Entries from March 16th, 2009

Three NW IPAs Advance to the Final Four

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Cheers to NW IPAs! Big Sky IPA, Laurelwood Workhorse IPA and Rogue Yellow Snow IPA all moved on to the Final Four taking place this weekend on March 21. Deschutes Inversion IPA lost out to Tyranena Brewing Bitter Woman IPA, which will be joining the NW challengers in the Final Four. The final matchup will […]

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“Dawn of a New Era” for Two Beers Brewing Co.

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Great news from Two Beers Brewing! I am at the dawn of an era for Two Beers Brewing Co. For over a year now we have been operating on a small scale. In so doing we were hoping to answer two questions. One, do I enjoy being part of the alcohol industry. Two, is there […]

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Around the Horn

March 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been pretty busy this week and haven’t gotten much up on the blog, if you haven’t noticed….here is the part where I send you off to other Seattle/WA blogs to keep up (if you aren’t already there anyways). The Washington Beer Blog has some weekend ideas for you that include checking out the new Pillager’s […]

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Beer Dinner – Art of the Table

March 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, Events

About a month or so ago, my friend Dave Siegel (from Snoqualmie Brewing) and his fiance Michelle took Jeanne and I to their favorite restaurant, Art of the Table. On that first trip, the food was great, as I expected it to be. But, I was amazed to see their beer list was pretty freaking […]

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25 Years of Beer From Widmer

March 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Cheers to Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, OR for their upcoming 25th anniversary. They’ve been a key piece of the growth of the craft beer industry in the NW, and I’ll look forward to another 25 years of beer from them. They will be releasing a 9.8% ABV double alt by the name of “84/09” […]

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Results of Round 3 of the National IPA Championship

March 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

The NW was well represented in round 3 with five beers still alive. They battled it out over the weekend, and the results are in for the Elite 8. Deschutes Inversion IPA ended the run of Boundary Bay IPA (my favorite…), Rogue Yellow Snow IPA took down the Marin IPA, the Big Sky IPA beat out […]

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Craft/Import Beer Sales to Increase in Hampton, VA This Weekend

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer Travels, Events

Most of you could probably care less, but tonight marks the return of Phish after a five year “retirement”. Hippies are travelling to Hampton, VA from all over the world to convene on the Mothership (aka Hampton Colliseum) for what’s sure to be one hell of a throwdown this weekend. If you’ve never been to a […]

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New Beers from New Belgium (And Elysian)

March 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

New Belgium is making some nice moves for 2009. Most of you are likely well aware of their partnership with Elysian. I missed the release of what they are billing their first official collaboration with Elysian, The Trip. But, I did try their Lips of Faith Dark Kriek last night and was pleasantly surprised after […]

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Reminder: Beer Should Be Fun

March 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

This post might seem pretty damn funny coming from a guy who spends his free time writing about beer and various beer related events. But, it’s time to step back for a second. In these days of twittering (or, tweeting? whatever the hell it’s called…) about every beer we drink, running to hop in line for a limited […]

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Hoppin’ Around Town

March 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

While it’s more useful to all you locals when I talk about upcoming events, it’s just too much damn fun talking about all the great beer I drink over the weekends. Friday started off at Naked City Taphouse trying all three Russian River IPAs (Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, and Blind Pig). The Younger […]

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