Chuck’s Hop Shop CD, Toronado Hosting Sour Beer Events This Weekend

July 14th, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

If you are sitting around at work planning your weekend, you might want to think about drinking some sour beer tomorrow. There are two events taking place this Saturday with pretty great beer lists.

Up in Roosevelt, Toronado will be hosting Washington Sour Beer Night starting at 3pm. They will be tapping a keg of their 1st anniversary beer from Holy Mountain, and they’ll have sours on tap from around 10 other Washington breweries. The lineup will include a couple of beers from the new Dirty Couch Brewing, which has just recently started distributing sour/wild beers from their Ballard brewery and barrel-aging facility. To read more about Dirty Couch, check out my Seattle column from the current issue of the Northwest Brewing News. Full beer list is below.

In the Central District, Chuck’s Hop Shop is throwing its For the Funk of It Sour Beer Festival. The tentative draft list includes 30+ sour beers, featuring gems from Firestone Walker, Cascade, Holy Mountain, Urban Family and much more. The fun starts when they open at 11am. Full list is below.

Toronado Washington Sour Beer Night List

Engine House #9: Argy Bargy & Foofaraw
Wild Ride: Tarty to the Party
Urban Family: Mango Madame 
Flying Lion: Cherry Flanders
Holy Mountain: Half Man Half Saison & Crystal Ship Saison
Wander: Raspberry Millie
Dirty Couch: Solstice Berliner Weisse & Resolute Sour Blonde
Matchless: Berliner Weisse
Salish Sea: Tart Chocolate Porter
Big Al: Time Capsule ’16
Stoup:

Chuck’s Hop Shop CD For the Funk of It List

Almanac Passion Project
Almanac/Stillwater Blueberry Jack
Avery Apricot Sour
Avery Raspberry Sour Ale
Cascade Apricot ’12
Cascade Sang Noir ’12
Cascade Sang Rouge ’09
Cascade Sang Royal ’12
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett
De Garde Oude Desay
De Garde With Friends Like These
Engine House 9 Frambuesa Moka
Engine House 9 Wild Tacoma Apricot Table
Firestone Walker Bretta Rose
Firestone Walker Krieky Bones
Firestone Walker Sloambic
Holy Mountain Hollow Tide
Holy Mountain Processionary
Holy Mountain Raise The Dead
Lindemans Young Lambic
O’so Brewing Arbre Qui Donne
O’so Brewing Blood Of Cherry
Oud Beersel Lambik
Paradox Blood Rooted
Perennial Funky Wit ’16
Trinity Next Big Thing
Urban Family Blackberry Harvest
Urban Family Heart Of Stone
Urban Family Strawberry Rhubarb
Urban Family Tropical Heart

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Take the New Fast Ferry to Bremerton Summer BrewFest This Weekend

July 13th, 2017 · Events, Washington Breweries

Did you know that you can get to Bremerton from downtown Seattle just about as fast as you can get to most parts of Seattle on the bus? Kitsap Transit’s new Fast Ferry started service on July 10, just in time for this weekend’s Bremerton Summer BrewFest.

Held within a 5-minute walk of the ferry terminal, the Bremerton Summer BrewFest will feature 36 Washington breweries pouring more than 120 beers. The fest is set to take place this Friday, July 14, from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday, July 15, from Noon to 6:30pm.

More info and the list of beers pouring is below. There are plenty of interesting beers to choose from.

Tickets are available online for $20 + $1.59 fee. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 while they last. Entry includes a commemorative tasting glass and six 5-oz tastes. Additional tokens may be purchased at $2 each or three for $5.

If you plan on taking the Fast Ferry, make sure to check the schedule. While service on Saturday is pretty extensive, on Friday you’d need to take the regular car/passenger ferry back to Seattle after the fest.

More info from the Washington Beer Commission:

The Washington Beer Commission is proud to announce the amazing beer list for the 7th annual Bremerton Summer BrewFest, Saturday, July 14 – 15, on the Boardwalk in downtown Bremerton. The event will feature 36 Washington Breweries pouring more than 120 creative, summer style brews, a wide variety of fruit-infused ales, and some very popular flagship beers.

Join us on Friday, July 14th, from 4pm – 9pm or Saturday, July 15th, from noon – 6:30pm.

Bremerton Summer BrewFest tickets and complete event information available now at washingtonbeer.com. Tickets are just $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The event will take place at the scenic waterfront location and will also feature live music and great food, all within 5-minute walking distance from the Bremerton/Seattle Ferry Terminal.

This annual craft beer festival is presented by the Washington Beer Commission and is a terrific opportunity for beer lovers to sample some of the delicious craft beer creations from some of the state’s finest brewers. Here is a list or the Washington Breweries and their unique offerings for this tasty event:

2017 Bremerton Summer BrewFest – Beer List

192 Brewing – Kenmore      

1) Apple Ale
A kolsch style ale brewed with fresh pressed Skagit Valley apple cider. 6% ABV

2) Shticky Blonde Ale
A blonde beer produced with wild honey for a little extra kick. Very smooth drinking, not too hoppy. 6.75% ABV / 22 IBU

3) Sundown Amber Rye
Malt forward amber style with just a note of pepper on the finish thanks to a touch of rye malt in the brewing process. 6% ABV / 45 IBU

4) Zitronenbier – Light Lemon Ale
A refreshingly light lemon ale, perfect for a hot sunny day on the water. 3.5% ABV / 22 IBU

Aslan Brewing – Bellingham

1) Disco Lemonade With Strawberry (Berliner Weisse)
This refreshingly sour wheat beer is brewed to style, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is often referred to as “The People’s Champagne.” The tartness of this beer will bring out hints of lemon, while the generous amount of wheat will round out the body lending a remarkable similarity to lemonade. 4.5% ABV

2) Simcoe Slice – IPA
This double dry hopped IPA is an expression of the dank piney character of the Simcoe hop. Further accentuated with fruity notes of strawberries, lychee and guava from the contribution of Taiheke hops. Brewed with oats for added mouthfeel. This beer is intense, yet balanced. 7.7% ABV

3) Rotating Radler
Our radler features a blend of homemade fruit juices with our Classic Lite Lager, resulting in easy drinking refreshment. Stop by to find out this week’s flavor! 3.5% ABV

Bainbridge Brewing – Bainbridge Island               

1) Windfall Grapefruit IPA
Hops and Grapefruit: a winning combination. In this case, a 2016 Washington Beer Awards Silver Medal and 2017 Washington Beer Awards Bronze. 6% ABV / 60 IBU

2) IPK – India Pale Kölsch
A limited seasonal release, IPK is a hybrid of Kolsch and IPA, creating a light and refreshingly hoppy beer perfect for the Summer. Floral Sterling, grapefruity Amarillo, and tropical Mosaic hops shine in this crushable session beer! 4.7% ABV / 45 IBU

3) Kommuter Kölsch
Kommuter Kölsch is light, malty German-style ale, brewed like a lager for maximum clarity with a bright, clean, refreshing taste.  Malt: German Pilsner, Vienna, CaraHell and Sauermalz.  Hops: “Noble” Sterling gives it just a hint of hoppiness to balance the malt-forwardness.  5.0% ABV / 20 IBU

4) Bainbridge 5th Anniversary Whiskey Barrel Aged Mocha Imperial Porter
Five years! Can’t believe it… This year the Anniversary beer was aged in a mix of Kentucky Bourbon and Bainbridge Organic Distillers’ whiskey barrels, blended with cacao nibs roasted for us by Powell & Jones Fine Chocolates and cold brew coffee from Storyville Coffee. A culmination of everything we’ve learned so far about beer, barrels, chocolate, and coffee; dedicated to you, our awesome fans. Cheers! 8.5%  ABV

 

Bent Bine Brewing – Belair

1) Bent Weissbier
Traditional Weihenstephan style Hefeweizen. The perfect beer to enjoy while doing your favorite outdoor activity. Features German Hallertauer and American Citra hops. 5.5% ABV / 12.2 IBU

2) Citrus Belle IPA
A well balanced fruit forward IPA. Dry hopped with mass quantities of Citra hops to bring out the tropical characteristics. 6.5% ABV / 94 IBU

Blewett Brewing – Leavenworth

1) Tangerine Pale Ale
Seasonal brew loaded with tangerine. Hop flavor still very present. Creamsicle finish. Brewed with Simcoe and Northern Brewer hops. 5.5% ABV / 55 IBU

2) Crikside Citra IPA
Pronounced citrus flavor and dominant grapefruit aroma brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. 7% ABV / 80 IBU

3) Old Gus Amber Ale
Dark amber color, well balanced, approachable. Brewed with Cascade and Warrior hops. 5.5% ABV / 38 IBU

4) Tractor Time
Our lightest brew; light golden ale brewed with Cascade hops. 5.5% ABV / 23 IBU

Cash Brewing – Silverdale

1) Highway to Tripel
West Flanders Style Tripel, Gold- Orange color with a creamy-white head. CHOCOLATE-CITRUS aroma, slightly sweet, finishes dry, leaves a citusy/chocolate flavor. Dry-Hopped with Sweet Orange Peels. A collaboration beer with Naked City Brewing in Seattle. 7.5% ABV / 28 IBU

2) Top Spin Double IPA
Top Spin Double IPA balances rich malt flavor with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade Hops, delivering notes of tropical fruit, floral and grapefruit. You will find no alcohol bite here, just a smooth and drinkable DOUBLE IPA. 9.1% ABV / 92 IBU

3) Olympic Golden Ale
A light refreshing Golden Ale with has a light malt taste, little citrus flavor and a smooth finish. 5% ABV / 21 IBU

4) Naked City Brewing/ Cash Brewing Collaboration –  Chocolate Tripel
It is a West Flanders Style Tripel, gold-orange color with a creamy-white head. Chocolate-Citrus aroma. Slightly sweet, finishes dry, leaves a citrusy/chocolate flavor. Dry hopped with sweet and bitters orange peels! 7.5% ABV / 25 IBU

Der Blokken Brewery – Bremerton

1) Raspberry Hefeweizen
4.6% ABV

2) Hop Magnum IPA
Blood Orange Infusion. 6.8% ABV

Dirty Bucket Brewing – Woodinville

1) Not Yo Honey
Honey Cream Ale. Traditional Cream Ale brewed with 35 lbs of locally sourced honey. 5% ABV

2) Raspberry Lambic Style Ale
Randalled through fresh raspberries. Lambic Style Ale aged on fresh raspberry puree. 5% ABV

3) Hefen’ Pineapple Ale
German style Hefeweizen brewed and aged on Fresh hand cut pineapple. 5% ABV

4) Sicyne
Northwest IPA. Our #1 selling IPA, rich balanced malt flavor with all the hop flavors and aromas you come to expect from a Northwest IPA. 6.5% ABV / 72 IBU

Dog Days Brewing – Bremerton 

1) Hoppalong Banana
A Belgian Dubbel with a strong banana ester. Some say Willy Wonka himself modeled his banana Laffy Taffy after this beer.

2) Bone-Jour-Viola!
A classic French Saison with a refreshing hint of cucumber, perfect for a hot summer day…

3) A Basic Bitch
Totes a salted caramel brown ale. AND you can get your glass garnished with a salted caramel rim!

Doghaus Brewery – Leavernworth

1) Ginger Retriever Wheat Ale
Our lead brewer’s favorite concoction brewed left-handed and red-haired. It’s an American wheat beer with strong yet smooth influences of fresh ginger. Take a Chance on a ginger! 6.1% ABV / 12 IBU

2) Ullr’s Smoked Porter
A hearty porter with a robust mesquite-smoke profile. Ullr, the dog, approves this brew for BBQ! 7.4% / 42 IBU

Downpour Brewing – Kingston

1) Lasterday IPA
Full Bodied IPA, light malt flavor and bright fruity hop finish.

2) Hop Llama IIPA
Intense Ekuanot aroma, full bodied, intense bitterness followed by fruity hop finish

3) Eros Raspberry Sour
Bright raspberry aroma, intense sour balanced with raspberry sweetness

4) Milk Stout
Medium body, fairly dry finish with roast, coffee, and chocolate flavors

Dystopian State Brewing – Tacoma

1) Virtual Light
Aroma and flavor of tropical fruit, tangerine and sweet melon that’s almost candy like. This is in large part due to the heavy use of El Dorado and Rakau hops both in the whirlpool and during the dry hopping stage. This ale also has a softer bitterness than the typical west coast IPA as well as a slightly creamier mouthfeel from the addition of oats and wheat. A highly drinkable and delicious northeast style IPA.

2) Room 101
A Dry hopped Belgian-style Pale Ale that is both easy drinking and complex. Belgian yeast creates a fruity and slightly spicy character while a modest addition of noble and modern hop varieties create subtle floral and citrus notes.

3) Sinister Bend
Is a classic Extra Special Bitter that exemplifies a careful balance of hops and malt. Complex malt flavors of caramel, toffee and dark fruit are present but never overwhelming. Noble hop varieties are used in a moderate amount to create a slightly bitter, but crisp finish that doesn’t overstay its welcome and encourages your next pint.

Elysian Brewing – Seattle

1) Hawaiian Sunburn
Like a nice Hawaiian Sunburn, this brew packs a little heat and a little sweet, backed by a tart, refreshing finish. Ale brewed with habanero peppers and pineapple added. 5.3% ABV

2) Blue Bitties
What happens when the Elysian ladies come together to brew? A blueberry & honey braggot-ish that strolls in at a toasty 10.4% ABV. With a sweet demeanor, Blue Bitties edges back with juniper berries, black pepper, and Saaz hops added to the boil. Braggot traditionally is known as mead with honey, but with the added hops, we gave it that extra “-ish.” An ode to the female brewers of ancient times, emmer farro and oaked smoked wheat were also used. 10.4% ABV

Farmstrong Brewing – Mount Vernon

1) La Raza Cerveza
Our super delicious award winning Mexican lager w/ Lime. The perfect beer to refresh your pallet and quench your thirst while sitting on a sunny beach wiggling your toes in the sand! At least, that’s what I picture when drinking it. 4% ABV

2) Fiery Saison
The first of our “Fiery Theory Series”. This beer was brewed using hot, fresh malt right out of the kiln, also known as Fiery malt. This technique, to our knowledge, hasn’t been used for over 200 years. We worked with Skagit Valley Malting to create something unique and super-tasty! Try this and then be on the lookout for new beers in the Fiery Theory Series. 5.5% ABV

3) Zeek 2.0 IIPA
The newest IPA to come out of Farmstrong! A big double IPA brewed with 100% Skagit Valley malts. You will get a big tropical fruit juicy aroma at first. Upon tasting, look out for plenty of hop flavor from El Dorado, Azacca and Citra hops. Careful with Zeek, he will sneak up on you! 8.3% ABV

4) Mike in the Morning Coffee Porter- NITRO
A rich, dark robust porter blended with locally produced Fidalgo Bay roasters Cold Brew Coffee. You will a hint of chocolate with a big coffee flavor from one of our most requested specialty beers. The nitrogen conditioning makes this so creamy and delicious, you’ll come back for a “double shot”. We will be bringing a 1/6bbl for each day to pour. Stop by the booth to see what time we will be tapping the keg and don’t be late, it will go fast. 5.8% ABV

Fish Brewing – Olympia

1) Spire Mountain Blackberry Pear Cider
If you live in the Pacific Northwest you will crave our Blackberry Pear Cider.  Blackberries and summer go hand-in-hand, and our summer release is a perfect combination.  A gorgeous light violet color that highlights a perfect blend of sweet and tart. 5% ABV

2) Leavenworth Bier Grapefruit Radler
What happens when you mix the clean character of a German lager with the complex citrus of a grapefruit? Designed as a celebration of summer, this light-bodied lager pours a hazy dark golden with a tangy fruit aroma, infused with Grapefruit juice is a fantastic balance of sweet and citrus tartness. 4.2% ABV / 23 IBU

3) Fish Tale Hodgson’s Citrus IPA
A beer with such a name should have a bold and stirring character, with citrus, bitterness, hop aroma, and fruitiness in every pint. A big, full-bodied, very hoppy India Pale Ale, is packed with the citrus kick that can only come from nature itself. Yakima grown hops compliment and add even more strong citrus flavors to this insanely citrusy IPA. 6% ABV / 40 IBU

4) Fish Tale Organic Porter
Sip & enjoy this medium-bodied beer with a satisfying dry finish and rich notes of chocolate. Smooth, dark, and bittersweet cocoa flavors linger on the palate from first pint to last. The result is a wonderfully smooth and creamy Organic Porter that salutes organic farmers and all the goodness they bring to our tables. 5.5% ABV / 40 IBU

Fremont Brewing – Seattle

ALL FESTIVAL:
1) Summer
Pale Ale. Summer Ale is tangerine flower in a glass—endless days distilled into the sweet nectar of barley and hops. 5.2% ABV / 45 IBU

2) Head Full of Dynomite
Hazy IPA. Our latest and greatest Hazy IPA concoction has a medium body, is bursting with citrus and tropical notes, and is resinous and bitter but smoooooth on the finish. 7% ABV / 50 IBU

3) Coffee Porter
Porter. A robust, roasty porter taken to the next level with the addition of a Peruvian coffee blend from the fine folks at Tony’s coffee. 5% ABV / 20 IBU

4) Universale Tropicale
Pale Ale. Our classic Northwest Pale infused with the tropical goodness of Lime, Mango, and Pineapple! 5.6% ABV / 35 IBU

5) Brother
Imperial IPA. This Brother is appropriately big, intimidating, and unbalanced with unrestrained quantities of hops for a head slap of beery ferociousness. 8.5% ABV / 1 Billion IBU

6) Cucumber Gose
Sour Weisse with Cucumber, Coriander, & Sea Salt. Our take on the traditional German style—tart yet refreshing! 4% ABV / 10 IBU

7) Lush IPA
India Pale Ale. Lush is brewed with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops reminiscent of lime, mango, and guava! Fun Fact: Lush was originally brewed as our Spring Seasonal, but has now officially returned as a year-round beer for us! 7% ABV / 80 IBU

8) Summer Melon Medley
Pale Ale. Our juicy, tangerine Summer Ale infused with the cool, sweet, fresh taste of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew! 5.2% ABV / 45 IBU

ROTATING TAP:
Friday
5pm: Spice Wars Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star
7pm: Black Heron Project: Brett French Saison

Saturday
12pm: Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
2pm: White Heron Project: Foeder Wine
4pm: Rusty Nail

Georgetown Brewing – Seattle

1) Bodhizafa IPA
This IPA gets its light silky texture from rolled oats. The flavor and aroma both express mandarin and citrus all around. Over five pounds of hops per barrel makes this IPA truly Bodhilicious. Gold medal winner in the American Style IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016! 6.9% ABV

2) CocoPo Coconut Porter
The malts were selected for their nutty, biscuit-like flavor and caramel sweetness, and to add color without a roasty astringency. Apollo hops and experimental hop HBC 438 add peachy stone fruit, pineapple, coconut, lime and tropical notes along with hints of herbal cedar. The delicate flavor of toasted coconut in this medium bodied brew is just enough to remind you of a liquid candy bar. Contains wheat. 5.3% ABV

Ghost Runner Brewery – Vancouver

1) Chasing Fluffy Pink Unicorns
Raspberry Gose: A slightly tart kettle sour with Raspberry, Rose Hips, Sea Salt and Peppercorns. 4.8% ABV / 15 IBU

2) Phantom Azul
Blueberry Pale Ale: Light refreshing pale ale with delicate notes of blueberry. 4.5% ABV / 33 IBU

3) Track Star IPA
India Pale Ale: A bright IPA with a piney beginning and tangerine tropical finish. 6.0% ABV / 54 IBU

4) Running up Pils
German Pilsner: A traditional crisp and refreshing Pilsner.  Great noble hop character and citrus flavors. 5.0% ABV / 28 IBU

Ghostfish Brewing – Seattle

1) Grapefruit IPA
This IPA is built around an experimental hop code-named Experimental Grapefruit. Powerfully bitter but exceptionally complex, this hop’s wild flavors are balanced with Cascade and Horizon hops along with some Ruby Red grapefruit zest to highlight the refreshing citrus notes. 5.5% ABV

2) Kick Step IPA
A project beer to benefit Washington-based nonprofit The Mountaineers, this bold and distinctly Northwest IPA is brewed with a richly-flavored base of malted red and white proso millet and hopped with an avalanche of Washington-grown Simcoe, Denali, Comet and Columbus hops. 5.5% ABV / 60 IBU

3) Meteor Shower Blonde Ale
Sparkling crisp, and highly refreshing, this beer is brewed with the finest malted millet and California-grown brown rice, then kissed by noble German Perle hops for a light bitterness and classic floral aroma. 4.5% ABV / 15 IBU

 

Gig Harbor Brewing  – Tacoma

1) Giggly Blonde
Straw-colored crisp light ale. American hops balance out the sweetness creating a malt-forward, well-rounded beer. Hops: Galena and Saaz. 5% ABV / 19 IBU

2) Centennial Single Hop IPA
Session-able citrus light IPA. Bold hop flavor, slightly sweat, with a crisp finish. Hops: Centennial. 5% ABV / 36 IBU

Hood Canal Brewery – Kingston

1) Big Beef Oatmeal Stout
This beer has a wonderful flavor of roasted barley grains that have been blended with rolled oats to give this stout a unique mouth feel that has a dry finish. Just enough Northern Brewer hops have been added to give this creamy-headed ale a fine balance. 5% ABV

2) Hood’s Head Smoked Amber
This beer is everything you’d expect from an Amber Ale…medium bodied, smooth &deftly balanced, with a twist of malted barley smoked with apple wood and alder.  The result: light smoky goodness, perfect for sipping. 5.5% ABV

Jellyfish Brewing – Seattle

1) Beer Salad
Saison infused with cucumber, grilled lemons, arugula, radish. 5.2% ABV

2) Planktonic
Hoppy, juicy, crimson ale. 6.0% ABV

3) Smack IPA
American IPA loaded with citrus and dank pine. 7% ABV

LoveCraft Brewing Company – Bremerton

1) Key Lime Pale Ale
A light, crisp pale ale from our experimental hops series, with key limes added with a Randall. 4.5% ABV

2) Elsa’s Salish Saison with Seasonal Berries
A full bodied, citrus forward Saison dry hopped with seasonal local berries. 5.5% ABV

Lumber House Brewery – Maple Valley

1) Blackberry Pale Ale
Farm fresh blackberries harvested at Lumber House Farms and added to one of our most consistently popular pale ales.

2) Rye IPA
This delicious IPA is served through a Randall that has fresh hops and blood organs which complement the spice of the rye gains.

Mac and Jacks Brewing – Redmond

1) African Amber
Dry hopped unfiltered amber ale

2) Citra Pale
Hop forward, aromatic pale ale featuring Citra hops

3) Maxx Stout
Dark roasted malts create a complex and delicious malt body for this Washington Beer Awards silver medal winning beer

Middleton Brewing – Everett    

1) Breakfast First
Cookie Crisp Stout. 5.6% ABV

2) Triple Tapered
Coconut & Coffee Brown Ale. 5.9% ABV

3) Mierda Fuego
Jalapeno Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV

4) That’s My Jam
Strawberry Wheat. 4.2% ABV

Odd Otter Brewing – Tacoma

1) Ottermelon Hefeweizen
Our Ottermelon Hefeweizen is the tastiest spin on a Hefeweizen you’re likely to find anywhere – ever! We’ve combined an unfiltered Hefeweizen with a squirt of all-natural watermelon and a squeeze of summer sunshine. Not your typical German Hefe. No banana. No clove. All watermelon – All the goodness! So much yum. 5% ABV

2) Screeching Otter IIPA
Do you like hops? Yes, yes you do. Do you LOVE hops? Of course! So go ahead – plunge into our 151+ IBU Screeching Otter Imperial (aka Double) IPA headlong and get lost in the hoppy insanity. 8.5% ABV / 151 IBU

Rainy Daze Brewing – Poulsbo

1) Pineapple-Mango Goat Boater IPA
We took our 2017 Peaks and Pints Washington IPA Brackets winner and added Pineapple and Mango. A Tropical fruit explosion. 7% ABV / 50 IBU

2) Only The Tip – Our Double IPA with Spruce Tips
Big bold Berry,Citrus and pine notes. One of the best Tap room sellers! 9% ABV / 90 IBU

3) Mind Funk – White Stout
A cerebral experience! 4 Time People’s Choice Gig Harbor Beer Fest! It looks like a Pale Ale, yet has the aroma and taste of a Stout! Truly a Mind Funk worth trying! 7.1% ABV / 30 IBU

4) Test Drive Amber
2017 Washington Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner! Light copper color, well balanced and easy drinking! 5.1% ABV / 22 IBU

Schooner Exact Brewing – Seattle

1) Schooner Exact Summer Beer
Clear and golden, this Pacific Ale is built on a clean base of toasty malts. A subtle fruitiness compliments a light sweetness, floral notes and great soft malt balance. The taste lingers with a soft bitterness in the finish. 5.5% ABV / 28 IBU

2) Seamstress Union Raspberry Wheat Ale
Brewed with raspberries, this refreshing wheat beer is not your normal fruit beer. The color of grapefruit juice with a nose of raspberry, your tongue is greeted by tart raspberry giving way to tangy wheat flavor. 5% ABV / 20 IBU

3) Wa Dat Sour IPA
Wa’Dat beer?! Our brewers have made a decidedly delicious and bright drink by combining a Hazy NW IPA with a bright and fruity sour blend.  This beer has notes of pineapple, the bitterness of an IPA, and finishes with a strong aroma and acid of grapefruit.  Enjoy the flavors of spring and summer in this wonderful pallet confusing creation! 5.3% ABV / 30 IBU

Silver City Brewery – Bremerton

1) Tropic Haze IPA
6.4% ABV

2) Ridgetop Red Ale
6% ABV

3) Fat Scotch Ale
9.2% ABV

4) Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager
5% ABV

5) Nice Day IPA
5.5% ABV

6) Pear Infused Chardonnay Barrel Aged Luminous Libation Belgian Style Tripel
9% ABV – TBD

7) Bourbon Barrel Aged Fat Scotch Ale
9.9% ABV

8) Bourbon Barrel Aged Time Traveler Imperial Stout
9.9% ABV

9) Port Wine Barrel Aged Giant Made of Shadows Belgian Dark Strong Ale
9.9% ABV

10) Charming Disarmer Peach Sour
6% ABV

Rotating Tap #1 – LIMITED
Vintage Blend Old Scrooge Christmas Ale
8.5% ABV
Illuminati Librarian – Wine Barrel Fermented Belgian Blonde Ale
7.2% ABV

Rotating Tap #2 – LIMITED
Big Magnificent Bastard Scotch Barrel Age Scotch Ale
9.9% ABV
Juicy Denali Experimental IPA
8% ABV

Slaughter County Brewing – Port Orchard

1) Gorst Light Pilsner
Bohemian Pilsner Style Ale. This clean and crisp brew with the slight aroma of sweet-grass derived from hop and grain, will sparkle the tongue and refresh on the hottest of summer days. 4% ABV / 27 IBU

2) Luna Negra
Belgian Style White Ale Brewed with Fresh Blackberries & Spices. Luna Negra is our more flavorful answer to MillerCoors Blue Moon.  A traditional Witbier, this summer seasonal beer is brewed with blackberries, black pepper, and star anise rather than orange peel and cardamom. A refreshing mix of fruity and savory flavors with the slightest peppery bite at the end. 6% ABV

3) Rabbit Imperial IPA
Imperial or Triple IPA. It’s called Rabbit because it’s hoppy! This beer originated in a homebrewing accident that resulted in an amazingly delicious IPA. Late additions of honey sweeten and strengthen this beer, leaving a wonderful wildflower finish. Hopped with Centennial, Cascade and Citra, this beer weighs in, on paper, at a whopping 113 IBUs, but the residual sweetness and flowery hop blend together seamlessly, and make this extreme level of bitterness completely approachable. 8% ABV / 113 IBU

4) Mon Petit Tripel
Belgian Style Tripel. 2016 Washington Beer Awards Bronze Medal Winner for Belgian Tripels. Spicy aromatics, a lovely straw color, full sweetness and a soft effervescence finish into a warm, spiced alcohol finish. A simple beer to make, produced originally for the brewer’s wedding in October of 2015, Mon Petit uses one grain and two hops in the grain bill — all those complex flavors develop from the yeast during fermentation. 8% ABV

Sound Brewery – Poulsbo           

1) Monk’s Indiscretion
Belgian Specialty Ale. 10% ABV

2) Humulo Nimbus
Double IPA. 8.5% ABV

3) Sommerweizen
German Style Kristallweizen. 5% ABV

4) Liberty Bay IPA
NW Style IPA. 7.2% ABV

Ten Pin Brewing – Moses Lake

1) Groove Pineapple Wheat
Mosaic hops brighten this American wheat and rye ale, along with fresh pineapple squeezed into every case. 5.8% ABV / 25 IBU

2) Head Pin IPA
Pleasantly bitter American IPA showcases the earthy, dank, tropical and citrus fruit flavors of Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops. 7.1% ABV / 62 IBU

3) Angle Amber
A balanced malty brew with a mild hop presence that is sure to satisfy craft beer lovers. The rich caramel color and smooth flavor makes this a great session beer every time. 6.1% ABV / 35 IBU

4) Snake Eye Stout
Thick, rich with silky oats and milk sugar complementing malty notes of chocolate and coffee. 6.3% ABV / 33 IBU

Two Beers Brewing – Seattle

1) Lima Loca
A craft Mexican-style lager with just a hint of sweetness and a touch of lime. 3.8% ABV

2) Wonderland Trail IPA
Featuring a seamless blend of Washington-grown Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Cascade hops, a slightly sweet aroma of tangerine is followed by a wave of citrus and passion fruit. 7.1% ABV / 84 IBU

3) Mango/Passoinfruit IPA
Brand new from Two Beers Brewing, this hoppy IPA delivers amazing mango and passionfruit flavors. Easy drinking, and perfect for Summer. 6.8% ABV / 75 IBU

4) Berry Cider
From Seattle Cider, this cider is crafted with locally grown raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Slightly tart on the start and softly sweet on the finish, this cider is both accessible and full-flavored. 6.9% ABV / 1.8 Brix

Valholl Brewing – Poulsbo

1) Mother In Law Double IPA
Infused with blood orange and grapefruit. 8.2% ABV / 74 IBU

2) Brew Bitch IPA
Brewed with brewer’s choice on fruits and extra dry hopped. 6% ABV / 72 IBU

3) Poulsbo Abbey Wit
Brewed with coriander and fresh orange zest. 5% ABV / 20 IBU

4) Golden Warrior
Brewed with orange and peaches. 4.8% ABV / 19 IBU

Wet Coast Brewery – Gig Harbor

1) Whispering Wires Wheat – On Randall
5.5% ABV

2) Line Jumper IPA
5.7% ABV

3) Hi Jack! Red Ale
5.5% ABV

4) El Capitán Coffee Brown Ale
6.5% ABV

WABL Beer (Washington Beer Lovers Only!)     

El Dorado Pale – Rainy Daze Brewing
A Pale Ale infused with Passion Fruit.

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Ghostfish Brewing Teams Up with The Mountaineers to Release Kick Step IPA

July 6th, 2017 · Beer Releases

Join Ghostfish Brewing and The Mountaineers on July 12 at the Ghostfish Taproom to celebrate the release of this new gluten-free IPA.

Press Release:

Seattle, WA (June 20, 2017)—Ghostfish Brewing is launching Kick Step IPA, a bold and distinctly Northwest India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based nonprofit, The Mountaineers.

Founded in 1906, The Mountaineers is a growing outdoor community of 12,000 dedicated to getting people outside to learn responsible recreation and protect the wild places of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Kick Step IPA mirrors this low-impact consciousness, brewed with a grain base of malted millet – one of the world’s most draught tolerant grains.

“In an alternate world where gluten intolerance doesn’t exist, we’d still recommend malted millet as a brewing grain,” says Ghostfish Co-Owner and Brewmaster Jason Yerger. “Aside from offering a wonderful array of deep and distinctive flavors, millet also requires significantly less water to cultivate than grains like wheat and barley, making it easier to grow and gentler on the planet!”

Inspired by the legacy of The Mountaineers, Ghostfish started creating the hop bill with Comet—one of the oldest hops cultivated in the United States—and progressed forward through time with Columbus, Simcoe, and finally to Denali—one of the newest hops developed in Washington. All four Washington-grown hops range in flavors, including citrusy, piney, and tropical.

Both Ghostfish Brewing and The Mountaineers were founded on the idea of transcending limits—whether it’s delivering distinctive craft beer or offering life-changing experiences in the outdoors. A portion of the sales of this Northwest-style IPA will benefit The Mountaineers and its efforts to provide opportunities to get people outside while working to protect public lands and the outdoor experience.

The beer’s label shows a climber executing a kick step—a mountaineering technique crucial for maintaining control and balance on steep, snowy ascents like the glaciated peaks in the Pacific Northwest.

Join Ghostfish Brewing and The Mountaineers to celebrate this partnership and the release of Kick Step IPA at a mountain-themed release party on July 12, 2017 at the Ghostfish Taproom.

“As The Mountaineers, we thrive on a spirit of wonder, a sense of adventure, and a commitment to the wild places of the Pacific Northwest,” says The Mountaineer CEO Tom Vogl. “We’re thrilled to be working with Ghostfish on this project and are grateful for their support of our mission.”

“We are thrilled and honored to introduce our new partnership with The Mountaineers,” says Co-Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing Brian Thiel. “Ghostfish Brewing leads with an adventurous spirit to push the boundaries of beer and bring people together; a central theme that allowed The Mountaineers to become one of the leading and most influential outdoor recreation and conservation organizations in the country over the past 111 years.”

ABV 5.5% / IBU 65

Kick Step IPA will be available in 12oz can 4-packs and on draft at the Ghostfish Taproom and in all markets Ghostfish beer is currently distributed at the beginning of July.

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Beer Junction Celebrates 7th Anniversary with Special IPA from Melvin Brewing

June 29th, 2017 · Beer Releases

Congrats to the crew at Beer Junction for seven great years! They’ll be celebrating tonight by releasing a special IPA from Melvin Brewing brewed just for the occasion. They will also have a tasting event with Melvin featuring five total beers, plus an additional six beers on tap. The lineup looks pretty stellar. Check it out below.

More info from Beer Junction:

Thanks to all your support we’ve made it to lucky number 7! Join us tomorrow for the big celebration, featuring the release of “Ballersaurus IPA” done by our friends at Melvin Brewing! Draft and Crowlers of Ballersaurus will be available starting at 11AM. Then from5-8PM Melvin will be here for our weekly tasting event, plus we’ll have a few other special kegs on tap from Melvin (see lineup below). And if you have any dinosaur, basketball or space related outfits please wear them! I will be.

Tasting Event Linuep (5-8PM)

1. Ballersaurus IPA (our 7th Anniversary Beer)
2. Melvin IPA
3. Hubert Melvin Pale Ale
4. Space Ghost Session Barleywine (collaboration with Ecliptic)
5. 2×4 Double IPA

Also on tap (but not part of the tasting event)
– Asterisk Imperial IPA
– Drunken Master Imperial IPA
– Lambda Lambda Lambda Triple IPA
– Hey Zeus Lager
– Wait, What? (A Red IPA collaboration with Breakside)
– Citradamus Double IPA

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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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