“Bois and Foie Gras” with The Bruery at The Sixgill This Saturday

December 19th, 2014 · California Beer, Events

If you are looking for an indulgent pairing leading up to the holidays, look no further than what The Sixgill in Fremont will be serving up tomorrow night, Saturday, December 20. They will be pouring eight beers from The Bruery in California, and three of those beers will be paired with special appetizers.

One of the appetizers will feature the 15% ABV 5th anniversary beer from The Bruery, called Bois, paired with a foie gras and gingerbread terrine. They will also pour the sixth beer in The Bruery’s “12 Days of Christmas Series”, a dark and toasty 11.5% ABV winter ale called Six Geese-A-Laying, which will be paired with roasted pork belly and some honeycrisp apple. Finally, you could choose the Tart of Darkness Sour Stout paired with fresh house-made cheese and some huckleberry jam.

They will also be pouring these five additional selections from The Bruery:


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Holiday Brewmaster Dinner This Sunday at Jolly Roger Taproom

December 19th, 2014 · Events, Washington Breweries

Maritme Pacific Brewing’s Jolly Roger Taproom (SBN sponsor) has some pretty fantastic food, and this Sunday from 6pm to 9pm they will be holding their first-ever Holiday Brewmaster Dinner featuring 5 beers paired with 5 courses for $40. Advanced reservations must be made today (December 19), so please give them a call at 206-782-6181 to reserve your spots. They will also be announcing the winner of their “Must Hold Beer” stein contest in partnership with Pottery Northwest during a break in the meal. And, yes, they will have the Sunday night Seahawks vs. Cardinals game on during the dinner…

You can find our more details in the following press release:

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Season and the first Maritime “It Must Hold Beer” Stein Contest. With December being a month of merriment and the joyful drinking of Holiday Beverages, we are celebrating with a one-of-a-kind Stein Contest for which Maritime has partnered with Pottery Northwest. Participants in the contest have each handcrafted their own unique stein totally from ceramics. Some have incorporated a maritime (or even a “Jolly Roger”) theme. And each stein, of course, “Must Hold Beer”. All entries are on display in the Jolly Roger Taproom from December 7th through December 21st and will be available for purchase at the end of the contest, with the 1st Prize-winning stein to be permanently displayed in a place of honor at the Jolly Roger Taproom. All of the winning entries will be determined entirely by popular vote.

On Sunday, December 21st, we will be hosting our first-ever Special Holiday Brewmaster Dinner in the Jolly Roger Taproom. We will also be announcing the winners of Maritime’s “It Must Hold Beer” Stein Contest during a break in the meal. The Brewmaster Dinner menu, created by the talented Chefs in the Jolly Roger Kitchen, will be incorporating over 8 different Maritime beers into the dinner’s separate courses. Each course will also come with its own beer that has been chosen to complement the dish, 5 beers with 5 courses. Our Jolly Roger Christmas Ale and Bosun’s Black Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter are just a couple of the beers to be featured. Dinner will start at 6 PM and cost $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required by December 19th. Call 206-782-6181. Save this Date and don’t be left out! Oh, and Yes the SEAHAWKS game will be on!

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Tacoma Field Trip: The Red Hot & Engine House #9 Celebrate the Winter Solstice With Special Events

December 16th, 2014 · Events

An excuse to head down south on I-5 to Tacoma to visit some of their worthy beer destinations is never a bad thing. This upcoming Sunday, December 21, The Red Hot and Engine House #9 will be both be hosting special events in honor of the winter solstice.

The Red Hot will be hosting their 3rd annual Darkest Day, featuring a list of dark, strong beers that are perfect for the darkest day of the year. Engine House #9 will be holding an event for the release of their 2014 Snow Cru, but they will also have an array of barrel-aged Belgian-style beers and sour/Brett beers pouring. You can see the full lists for each event below, which are subject to change.

If you aren’t aware, The Red Hot and Engine House #9 are just a short block away from each other. They make for a nice mini-bar crawl. I also happen to know there are a few rentals on Airbnb in the area….I’d suggest making a night of it so you don’t have to worry about getting back up to Seattle.

The Red Hot Darkest Day
2011 Deschutes Abyss
2012 Deschutes Abyss
2014 Deschutes Abyss
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV
Deschutes Black Butte XXV
Deschutes Black Butte XXVI
Evil Twin Imp Biscotti On Cherries
Fremont Kentucky Dark Star
Fremont Coffee Dark Star
Fremont Spiced Dark Star
Midnight Sun Berserker
Midnight Sun Son of Berserker
Midnight Sun Bar Fly Smoked Imperial Stout
Naked City Big Leberwski
Two Beers Sour Barrel Aged Jive Espresso Stout
Walking Man Jaywalker Imperial Stout

All beers will be 5.5oz pours only, ordered by number, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. This date falls on a Sunday this year, which means we will be open for breakfast (and Darkest Day) at 9am.

Engine House Snow Cru Release
Featuring barrel-aged Belgian-style beers and sour/Brett beers
Snow Cru 2014
Life Of Piker
2013 Holy Diver
Barrel Aged Tripel
Rhubarb Wild
Viva La France
Vieux Monde Saison
Peabody Ale
Raspberry Farmhouse
Diablo Rouge
Peach Raspberry Tacoma Weisse
Plus a few fun guest beers

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Toronado to Host Barrel-Aged Night With Portland’s Breakside Brewery

December 15th, 2014 · Events, Oregon Breweries

Breakside Brewery is making some of the best beers in the Northwest these days. Aside from their GABF-medal-winning IPAs, they continually produce an array of interesting styles and offerings, including barrel-aged beers.

Toronado will be hosting Breakside for a barrel-aged night on Tuesday, December 16 starting at 6pm. It looks like seven barrel-aged beers from Breakside will be pouring. You can see the full list with details below.

New World Bruin: 9% West Coast interpretation of a Flanders Red, this beer features a blend of old & young barrel aged sour beer.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec: 11.5% Award-winning, oak-aged version of our Aztec ale(strong amber ale made with habanero and serrano chilies and cacao nibs from Mana Chocolate). The 2014 vintage of this beer spent six months in Knob Creek whiskey barrels and shows notes of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and red fruit.

Apollo & Dionysus: 9.7% This is the barrel-aged version of our collaboration beer with Widmer Brothers Brewing, Saison a Fleurs. The base saison is made with jasmine, chrysanthemum, and Szechuan peppercorn. The beer was then aged for five months in Old Tom Gin barrels from Ransom Spirits. The result is a botanical, tart, and very dry beer that is as reminiscent of a summer cocktail as much as a heavy hitting barrel-aged beer.

Aquavit Barrel-Aged IPA: 7.8% Blended barrel-aged beer consisting of IPA that was aged in a House Spirits Krogstad Aquavit barrel and freshly brewed IPA. A happy accident created by our brewer Tom Fischer when he decided to commandeer our barrel program for a day.

Ansatz: 11% the second release in our Cellar Reserve series of beers, this rare beer is a Bourbon barrel-aged version of our Smoked Bock

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blackberry Porter: 9.5% strong dark beer fermented at lager temperatures with rich caramel notes. this beer was then barrel-aged with Oregon blackberries in freshly emptied Jim Beam barrels.

Gin Barrel-Aged Sour Double Wit w Kaffir (Not official name): Should be around 8.5% Blend of 80% Double Wit aged in Old Tom Gin Barrels with 20% Kaffir Lime Sour Double Wit. Herbal, botanical, refreshing, tart, delicious.

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Deschutes & Widmer Team Up for AltBitter

December 11th, 2014 · Beer Releases, Oregon Breweries

AltBitter_22oz_FLATAs part of the year-long celebration of Widmer Brothers‘ 30th Anniversary, they have teamed up with Deschutes Brewing for this collaboration. Inspired by Bachelor Bitter from Deschutes and Altbier from Widmer, the AltBitter is a stronger, barrel-aged take on the styles. Keep reading below for more details. This will be available in Seattle in 22oz bottles and on draught.

Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. – December 10, 2014 –Two of Oregon’s craft beer pioneers, Widmer Brothers Brewing and Deschutes Brewery, came together to brew a unique collaboration beer, AltBitter. The collaboration is part of a yearlong celebration of Widmer Brothers’ 30th Anniversary and an example of the great camaraderie in the Oregon craft brewing scene. AltBitter is inspired by two of the first recipes from each brewery and is available now in select markets across the country.

AltBitter is a unique blend of two favorites from the pioneering breweries: Deschutes Brewery’s Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Altbier. Imperial versions of both classic beers were brewed and aged separately in rye whiskey barrels for eight months. AltBitter is a two-thirds blend of the barrel-aged versions of each beer with one-third non-barrel aged beer. The result is a hoppy ale with a big, malty backbone, which pays homage to the breweries’ respective German and English influences, yet is still uniquely Oregon.

“We have been friends with Gary Fish since the early days of Deschutes Brewery,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “It really means a lot to have both of our breweries come together to create a beer. We have always respected Deschutes and love what they’ve done for the Oregon craft beer community. The beer is a blend of our histories and it’s great to have finally done something together after all these years.”

AltBitter is part of a series of limited release collaboration beers commemorating Widmer Brothers’ 30-year history. The 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series is a celebration of the Oregon brewing community and the unique bond among craft brewers in Oregon. The series has previously featured collaborations with Boneyard Beer, Breakside Brewery, 10 Barrel Brewing, and Gigantic Brewing.

“Getting together with Widmer Brothers for this beer was really a lot of fun,” said Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery. “The whole process – from brainstorming beer ideas to bringing this beer to life – was a pleasure. We are happy to be a part of their 30th Anniversary celebration.”

AltBitter will be available starting today in 22-ounce bottles and on draught, with limited distribution in select markets, including Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.

For more information, visit www.widmerbrothers.com or follow the brewery on Facebook.

About AltBitter
AltBitter is a unique, blended beer inspired by two classic favorites from two pioneering breweries: Deschutes Brewery’s Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Altbier. Imperial versions of both beers were brewed and aged separately in rye whiskey barrels for eight months. AltBitter is a two-thirds blend of the barrel-aged versions of each beer with one-third non-barrel aged beer. The result is a bold homage to the breweries’ respective German and English influences, done in a uniquely Oregon way.

ABV: 9.5%
IBU: 55
OG: 22P
AE: 5P

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Maritime Pacific Dock Sale This Saturday

December 9th, 2014 · Events

Holiday DOCK SALE 2014If you are looking to stock up on beer for holiday parties or to have around for all the football you plan to watch over the holidays, Maritime Pacific Brewery (SBN advertiser) has you covered. This Saturday, December 13, Maritime will be hosting a holiday dock sale from Noon to 3pm. Cases of Islander Pale, Flagship Red, Nightwatch Dark and Imperial Pale Ale will be available for $20 + tax. The popular Jolly Roger Christmas Ale will be going for $24 per case, and they will also have some vintage years available.

Islander Pale Ale – $20 per case
Flagship Red Ale – $20 per case
Nightwatch Dark Ale – $$20 per case
Imperial Pale Ale – $20 per case
Old Seattle Lager – $10 per 12-pack
2014 Jolly Roger Christmas Ale – $24 per case
2013 Jolly Roger Christmas Ale – $26 per case
2010 Jolly Roger Christmas Ale – 22oz bottles available

A portion of the sales from this event will go to support the Ballard Food Bank, which helps those in need during the holiday season.

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Elysian and New Belgium Embark on Their Final Trip

December 9th, 2014 · Beer Releases

tripThe Trip series of collaboration beers between Elysian Brewing and New Belgium Brewing kicked off with a Trippel IPA back in the spring of 2009. The 20th, and final, installment of the series will be a Dry-hopped Brett Ale that will be available starting at a release party at Elysian Bar on December 16.

It has been a pleasure to drink the Trip releases over the past five years (full list below). New Belgium and Elysian are two of the country’s best craft breweries, in my opinion, and having them pair up for special releases, some of which were available only on draft in the Seattle market, was a treat. As Dick Cantwell mentions below, the Trip series must be one of the longest collaborations between breweries ever seen.

Cheers to the crews at Elysian and New Belgium for making some great beers along the way.

Note from Dick Cantwell on The Trip series:

Before the Trip there were some forays.  We’ll call them skirmishes, conducted by restless brewers eager to get started on an ongoing project that seemed like it was going to be fun.  Peter Bouckaert and Grady Hull of New Belgium traveled to Elysian’s Capitol Hill brewery in Seattle, along with some special bacteria, to make a kettle-soured beer with Dick Cantwell and Markus Stinson named after Peter’s son, Wout. While that was boiling away the brewers went shopping, and ended up brewing again the next day, this time a beer made with persimmons and curry leaf. About the time those beers were ready the paperwork had been filed and approved, and the Trip could begin in earnest.

Trip 1 was a hoppy Belgian-style Trippel, Trip 2 a Citra-hopped pale ale. Trip 3 was a collaboration of both breweries, a concatenation of Elysian-brewed dark lager with a couple of totes-ful of one of New Belgium’s famous sour blending beers. And onward, ever onward, touching down with beers made with juniper, cherry, dandelions, oyster shells, fresh hops and ingredients entirely from the southern hemisphere. The beers began only available on draft in Seattle, but when Elysian expanded its brewery it was possible to make enough to send to the rest of Washington, to Oregon and into California, and in bottles as well as kegs. Each time the beer idea came from a different New Belgium co-worker. Somewhere in there some tavernkeepers got involved.

And here we are, at journey’s end. Trip 20 will release on December 16 at the Elysian Bar in downtown Seattle, concluding the five-year mission with a slightly tangy and easy-drinking pale ale with bold and distinctive hop notes. Once again, the beer will only be available on draft. 

This was a fun beer to brew, partly because there were a lot of people on hand, including Peter and Dick, who collaborated on this last Trip idea, and Chris Murakami, who did most of the work. We began with a simple enough malt bill of pale and C-77 crystal, bumped the gravity and lightened the body with some sugar, adding Magnum hops to bitter and Styrian Goldings to finish, with some French Strisselspalt for dry hopping. Then the x-factor, brettanomyces, was added in the bright tank immediately before kegging, and the kegs were warm conditioned for more than a month.

It’s been a great Trip, linking two fabulous breweries for what has to be one of the longest collaborations ever. Friendships and relationships have formed along the way. A lot has changed, and a lot has stayed the same.  Trip 20 may turn out to be the final destination for this series of beers, but it’s really been about the journey.

- Dick Cantwell

Elysian Co-founder and Head Brewer

Information on the release party:

Please join us to raise a pint!

Tuesday, December 16th from 4-8PM at Elysian Bar
1516 2nd Avenue, Downtown Seattle

Take a Trip with Us… Trip 20 – the final collaborative brew of the Trip Series, a 5 year journey between two breweries and a cast of supporting characters along the way. We hope you’ll join us to raise a pint in honor of this long running collaboration and for each other, our friends and comrades in beer brewing, drinking and sharing!

Be among the first to try Trip 20 Dry-hopped Brett Ale with a pairing bite prepared by the chefs at Elysian Bar. Both Elysian and New Belgium taps will be flowing, and staff from both New Belgium and Elysian will be on hand to answer any questions, and share stories about this lengthy collaborative journey.

TRIP I – Trippel IPA
TRIP II – Citra Hop Pale Ale
TRIP III – Dark Sour Blend
TRIP IV – Juniper Ale
TRIP V – Cocoa Cherry Brown Ale
TRIP VI – Wet Hop Ale
TRIP VII – Winter Here, Summer There
TRIP VIII – Imperial IPA
TRIP IX – Down Under IPA
TRIP X – ’72 El Dorado
TRIP XI – Farmhouse Ale with rosemary and sage
TRIP XII – Pink Peppercorn IPA
TRIP XIII – Blonde Ale with honey and chamomile
TRIP XIV – Imperial Fresh Hop with orange peel
TRIP XV – Buckwheat Belgian-style Ale with dates and dandelion
TRIP XVI – Seattle Farmhouse Rye Ale
TRIP XVII – Segal Ranch Cascade Rye IPA
TRIP XVIII – El Dorado Fresh Hop IPA
TRIP XIX – Taylor Shellfish Oyster Stout
TRIP XX – Dry-hopped Brett Ale

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Bigwood Kicks Off at Brouwer’s Cafe Today

December 4th, 2014 · Events

When the doors open at 11am today at Brouwer’s Cafe, the 8th annual Bigwood Festival will officially be under way. This celebration of barrel-aged beers is one of the best events of the year. The updated list of beers that are set to pour is below. They will also be doing special tappings of beers not listed here at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm. Those special beers will be announced 15 minutes before each tapping, but you can bet that they’ll be pretty awesome.

If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds today, I wouldn’t blame you. Stop by Friday or sometime this weekend to see what is left. With so many outstanding beers on tap, there is guaranteed to be plenty worth drinking throughout the weekend.

Beer List:

Alameda Bbl-Aged Ol’ Alger Barleywine Nitro (11%) Portland
Almanac Farmers Reserve Sour Porter (%) San Francisco
Avery Tweak No. 1 Bbl-Aged Coffee Imp. Stout (18.5%) Boulder
Bainbridge Island Broadhead Bbl-Aged Red (8.5%) Bainbridge Island
Boneyard Barrel-Aged Suge Knight Imperial Stout (14%) Bend
Boulevard Rye on Rye ’13 (12%) Kansas City
Cantillon Cuvée Saint Gilloise (5%) Anderlecht
The Commons Putin from the Wood (8%) Portland
Crux Fermentation Oud Bruin Cake/Freak Cake (10.5%) Bend
De Struise Blackberry Albert Imp Stout (13%) Oosvleteren
Deschutes Abyss ’14 (12%) Bend
Destihl Dekerra Strawberry Sour (7.5%) Normal
Elevation Rum Bbl-Aged Horchata Imp. Porter (8.5%) Breckenridge
Elevation Chardonnay Bbl-Aged Imp. Farmhouse Ale (9.86%) Breckenridge
Elevation Breckinridge Bourbon Quad (11.73%) Breckenridge
Elysian Gourdfather Bbl-Aged Pumpkin Barleywine () Seattle
Engine House #9 NEFILIBATA (5.8%) Tacoma
Finnriver Rye Fire Barrel Cider (8%) Chimacum
Firestone Walker Parabola ’11(12.5%) Paso Robles
Fremont Bourbon Bbl-Aged Darkstar Coffee Edition ’14 (11%) Seattle
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (12.5%) Chicago
Full Sail Top Sail Bourbon Bbl-Aged Imperial Porter (11%) Hood River
Hale’s Gold Rush ’13 (10%) Seattle
Hair of the Dog Ardbeg Adam from the Wood (10%) Portland
Iron Fist Rum Barrel Dark Day Imp Stout (14.3%) Vista
Logsdon Oak Aged Bretta (8%) Hood River
Lompoc Port Bbl-Aged Big Bang Red ’14 (8%) Portland
Lost Abbey Cuvée De Tomme ’13 (11%) San Marcos
LoverBeer Madamin Italian Sour (6.2%) Marentino
Midnight Sun Berserker (11.4%) Anchorage
New Belgium Coffee Sour () Fort Collins
North Sound BBL Imperial Red () Mt Vernon
Odin O&S Cabernet Barrel-Aged Saison (8%) Seattle
Old School House Oaked Imp Porter (9%) Winthrop
Pelican Mother of All Storms (13%) Pacific City
Perennial La Bohème Bbl-Aged Cherry Sour (6%) St. Louis
Pike Bbl-Aged Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale (8.5%) Seattle
Port Older Viscosity ’14 (12%) San Marcos
Propolis Prunus Malbec Aged Cherry Flanders Red (8.2%) Pt Townsend
Reuben’s Brews Bbl-Aged Imperial Stout (12%) Seattle
Russian River Supplication ’11 (10%) Santa Rosa
Schooner Exact Whiskey Dick Bbl-Aged Pumkin Beer (10%) Seattle
Seven Seas Bbl-Aged Imperial Stout () Gig Harbor
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal Imp. Stout (10.4%) Chico
Silver City Fat Woody ’14 (9.7%) Silverdale
Sound Brewery Barrel-Aged Ursus Spelaeus Stout (10%) Poulsbo
Surly Eight (???) Minneapolis
Surly Pentagram (6.66%) Minneapolis
Stone Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard (7.2%) Escondido
‘T Hofbrouwerijke Anarkriek (8.5%) Beerzel
The Bruery Bottleworks XII 2.0 Raspberry Sour (8%) Placentia
Victory White Monkey Bbl-Aged Belgian Golden (9.5%) Downingtown

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Silver Moon Brewing Launches in Washington

December 2nd, 2014 · Beer Releases, Oregon Breweries

More great beer from Bend, OR is on its way to the Washington market! Welcome Silver Moon Brewing to store shelves and taps near you.

Press Release:

KENT, Washington (December 2, 2014) – Only eighteen months after business partners Matt Barrett and James Watts took over the Central Oregon brewery, Silver Moon Brewing is positioned to expand sales of its craft beer line into Washington State. The Bend, Oregon brewery’s success has skyrocketed in short order; demand for its award-winning beers and small batch creativity has doubled production, and spurred the need for a larger brewing facility. The owners attribute much of that success to a partnership with Columbia Distributing.
“We’ve had tremendous momentum over the last six months,” said Matt Barrett, President and Co-Owner of Silver Moon Brewing. “Since purchasing the brewery in June of 2013, and partnering with Columbia Distributing in March of this year, our fan base has helped us to enjoy significant growth, while remaining true to our roots in specialty and barrel-aged crafts. This was made evident at this year’s North American Beer Awards, where we received a Gold Medal for our Get Sum Pale Ale, and a Bronze Medal for our Nelson the Spacefish Rye IPA. We’re excited to bring our beers’ eclectic style into Washington.”
The medal-winning Get Sum Pale Ale will be one of a trio of core beers to lead the move into Washington, along with Hop Nob IPA, and VooDoo Dog India Session Red. The company plans to quickly follow with two other award winning beers, Snake Bite Porter, and Maui Wowie Double IPA. Distribution of both kegs and 22 ounce bottles begins immediately, with plans for 6 packs of cans to follow in the Summer of 2015.
Columbia Distributing’s Vice President of Craft and Import Beers Jesse Ferber has been impressed, but not at all surprised, by the demand for Silver Moon Brewing. “This is an enthusiastic brewery with a passion for craft and a mission to hold onto the foundation it built 14 years ago. Columbia’s depth of craft knowledge, broad reach, and industry experience have synergized nicely with Silver Moon Brewing’s ambitions. It’s been a great partnership.”
To support Silver Moon’s expansion efforts into Washington, retailers may work directly with their representative at Columbia Distributing, or contact the brewery in Bend directly at info@silvermoonbrewing.com.
About Silver Moon Brewing
Known for its stable of award-winning beers and small batch creativity, Bend, Oregon-based Silver Moon Brewing has been in operation since 2001, and is the third oldest brewery in Bend. Since its’ inception, Silver Moon Brewing has claimed several medals at both regional and national events, including the Great American Beer Festival, North American Brewers Association, and the Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Most recently, Silver Moon was awarded the People’s Choice Award out of 160 entries at the KLCC Microbrew Festival in Eugene for its Maui Wowie Double IPA. For more information, visit www.silvermoonbrewing.com
About Columbia Distributing
Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s finest beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverage distributors. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has distributed some of the best known brands in the beverage business since 1935. Today, Columbia Distributing and its 2,500+ employees service over 20,000 retail customers covering more than 135,000 square miles in Oregon and Washington. The company’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service and a genuine concern for customers’ needs. This is achieved by providing ongoing, sustainable opportunities and growth for its employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities. For more information, visit www.coldist.com.

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More Events This Week: Barleywine Release at Big Time & Saison Fest at The Masonry

December 1st, 2014 · Beer Releases, Events, Washington Breweries

In addition to everything going on this week that I mentioned in my previous post, here are a couple additional events I’d like to mention:

Thanks to +Russ for the image.

Old Wooly Barleywine Release at Big Time Brewery – 12/1 (Today) – One of the longest-running barleywine releases in the NW, Old Wooly is something that fans of Big Time look forward to every year. They will have it pouring on tap and available in 22oz bottles to-go today, while supplies last.

Saison Fest at The Masonry – 12/3 – Saisons are an under-represented style in the Seattle beer scene. With people’s love of hops and the demand for IPAs, etc…these farmhouse-style ales don’t secure much tap space at even some of the better beer bars across town. Breweries like Urban Family and Holy Mountain are hoping to change that, and The Masonry is certainly on board. They will be hosting a Saison Fest this Wednesday night and pouring some world-class saisons produced around the world and here in the Northwest. They will turn all of their taps over to saisons, and they will also be doing special bottle pours. Here is a partial tap list (expect a few additions):

Shelton Brothers:
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga
Prairie Ale (supposed to be arriving in time)
Prairie Birra (same for this one)
Trois Dames Saison Houblon
Brewfist Galaxie Saison
Blaugies La Moneuse
Thiriez / Get Radical Train to Mars
Nøgne Ø Saison
A new blend from Engine House #9
Logsdon Oak Aged Bretta
Something from Holy Mountain


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