Entries from October 8th, 2009

Ray’s Cafe Brewmasters Dinner

October 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Ray’s Cafe, located above the well-known Ray’s Boathouse in  Ballard with a nice spot on Shilshole Bay, is known for their great seafood and wonderful views. They are also one of the many outstanding Seattle restaurants that has a very solid tap list of local craft beers. In addition, they have been holding these Brewmasters Dinners about twice […]

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De Proef “Van Twee” Collaboration with Bell’s Brewing Kicks Off at Brouwer’s Cafe Tonight

October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer Releases

Head on over to Brouwer’s tonight starting at 7pm for the initial tapping of the latest in the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Series – Van Twee (From Both) brewed with John Mallet of Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. Van Twee is a hybrid porter-dubbel brewed with Michigan sour cherry juice and fermented with brettanomyces. Brouwer’s will […]

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Enumclaw Oktoberfest Rolls Out the Barrel This Weekend

October 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Events, Washington Breweries

While the Oktoberfest fun in Munich might have ended about a week ago, you can still head down to the Enumclaw Oktoberfest this weekend to celebrate with music, food, and, of course, great WA beer. The festival is at the Enumclaw Exposition Center, which was formerly known as the King County Fairgrounds. The Washington Beer […]

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Grab A Beer: Redhook Treblehook

October 7th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Redhook Treblehook Alcohol by Volume: 10.1% Intro: Next in Redhook’s Limited Release Series is this heavyweight American-style barleywine. Redhook, located in Woodinville, WA, is now releasing several new limited-edition releases each year to compliment their standard lineup. Treblehook took a Silver medal at this year’s GABF, beating out 52 other entries in the “Barley Wine Style Ale” […]

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Hoptoberfest at Beveridge Place Pub

October 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Like hops? Head on over to Beveridge Place Pub all month to sample up to 14 rotating taps of Washington IPAs. Vote for your favorite and help elect the BPP house IPA for all of 2010 (currently Boundary Bay IPA). HOPTOBERFEST is HERE! Beginning October 5th, we’ll feature up to 14 rotating Washington State IPAs […]

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Men’s Journal’s Top Five Beer Towns = Fail

October 6th, 2009 · 30 Comments · Notes, Washington Breweries

First of all, writers and publications are obviously allowed to state their opinions. But, sometimes…opinions are just wrong. I try to leave rankings, lopsided polls, and the such alone…but yesterday’s article in Men’s Journal calling out the top five beer towns in the US got under my skin. Here are their top five: 1) San Diego 2) New […]

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Grab A Beer: BrewDog Atlantic IPA

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews

BrewDog Atlantic IPA Alcohol by Volume: 8.5% Intro: I’ve been wanting to try something from the adventurous brewery known as BrewDog, from Scotland, for quite a while now. Local bottle shops stock several of their beers, but this Atlantic IPA is a limited release. Details: 12oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with thin head. Lightly […]

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Catching Up

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Notes

There was quite a bit going on this past weekend (Tacoma Craft Beer Fest, fresh hop festivals, Beer Can Derby, etc…), but I opted to take a timeout and recoup from what was a very fun, but long and busy summer. After multiple trips, people in town visiting, and a string of consecutive busy weekends, […]

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Grab A Beer: Widmer Brothers Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

October 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Note: I’m going to try to start doing more of these “Grab A Beer” reviews here on Seattlebeernews.com. Most of the time, I’ll limit the reviews to beers available here in Seattle. Widmer Brothers Cherry Oak Doppelbock Alcohol by Volume: 9.0% Intro: The Cherry Oak Doppelbock is the first in Widmer’s series of semi-annual “Brothers’ […]

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