Entries from February 27th, 2009

On Tap for the Weekend: BPP Barleywine Bacchanal, Elysian Winter Beer Festival and Water 1st – Beer 2nd Fundraiser

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Events

There is plenty to keep you busy for the weekend…I know I won’t be searching too hard for good beer. Beveridge Place Pub Barleywine Bacchanal: Beveridge Place Pub 6413 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 www.beveridgeplacepub.com Beveridge Place Pub’s 6th annual Barleywine Bacchanal is the time of year to come celebrate the world’s biggest, boldest […]

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Sad News – Hooverville Fire

February 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

While Hooverville might not fit the description of your standard Seattle “beer bar”, it’s always been a great bar with a laid back vibe, great people, lots of character and a very solid tap list. While I don’t visit as often as I’d like, I’d say it is one of my favorites in Seattle for […]

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Empty Your Bank Account at Bottleworks Today, Then Go Begging at Brouwer’s

February 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Beer Releases, California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

As if it won’t be busy enough already at these events, I just wanted to send a reminder about today’s special releases over at Bottleworks. It’s going to be easy to burn through money today, but it’s going to be much more rewarding than investing in the market these days. Wednesday is a big day […]

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Quick Trip Up North – Chuckanut Brewery, Boundary Bay Brewery and North Fork Brewery

February 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer Travels, Uncategorized, Washington Breweries

One of my old friends came into town this past weekend, and I headed up to her parent’s house on Mt. Baker Highway up north. As always, I took this travelling opportunity to stop by a few breweries. I didn’t have much time, so they were all pretty quick visits. My first stop was the […]

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Round 1 of National IPA Championship Complete – Last Year’s Champ Loses in the 1st Round!

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

You can see the full bracket results here: http://brackets.brewingnews.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=306230 The biggest surprise has to be last year’s champion of the tournament, Green Flash West Coast IPA, losing to Big Dogs Brewing Hop Harvest. There goes my bracket… Here are results from the NW: – Big Sky IPA beat out Ithaca Flower Power – Boundary Bay […]

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Top Chef Stephanie Izard Visits Three Floyds Brewing

February 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, Uncategorized

Jeanne and I are big fans of the show Top Chef, and one of my all-time favorite breweries is Three Floyds Brewing in my home town of Munster, IN. Here is a short clip of 2007 Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s visit to the brewery. The clip is a bit cheesey overall, but I sure envy […]

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Ten Different Versions of Herbert’s Legendary Cask Fest Ale in 2009

February 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer Releases, Events, Washington Breweries

The Herbert’s Cask Ale has been a highlight of every WA Cask Festival that I’ve attended in the past three years. This year, I may have ten favorites… Celebrating 10-year anniversary with Ten Herbert’s Showcase WASHINGTON CASK BEER FESTIVAL Saturday March 28th, 2009 Ÿ 12-4pm & 6-10pm Ÿ Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion SEATTLE- The Washington […]

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Burgers and Beer Invade Utah Highways

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · General Beer News

Sorry, I just can’t help posting this completely non-Seattle post from the Salt Lake Tribune: Truck accidents spill burgers on I-15, drench I-84 with beer By Steve Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Posted: 02/17/2009 07:47:03 PM MST Red meat and beer clogged major traffic arteries Tuesday, slowing the morning commute. Motorists on Interstate 15 were […]

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What’s Going On – February 19, 2009

February 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Beer Releases, Events, General Beer News, Notes, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

- The Collins Pub 5th Annual REAL Strong Beer Festival has been moved up a few days and will kick off today and last through the end of the month. Look for beers to be rotated in as kegs kick and space becomes available. It’s defintiely going to be worth going in multiple times. Vintage […]

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Washington Is Ready to Kick More Ass in the 2009 Beer Brawl at Concordia Ale House

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

You may recall Washington’s win over Oregon in last year’s Beer Brawl at the Concordia Ale House in Porltand. If not, you can read about the results here. Essentially, bar patrons get to do a blind tasting of a flight of beers and vote for their favorites. Washington took down Oregon 825 to 590 on […]

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