Entries from October 31st, 2009

Sad News From Diamond Knot Brewery – Brian Sollenberger Passes Away

October 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Very sad news today from Diamonk Knot’s Facebook feed: Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse …is shocked, saddened and lost. Our founder, partner, mentor and friend Brian Sollenberger passed away this morning. Please hoist a pint of DK in his memory. I’ll surely be popping a bottle of IPA in his honor tonight. My thoughts go […]

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King 5′s Best of Western Washington Winners, Plus Vote in NW Brewing News Best of the NW Poll

October 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments · General Beer News, Polls

The results are in for King 5′s annual Best of Western Washington poll, which asks consumers what their favorites are in a number of categories including Best Beer Selection, Best Brewpub, and Best Beer Store. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorites in the Northwest Brewing News’ annual “Best of the Northwest Poll”: http://www.brewingnews.com/northwest/bestofnwpoll.shtml You don’t […]

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Sierra Nevada Releases FOAM for Phish’s Festival 8 This Weekend

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments · California Beer

As if I wasn’t a bit sad already about missing Phish’s Halloween festival down in Indio, California, known as Festival 8, Sierra Nevada has brewed a special beer just for the shows. Pretty cool idea, in my opinion. Here is the press release from beernews.org: FOAM is a German-style pilsner beer that we are brewing specifically […]

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Dick Young Passes Away at Age 56

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

Most of you loyal NW beer drinkers have probably heard by now that NW beer pioneer Dick Young, the beloved founder of Dick’s Brewing Company, located in Centralia, WA, passed away unexpectedly this past Sunday. Dick had many friends in the industry, and he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and condolensces go out to his family and […]

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Grab A Beer: Heater Allen Pils

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Heater Allen Pils Alcohol by Volume: 5.0% Intro: Heater Allen is essentially the Oregon equivalent of Washington’s Chuckanut Brewing. Located in McMinnville, OR, brewer Rick Allen is making some fantastic lagers for the Oregon market. Description: 22oz bottle pours a crystal clear golden with big, frothy white head. Grassy hops and a little sweet malt […]

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Washington Gems Over the Weekend – Your Favorites?

October 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

If you didn’t have a great beer from the state of WA this past weekend, then you just weren’t trying very hard. The kickoff of the first Washington Beer Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe combined with the Naked City Taphouse one year anniversary celebration this past weekend meant there was lots of great, local beer flowing. Both bars […]

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Random Beer Pic: Animal Thirsty

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Random Beer Pics

Thanks to +Russ on Flickr for the pic. Russ always has some great photos. Check out his large stream of beer photos here.

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Cellar Update: Hair of the Dog Matt

October 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

In the interest of science (ha!), I figure I might as well post some notes on beers I pull out of my ”cellar” to sample. Even though some of them (like this one) you’ll have a tough time buying anywhere for any price. You can always try to trade for rare beers on Ratebeer.com or Beeradvocate.com. Hair of […]

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Washington Beer Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe This Weekend

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Events, Washington Breweries

Brouwer’s Cafe is known as one of the best beer bars in the country. On most visits to the bar you’ll find an outstanding selection of international beer and craft beer from across the country pouring next to a selection of local gems. But, this weekend (starting when they open on Friday) Brouwer’s will be celebrating Washington […]

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Odin Brewing Gets Ready to Set Sail

October 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Washington Breweries

Keep your eyes out for a new tap handle at your favorite bars in the next month or two. Odin Brewing Company expects to have test batches brewing very shortly and hopes to have beer flowing in local pubs by the end of November. Owner Daniel Lee will be the business mastermind behind Odin, and he’s hired Brian Taft […]

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