Entries from August 28th, 2009

Hops, Oh Wonderful Hops!

August 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Events

The last few weeks have been dominated by IPAs for myself, and fresh hop season is starting to take off. Today also marks the start of the annual Hop-Fest at Brouwer’s at 11am, and it seems like the perfect time to post a little poem that I wrote a couple of years ago about my favorite beer ingredient. First of […]

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The Whisky Bar Steps Up Their Beer Selection; Maritime Pacific Brewers Night Tonight

August 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · General Beer News

I haven’t been in the Whisky Bar in over a year, but it sounds like they’ve decided to seriously step up their beer offerings of late. More good beer in that part of town is definitely welcome. Here’s what they’ve got going on: We have expanded our beer list to include over 40 bottles of […]

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Reunion ’09 Pint Night at Naked City Taphouse Tonight (Tuesday, 8/25)

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Alan Shapiro will be making the rounds up to Naked City Taphouse this evening to feature this year’s Reunion beer, which was locally brewed by Elysian. If you haven’t tried it, yet, this is a good opportunity to support a worthy cause: Please join us at Naked City Taphouse Tuesday, August 25th at 6pm for […]

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Firestone Walker Brewing, Marin Brewing, and Rock Bottom Bellevue Take Top Honors at the Washington IPA Challenge

August 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Thanks to everyone that came out to Beveridge Place Pub for the Washington IPA Challenge! A big thanks to all of the participating breweries and judges, and thanks to Gary at BPP for giving us a venue. It was a great day of IPA drinking, and I’ll look forward to hopefully doing it again next year. […]

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Washington IPA Challenge This Saturday at Beveridge Place Pub

August 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

If you consider yourself a hophead, there is really only one place for you to be this upcoming Saturday. Come on out and join us starting at noon at Beveridge Place Pub for the Washington IPA Challenge! A select group of judges (Mostly BJCP judges, brewers and other industry folk) will be gathering to blind taste some […]

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Hey You Geuze! Plus, Events Tonight

August 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Events, General Beer News

Seriously, I love the Goonies. This post highlighting 8 made-up Goonies-themed beers over at Twin Beer is truly genious in my eyes. I think I’d have to go with the “Truffle Shuffle Stout” or “Hey You Geuze!” as my favorite. Now, one of the Astoria breweries just has to take the idea and run with it. Actually, I […]

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Just Stop It – Bud Select 55 vs. MGD 64

August 16th, 2009 · 92 Comments · Beer Reviews

I rarely mention anything other than craft beer on this site, but this is just getting ridiculous. Seriously, is this what it is coming down to for the big boys to sell beer these days? Are consumers really that focused on their calorie count that they’d rather drink something that resembles tap water more than […]

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Reunion ’09 Seattle Launch

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Events, Washington Breweries

Cheers to Alan and Pete for another year of fundraising, as well as cheers to Elysian for stepping up to brew this year’s beer! I’ll be looking forward to it. Elysian Brewing Joins Reunion-A Beer for Hope Team Kick-Off event at Elysian Capitol Hill Tuesday, August 18 with Elysian Brewers, Pete Slosberg & Alan Shapiro […]

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MacTarnahan’s Lip Stinger Farmhouse Ale Next in Line of New Seasonals

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Following up on their solid release of the Summer Grifter IPA, MacTarnahan’s is set to release Lip Stinger, which is a farmhouse ale using four different types of peppercorns. It will be available in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. It will also be available on draft at any of the […]

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Columbia City Wifi, Beer & Golf for Charity, and Fried Freaking Goat Cheese

August 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food, Events, Washington Breweries

Well, our cable & internet are now magically fixed. I never heard back from Broadstripe after sending them a nasty message & putting up that post yesterday, so no idea if it “fixed itself” or if I scared them into submission (yeah, right). But, I had already planned to head on out for a few […]

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