Entries from September 15th, 2009

Oktoberfest Kicks Off In Munich This Saturday – Plenty of Places to Celebrate Locally

September 15th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

The world’s largest beer festival, the official Oktoberfest in Munich, starts celebrating their 176th year this Saturday, September 19th. Over 7 million litres of beer are expected to be served during the sixteen day festival, as well as over 500,000 roasted chickens, 100,000 pork sausages and 58,000 pork knuckles (yum!). The Munich festival serves beer from the […]

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AHA Rally at Elysian, Session Fest Continues, New Breweries and Naked City Brews

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

At the AHA Rally this Saturday, from 3pm to 7pm at Elysian Capitol Hill, you’ll have an exclusive chance to taste quite a few (more than 10) of the homebrews scaled up by local breweries for submission at the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am competition. These homebrews were selected by the professional brewers themselves, and the homebrewers had the […]

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For Any Oregon Ducks Readers: Go Purdue!

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Warning: There is no beer content in this post. My alma mater, the Purdue University Boilermakers, rolls into Eugene for a prime-time night game against the Oregon Ducks this Saturday, and I just wanted to say GO BOILERS to all the local Ducks fans (who UW and OSU fans seem to love sooooo much). I was […]

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On the Road to Silver City Brewing Company

September 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

I love Silver City Brewing.I’d tasted several of their beers over the past few years and been impressed, but I had never visited the brewery. Located in Silverdale, WA, it really isn’t very far away from Seattle (like 30 miles). The main barrier that makes it seem further away than it really is, is the […]

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Fresh Hop Beers – What Qualifies, and What are Some Favorites?

September 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Notes, Washington Breweries

 This thread over on Beeradvocate.com got me thinking about all of the fresh hop beers I’ve had out in the NW, and which ones stick out. It also got me thinking about what actually qualifies as a “fresh hop” beer. This is the time of year that you should start looking forward to some fresh hop/wet […]

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Beer Geek Campout Coming Up in Two Weeks – Spots Still Open

September 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Events

If anyone is still interested, there are some spots remaining for the Beer Geek Campout coming up on Saturday, September 19 at Deception Pass State Park: http://seattlebeernews.com/?p=496 Here is a little preview of some of the beers I will likely bring to share (Thanks to my East coast friend, Pollack!): http://seattlebeernews.com/?page_id=391/general-discussion/beer-geek-campout/#p78 The WABL trip to Deception Pass was […]

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Labor Day Weekend Coming Right Up – Got Plans?

September 4th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Polls

I love both Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends. It’s always a chance to go do something fun, or stay around town and explore a bit. Anyone doing anything exciting? Whatever you do, make sure to grab some of those great fall beers starting to hit the shelves…

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American Rarities Beer Dinner at Art of the Table Tonight

September 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food

If you haven’t been to Art of the Table yet, shame on you. But, here is your chance. This should be a stellar beer dinner. Give them a call at 206-282-0942 to see if there is still room at the table. I am so pissed I’ve already got something else planned for tonight. American Rarities […]

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Session Beer Fest Hits Seattle on September 6

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

I definitely count myself among those drinkers looking for lower ABV beers that I can have a few of in one sitting. Whether I’m at a bar, a sporting event, a BBQ, or a friend’s house, sometimes it’s nice to have a few and not get too buzzed. It’s nice to be able to not […]

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