Entries from May 31st, 2009

Bike for Beer

May 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Seattle is a huge biking town, but I’ve been outside of that world since I moved here. Well, I finally jumped in and bought a used bike this past week; it’s a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain bike with hybrid wheels. I don’t think I’ll ever be an uber-serious biker, but I have high hopes […]

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Five of My Favorite Things About Beer

May 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Here are just five of the things that I (currently) love most about beer. 1) Drinking beers while barbecuing. This is the one that prompted me to write this list. There is just nothing like hanging out and cracking a few beers while cooking some meat over a fire. I’ve barbecued four times in the past […]

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Seattle Beer News Forum Added

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In case you ever feel like spouting off about something or asking a random quesiton, I’ve added a forum to the website. There is a link on the main top menu bar. http://seattlebeernews.com/?page_id=391 I’m not all that familiar with this feature yet, so if you run into any issues with it let me know.  There […]

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Seattle Beer Week Photos – Better Late Than Never

May 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Events, Washington Breweries

I finally got around to uploading the rest of my Seattle Beer Week Photos. In addition to what I’ve included in this post, you can find my whole set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9478115@N04/sets/72157617822529257/  You should also check out +Russ’ Seattle Beer Week photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russ3ll/sets/72157618453679721/

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Memorial Day Wrap Up

May 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. Jeanne & I took a trip up to Whistler, BC for the long weekend to celebrate her birthday (which is tomorrow!), and I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed Whistler and its 70-degree weather. We didn’t go skiing (you definitely still could), but we […]

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Now That Was One Hell of a Seattle Beer Week

May 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Like many other beer drinkers in this town, I’m taking a little time off from major beer events after the conclusion of Seattle Beer Week. Things started with a bang at Pike on Thursday, May 7 and they didn’t let up until this past weekend with closing ceremonies at the Taphouse and an end of […]

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Fremont Brewing Featured on KUOW 94.9

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

The soon-to-open Fremont Brewing Company was featured on KUOW 94.9 last week. The program was on green businesses and featured a conversation with owner/brewer Matt Lincecum. You can stream the program from their website. According to the FBC newsletter, Matt’s piece starts about 22 minutes and 30 seconds into the show. Check out my Seattle column […]

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Ski to Sea Weekend at Boundary Bay & Chuckanut in Bellingham Coming Up for Memorial Day

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Travels, Events, Washington Breweries

For you hardcore athletes out there (yeah, I’m sure there are TONS reading my beer blog), Ski to Sea up in Bellingham/Mt. Baker is your chance to kick some ass in a marathon that goes from the top of Mt. Baker all the way to Bellingham Bay. This is a team relay competition that involves […]

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Elysian Firkin Throwdown Results

May 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · California Beer, Events, Washington Breweries

So, it’s a bit of a split decision. California got more votes (484 vs. 476) in the individual category voting, but Washington got more votes (75 vs. 45) in the “Overall Winner” voting. Thanks to Elysian for throwing such a great event, and thanks to the breweries for supplying us with some fantastic beer! BEERS […]

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Avery Experience at Brouwer’s, Moylan’s Dinner at Naked City, Capitol Hill Pub Crawl….

May 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Today might be the toughest day for me to choose between Seattle Beer Week events…this is the one day where I’m going to post a list of everything going on. What to do? I need to make a clone of myself….and when the clone drinks a beer, I can still taste it (but not be […]

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