend of June 16-18. Washington breweries will occupy all 130 of the available pouring stations continuing the tradition of this event being by far, the largest Washington-only craft beer festival. Some of the 20+ event newcomers for 2017 include Chainline Brewing, Kirkland, O-Town Brewing, Olympia, River Time Brewing, Darrington, 54-40 Brewing, Washougal, and Cairn Brewing, of Kenmore.

The Festival kicks off on Friday, June 16, from 4pm to 9:30pm, with nearly all of the breweries on hand pouring a special “Friday only” special brew. All 130 breweries will then be on-site pouring more than 500 locally brewed craft beers on Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 5:30pm. More than 20,000 attendees are expected again for this Father’s Day weekend celebration. Although Washington Beer is definitely the star of the show, there will also be a live music stage and a dozen notable local food trucks on site as well.

Complete details, including the 500+ beer list and descriptions, will be available at washingtonbeer.com on Thursday, June 1st!

12th Annual Washington Brewers Festival

130 Participating Breweries:

Airways Brewing                              Kent
Anacortes Brewery                         Anacortes
Ashtown Brewing                            Longview
Aslan Brewing                                   Bellingham
At Large Brewing                              Everett
Backwoods Brewing                       Carson
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing                      Seattle
Bainbridge Brewing                         Bainbridge Island
Bale Breaker Brewing                     Yakima
Beardslee Public House                 Bothell
Big Time Brewing                             Seattle
Black Raven Brewing                      Redmond
Blewett Brewing                              Leavenworth
Bluebird Brewery                             Seattle
Boundary Bay Brewery                  Bellingham
Cairn Brewing                                    Kenmore
Cash Brewing                                     Silverdale
Chainline Brewing                            Kirkland
Chuckanut Brewery                        Bellingham
Circle 7 Brew Works                        Monroe
Counterbalance Brewing              Seattle
Crucible Brewing                              Everett
Decibel Brewing                               Bothell
Der Blokken Brewery                     Bremerton
Des Voigne Cellars Brewing         Woodinville
Diamond Knot Brewery                 Mukilteo
Dicks Brewing                                    Centralia
Dirty Bucket Brewing                      Woodinville
Dog Days Brewing                            Bremerton
Doomsday Brewing                         Washougal
Dystopian State Brewing              Tacoma
Elliott Bay Brewing                           Seattle
Elysian Brewing                                 Seattle
Everybody’s Brewing                      White Salmon
Farmstrong Brewing                       Mount Vernon
Fish Brewing                                      Olympia
Flying Bike Brewery                        Seattle
Flying Lion Brewing                         Seattle
Foggy Noggin Brewing                   Bothell
Fortside Brewing                              Vancouver
Fremont Brewing                             Seattle
Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew         Edmonds
Geaux Brewing                                 Bellevue
Georgetown Brewing                    Seattle
Ghostfish Brewing                           Seattle
Gig Harbor Brewing                         Tacoma
Gordon Biersch Brewery              Seattle
Hale’s Ales                                          Seattle
Half Lion Brewing                             Sumner
Harmon Brewery                             Tacoma
Haywire Brewing                              Snohomish
Hellbent Brewing                             Seattle
Hi-Fi Brewing                                     Redmond
Hood Canal Brewery                       Kingston
Hop Nation Brewing                       Yakima
Icicle Brewing                                    Leavenworth
Iron Goat Brewing                           Spokane
Iron Horse Brewery                        Ellensburg
Island Hoppin Brewery                  Eastsound
Jellyfish Brewing                              Seattle
Kulshan Brewery                              Bellingham
Lantern Brewing                               Seattle
Lowercase Brewing                         Seattle
Lucky Envelope Brewing               Seattle
Lumber House Brewery                Maple Valley
Mac and Jacks Brewing                  Redmond
Matchless Brewing                          Tumwater
McMenamin’s Brewery                 Bothell
Middleton Brewing                         Everett
Mollusk Restaurant/Brewery     Seattle
No-Li Brewhouse                             Spokane
North 47 Brewing                             Tacoma
North Jetty Brewing                       Seaview
North Sound Brewing                    Mount Vernon
Northwest Peaks Brewery           Seattle
O-Town Brewing                              Olympia
Odd Otter Brewing                          Tacoma
Odin Brewing                                     Tukwila
Old Schoolhouse Brewery            Winthrop
Optimism Brewing                           Seattle
Orlison Brewing                                Airway Heights
Pacific Brewing and Malting         Tacoma
Paradise Creek Brewery               Pullman
Peddler Brewing                              Seattle
Pike Brewing                                      Seattle
Postdoc Brewing                              Redmond
Prison Break Brewing                     Snohomish
Puyallup River Brewing                  Puyallup
Rainy Daze Brewing                        Poulsbo
Ram Brewing                                     Seattle
Ravenna Brewing                             Seattle
Redhook Ale Brewery                    Woodinville
Resonate Brewery                          Bellevue
Reubens Brews                                Seattle
River City Brewing                           Spokane
River Time Brewing                         Darrington
Riverport Brewing                           Clarkston
Rooftop Brewing                              Seattle
Schooner Exact Brewing               Seattle
Scrappy Punk Brewing                   Snohomish
Seapine Brewing                              Seattle
Silver City Brewery                          Bremerton
Skookum Brewery                           Arlington
Slippery Pig Brewing                       Poulsbo
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing             Snoqualmie
Sound Brewery                                 Poulsbo
Sound to Summit Brewing           Snohomish
Steam Plant Brewing                      Spokane
Stones Throw Brewing                  Bellingham
Stoup Brewing                                  Seattle
Sumerian Brewing                           Woodinville
Ten Pin Brewing                               Moses Lake
Three Magnets Brewing               Olympia
Top Rung Brewing                           Lacey
Triplehorn Brewing                         Woodinville
Twelve String Brewing                   Spokane Valley
Two Beers Brewing                         Seattle
Valholl Brewing                                 Poulsbo
Vessel Ales                                         Woodinville
Waddell’s Brewpub                         Spokane
Wander Brewing                              Bellingham
Watts Brewing                                  Bothell
Wet Coast Brewery                         Gig Harbor
Whitewall Brewing                          Marysville
Wingman Brewers                           Tacoma
Young Buck Brewing                       Spokane
192 Brewing                                       Kenmore
20 Corners Brewing                         Woodinville
54-40 Brewing                                   Washougal
7 Seas Brewing                                  Gig Harbor
Washington Beer Commission’s

2017 Washington Brewers Festival

Presented by Bev-Mo!

 

DATES   Friday, June 16, 4 – 9:30pm21-and-over only

Saturday, June 17, 11am – 9pm– All ages

Sunday, June 18, 11:30am – 5:30pm– All ages

LOCATION           King County’s Marymoor Park

                                6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA

There is a $5 on-site parking fee each day. Carpooling and a designated driver is strongly encouraged. Metro Bus service is available from Seattle to within a mile of the venue.

ADMISSION   Friday – 21+ only

$25 advance tickets ($30 online after May 31) or $35 at the door.

Admission includes a tasting cup and 10 tasting tokens.

                        Advance tickets are available online and at ticket outlets.

 

Saturday & Sunday

$25 advance tickets ($30 online after May 31) or $35 at the door.

Admission includes a tasting cup and 10 tasting tokens.

Advance tickets are available online and at local outlets.

All Ages. Those under 21 admitted free (must be accompanied by a parent).

 

Designated Drivers

Designated driver admission is $5 and available online or at the gate. DD entry includes complimentary water, root beer, and other soft drink options.

BEERS                    The Festival is a celebration of world class beer brewed in Washington state, offering a wide variety of craft beers including many hoppy beers, refreshing summer seasonal brews, and many hard-to-find rarities. Friday, select Washington breweries will be open (100+ breweries) with some offering Friday-exclusive beers. Saturday and Sunday will feature the full 130 brewery lineup with more than 500 unique beers on tap.

KIDS                       In addition to the spectacular beer selection for 21+ adults, the Festival offers many activities for the young ones including bouncy toys, slides, and a kids’ craft tent where they can make Fathers Day cards and gifts. In addition, Washington Beer’s own root beer garden will serve up premium craft root beer brewed by local breweries.

CIDER/WINE      This year’s Cider & Wine Tasting Tent will feature a handful of delicious Washington brewed ciders and a nice selection of red and white wine on tap from Vessel Wines.

LIVE MUSIC        Friday night “headliner” is “Washed in Black” a salute to Seattle’s own Pearl Jam.

Over the weekend you’ll hear everything from funk, alt-country rock to blues. Similar to the beer selection the Festival’s music lineup features an eclectic blend of Northwest musical talent. Complete live music lineup at washingtonbeer.com

FOOD                    Fantastic offerings from more than a dozen local food trucks and other festival fare.

Complete list of food vendors at washingtonbeer.com

For the second year you can earn your beer on Father’s Day with the “Washington Beer Run”, a fun 5k (3.1 mile) run (or walk) around the park. The Beer Run takes place on Sunday morning, June 18, at 10am. Finishers of the Beer Run will be admitted to the tasting festival at 11am, 30-minutes before the general public. This will be an opportunity to stake out a great spot for Father’s Day at the event and enjoy 30-minutes of tasting before the crowds of beer lovers join in. Registration for the Washington Beer Run includes a ticket for Sunday entry to the Brewers Festival, a run t-shirt, extra tasting token, bottle opener, and the early entry. Sign up now at WashingtonBeerRun.com before the event day as there is no day-of-event registration.

 

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Beers Made by Walking Hike Series Starts on May 25

May 24th, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

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Like hiking? Hate work? Call out sick tomorrow, May 25, to take advantage of this nice run of weather by joining Beers Made by Walking for the first of three hikes in the Seattle area this spring/summer. The hike will take place at Upper CCC Trail out near Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road and will be led by volunteer naturalist Mark Boyar. This is a free event, but you have to register.

Keep reading for more info on what Beers Made by Walking is all about and details on tomorrow’s hike.

Press Release:

Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by plants found on the trail. All the breweries participating are Partners of the Brewshed Alliance, which currently has over 50 Washington breweries on board. This Washington Wild outreach program helps people make a simple connection: healthy watersheds mean clean water, and clean water makes better beer.

Come out and join Washington Wild for a day on the trail, enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with some of the breweries that are behind protecting clean and healthy watersheds in Washington State. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikers are accompanied by local brewers who must create a hike-inspired beer in the fall for a special BMBW tapping event where you can try all the nature-inspired brews at once. A list of hikes and sign ups are available below.

These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trails that are walked. Tapped during special events at Naked City Brewery, the proceeds are donated to the Washington Wild. The full list of beers will be published after the hikes are completed, but you can see hike dates below if you’d like to add them to your calendar. We can’t wait to get outdoors with our volunteers, Brewshed Partners, and you!

HIKES

May 25, 10:00 AM – Upper CCC Trail

Breweries: Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Hellbent Brewing Company, Machine House Brewery, Postdoc Brewing Company

Sign Up Here: https://wawild.org/event/beers-made-walking-upper-ccc-trail/

July 8, 10:00 AM – Wallace Falls Trail

Breweries: Hi-Fi Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Fremont Brewing Company

Sign Up Here: https://wawild.org/event/beers-made-walking-wallace-falls-trail/

August 16, 12:00 PM – Cherry Creek Falls

Breweries: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Lantern Brewing, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse

Sign Up Here: https://wawild.org/event/beers-made-walking-cherry-creek-falls-trail/

TAPPING EVENT

October 7, 2017

Naked City Brewery and Tap House

Stay Tuned for More Details!

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About Beers Made By Walking

Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with more than 100 breweries throughout the country to create over 200 place-based beers. Hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions they serve. Additional info: http://beersmadebywalking.com

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour Takes Over Gas Works Park on June 30

May 17th, 2017 · Events

Last year, Sierra Nevada brought its Beer Camp Across America festival to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Held just outside MOHAI at Lake Union Park, it was a fun event. Lots of great beers, many that we don’t typically see in Seattle, and the picturesque location was easy to get to without driving and was large enough for the crowds. There was even some great music (Deep Sea Diver!) included.

Sierra Nevada is bringing the fun back with Beer Camp on Tour, and this year’s event will be held at Gas Works Park on the evening of Friday, June 30.  The event will feature hundreds of beers, food trucks and live music. They say that “every craft brewer in the nation” is invited to pour at the festival. So far, the lineup includes breweries like Chuckanut Brewery, Bale Breaker Brewing, Wet Coast Brewing, Trap Door Brewing, Gilgamesh Brewing and more. You can keep checking the website for updates as more breweries are added to the lineup.

Tickets are $55 and include “all tastings” (I think we had more tickets than we knew what to do with last year) and a commemorative tasting glass.

This festival is in support of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across the World collaboration 12-pack. The brewery partnered with 6 overseas and 6 stateside breweries for a one-time release loaded with “dream beers”. The 12-pack will be available at retailers in June. Learn more about the collaboration beers here.

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Seattle Beer Week Continues with 100+ More Events

May 8th, 2017 · Events

I’m not sure if this guy is happy that there is another week left of SBW or not. Click through to check out the SBW Instagram page for more pics.

With 4 days in the record books, there is still a full week left of the 9th annual Seattle Beer Week. Hopefully, you were all able to get out and enjoy some events this past weekend, along with the great weather. If not, there are more than 100 events left to choose from this week….I’m pretty sure you can find something to do.

Following are a few events that stick out from the upcoming slate this week, but make sure to check out the full event listings.

5/8: This is Washington Dammit! at Beveridge Place Pub – 35 beers from different Washington breweries, all priced at $4/pint. This is probably SBW’s best deal.

5/9: Fort George 3-Way Beta Release at Latona Pub – Fort George’s collaboration breweries for the annual 3-Way release are Great Notion and Reuben’s Brews. These breweries all know their hops. Try the beta version of this year’s 3-Way ahead of the actual release in a month.

5/10: Oregon Night at Naked City Taphouse – One of my favorite things about the Seattle beer scene is how much great beer we get from our neighbors down south. Naked City will feature some great beers for this event, and there will be brewers/reps on hand to chat with.

5/11: Sourfest at Brouwer’s Cafe – If you are a fan of sour beer, this should be one of your highlights of the year. The prelim list of beers follows at the end of this post. If you can’t make it on Thursday, stop by over the weekend to see what is left.

5/12: Barrel Roller at Chuck’s 85th Street Market – This two day event is the culmination of over a year of work to gather together only the highest quality barrel aged beers. 35 beers on tap. Check out the list.

5/13: E9 and Holy Mountain Tap Takeover at The Masonry – Two of Washington’s best breweries will take over the taps at one of Seattle’s best bars. Not sure what the beer lineup looks like, but it doesn’t really matter. It will kick ass.

5/14: My Liver Hurts BBQ at Fremont Brewing – For the 7th year in a row, Fremont marks the end of SBW with some free BBQ in the Urban Beer Garden.

 

Prelim beer list for Brouwer’s Cafe Sourfest (subject to change):

10 Barrel Raspberry Crush Berlinerweisse
Alesong Cherry Parliament Pinot Noir Bbl-Aged Wild Red Ale
Almanac Farmers’ Reserve Nectarine Sour Ale
Alvinne Cuvee Freddy
Alvinne Wild West Sour
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Thribble Black Currant
Breakside Beaujolais Avec Brett
Block 15 Cardinal Coalescence Flanders-Style Red
Cascade Blueberry Sour Ale ‘16
Crux Fermentation Project Wild Pear Farmhouse
De Garde Pâle Tart Rye Saison
De Troch Lambicx
Destihl Wild Sour Lynnbrook Raspberry Berlinerweisse
Double Mountain Flight of the Devil’s Sour Blend
Ecliptic BA Carina Peach Sour
Elysian Zoot Suit Riot
Engine House #9 Nefelibata Flanders Red Sour Ale
Engine House #9 Tacoma Wild w/ Black Currants
Finnriver Peach Sour
Firestone Walker SLOAmbic Wild Ale
Goose Island Madame Rose Bbl-Aged Belgian Sour w/ Cherries
Great Notion Strawberry Shortcake
Heathen Mojito Sour Ale
Holy Mountain Volume 12 Golden Sour with Black Raspberries
Logsdon Peche n’ Brett ‘17
Lost Abbey Red Poppy ’15
Loowit Dreamsicle Orange Creamsicle Berliner Weiss
Mazama Barrel-Aged Peche
Mikkeller Spontandryhop Mosaic
Modern Times Creature
New Belgium Blackberry Oscar
North Fork Elecktric Berryland Blackberry
North Fork Elecktric Berryland Raspberry
Oud Beersel Lambic
Paradox Beer Blood Rooted Ginger Blood Orange Sour
pFriem Abrikoos Lambic-Style Sour w/ Apricot
Propolis Kriek –Grenache Vat-Aged Golden Sour w/ Brett
Rodenbach Vintage ‘15
Schmaltz Funky Jewbelation ’15 Bbl-Aged Sour
Schooner Exact Blackberry Barrel-Aged Sour
Silly Stupid Silly Sour Ale
Siren/Stillwater When the Light Gose Out
Stoup Moteuka Dry Hopped Strong Sour
Telegraph Reserve Wheat Sour w/Passionfruit & Guava
The Bruery Sour in the Rye
Three Magnets 2nd Anniversary Sour Red Rye Ale
Tilquin Gueze Tilquin
Trois Dames Grand Dames Oud Bruin
Trve Burning Off Impurities Mixed Culture Amber w/ Coffee
Trve Restarter Mixed Culture Ale w/ Peaches, Cherries, Apricots
Uinta Birthday Suit 24 Sour Cherry Blonde Ale
Upright Four Play Oak-Aged Saison w/ Tart Cherries
Urban Family Heart of Stone Sour w/ Apricot & Plums
Urban Family Mangifera Sour w/ Mango & Citra Hops
Wander Pearywinkle Barrel-Aged Pear Sour

 

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Machine House Brewery Celebrates Four Years This Weekend

April 28th, 2017 · Washington Breweries

Brewery Manager Bill Arnott and Business Manager Alex Brenner

A big cheers to one of my favorite breweries in Seattle. Machine House Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary this weekend, starting today. Get yourself down to Georgetown to drink the best English-style cask ales you can find in Seattle.

More info:

We are turning four! We figured we would need a bit of time to celebrate, so this time we have TWO days worth food, music and beer in the works.

Friday, April 28th – 5pm – 11pm
Bread and Circuses will have Shepherd’s Pie, Mac and Cheese, and Sausages (veggie options available) for your enjoyment.
Chris Cheveyo and Drew Fitchette will be our musical guests for the evening, beginning at 9pm

Saturday, April 29th – 12pm – 10pm
Tamale Guy Seattle will be slinging a varaiety of gourmet tamales (veggie options as well) with pickles and slaw.
The Gus Clark Band will return to the brewery with some great country and folk songs for those who feel like dancing (no pressure)

ANNIVERSARY BEERS
For both events we wil be featuring two of our latest creations-
The Pale Mild is a paler take on our regular favorite for those who enjoy the light and easy drinking qualities cask ale. For those of you who thought it would never happen, we brewed a Double IPA- true to the traditional English standards, of course.

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From Greenwood to Camano Island: Naked City Brewing Set to Open New Location This Weekend

April 18th, 2017 · Washington Breweries

Image borrowed direct from Naked City website.

Cheers to the crew at Naked City Brewing for launching their new venture up on Camano Island! They are ready to open the doors to the public this upcoming Saturday, April 22.

Press Release:

Camano Island, WA – The Grand Opening celebration for Naked City Camano Island kicks off at 11am, on April 22, and continues through the weekend. All ages are welcome at the cozy family-friendly brewpub, which features house-brewed ales, local wines, ciders, and craft sodas alongside gourmet comfort food and great Northwest art.

Head Brewer Don Webb will tap the first in a new Easy Island Brew Series to be released over the coming months and years. Easy Island Blonde Ale is a crisp, refreshing summer brew perfect for sipping in the Camano Island sun. Speaking of sun, the patio at Naked City Camano Island is scheduled to open in a few weeks—just in time for the 19th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour on Mother’s Day Weekend.

Grand Opening weekend will feature highlights from the inaugural summer menu that Executive Chef Tessa Roberts crafted for the pub, including the Naked burger and beet burger, short rib and fried green tomato sandwiches, and a brewer’s salad alongside many other treats. The kitchen sources ingredients from Camano Island’s own Del Fox Meats alongside other quality, local suppliers.  Island Harvest Farms is currently growing the kitchen’s first harvest of Camano Island vegetables.

A playful island-themed mural from Ryan Henry Ward lights up the outside entrance to the pub. Inside, a pair of exhibits from Camano Island artist Christopher Tuohy grace the walls—a permanent installation of brewery photography, and a rotating gallery show of nature photos. Also on display are a set of iconic film-noir themed movie posters designed by Tasha Reidman for Naked City’s classic beers.

Naked City Brewing Company’s flagship brewpub in north Seattle was recently named the Best Brewpub in Washington State by Ratebeer.com.

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Road Trip for Bellingham Beer Week April 21 to 29

April 6th, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

Looking for a road trip later this month? I’d suggest heading up north for Bellingham Beer Week, which is set to take place from April 21 to 29. With 10 breweries in a city of around 80,000 people, Bellingham’s beer scene has exploded in recent years and shows little sign of slowing down (Did someone say Melvin?). For an update of what has been going on in the Bellingham beer scene and what is on the horizon, I’ll point you in the direction of this comprehensive post on Tap Trail.

In contrast to Seattle Beer Week (May 4 to 14!), the smaller number of events for the Bellingham version seems appropriate. For us out-of-towners, heading up for a weekend to explore the scene and hit a few events is perfect. The fun starts on April 21 with kickoff events at Elizabeth Station, Kulshan Brewery, Aslan Brewing and McKay’s Taphouse. The week culminates with the 16th Annual April Brews Day, a beer fest at Depot Market Square featuring 120+ beers from 60+ PNW breweries.

Instead of a single official beer for Bellingham Beer Week, this year breweries were asked to get together and create a series of collaborations. There are three offerings currently listed on the website: A Belgian-style pale ale from Kulshan and Menace, a hop-forward imperial red ale from Wander, Melvin, Brouwer’s Cafe and Elizabeth Station, and a dry-hopped sour pale ale with tropical fruit puree from Boundary Bay and Gruff.

If you need a place to stay, check out the lodging deals from the event’s hotel partners.

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Belgian & Sour Beer Week at Beer Junction April 1 to 9

March 31st, 2017 · Events

Saisons, sours, witbier, quads….you’ll find these and other Belgian styles at The Beer Junction’s Belgian & Sour Beer Week. The fun starts tomorrow, Saturday, April 1, and lasts through April 9. In addition to a ridiculous taplist throughout the fest, there will be no corkage fee on Belgian-style/Sour beers throughout the event. That’s pretty awesome. Plus, just look at that poster. Jean-Claude loves beer and Sour Patch Kids.

Here is the beer list for when they open at 11am tomorrow:

1. Almanac White Label Sour
2. Avery Apricot Sour
3. Avery The Beast Grand Cru (2013)
4. Black Diamond The Twelve Quad (2013)
5. Blackberry Farm Classic Saison
6. Block 15 The Prophecies Quad
7. Boon Oude Kriek
8. Cascade Sang Du Chêne
9. De Garde Petit Blanc
10. De Garde Saison Facile
11. Dogfish Head Fort (2015)
12. Firestone Walker Krieky Bones
13. Gulden Draak (on NITRO)
14. Holy Mountain Demonteller
15. Holy Mountain White Lodge
16. Logsdon Cerasus
17. Off Color Apex Predator
18. Oud Beersel Oude Lambik
19. Petrus Quad (on NITRO)
20. Piraat Belgian Strong Ale
21. Rodenbach Alexander
22. Rodenbach Caractère Rouge
23. Schooner Exact Brett Blackberry Sour
24. Three Magnets 2nd Anniversary Sour Red Rye Ale
25. Tilquin Stout Rullquin
26. Triporteur Full Moon 12 Quad
27. TRVE Ancient Bole Saison

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Washington Cask Beer Fest Features 120 Brews This Saturday

March 22nd, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

Pic from 2010 Cask Fest

One of the first beer festivals I remember going to in Seattle is the Washington Cask Beer Fest. This longtime local brewfest features 100% cask beers poured by gravity or beer engine, all from Washington breweries. It’s always a great time. More than 40 breweries will be pouring around 120 different beers at the event. The list of breweries is below, and you can find the full beer list with descriptions here.

Tickets are still available for both sessions online.

More info from the Brewer’s Guild:

Join us on March 25th and experience the artistry of craft brewing in the form of traditional cask-conditioned beer. To remain true to the spirit of “real ale” all beers are conditioned naturally without artificially introducing CO2 into the cask and will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine.
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and 15 beer samples. The event will host two sessions on Saturday, March 25 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Noon-4pm & 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets are now available.

More info at washingtonbrewersguild.org

We’re excited to welcome the following Washington breweries:
7 Seas Brewing
Anacortes Brewery
Bainbridge Brewing
Bale Breaker Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Boundary Bay Brewery
Cash Brewing
Cloudburst Brewing
Crucible Brewing
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Elliott Bay Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Figurehead Brewing
Fish Brewing
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Flying Lion Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Hellbent Brewing
Hi-Fi Brewing
Hop Nation Brewing
Jellyfish Brewing
Mac and Jack’s Brewery
Machine House Brewery
Maritime Pacific Brewing
McMenamins Breweries
Mollusk
North Sound Brewing
NW Peaks Brewery
Odin Brewing
Old Stove Brewing
Pike Brewing
Postdoc Brewing
Rainy Daze Brewing
RAM Brewery
Rooftop Brewing
Schooner Exact Brewing
Silver City Brewery
Slaughter County Brewing
Sound To Summit Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Triplehorn Brewing
Two Beers Brewing

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