Entries from October 20th, 2009

Day Trippin’ Down South to the City of Destiny

October 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

Yep, Tacoma. That’s right. The “City of Destiny” (as it became known in 1887 after it was designated as the Northern Pacific Railroad’s western terminus) about thirty minutes south of Seattle has some kick-ass beer joints you should visit. It’s not far, yet with so much going on in Seattle I understand it can be tough to […]

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Grab A Beer: Baron Uber-Weisse

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Baron Uber-Weisse Alcohol by Volume: 8.2% Intro: Baron Brewing is located in Seattle and is known for their German-style beers. Their brewery is located in the South Park neighborhood, and you can find many of their beers around Seattle and at the brewery-affiliated Pillager’s Pub in Greenwood. Description: Dark brown with a hint of red. […]

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Chuckanut at Brouwer’s Tonight, Plus Porterpalooza at Collins Pub and Other Weekend Events

October 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, Events, Washington Breweries

I’ve been neglecting the calendar a bit lately, but I was getting a few events up and wanted to call them out. Tonight at Brouwer’s, Will Kemper and the Chuckanut team will be on-hand around 6pm or 7pm to discuss their award-winning lagers. Stop on by to grab a pint and congratulate them on the big […]

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Random Beer Pic: BridgePort Hop Harvest Ale at Safeco Field

October 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Oregon Breweries, Random Beer Pics

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Where Are the WA Fresh Hop Beers? Plus, Snipes Takes 1st in Yakima

October 13th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Washington Breweries

After this past weekend trip to Portland where I sampled about 27 different OR fresh hop beers, I’ve been wondering where I can head out to try some of the WA breweries’ takes on the style. I haven’t seen a bunch around, but to be honest I haven’t been out to Seattle watering holes too […]

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Portland Weekend Recap – Part Two (With Lessons Learned)

October 13th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Reviews, Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

If you missed Part One of the weekend review, or my review of all the various fresh hop beers we tried, feel free to check them out. Saturday: Fresh Hop Tastival at Oaks Park and Brewpublic Killer Beer Fest at Bailey’s Tap Room Considering we hit ten different Portland drinking/food establishments on Friday, you might […]

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Portland Weekend Recap – Part One

October 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Reviews, Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

If you didn’t notice, our main goal in Portland was fresh hop beers (see my full review of what we drank here). But, this was also another great weekend of touring beer joints and hitting a few special events. Angelo and the Brewpublic crew were throwing a couple of first year anniversary events, and the […]

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Fresh Hops in Portland (And Why Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Might Be the Best Hoppy Beer I’ve Ever Had)

October 12th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Beer Reviews, Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

The Beer Retard & I hit quite a few spots on our Friday/Saturday trip down to Portland this past weekend, but the trip had one obvious common thread: drink as much great fresh hop beer as we can get our hands on. In addition to Saturday’s Fresh Hop Tastival at Oak’s Park with 30+ fresh hop beers […]

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Grab A Beer: New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews

New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6% Intro: New Belgium is located in Fort Collins, CO, and is one of the larger and most well-known craft breweries in the country. They are one of my personal favorites, and they do a fantastic job of mixing in special releases, sour beers and seasonals to […]

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Weekend Happenings

October 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, Events

In addition to the Enumclaw Oktoberfest with lots of Washington beer, there are a few other events going on in town this weekend. As for myself, I’ll be heading down to Portland for the Fresh Hop “Tastival”, with 30+ Oregon fresh hop brews, plus a couple of Brewpublic anniversary events at Saraveza and Bailey’s Tap Room. […]

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